Spinners fight equally in morning session

Bangladesh have taken two wickets so far in the first session of the first day of the second Test against Windies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.

Spinners fight equally in morning session
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Bangladesh opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Both sides made changes to their playing XIs. Tajiul Islam brought in for Rubel Hossain, while Windies dropped their spinner Devendra Bishoo for Shimron Hetmyer. Keemo Paul made his debut in absence of injured Kemar Roach.

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Spinners took on the charge after Abu Jayed Rahi bowled the first over. Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz duo bowled a handful of overs on a pitch which turned early on. Miraz broke through with the wicket of Devon Smith.

Chances were created often after the fall of first wicket even though Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell put on a half-century stand. Powell was trapped lbw by Miraz for 29.

The tourists could not get anymore wickets. Windies are slightly ahead with wicket looks to be drying up. The hosts are 79/2 in 35 overs at lunch. Brathwaite has batted 117 balls for his 33* runs. Shai Hope is new at the crease at 11*

Watch Taijul’s wicket here-

Brief scores:

Windies 79/2 in 35 overs (K Brathwaite 33*, Powell 29; Miraz 2/35)

Windies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Keemo Paul, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel

Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mahmudullah Riyad, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Kamrul Islam Rabbi

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