Bangladesh A v West Indies A, 1st unofficial Test, 2nd day May 18, 2010

West Indies A in control after hosts collapse

Cricinfo staff

West Indies A 162 for 2 (Smith 62, Edwards 55, Shuvo 2-63) and 285 lead Bangladesh A 125 (Nazimuddin 33, Shillingford 4-30) by 322 runs

Bangladesh A squandered the fightback that had given them the upper hand on the first day with a hapless batting performance on the second. Only three of their batsmen managed to get to double-figures, indicating their extent of struggle against the West Indies A bowlers.

Captain Nazimuddin top scored with 33, Marshall Ayub, who made 21, supported him in a stand of 53 and Suhrawadi Shuvo, responsible for bowling out West Indies for 285, contributed 23. Each of the five West Indies bowlers managed at least a wicket, with offspinner Shane Shillingford bagging 4 for 30. Bangladesh folded for 125, conceding a lead of 160, and there was more damage to follow.

West Indies, keen to avoid any slip-ups, put in a strong performance in their second innings, finishing the day on 162 for 2, extending their lead to 322. Devon Smith starred at the top of the order, making 62 while Kirk Edwards chipped in with an unbeaten 55. With an in-form Darren Bravo at the other end and the luxury of an already competitive lead, West Indies are firmly in control. For Bangladesh, the saving grace on a disappointing day was Shuvo, who extended his match tally to eight wickets and resisted with the bat.