Bangladesh in West Indies Test Series - 1st Test

West Indies v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 95 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Austin into the attacked

50.1

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked away with the turn, had to hurry a bit to make contact

50.2

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, worked away with the spin and well wide of the fielder at midwicket, the first run is run hard and they scamper back for the second

50.3

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Rahim watchfully defends it down

50.4

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

50.5

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, tossed up on the stumps and Rahim nicely sweeps it away to deep fine leg

Slip and a short leg in place

50.6

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Rahim gets a good stride in and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 51 (4 runs) Bangladesh 121/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (20b)      RA Austin    6-2-14-0
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (17b 3x4)      TL Best    12-4-30-2

Kemar Roach back on

51.1

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and angling across, Shakib stands tall and pushes it away towards cover

51.2

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and that's driven hard but straight to the man at mid-off

51.3

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angled in from wide outside the leg stump, Shakib fails to work it away and the ball rolls away of the pad, half-hearted appeal for lbw turned down

51.4

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended outside the off stump

51.5

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, wide delivery outside the off stump and Shakib leaves it through to the keeper

51.6

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, short delivery, pitched outside the leg stump and coming in with the angle. Shakib picks it up late and in the end just stays there doing nothing, ball hits the forearm and goes straight to Richards at gully

Shakib Al Hasan c Richards b Roach 17 (38m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

This is the second decision today that has gone against Bangladesh. First it was Ashoka de Silva with an lbw and now Tony Hill. Replays confirms that the ball did hit the forearm guard and Shakib was really unlucky there

End of over 52 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 121/6
     KAJ Roach    11-5-28-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (20b)      RA Austin    6-2-14-0

52.1

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the front-foot

52.2

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked away on the leg side

52.3

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, forced away off the back-foot, no room for a single there

52.4

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played to the man at leg slip

52.5

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed back to the bolwer

52.6

Austin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up and Rahim taps it away towards gully

End of over 53 (maiden) Bangladesh 121/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (26b)      RA Austin    7-3-14-0
Mahmudullah    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    11-5-28-1

53.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer first up, surprisingly Mahmudullah keeps his eye on it and sways away from the ball, hope the top order is watching

53.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, way down the leg side, Mahmudullah tries to work it away fine but fails to make contact

53.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, hint of movement - Mahmudullah pulls away late

53.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Mahmudullah leaves it through to the keeper

53.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and shaping away a touch - Mahmudullah once again reads the line well and leaves it through to the keeper

Should be the last ball before lunch

53.6

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up and coming in with the angle, Mahmudullah is beaten for pace and the ball thuds in to the pad - loud appeal for lbw turned down. Probably bit of bat involved

And that's lunch on day two. A superb session for the West Indies, they have picked up 6 wickets giving away just 79 runs.

We will be back with all the action in 40 minutes time, do join us then

End of over 54 (maiden) Bangladesh 121/6
Mahmudullah    0* (6b)      KAJ Roach    12-6-28-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (26b)      RA Austin    7-3-14-0

Sammy to Mushfiqur

2.28pm The players are out, and we are set for the resumption. Awesome!

2.24pm The West Indies players are warming up now, so play should start within half-an-hour.

2.18pm The covers are completely off, and the experts think that if the weather holds, we might see some play in the next half-hour.

2.12pm This is utter madness. There is bright sunshine now, and the covers are coming off. But no news as to when play will start. Hold fire.

2.00pm Apologies for raising your hopes. The covers are back on, and it's raining pretty hard at this point. No resumption any time soon. Wait on. What a let down. The experts say, they're not expecting any play for another hour. This is terrible, utterly disappointing.

Joey: "Question for the team: are there any spectators at Arnos Vale? The (all too few) photos on Cricinfo show a lot of empty seats."

The last I saw, they were just a few school children. The ground was virtually empty. Doesn't say much about how the public has embraced this, does it?

1.51pm Some encouraging news now. The rain has stopped, and given the excellent drainage facilities here, the start shouldn't be to far away from now.

Daun from Cayman Islands: "In response to Haleem: The hurricane season in the Caribbean ends around October/November yearly and this game is not the first in the Region that has endured some rain throughout it. I don't know what the monsoon season is like in Bangladesh but as I stated earlier there have been several summers of boiling heat in the Caribbean this summer happens to be one in which it is rainy off and on ... the facts as is."

Dale from Trinidad: "I think that there are a couple positives coming out of this second string WI team. For sure we must appreciate the efforts the bowlers have put out and now they have made themselves worthy candidates for selection in future, now if only the WICB can get their act together."

Haleem: "In response to Duan: It is true that God brings down rain. It is also true that God instilled logic and common sense amongst men. The BCB would have never scheduled any series during Bangladesh' monsoon season. Just a thought."

1.37pm The news gets worse. The covers have come back on after being removed just moments back. It's raining again, again, again...

Rakesh: "Apart from the rain and all the disputes, its very heartening for a windies fan to see the discipline and planning behind the bowling effort this morning by the second string attack. Roach looks pacy and best looks a lot more mature. "

1.33pm Apparently the rain has died down, but the groundstaff, after taking the covers off emptied the water onto the square right next to the pitch. Ridiculous stuff.

Daun writes this in from the Cayman Islands: "In response to Mr. Sharthak's comment please bear in mind that no one is in control of the weather but God and right now in the Caribbean we are in the hurricane season. Rain will fall at anytime unexpectedly which will offset some matches but the selectors and those in control don't know this so let's be a little fair to ALL parties concerned. The rain falls on the just and the unjust ... there are some summers in the Caribbean when it is extremely hot and very little rain perhaps the El Nino phenomenon can take the blame." The two guys were on more about the scheduling, than blaming the boards for the rain - now that'll be way too unfair.

Ian from T and T is as frustrated: "with all this rain, you have to blame the WICB, why did they schedule this series in July, this is our rainy season. This series should have been played after the home series against England. BUT NO the WICB in all their wisdom schedule cricket in the wet season."

Sharthak is a frustrated fan: "Are we, the fans in Bangladesh supposed to be treated like this when we sit whole night to watch our team play? Both boards should take the responsibility for giving us such a hard time. It is 5 minutes past midnight, and if play doesnt start within an hour, i think my bed would be a better place to go. Some thought process should have taken place while "fixing" this fixture."

1.12pm The news still isn't good I'm afraid. It's still raining, and the covers are still on. It'll be a while before we can get some more play.

1.01pm We are back to square one with another shower hitting the ground. It is really pelting down now.

12.51pm Thankfully it has stopped raining, just a drizzle in the air now, the umpires and ground staff are out there in the middle taking a look.

Welcome back. I am afraid the news is not that good, it started raining during the break and the covers are in place.

12.44 pm From bright sunshine to rain and now it is really pouring. Watch this space for updates

54.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, edged and just short, prodding at it off the front foot, played at it hard but it landed just short of slip

54.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, seaming back in, shoulders arms to that one

54.3

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, appeal for lbw swinging in and raps him on the pads as he gets his front foot across,close shout, the umpire shakes his head, could have gone down

54.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, moving back in, chopped behind point

54.5

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, good length outside off, shaping in, gets a stride forward and lets it go

54.6

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, banged it in on the off, turned away to midwicket

West Indies, now in a position of control, will look to wrap the innings up soon

End of over 55 (1 run) Bangladesh 122/6
Mahmudullah    0* (8b)      DJG Sammy    15-6-20-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (30b)      KAJ Roach    12-6-28-1

Three slips and a short leg

55.1

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, punished, full toss outside off, reaches for it and strokes it wide of point for a boundary, poor ball dealt with

55.2

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, length ball outside off and swinging away, a touch too wide though, Mushfiqur lets it go

55.3

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full on the off, pushed off the front foot to mid-off

55.4

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, held it back and touch and got it to move in, Mushfiqur withdrew his bat at the right time

55.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and drops it wide of the bowler

55.6

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, much fuller, tapped off the back foot wide of cover, calls for a single but is sent back, rightly so

End of over 56 (4 runs) Bangladesh 126/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    9* (36b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    13-6-32-1
Mahmudullah    0* (8b)      DJG Sammy    15-6-20-1

56.1

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets front and across, closes the face and turns it down to fine leg for a single

56.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angling into the pads, would have gone down, was struck on the pads as he tried to glance it fine

56.3

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length on the off, dabbed down to gully

56.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short and wide, cut away to a slightly deepish point

56.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, moving in, it's a half-volley, presents the full face and drives it firmly back past the bowler and mid-on for a couple

56.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length outside off, a slight jump and chops it to point

End of over 57 (3 runs) Bangladesh 129/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (41b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    16-6-23-1
Mahmudullah    1* (9b)      KAJ Roach    13-6-32-1

57.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, leading edge, fullish on middle and off, tries to push it past midwicket from the crease but plays it a little too early, falls just short of extra cover

57.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, seaming away and he has no clue, in two minds about whether or not to play at it, is a little too late to decide and the ball has already zipped past him

57.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, full outside off, dug out wide of cover, calls for a single but it just isn't there

57.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer outside off, negotiates it well, backs away from it

57.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, hitting the pitch hard, coming back in from outside off, defended onto the pitch

57.6

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, left alone to the keeper

End of over 58 (maiden) Bangladesh 129/6
Mahmudullah    1* (15b)      KAJ Roach    14-7-32-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (41b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    16-6-23-1

Quite a collapse today, though there were a couple of umpiring errors. West Indies need to take full toll of this excellent start.

58.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length on the off, dropped dead towards cover

58.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, harmless delivery, shortish outside off, the batsman has no need to play at it

Devendra: "This second string team have a very good bowling attack, which shows in that Ravi Ramphal couldn't make the starting. If I where the selector I would have played Ravi in front of David Bernard. Ravi is a better bowler and just as good batsman. But once again the selectors just seems to amaze us. On the other hand the batting of the second string team in nothing to speak about. Here again there are a hold heap of better batsmen like the A team captain and wicketkeeper that are better."

58.3

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, moving back in but it's wide enough for him to let go

58.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets forward and drives it firmly but straight to Dowlin at cover

58.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on the off stump, gets forward and punches it to cover

58.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, held it back, Mushfiqur stood tall and defended it to cover off the back foot

End of over 59 (maiden) Bangladesh 129/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (47b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    17-7-23-1
Mahmudullah    1* (15b)      KAJ Roach    14-7-32-1

59.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, bowled it quick from wide of the crease, hits a good length, fishing for it and it just beats the outside edge, playing away from his body there

59.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, in the blockhole outside off, dug out at the side of the pitch

59.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, full and wide, moving away, Mahmudullah, who's been the less convincing among the two out in the middle, lets it go

59.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, excellent delivery, full on middle, came on really quickly, Mahmudullah did well to keep it out, albeit a little awkwardly

59.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, tries to drive on the rise and is beaten as it moves away just a hint

59.6

Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR, yorker and through him in a jiffy, had it been targeted on the stumps he was a gonner, but that was just a fraction wide, got a thin inside edge to beat the diving keeper to the fine-leg boundary

End of over 60 (4 runs) Bangladesh 133/6
Mahmudullah    5* (21b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    15-7-36-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (47b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    17-7-23-1

Suzette from St Vincent: "To the person that ask about persons at Arnos Vale - it is a working day here in St.Vincent. Also it is not that we have not embrace the team it is just that news on whether they will play or not was not forthcoming. I will be watching on Saturday."

60.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a good length outside off, left alone to the keeper

60.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a touch fuller but he isn't making him play, Mushfiqur is playing for tea which is just around 10-15 minutes away

60.3

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, nicely timed, stood tall and just punched it past a diving cover for a well-run three

60.4

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, too close to cut, he tries to dab that wide of the slips and is beaten, came back in sharply but the shot wasn't on

60.5

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, much fuller and manages to extract some good bounce, moves away and he leaves it be

60.6

Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR, he's been trying it for a while and manages to get hold finally, short and a touch wide, moves back and cuts it past a diving gully for a boundary

End of over 61 (7 runs) Bangladesh 140/6
Mahmudullah    9* (24b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    18-7-30-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    14* (50b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    15-7-36-1

61.1

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, he continues to probe the batsman outside the off stump, gets it to come back in and it shoots off the pitch to beat the outside edge

61.2

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tempted into playing the drive, it zips away to go past the edge once again, got him to play at it, that's what his bowling mates need to be doing

61.3

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, bowling from wide of the crease, pushed uppishly in the vacant gap between cover and mid-off for a single

61.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, full and wide, just pushing at it without any real intent, Roach has big smile, he's unlucky not to have got rid of Mahmudullah by now

Jason: "I think Devendra is a bit off there. We don't know for sure that the selectors preferred Bernard to Rampaul. Chances are Rampaul was probably asked and stuck by the WIPA. One can't fault the selectors too much here because this team was hastily arranged."

61.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, swung away from just a fraction outside off to beat his attempted prod for the umpteenth time

61.6

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, full on the off stump, defended wide of short leg, there is a single there but there's too much hesitation, no run in the end

End of over 62 (1 run) Bangladesh 141/6
Mahmudullah    9* (27b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    16-7-37-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (53b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    18-7-30-1

62.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length on middle, gets behind it nicely and defends it back to the bowler

62.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, saw the opportunity and he latched on, overpitched outside off and dismissed it through the covers for a pressure-relieving boundary

62.3

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pretty huge backlift, defended off the front foot to mid-off

62.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten this time, pretends to withdraw from the shot but is too late, is almost done in by the movement

62.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, more runs, another four, short and wide, gets back and cuts it away in front of point, he's looked good this chap

62.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, the shot was on, an almost identical delivery but fails to give it the deserved treatment, ends up chopping it on the bounce to slip

End of over 63 (8 runs) Bangladesh 149/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    23* (59b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    19-7-38-1
Mahmudullah    9* (27b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    16-7-37-1

63.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, OUT, this was only a matter of time! Full and wide, goes after it, tries to drive it through the covers, gets a thick edge straight to Phillips at gully, Roach is rewarded for his persistence

Mahmudullah c Phillips b Roach 9 (32m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.14

Mahmudullah was looking iffy from the outset, and his wicket had an air of inevitability around it. In comes the Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza. They sure need him to stick around for a bit here

63.2

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended to midwicket from the crease

63.3

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in short outside off, moved away, Mortaza had nothing to do with it

63.4

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, moving it in from wide of the crease, defended back to the bowler

63.5

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full, sucks him into the drive and gets it to move away to beat the outside edge

63.6

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, appeal for caught behind, edged and the players celebrate! But the umpire shakes his head. There was definitely a sound, similar delivery to the one before, Mortaza pokes at it, gets a faint nick, it's there folks, and straight to the keeper, but the umpire thinks otherwise, Tony Hill the man in the hot spot

Junior: "St. Vincent embraces any cricket team that plays here because we get so few matches...Less than 20 ODIs and 1 test during a duration of over 15 years is heartbreaking."

And that's tea. Quite an eventful session, that. West Indies have consolidated their position of strength with the wicket of Mahmudullah, and it could have gotten much worse if the umpire had raised his finger to that appeal against Mortaza, which looked out. Tony Hill probably thought the bat hit the ground, but there was a deflection. We'll be back in 15 minutes for the final session. Hope the rain stays away.

End of over 64 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 149/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (5b)      KAJ Roach    17-8-37-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    23* (59b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    19-7-38-1

All set to resume. Nikita Miller comes on

64.1

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short outside off, cut away to point

64.2

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up on the off, reaches forward and defends

A slip and a silly point

64.3

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, the arm ball, is half-forward, gets an inside edge onto his pads

64.4

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted outside off, pushed firmly but straight to cover

64.5

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

64.6

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on middle and off, plays it back to the bowler, tight first over

End of over 65 (maiden) Bangladesh 149/7
Mushfiqur Rahim    23* (65b 3x4)      NO Miller    1-1-0-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (5b)      KAJ Roach    17-8-37-2

65.1

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and wide, pushes at it, is caught walking forward, is beaten by the movement away from the bat

65.2

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, poor ball but gets away with it, full and wide, slices it wide of a diving point, who gets his fingers to it, for a single

65.3

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length outside off, takes his bat away as it seams further from him

65.4

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, full and wide, chased it, his eyes lit up as he saw it pitched up, there was a third slip and a gully but he was brave enough, slashed hard and it cleared both of them comfortably to roll down to the boundary

65.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on the off, defended hard towards cover, got to the pitch nicely there

65.6

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length on the off, seams away, left alone to the keeper

End of over 66 (5 runs) Bangladesh 154/7
Mushfiqur Rahim    27* (69b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    18-8-42-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (7b)      NO Miller    1-1-0-0

Mark Kidger, a frequent contributor to our commentary feedback, writes in from Spain: "Spirited stuff from the West Indies. Bangladesh would have fancied their chances, even against the 1st XI. I remember though that when the players withdrew from the Sri Lanka tour the replacements played with great spirit and were by no means disgraced: in fact, intially people were saying that they were playing far better than the 1st XI would have done."

66.1

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, tickled behind square for a single

66.2

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted on the off, punched straight to cover off the front foot

66.3

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

66.4

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Mashrafe goes after it, was tossed up, didn't connect it well but had enough on it to clear mid-off and take it to the boundary, risky, but that's how he plays

66.5

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, pushed it wide of mid-on off the front foot for a single

66.6

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flighted on middle, pushed off the front foot wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 67 (8 runs) Bangladesh 162/7
Mushfiqur Rahim    29* (72b 4x4)      NO Miller    2-1-8-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    7* (10b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    18-8-42-2

67.1

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length on the off, defended to cover off the front foot

67.2

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

67.3

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed him back with a slightly shorter one but he dealt with it well, defending it rock solid towards cover

67.4

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length outside off, moving in just a touch, left alone to the keeper

67.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended firmly back to the bowler

Ali: "I remember watching West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka during the last boycott. Then the West Indies bowled really well but batted very poorly. The likes of Daren Powell, Jermaine Lawson, and Tino Best were excellent. This boycott could be a blessing in disguise because Tino Best, Ryan Austin, and especially Kemar Roach have been mighty impressive. They all have potential to play internationally. In fact Best and Roach should be playing ahead of Powell and Baker. "

67.6

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and wide, chases it, the shot was on, he was looking to cream it through the covers but made no contact

End of over 68 (maiden) Bangladesh 162/7
Mushfiqur Rahim    29* (78b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    19-9-42-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    7* (10b 1x4)      NO Miller    2-1-8-0

68.1

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, fired in on middle and leg, turned away towards backward square leg for a couple

68.2

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted on middle, defended back to the bowler with a stride

68.3

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, beaten, spun away as he went for the drive and just escaped the outside edge

68.4

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, went with the arm, defended wide of short leg

68.5

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

68.6

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended solidly onto the pitch

End of over 69 (2 runs) Bangladesh 164/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    9* (16b 1x4)      NO Miller    3-1-10-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    29* (78b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    19-9-42-2

Tino Best comes on

69.1

Best to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, on middle and off, turned away neatly through square leg for three runs

Two slips in place

69.2

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, yorker length on middle and leg, tried to dig it out into the leg side, was struck on the pads but it probably would have just slid down, it struck him on the toe and is in a bit of pain

All's well now

69.3

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, back of a length on middle, turned away to fine leg from the crease, nicely done

69.4

Best to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Mushfiqur repeats the shot, but with more confidence and poise, did well to keep it down, rolled to fine leg

69.5

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, back of a length on middle, gets back and defends it cautiously onto the pitch

69.6

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full on the off, drove it with little intent, ended up lobbing it just short of mid-off

End of over 70 (5 runs) Bangladesh 169/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    10* (20b 1x4)      TL Best    13-4-35-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    33* (80b 4x4)      NO Miller    3-1-10-0

70.1

Miller to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, Mushfiqur is doing well here, just nudges it behind square and gets three more, plenty of gaps on the leg side and he's piercing them nicely

70.2

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, run out, Big blow! Pushed off the front foot to a slightly deepish cover, Mortaza called for a run and Mushfiqur responded but by the time the Bangladesh captain changed his mind, there was no going back for the non-striker, a nice and gentle throw to the bowler and Mushfiqur is well short

Mushfiqur Rahim run out 36 (92m 81b 4x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Mushfiqur was set, and his captain has to now make amends for that mess

Shahadat Hossain comes in

70.3

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Mortaza is now wasting no time, tossed up and he swings it hard over midwicket for a boundary

70.4

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, drifting it into middle and leg, defended into the off side

70.5

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, smashed, these are important runs, tossed up outside off and he gets stuck into it, dispatching it well wide of long-off for a six

70.6

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, zipped through, went with the arm and he was late in bringing his bat down, just missed the off stump

End of over 71 (13 runs) Bangladesh 182/8
Mashrafe Mortaza    20* (25b 2x4 1x6)      NO Miller    4-1-23-0
Shahadat Hossain    0* (0b)      TL Best    13-4-35-2

71.1

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended to cover from the crease

Two slips and two gullys

71.2

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, full on the off stump, makes room and drills it into the ground

71.3

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, angling it in from wide of the crease, gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend

71.4

Best to Shahadat Hossain, 3 runs, good shot, slightly short outside off, makes room and slaps it past mid-off for three more, they are inching towards 200 here

71.5

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, sliding down leg, tries to clip it fine, makes no contact

71.6

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, slower one this time round, gets a faint tickle as he tries to glide it down but falls well short of the keeper

End of over 72 (3 runs) Bangladesh 185/8
Mashrafe Mortaza    20* (27b 2x4 1x6)      TL Best    14-4-38-2
Shahadat Hossain    3* (4b)      NO Miller    4-1-23-0

72.1

Miller to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flighted on the off, defended on the front foot

72.2

Miller to Shahadat Hossain, no run, drifts into the middle, pushed to the on side

72.3

Miller to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, and now on the leg and middle, turning slightly, Shahadat twists his body to jab the ball to square leg

72.4

Miller to Mashrafe Mortaza, 3 runs, leans forward to play a delicate paddle shot and picks up three runs to fine-leg region

72.5

Miller to Shahadat Hossain, no run, turn and bounce from Miller. Shahadat was caught at the crease and stabbed at it as the ball turned past the outside edge

72.6

Miller to Shahadat Hossain, no run, moves forward to push the ball to the off side of the pitch.

End of over 73 (4 runs) Bangladesh 189/8
Shahadat Hossain    4* (9b)      NO Miller    5-1-27-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    23* (28b 2x4 1x6)      TL Best    14-4-38-2

73.1

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, 3 runs, two slips, gully and leg gully can only stand and watch as Mortaza steps forward to drive forcefully past mid-on. Valuable runs being added here. Bangladesh spinners would appreciate every run being scored here

73.2

Best to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, clears the front leg and has a good-old slog and ends up swatting the short-of-length delivery to the on side for a single. Both batsmen meet in the middle for a chat

73.3

Best to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, from wide of the crease, drifting into middle and Mortaza plays a lovely looking flick shot. He will just get a single, though.

73.4

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, yorker on the off stump line, Shahadat jabs it to the off side. 194 for 8.

73.5

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, lands on back of length on the middle and leg and slides down leg, brushing the pad en route to the keeper

73.6

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone.

End of over 74 (5 runs) Bangladesh 194/8
Shahadat Hossain    5* (13b)      TL Best    15-4-43-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    27* (30b 2x4 1x6)      NO Miller    5-1-27-0

A trickle of fans in the ground now. It's bright and sunny now, and chances of any more interruptions are bleak, which is great. Bernard comes on, replacing Miller

74.1

Bernard to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler from the crease

74.2

Bernard to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, uses his wrists nicely to flick it wide of midwicket for a single, a touch too straight from Bernard there

74.3

Bernard to Shahadat Hossain, no run, darting it into the right hander, gets behind it nicely and drops it towards cover

74.4

Bernard to Shahadat Hossain, no run, gets to the pitch and presents the full face while driving it straight to cover

74.5

Bernard to Shahadat Hossain, no run, in the blockhole outside off, dug out towards a diving gully

74.6

Bernard to Shahadat Hossain, no run, held it back this time, Shahadat has no trouble pushing it to mid-off on the back foot

These two have added a handy 23. West Indies would want to shut them out asap

End of over 75 (1 run) Bangladesh 195/8
Shahadat Hossain    5* (17b)      DE Bernard    10-2-27-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    28* (32b 2x4 1x6)      TL Best    15-4-43-2

Ryan Austin, the offspinner comes on to replace Best

75.1

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, quicker through the air, short outside off, spins back in, makes room to cut but misses

75.2

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tossed up on the off, defends it uppishly just short of the bowler

75.3

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted on the off, waits for it and drops it with bat close to pad

75.4

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, flighted, comes down the track, coverts it into a full toss and swings it to Sammy at deep square leg, that should have disappeared

75.5

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, quickish outside off, opens the face and guides it towards point

75.6

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, and again, it's tossed up but Shahadat is not tempted, defends it into the off side

End of over 76 (1 run) Bangladesh 196/8
Shahadat Hossain    5* (19b)      RA Austin    8-3-15-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    29* (36b 2x4 1x6)      DE Bernard    10-2-27-2

Mark: "Ali: How many sides have batted well in Sri Lanka against Muralitharan, Vaas, Mendis, etc. over the years??? Not very many! The West Indies went and they battled hard: Sri Lanka had a tough fight to win the series."

76.1

Bernard to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, angling it into middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

76.2

Bernard to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good length on middle and off, defended stoically to cover

76.3

Bernard to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, classy, fullish on middle and leg, clips it uppishly over midwicket for a couple of runs, good use of the wrists, typically sub-continental

76.4

Bernard to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, well-run, just bunts it wide of cover for a quick single

76.5

Bernard to Shahadat Hossain, no run, back of a length on middle, defended solidly past the bowler

76.6

Bernard to Shahadat Hossain, no run, much fuller but again, well negotiated, got to the pitch and blocked it back to Bernard

End of over 77 (3 runs) Bangladesh 199/8
Shahadat Hossain    5* (21b)      DE Bernard    11-2-30-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    32* (40b 2x4 1x6)      RA Austin    8-3-15-0

Roach back into the attack now

77.1

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on middle and leg, defends it hard, lobs up just wide of the bowler

For me, the pick of the bowlers today this lad. A silly mid-on comes in

77.2

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, down the leg side, wasted delivery that, Mortaza tries to help it on its way fine, makes no contact

77.3

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good length outside off, gets forward and drives it on the up to cover

77.4

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a length outside off, trying to induce him into playing the cut, Mortaza has none of the nonsense, lets it go

77.5

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, beaten completely, angling it in towards the off stump and gets it to zip away just as Mortaza is drawn forward to defend

77.6

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, a touch fuller on the off, dabbed to short mid-on, maiden, good return for Roach

End of over 78 (maiden) Bangladesh 199/8
Mashrafe Mortaza    32* (46b 2x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    20-10-42-2
Shahadat Hossain    5* (21b)      DE Bernard    11-2-30-2

Change of ends for Ryan Austin

78.1

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, is lucky, gets an inside edge towards the short fine-leg region, just missed leg stump, 200 up, it's been a struggle

78.2

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on middle and off, defended short of the close-in fielder on the leg side

78.3

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good bounce there, spun back in sharply, went for the cut but missed out

78.4

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended to short leg

78.5

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, he's cleared long-on, the shot was on, flighted on middle, danced out of his crease and had a good swing at it, cleared the ropes comfortably

78.6

Austin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, almost had him there, pushed at it with a reach just out of the bowler's outstretched hands for a single to keep the strike

End of over 79 (8 runs) Bangladesh 207/8
Mashrafe Mortaza    39* (51b 2x4 2x6)      RA Austin    9-3-23-0
Shahadat Hossain    6* (22b)      KAJ Roach    20-10-42-2

79.1

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, excellent catch by the keeper! Played inside the line to that one but it moved away a hint to take the outside edge, and Walton dived to his right to pluck that with one hand, superbly done, a timely wicket and it's that man Roach again who strikes

Mashrafe Mortaza c †Walton b Roach 39 (60m 52b 2x4 2x6) SR: 75.00

The end of an important hand by the Bangladesh captain, but it's been quite a slide from a solid 42-0 on the opening day. Just one more wicket to go. West Indies will be satisfied.

Rubel Hossain on strike now

79.2

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, moves away to beat the outside edge

79.3

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, went on straight, held its line, got forward and defended it to mid-on

79.4

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, good length on middle, defended cautiously towards cover from the crease

79.5

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, good length outside off, zipped through, fishing for it and didn't connect

79.6

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, appeal for lbw, full and straight on middle, rocks forward and tries to defend it to cover, perhaps an inside edge onto the pad, but if that had struck pad first then he was gone, we need replays to confirm what happened

In fact, it just hit the bat, but he played it really close to the pads

End of over 80 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 207/9
Rubel Hossain    0* (5b)      KAJ Roach    21-11-42-3
Shahadat Hossain    6* (22b)      RA Austin    9-3-23-0

80.1

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up on the off, pushed back to the bowler

80.2

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, gave it some air, charged forward and miscued an attempt to clear long-on for a single

80.3

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, spun back in to strike him high on the pads, would have slid down and was a touch too high

80.4

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, flighted on leg stump, pads it away, would have gone down

80.5

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, spinning down again, on middle and leg, getting good spin but he needs to make the batsman play

80.6

Austin to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, thrown up outside off, lands full, pushed firmly past mid-off for a single

End of over 81 (2 runs) Bangladesh 209/9
Rubel Hossain    1* (9b)      RA Austin    10-3-25-0
Shahadat Hossain    7* (24b)      KAJ Roach    21-11-42-3

81.1

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, good length on the off, squared him up a little there, got behind it and dropped it to cover

81.2

Roach to Rubel Hossain, 1 no ball, beamer, slipped out of his hand there, chest high, defended to point, apologised immediately

81.2

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, trying to leave, shouldering arms but ended up getting a thick edge short of third slip

81.3

Roach to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, swinging into the right hander, pushed through cover from the crease for a quick single

81.4

Roach to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, is lucky, fullish on middle, drives through the line but gets an inside edge just wide of leg stump to fine leg for a single

81.5

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, appeal for lbw , swinging in and rapping him on the pads, but it was clearly sliding down

81.6

Roach to Rubel Hossain, no run, darting it into the offstump, just wide and it beats the batsman's drive to miss the stumps by a whisker, big smile from Roach, he's enjoying this

End of over 82 (3 runs) Bangladesh 212/9
Rubel Hossain    2* (15b)      KAJ Roach    22-11-45-3
Shahadat Hossain    8* (25b)      RA Austin    10-3-25-0

82.1

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a length on middle, defended off the back foot to the bowler

82.2

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tried to defend it hard, got an inside edge just short of forward short leg

82.3

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, SIX, poor ball, tossed up on the off, lands full, in the slot for the tail-ender who slog-sweeps it over deep midwicket for a six, a valuable one

82.4

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, giving it air but held back the length this time, defended comfortably into the off side

82.5

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, similar delivery but this is harmless bowling, pushed back to the bowler

82.6

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, dropped, Best spills a sitter in the deep, the trap was set and Shahadat went for it, heaved it straight to deep square leg where Best dropped it and palmed it to the ropes for a boundary, dreadful fielding, easy runs gifted

End of over 83 (10 runs) Bangladesh 222/9
Shahadat Hossain    18* (31b 1x4 1x6)      RA Austin    11-3-35-0
Rubel Hossain    2* (15b)      KAJ Roach    22-11-45-3

83.1

Roach to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, fired it into middle and leg, pushed at it, got an inside edge towards square leg for a single

83.2

Roach to Shahadat Hossain, no run, backed away to a straight one and defended it back to the bowler

83.3

Roach to Shahadat Hossain, no run, full on the off stump, drilled towards cover off the front foot

83.4

Roach to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length on the off, moves away and defends it to cover

83.5

Roach to Shahadat Hossain, no run, fullish on the off, plays it with a straight bat to mid-off

83.6

Roach to Shahadat Hossain, no run, length ball on the off, bunted to mid-off, calls for a single but then wisely decides against it

End of over 84 (1 run) Bangladesh 223/9
Shahadat Hossain    18* (36b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    23-11-46-3
Rubel Hossain    3* (16b)      RA Austin    11-3-35-0

It's gotten a little dark at Arnos Vale, but no threat to play. Austin will continue

84.1

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, defended, in fact, lobbed just short of the bowler

84.2

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, turning down to beat the keeper, thanks to a leg slip there are no byes conceded, good bounce as well

84.3

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, harmless bowling, on leg stump, padded away, no difficulty

84.4

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, spinning in from a good length on the off stump, defended onto the pitch

84.5

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, straying down leg side, kicked away to short leg, not good bowling this

84.6

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, much better, short of a length outside off, spun back in, defended with ease to cover

End of over 85 (maiden) Bangladesh 223/9
Rubel Hossain    3* (22b)      RA Austin    12-4-35-0
Shahadat Hossain    18* (36b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    23-11-46-3

Michaeladrian: "Why is Reifer allowing Austin to bowl at the tail...where is Best?"

Well, here he is.

85.1

Best to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, sliced away, full outside off, made room and smacked it wide of a diving point for a boundary, this stand is now worth 20

85.2

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, good length outside off, makes room and punches it past the bowler to mid-on

85.3

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, dropped it short on middle, goes for a mighty pull over square leg, gets an inside edge onto his ribs

85.4

Best to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, dropped short of mid-on, and rolled through him to the boundary, short of a good length outside off, mistimed an attempt to clear the in-field but it proved effective in the end, four more, the frustration is writ large on the faces of the West Indians

85.5

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, low full toss on the off stump, pushed to mid-on from the crease

85.6

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, back of a length on the off, slapped straight to mid-on, Best fails to get a breakthrough, remember he spilled a catch just moments earlier

End of over 86 (8 runs) Bangladesh 231/9
Shahadat Hossain    26* (42b 3x4 1x6)      TL Best    16-4-51-2
Rubel Hossain    3* (22b)      RA Austin    12-4-35-0

86.1

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, spun back in from outside off, pushed back to the bowler

86.2

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended with a lunge

86.3

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, and again, defended back to the bowler this time

86.4

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, spinning in from middle, pads it away, would have gone down

86.5

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, flighted outside off, defended with a stride back to the bowler

86.6

Austin to Rubel Hossain, no run, spinning in from middle and he pads it away, again, this would have gone down,

End of over 87 (maiden) Bangladesh 231/9
Rubel Hossain    3* (28b)      RA Austin    13-5-35-0
Shahadat Hossain    26* (42b 3x4 1x6)      TL Best    16-4-51-2

87.1

Best to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, excellent shot, Best is being targeted here, length ball on middle and off, made room and smashed it straight past the bowler and a diving mid-off for his fourth boundary, driven beautifully

87.2

Best to Shahadat Hossain, 2 runs, clears mid-on, back of a length on middle, slapped it over the bowler's head for a couple more, this is now his highest Test score, well done

87.3

Best to Shahadat Hossain, no run, fullish on middle, defended easily to mid-on, makes room for virtually every ball but he's hung on

87.4

Best to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, swings hard but mistimes it down the ground to long-on for a single

87.5

Best to Rubel Hossain, no run, yorker length on middle, dug out easily towards cover

87.6

Best to Rubel Hossain, no run, banged it short on leg stump, moved further down, went through to the keeper who appeals for a caught behind but the umpire turns it down, an appeal more out of desperation than anything else

End of over 88 (7 runs) Bangladesh 238/9
Rubel Hossain    3* (30b)      TL Best    17-4-58-2
Shahadat Hossain    33* (46b 4x4 1x6)      RA Austin    13-5-35-0

88.1

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flighted on the off stump, defended to cover

88.2

Austin to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, he's gone, Austin gets his maiden wicket in Tests! Shahadat isn't happy, tossed up outside off, goes for the slog-sweep, a thin edge through to the keeper

Shahadat Hossain c †Walton b Austin 33 (71m 48b 4x4 1x6) SR: 68.75

There was a deflection, and the appeal was spontaneous and the umpire didn't take too long to raise his finger either. But the tail has wagged and Bangladesh have a score they can compete with, against this untested line-up at the international level. Mortaza, Shahadat, Mushfiqur (not a part of that tail, by the way) all chipped in with important contributions to rescue Bangladesh from a precarious 120-odd for 6. Roach was the best bowler among the West Indians, and though his captain will be happy at having restricted Bangladesh to 238, he'll regret not wrapping up the innings when they looked good to dismiss the visitors for under 200. A tricky 8 overs to face for the West Indies openers. Join us in just a bit.

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