Tigers sniff victory in Chattogram

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Bangabandhu Test Series 2021

Day 4, First Test

Venue : Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

Toss : Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first.

Bangladesh : 430/10 in 150.2 overs (Miraz 103, Shakib 68, Shadman 59; Warrican 4/133, Cornwall 2/114, Bonner 1/16) & 223/8 dec. in 67.5 overs (2nd innings) (Mominul 115, Liton 69, Mushfiqur 18; Warrican 3/57, Cornwall 3/81, Gabriel 2/37)

West Indies : 259/10 in 96.1 overs (Brathwaite 76, Blackwood 68, Joshua 42; Miraz 4/58, Mustafizur 2/46, Nayeem 2/54) & 110/3 in 40 overs (2nd innings) (Mayers 37*, Campbell 23, Brathwaite 20; Miraz 3/52)

Bangladesh continue to maintain their advantage in the first Test follwoing another entertaining day in Chattogram. After setting a target of 395, Bangladesh picked up 3 wickets at stumps of day four. West Indies need 285 more runs to win.

Earlier, Bangladesh started the day with the overnight score of 47 for 3. Mushfiqur Rahim added 8 more runs to his tally before dismissed by Cornwall on 18. From then skipper Mominul Haque rescued his side with the help of Liton Kumar Das. The pair made an valuable 133 runs to power Bangladesh to a big lead. Warrican broke the partnership after lunch break by dismissing Liton for 69.

Mominul on the other end picked up his 10th Test century. Mominul became the joint quickest batsman to score 3000 runs before got out on 115. Soon after his departure Bangladesh declared their innings on 223 for 8 with a lead of 394. Warrican and Cornwall shared 3 wickets each for the visitors.

Chasing a massive target of 395, West Indies lost their first wicket when Mehdiy Hasan Miraz trapped Campbell lbw for 23. Miraz then bagged two more wickets and the Carribians were reduced to 59 for 3. But a unbeaten 51-run stand between Bonner and Mayers frustrated the Bangladesh bowlers. They ended the day on 110 for 3. Bonner not out on 15 and Mayers on 37.