CHITTAGONG – A sporting declaration by Bangladesh was not enough to engineer a result in the opening Test yesterday, and West Indies experienced little horrors in holding on for a predictable draw on the final day.
Resuming at their overnight 144 for five, West Indies were bowled out for 244, to concede a first innings lead of 106 runs in the game where the second and third days were abandoned due to rain.
Instead of batting out the final hours, however, Bangladesh inserted some excitement into the contest at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium by declaring at 119 for three in their second innings, though they batted cautiously to reach there.
When Kraigg Brathwaite was lbw to left-arm spinner Elias Sunny (6-94) without scoring to the fourth ball of the innings, Bangladesh flirted if only briefly with the possibility of a huge upset. (CMC)
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