Bangladesh lose Shakib at stroke of lunch
Bangladesh have extended their first innings score to 328/7 at the end of the first session on day two of the first Test against West Indies in Chattogram.
Two wickets have fallen for 86 runs in 30 overs in the session.
Liton Das fell early in the morning after scoring 38 off 67. The wicket-keeper batsman’s struggle against left-arm spinners has continued. His off-stump was disturbed by a straighter delivery from Jomel Warrican, bringing an early success for West Indies.
The 55-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Liton was followed by another crucial stand of 67 runs with No.8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Miraz tackled both spin and pace well as he did the bulk of runs in the partnership.
Shakib reached to his 25th Test fifty, his first since late 2018, in the process. The ace all-rounder maintained his patience but fell to Rahkeem Cornwall just before the lunch.
Shakib hit five boundaries in his 68 runs facing 150 balls.
Tail-ender Taijul Islam has batted 21 deliveries and is unbeaten on 5*. Miraz is eyeing a third Test half-century as he is on 46* off 93 balls with the help of seven boundaries.
On day one, Bangladesh ended on 242/5 after a fifty from opener Shadman Islam and starts from other batsmen who all failed to make them big.
Bangladesh 328/7 in 120 overs (Shakib 68, Shadman 59, Miraz 46*; Warrican 4/100)
Lunch- Day 2