Nazimuddin, Faisal put Bangladesh A on track
Bangladesh A 205 for 5 (Nazimuddin 72, Faisal 64*, Brown 2-43) trail West Indies A 268 (Nash 99*, Walton 70, Rasel 5-59, Shuvo 5-85) by 63 runs
Bangladesh A worked themselves into a position of comfort thanks to fighting knocks from Nazimuddin and Faisal Hossain who capitalised on five-wicket hauls from Syed Rasel and Suhrawadi Shuvo. At stumps, Faisal held fort for the hosts, who were 64 adrift of first-innings honours, with an unbeaten 64 inclusive of six fours and four sixes, having realised 75 for the unbroken sixth-wicket with Saghir Hossain.
Brendan Nash, who began the day on 64, held the key for West Indies A to aim for a 300-plus score. Bangladesh focused on prising wickets at the other end, and as on day one, it was down to Rasel and Shuvo to make the break-throughs. 26 runs had been added when Shuvo got Gavin Tonge to play back to him for a well-deserved five-for. Rasel responded promptly from the other end, packing off numbers 10 and 11, as Nash was left stranded one short of three-figures.
Nelon Pascal accounted for Shahriar Nafees early to thwart the hosts' reply before Mehrab Hossain and Nazimuddin steadied things. Mehrab had worked his way to 29 with five fours when Shane Shillingford got the better of him. Odean Brown then got into the thick of things, accounting for three wickets - two as a bowler, and one as a fielder - in the space of 13 overs. Raqibul Hasan offered a catch to Shillingford and Farhad Hossain was struck in front of the stumps to leave the hosts stuttering at 107 for 4. The big fish succumbed soon after, as Brown ran Nazimuddin out for a fine 72 off 123 balls, inclusive of 12 fours. The hosts' hopes of securing a first-innings advantage looked bleak at that stage, but by stumps Faisal and Saghir had brought their side right back into the contest, leaving them with a good chance of dictating terms on Day 3.