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Bangladesh on edge after Shannon Gabriel fury

Joshua Da Silva struck a superb 92 with Nkrumah Bonner hitting 90 and Alzarri Joseph scoring 82
Joshua Da Silva.
Joshua Da Silva.
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AP, PTI   |   Dhaka   |   Published 13.02.21, 02:09 AM

Pacer Shannon Gabriel put on an inspirational show with the ball as West Indies took control of the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday.

West Indies were dismissed for 409 in their first innings after resuming on 223 for 5. Gabriel (2-31) helped to reduce Bangladesh to 105-4 — still 304 runs behind — at stumps on the second day. Mushfiqur Rahim (27) and Mohammad Mithun (6) are at the crease.

Earlier, Joshua Da Silva struck a superb 92 with Nkrumah Bonner hitting 90 and Alzarri Joseph scoring 82. Wicket-keeper Da Silva was part of two significant partnerships which propelled West Indies past 400. He and Bonner put on 88 runs for the sixth wicket before Joseph joined Da Silva in a 118-run stand for the seventh.

Bonner looked solid while Da Silva cut fast bowler Abu Jayed for a boundary past backward point to begin his day. Da Silva continued his aggressive approach but offspinner Mehidy Hasan broke through to dismiss Bonner 10 runs short of his first century. His knock included seven boundaries.

Joseph counterattacked right after coming to the crease and kept the scoreboard ticking rapidly. Da Silva brought up his second Test 50 with a reverse-swept boundary against Mehidy Hasan.

He batted sensibly and appeared set for his first ton but left-arm spinner Taijul Islam deceived him with a delivery to take his 100th home Test wicket.

West Indies collapsed after Joseph’s dismissal, losing their last four wickets for 25 runs. Kyle Mayers, the hero of the first Test, fell for five.

Gabriel struck twice in his first two overs. He dismissed Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar for a duck after he played a lazy shot to short midwicket before Najmul Hossain (4) edged the ball to gully.

At 11 for 2, captain Mominul Haque and opener Tamim Iqbal started the repair job. Their 58-run partnership ended when the skipper played a cut shot against off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall to be out for 21. Fast bowler Joseph dismissed Tamim for 44.

Brief scores: West Indies 409 (J. Da Silva 92, N. Bonner 90, A. Joseph 82, A. Jayed 4/98, T. Islam 4/108); Bangladesh 105/4.


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