DHAKA – Opener Kieran Powell became the ninth West Indian and the first in over a decade to score a century in each innings of a Test yesterday but a clatter of late wickets left the opening cricket Test against Bangladesh delicately poised.
The left-hander stroked 110 to follow up his first innings 117 while Darren Bravo fashioned a classy 76 as West Indies, led by 29 runs on first innings, cruised to a commanding position 209 for one at tea at the Shere Bangla Stadium.
Things quickly fell apart in the final hour, however, with five wickets tumbling for 35 runs as the tourists limped to the close at 244 for six, a lead of 215 runs entering the final day with the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul yet to bat.
Despite the collapse, Powell said the West Indies were in a good position to push to win the Test on the final day. (CMC)