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Skipper stands up


Skipper stands up
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite topscored for the West Indies with 85 on the first day of the tour match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI. (GP)

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Chattogram, Bangladesh – Interim Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite struck a half-century and featured in two half-century stands but the West Indies batting faltered on the opening day of the three-day tour game against the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI yesterday.

Opting to bat first at the MA Aziz Stadium, the Caribbean side were dismissed for 257 in the post-tea session, with Brathwaite top-scoring with 85.

His opening partner John Campbell struck 44 while all-rounder Kyle Mayers stroked 40 and tail-ender Alzarri Joseph, 25.

West Indies were hurt by 18-year-old leg-spinner Rishad Hossain, who claimed five for 75, while Test seamer Khaled Ahmed took three for 46.

Left with eight overs to navigate, the BCB XI ended on 24 without loss, still trailing by 233 runs.(CMC)

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