Mehdi Hasan Miraj took four wickets for 58 runs after bowling after his first Test century, as Bangladesh maintained their position for the third day in the first Test against West Indies on Friday. The West Indies team scored 259 runs in the first innings in response to Bangladesh’s 430 runs.
In this way, Bangladesh got a lead of 171 runs. By the end of the third day, Bangladesh had scored 47 runs for three wickets in their second innings, taking their total lead to 218 runs. At the time of stumps, captain Mominul Haque was at the crease with 31 and Mushfiqur Rahim scoring 10 runs.
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West Indies started playing at 75 for two in the morning. The highlight of his innings was the half-centuries of captain Craig Brathwaite (76) and Jermaine Blackwood (68). Apart from Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taizul Islam and Naeem Hasan took two wickets each from Bangladesh.
Left arm spinner Taizul Islam gave Bangladesh an early breakthrough by dismissing Nakrumah Bonner (17). Brathwaite then shared a 55-run partnership with Kyle Myers (40), playing his first Test.
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Naeem Hassan broke the partnership by bowling Brathwaite. Brathwaite’s innings included 12 fours. Mehdi Hasan, who scored 103 in Bangladesh’s first innings, took his first wicket as Myers.
West Indies were 154 for five at one point but Blackwood and Joshua DeSilva (42) saved the team from follow on by adding 99 runs for the sixth wicket. It was not too late for the West Indies innings after both of them were dismissed inside four balls.