Shakib-Miraz spin wrecks Windies’ first innings
Mahmudullah Riyad scored a career best 136 as Bangladesh were all out for 508 in their first innings of the second Test against West Indies.
Spin duo Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan Miraz spoilt the afternoon of the visiting side at the home of cricket, caused the extensive damage from where the Caribbean team would supposedly not find out any rocks to turn out the match in their favor.
In reply to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 508 runs, Windies, at stumps of the second day, are standing at the gun point of following on, losing five top orders miserably within 75 runs. They are still trailing by 433 runs.
Being traced for not taking any specialist pacer in the playing eleven, skipper Shakib Al Hasan opened the bowling; and wasting no time ahead of the terms, Shakib shattered Kraigg Brathwaite’s timber in last ball of the first over, hence initiated the downfall of West Indie’s line up.
Not long after that, new ball bowler Mehedi Hasan Miraz claimed his first one in the match, spun through the defence of Kieran Powell to knock down stumps.
For the third one, Shakib appeared with apparently no turn and Sunil Ambris was fooled to be knocked down leaving Windies hard to breathe at 17/3.
On the part of the hosts, demolition was continued simultaneously by Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan; both of them pocketed one more wicket each before ending up for the day.
Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich fought hard to survive for a 46 run partnership dragging Windies to 75 at the completion of the day.
West Indies 1st innings 75/5 (24 overs)
Shimron Hetmyer 32*, Shane Dowrich 17*, Shai Hope 10
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 3/36, Shakib Al Hasan 2/15
Watch Windies’s 5 wickets here-