Nayeem-Taijul lead Bangladesh total to extend beyond 300
At stumps of the first day of the first Test between Bangladesh and Windies, the home team scored 315 runs for the loss of 8 wickets at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
A late insurgence of the late order have brought a sigh of relief in Bangladesh camp in the first day afternoon; Taijul Islam and debutant youngster Nayeem Hasan survived through a scary 56 runs partnership in the ninth wicket helping the hosts to reach to a nameable total at least.
But the departure of Mominul initiated quite the familiar collapse of Bangladesh in Test batting; they lost next four wickets in quick succession. Shannon Gabriel returned to his third spell, blazed in pace, took 4 wickets sloughing the home team’s disaster.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz contributed 22 before Nayeem Hasan and Taijul Islam denied to part for the day. Both of them were unbeaten at stumps. Taijul surviving two leg before decisions through reviews and run out chance, scored 32 and his partner Nayeem will start the second day at 24.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan, on his return to the side, lasted up to 34 (68 balls) before being bowled out by Gabriel at the team total of 235.
Bangladesh 1st innings 315/8 (88 overs)
Shannon Gabriel 4/69, Jomel Warrican 2/62, Kemar Roach 1/55