STUMPS DAY 1: West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent and the Grenadines (AP) – Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an unbeaten 123 today to pilot a strong West Indies position of 264 for three at close on the first day of the opening test against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Sports Complex.
The right-hander struck eight boundaries off 269 balls as he notched his second century in 13 Tests.
The 21-year-old Brathwaite shared an opening stand of 116 with Chris Gayle, who scored 64, and put on a further 128 with Darren Bravo, who contributed 62.
Two debutants shared the wickets for the tourists, with left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claiming two for 69 and off-spinning all-rounder Shuvagata Hom taking one for 76.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (captain/wicketkeeper), Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Shannon Gabriel.
Bangladesh (proposed batting order): Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain/wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Shuvogato Hom, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain. (SAT/PR)