Bangladesh vs West Indies: Nkrumah Bonner’s gritty unbeaten 74 propels guests to 223-5 on Day 1 of second Take a look at
Dhaka: Nkrumah Bonner was making up for misplaced time together with his second successive half-century as West Indies floor out 223-5 towards Bangladesh on day one of many second cricket Take a look at on Thursday.
Bonner was 74 not out and wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva was with him on 22 after a good first day.
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite contributed 47 and fellow opener John Campbell 36 however West Indies have been bunkered down within the face of relentlessly disciplined bowling. The house group had the initiative till the unbeaten 45-run, no-risk stand by Bonner and Da Silva to see out the day.
How lengthy Bonner lasts would be the key to West Indies’ innings, with a 300 whole wanting imposing. After nearly a decade out of the nationwide setup, his 86 on debut final weekend helped West Indies win the primary take a look at in a exceptional comeback.
After opting to bat first, Brathwaite and Campbell shared a good 66-run begin.
Campbell reduce off-spinner Mehidy Hasan previous level for a boundary to start his scoring on his twelfth ball confronted. Campbell additionally struck off-spinner Nayeem Hasan for a six over lengthy on. However with West Indies showing untroubled, Campbell gave up his wicket when he was trapped plumb attempting to brush left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.
Campbell reviewed in useless. His 68-ball innings included 5 fours and one six.
The bowlers regrouped nicely after lunch to take three wickets.
Quick bowler Abu Jayed was rewarded for hitting the fitting size persistently with Shayne Moseley’s wicket for seven, after which Brathwaite perished to a reduce shot off Soumya Sarkar’s medium tempo, three runs wanting his twenty first Take a look at half-century.
Kyle Mayers, the primary batsman to attain a double century within the fourth innings on debut within the first Take a look at, was out for 5 driving at Jayed and giving an out of doors edge to the slips.
West Indies have been in bother at 116-4 however Bonner engineered a restoration, first with Jermaine Blackwood. Their 62-run for the fifth wicket lasted till Blackwood was caught and bowled by Taijul Islam for 28.
Bonner introduced up his half-century driving a Taijul supply to lengthy off for a single off 98 balls. However within the face of excellent bowling, he opted for a defensive strategy, which paid off for him. His 173-ball-knock to date contains six boundaries.
Jayed and Taijul have two wickets every.
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