Tigers pick up four quick wickets before lunch


Sports Desk:

West Indies were in deep trouble losing four wickets in 5.5 overs before lunch was called on day three of the intriguing first Test between Bangladesh and the West Indies. Having bowled Bangladesh out for 125 runs this morning, Windies ended up losing four top-order batsmen as Shakib Al Hasan struck twice and Taijul Islam bagged two as well

Shakib Al Hasan bagged his 200th Test wicket as Kieran Powell went down the wicket but was beaten by the flight as Mushfiqur Rahim took off the bails. He then struck again, with the extra bounce on the ball causing Shai Hope’s demise as the ball brushed his glove and went through to Mushfiqur.

Following Shakib’s brace, Taijul struck twice in the same over, picking up the wickets Windies skipper Brathwaite with an arm ball that sneaked hit and trapped the West Indies captain in front of the stumps. The arm bll did the trick yet again four deliveries later as Roston Chase was sent back, out leg-before.

Tigers bowled out for 125

Bangladesh 324 & 125 FOWs: 1-13 (Imrul Kayes, 1.5 ov), 2-13 (Soumya Sarkar, 2.4 ov), 3-32 (Mominul Haque, 6.6 ov), 4-35 (Shakib Al Hasan, 7.5 ov), 5-53 (Mohammad Mithun, 14.6 ov), 6-69 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 18.5 ov), 7-106 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 28.1 ov), 8-122 (Nayeem Hasan, 34.2 ov), 9-123 (Mahmudullah, 34.4 ov), 10-125 (Taijul Islam, 35.5 ov)

Bangladesh were bowled out for 125 with Mahmudullah Riyad the last man to fall as the Tigers lost the remaining five wickets in 18 overs.

Devandra Bishoo ended with figures of four for 26 as Bangladesh struggled on the third day. Roston Chase bagged three wickets. Bangladesh’s lead stand at 203 runs as West Indies now have all the time in the world to chase down the runs.



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