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.

Nayeem-Taijul lead Bangladesh total to extend beyond 300

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.

Things were all the while contrasting for Bangladesh once Mominul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan were batting in the middle.

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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.

The day is marked with a brilliant 120 by Mominul Haque, his 8th Test hundred, equaling Tamim Iqbal’s record of most Test centuries by a Bangladeshi batsman.

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.

Brief Score:

Bangladesh 1st innings 315/8 (88 overs)

Mominul Haque 120, Imrul Kayes 44, Shakib Al Hasan 34

Shannon Gabriel 4/69, Jomel Warrican 2/62, Kemar Roach 1/55

Toss: Bangladesh 

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