WI A v Bangladesh A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Lucia, 2nd day November 13, 2011

Bowlers give Bangladesh A slender first-innings lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 155 (Russell 4-42, Pascal 4-60) and 40 for 0 lead West Indies A 129 (Chandrika 40, Narine 40, Reza 3-37) by 66 runs

Played was delayed until 2:30 p.m. in St Lucia and only 34.3 overs were possible on the second day, but that was enough time for Bangladesh A to bowl West Indies A out for 129, giving them a lead of 26, which their openers then extended to 66 by the close of play.

The No. 9, Sunil Narine provided the main resistance, adding 38 with opener Rajindra Chandrika, who was only able to add 10 to his overnight score of 30 before falling lbw to Robiul Islam. Narine then added another 31 with Shannon Gabriel (14) for the tenth wicket to at least ensure West Indies A reached triple figures after the hosts had slumped to 60 for 7 on the first day. Narine was left stranded on 40 when Sohail Gazi bowled Nelon Pascal first ball to wrap up the innings.

The Bangladesh A openers began steadily, in stark contrast to the procession of wickets on day one. They successfully negotiated 15 overs without losing a wicket. Jahurul Islam, on 24, and Nasiruddin Faruque, on 14, will look to extend Bangladesh A's advantage on the third day.