Shakib, Mahmudullah keep Tigers on course in 2nd Test
Published : 30 Nov 2018, 22:24:53
A captaincy knock half century came from the bat of Shakib Al Hasan and a responsible batting knock by Mahmudullah saw Bangladesh recovered from batting disaster as they scored 259 for 5 at stumps against visiting West Indies on the first day of the second and final Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Friday.
The ace all-rounder Shakib scored an unbeaten 55 runs and also shared 69 runs for the sixth wicket stand with Mahmudullah after Bangladesh slipped 5
The left handed batsman Shakib hit one boundary during his patient 113-ball stay on the crease while Mahmudullah, giving him a good support, also stayed with 31 off 59 balls with one boundary to finish the day ensuring no further damage keeping both their wickets unhurt on the first day.
Earlier, opted to bat first after winning the toss, the two Bangladesh openers– debutant Shadman Islam and Soumya Sarkar– got off to a good start contributing 42-run for the opening stand before Roston Chase brought the breakthrough for West Indies removing Soumya for 19.
The left-hander went for an expansive drive and nicked the chase delivery to the man at first slip off Roston Chase delivery.
Shadman and Mominul Haque looked untroubled before Mominul was out to a loose delivery to give the wicket to fast bowler Kemar Roach just before the lunch break. Mominul, the hero of the first Test, made 29 off 46 smashing two boundaries.
Debutant opener Shadman Islam, who scored his maiden half century, composed 76 runs off 199 balls, got Mithun as the support when the duo shared for a 64-run partnership before Bishoo came in action making Mithun clean bowled for 31 runs.
Devendra Bishoo then scalped the wicket of Shadman trapping him leg before wicket as Bangladesh went to tea scoring 175 for 4.
Wicket keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who sustained his finger injury during the net practice session, could not stand longer scoring 14 off 24 balls before being clean bowled by Shermon Lewis’s delivery.
Mushfiqur, who scored 4,000 club runs during his brief stay on the crease, needed only eight runs to reach the feat before the play when he cut leg spinner Devendra Bishoo off the back foot in the 65th over.
Devendra Bishoo was the pick of West Indies bowler as he claimed two Bangladesh’s wickets giving away 69 runs.