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WI strike late, but Tigers in charge


WI strike late, but Tigers in charge
West Indies’ batsman Joshua Da Silva playing through the offside during his knock of 42 as Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Liton Das watches at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. (GP)

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CHATTOGRAM – West Indies conceded a dangerously large lead despite half-centuries from captain Kraigg Brathwaite and his deputy Jermaine Blackwood, but Rahkeem Cornwall stunned Bangladesh with two wickets in one over, as the visitors clawed their way back into the opening Test yesterday.

Brathwaite carved out an uncharacteristically, stroke-filled 76, while Blackwood was in his element with an enterprising 68, but West Indies dramatically lost their last five wickets for six runs, tumbling to 259 all out 15 minutes after tea on the third day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua Da Silva supported with a compact 42, a knock that was in direct contrast to that of debutant left-hander Kyle Mayers, who produced a flamboyant 40.

With the Windies trailing by 171 runs on first innings, off-spinner Cornwall (2-28) removed opener Tamim Iqbal and new batsman Najmul Hossain, both without scoring in the space of three deliveries as Bangladesh slumped to one run for two wickets in the second over of their second innings. (CMC)

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