Shakib-Mahmudullah balance Bangladesh’s innings in first day

Host Bangladesh completed the first day of the second and last Test against Windies scoring 259 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

Shakib-Mahmudullah hang balance Bangladesh's innings in first day

In an airy first day of the final Test at the Shere Bangla, the plight is evenly poised for both the teams with Bangladesh having five wickets in hand to start the second morning afresh while failing to plough any substantial total on the board. They were at 259 at stumps.

But what is significant for the home team is that skipper Shakib Al Hasan has remained in the crease, 55 (113 balls) not out he was at the end of the day’s play.

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Accompanying Shakib, Mahmudullah Riyad, the middle order lodge of Bangladesh batting is also batting with 31 (59 balls).

The four battery Windies pace attack, though could not inflict consequential damage in the host’s batting line up, maintained the control all through the day, remained in the competition in the first day.

Earlier in the day, debutant Shadman Islam shined in the opening pair with Soumya Sarkar. The 23 year old left hander was adjudged leg before wicket off Bishoo scoring 76 in 199 deliveries.

Wicket keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim who hurt his finger during the net session, play as a batsman in this Test, could not stand longer than 14 off 24.

Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah Riyad scored 29 runs each. At the beginning of the procedure, skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first.

Brief Score:

Bangladesh 1st innings 259/5 (90 overs)

Shadman Islam 76, Shakib Al Hasan 55*, Mahmudullah Riyad 31*

Devendra Bishoo 2/69, Shermon Lewis 1/35, Kemar Roach 1/38

Toss: Bangladesh

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