Bangladesh suffer batting collapse on second day


Bangabandhu Bangladesh vs West Indies Cricket Series 2021

Day 2, Second Test

Venue : Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

Toss : West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first.

West Indies : 409/10 in 142.2 overs (Joshua 92, Bonner 90, Joseph 82; Abu Jayed 2/98, Taijul 2/108, Soumya 1/48)

Bangladesh : 105/4 in 36 overs (Tamim 44, Mushfiqur 27*, Mithun 6*; Gabriel 2/31, Conrwall 1/34)

The visitors took charge in the second day of second Test as Tigers had a torrid day with both bat and ball. At stumps, Bangladesh managed to post 105 for 4 and trailing by 304 runs. Earlier West Indies were all out for 409 in the first innings.

Two unbeaten overnight batsmen Bonner and Joshua resumed the West Indies innings with 223 for 5. They batted sensibly in the first hour as bowlers were searching for the wickets. Finally it was Mehidy Hasan who gave the first breakthrough of the day by dismissing Bonner for 90. Then Joseph joined with Joshua and they added 118 runs in the sixth wicket to frustrate the Bangladesh bowlers.

Just before the tea break Abu Jayed led the fightback with couple of wickets but the damage was the done as Joshua and Joseph’s two fifty-plus knock helped them score past the 400 runs mark. Abu Jayed and Taijul grabbed 4 wickets each.

In response, Bangladesh lost 2 wickets for just 11 as Soumya Sarkar and Najmul Hossain Shanto got out cheaply. Skipper Mominul looked good but could not convert his innings to a big one as he gone after scoring. Tamim played an counter-attacking knock before Gabriel dismissed him for 44 as Bangladesh were in all sorts of trouble on 71 for 4.

From there, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun batted with patience as the duo ensured no more further trouble before end of the day’s play. Mushfiqur was remained unbeaten on 27 and Mithun was on 6. Gabriel bagged 2 wickets for 31 for West Indies.