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Windies back against the wall


Added 01 December 2018


Bangladesh off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz (second left) celebrating one of his three wickets. (AFP picture.)

DHAKA – Beleaguered West Indies were left needing a miracle to avoid an historic series defeat after yet again failing to survive a trial by spin, as Bangladesh took a stranglehold on the second and final Test after completely dominating the second day on Saturday.

Behind Mahmudullah’s career-best 136, captain Shakib-al-Hasan’s 80 and an attacking 54 from Liton Das, Bangladesh piled up a mammoth 508 – their second highest ever total against West Indies – before the innings folded half-hour after tea at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan then snatched three for 36 while Shakib supported with two for 15 with his left-arm spin, to leave the West Indies innings in strife at 29 for five.

It was left to left-hander Shimron Hetmyer with an unbeaten 32 and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, on 17 not out, to save West Indies further embarrassment and guide the innings to the close on 75 for five. (CMC)

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