Windies held up
MIRPUR – West Indies’ bid for victory in the second Test against Bangladesh hit a snag yesterday, after Darren Bravo set things up, narrowly missing a double-hundred.
Bravo was dismissed for 195 and fellow left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 59, allowing West Indies to declare on 383 for five in their second innings about an hour before tea on the third day at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. The tourists set Bangladesh a highly improbable victory target of 508.
Bravo finished his near 7 ½-hour innings with 12 fours and five sixes from 297 balls. He added 143 for the fifth wicket either side of lunch with Chanderpaul, whose knock included six fours from 79 balls, after night-watchman Kemar Roach fell in the first hour.
The visitors however, ran into Tamim Iqbal in a rampant mood. The left-handed opener was unbeaten on 82 and his captain Mushfiqur Rahim was not out on 33, carrying the hosts to 164 for three at the close. (CMC)
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