Liton-Riyad star in 50 partnership


Sports Desk:

Liton Das has been quick to pounce on anything loose while Mahmudullah Riyad has grown in confidence the more this Test match wears on. The duo starred in a 50-run partnership, scoring their runs quickly as Bangladesh crossed thee 350-run mark.

Liton has played some good-looking shots after coming in to bat this morning. The opener was only included in the squad after Mushfiqur Rahim’s injury rendered him unable to keep wickets. Trading in boundaries, Liton has hit five fours in his innings so far.

Shakib misses out on ton

FOWs: 6-301 (Shakib, 80, 96.5 ov)

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan missed out on a ton and fell to Kemar Roach after a well-made 80 right after Bangladesh stretched their score past 300 in the second Test against the Windies at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. 

Shakib continued on from his overnight score off 55 and picked up runs quickly this morning. He and Mahmudullah Riyad starred in a 111-run sixth-wicket partnership before Roach broke the partnership. Riyad hit the third fifty of the Tigers innings after Shadman Islam and Shakib had hit fifties yesterday.

It has been a rapid-fire first hour at Mirpur today. West Indies bowled 12 overs in which Bangladesh added 55 runs to their overnight score of 301. Liton Das came to the crease after Shakib’s wicket.


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