39.1 huuge appeal for lbw, as Gayle is struck on the front pad looking to sweep. It isn't given, and Mushfiqur thinks for a long time before going for the review... pitched on off, didn't turn that much and I think that was going on to hit off or even off and middle... It's hit him right in front, according to Hawkeye, and it's crashing into middle stump, two thirds of the way up, and Bangladesh have a massive wicket here. What a first wicket for Shuvagata. 116/1
    146.2 and Brathwaite's vigil at the crease finally comes to a close as Brathwaite, looking for some quick runs before a possible declaration, ends up spooning a catch behind to the slip Mominul as he attempts a paddle flick which he doesn't quite get a hold off. Quite an uncharacteristic way to go, but he is a team man through and through. 422/4
    42.2 ohho! Turn, bounce, and Taijul has his first wicket too. Edwards unwisely looked to tuck this length ball into the leg side, against the turn, from middle stump, and the leading edge went straight to silly point. It hit his chest just before he got his hands up and managed to cling on to the ball 133/2
    84.3 and the change of angle works immediately! Floats this across Bravo, and he looks to clear mid-off again but wasn't in the right position to do that, gets no real elevation and Mahmudullah falls to his right to take a good low catch at mid-off 261/3
    not out
    153.4 and Rubel looks like he may have just struck here as he delivers an almost yorker-length delivery on middle and leg, with this one reversing as Blackwood missed the ball, with the ball striking the pads. The umpire's finger goes up quite soon after the appeal, but Blackwood issues the review almost instantaneously. Replays show that the bat is not involved, but that it is just a matter of the ball's proximity to leg stump. Blackwood was ready to walk off before Chanderpaul intervened, but again, this does look quite conclusive. It shows umpire's call for the wicket, so the decision will stand as Blackwood is given his marching orders. 451/5
    156.4 and in his attempt to accelerate the innings Ramdin has holed out to midwicket as he looks for the slog sweep, but ends up hitting this high in the air as he is not at all in control of the shot. Rubel takes a good catch to this skier, and West Indies are suddenly six down 466/6
    158.6 that's his fifth, on debut! Not the best ball though as Taylor rushed down the track to take it on the full. This time his power fails him. Tonks it down long-on's throat 479/7
    not out
    24 (b 5, lb 18, nb 1)
    484/7d (160 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Did not bat: SJ Benn, ST Gabriel
    Fall of wickets: 1-116 (Chris Gayle, 39.1 ov), 2-133 (Kirk Edwards, 42.2 ov), 3-261 (Darren Bravo, 84.3 ov), 4-422 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 146.2 ov), 5-451 (Jermaine Blackwood, 153.4 ov), 6-466 (Denesh Ramdin, 156.4 ov), 7-479 (Jerome Taylor, 158.6 ov)
    Al-Amin Hossain22124301.9500
    Rubel Hossain30111013.6601
    Shuvagata Hom37610412.8100
    Taijul Islam47913552.8700
    Nasir Hossain41401.0000
    Mominul Haque10101.0000
    3.2 and Roach strikes early as he is rewarded for the fuller length he is bowling with a beauty that goes across Tamim as he looks to force a drive through the covers but only succeeds in getting a thick outside edge which carries low to second slip, who takes a good, low catch to give West Indies their first wicket of the day. Big wicket too as Tamim can be quite the threat early on with his aggressive style of batting 1/1
    33.3 and it looks like the rain interruption has claimed yet another victim as Shamsur's concentration has been broken. Benn bowls an inviting length that draws Shamsur forward slightly, but he doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball as this one catches the edge on its way to the slip fielder, who takes a good, low catch. The slip fielding has largely been on song today for the West Indies, despite a few half-chances going through earlier in the piece 80/3
    6.3 Kayes' stint at the crease is unfortunately short-lived as he goes after a wider delivery outside off, with the slanting angle catching the outside edge of the bat, with Darren Bravo at slip taking a good, low catch. Kayes was not too sure if it carried, but replays confirmed that it was indeed taken cleanly by Bravo. Bangladesh in a spot of bother here as they face down a hefty first innings total with two batsmen back in the shed already 18/2
    40.6 unbelievable. Mominul looked so serene at the crease and all of a sudden he is chasing this leg-side delivery from Gabriel, getting what appears to be an edge on it as it travels through to the keeper. There was a definite sound as the ball rushed past the bat. He has immediately called for a review. On second viewing there is a discernible sound, and as he was given out, then there has to be enough evidence against that for this to be overruled. The decision has come down, and he is indeed out. On the stroke of tea Mominul departs, and the West Indians head off to the pavilion with their spirits high, in contrast to the rather dispirited Mominul who trudges back acrimoniously 105/4
    42.4 and Blackwood strikes! What a gamble from Ramdin! Screams of delight echo through the ground as Blackwood drifts one into the front pad, with Mahmudullah playing outside of the line, and this looked very adjacent, with Marais Erasmus confirming the decision soon after 110/5
    not out
    48.5 and the pressure being created by both spinners is coming off for the West Indians as Blackwood draws Nasir into playing a slightly impetuous shot as he looks to slog him over long on, but didn't really get anywhere near the pitch of the ball as the ball is spooned high in the air, with Suliemann Benn coming round to midwicket to take the catch. Bangladesh in the doldrums at 118 for 6 118/6
    54.4 oh dear! Benn was almost apologetic as he accepts a gift from Shuvagata - a full toss slapped back at the bowler, especially one who had pulled off some blinders in the last Test series he played. This one is far simpler, almost like Benn had a homing signal on his hands for the ball to ping to 147/7
    58.4 the close-in fielders are all certain that was out and call for the reivew. This time Benn lobs the ball up above the batsman's eye-line, but Taijul keeps to his crease and tries to guide it towards third man. It bounced alarmingly, took the glove then bounces off Ramdin's shoulder to Bravo at leg slip. Looked rather nonchalant at first, but West Indies have made good use of a review it would seem 155/8
    65.6 and they manage to take the ninth wicket with a beautiful flighted delivery that lands on middle and turns away sharply to catch the outside edge, with Ramdin taking it smartly from behind. West Indies just one away now from enforcing the follow-on 166/9
    71.4 and in an attempt to go for a big heave down the ground, Suliemann Benn has earned himself a five-wicket haul, while Bravo takes a fifth catch, becoming only the eighth Test player to do so. Al-Amin gets a thick outside edge which flies sharply to Bravo, who on this day will catch just about anything, as he snaps up the chance gleefully 182/10
    5 (lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
    182 all out (71.4 Overs, RR: 2.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.2 ov), 2-18 (Imrul Kayes, 6.3 ov), 3-80 (Shamsur Rahman, 33.3 ov), 4-105 (Mominul Haque, 40.6 ov), 5-110 (Mahmudullah, 42.4 ov), 6-118 (Nasir Hossain, 48.5 ov), 7-147 (Shuvagata Hom, 54.4 ov), 8-155 (Taijul Islam, 58.4 ov), 9-166 (Rubel Hossain, 65.6 ov), 10-182 (Al-Amin Hossain, 71.4 ov)
    JE Taylor1544613.0620
    KAJ Roach1343112.3800
    ST Gabriel1325013.8400
    SJ Benn24.483951.5801
    J Blackwood611422.3300
    36.4 and he's gone! That wasn't a very good shot. It turned in a long way from outside off, and he went back looking to punch that through cover. Angled bat, left a gap between bat and pad, and it turned through the gap to knock back middle and off stump 107/4
    3.2 Roach has got the early break as he delivers a nice fullish ball just outside off which Shamsur, looking to dig this out, instead manages to get an outside edge which flies to the wicketkeeper, who is able to complete the take to his right. The umpire had no hesitation in raising the finger, and Bangladesh are now one down in their endeavour to save this Test 11/1
    25.3 and that's another chapter in the Curious Kayes of Imrul. That was a routine delivery outside off, may have bowled it a little slower, and he looked to drive, checked his shot at the last moment, and scooped that straight into short cover's hands 81/2
    32.2 he's been given, and Mominul has reviewed... he looked to drive this ball that turned in from way outside off, away from his body, and did that hit his inside-edge through to Ramdin? Is there enough evidence to say there was no edge? This is awfully similar to the circumstances of his first-innings dismissal... and once again the on-field decision is upheld 104/3
    87.3 got him! Goes for the drive outside off, and the inward angle does him. Actually, it cut back in off the pitch, and took his inside edge, and Ramdin takes a good low catch diving to his left 237/5
    113.3 goes for the mighty heave through cow corner, but doesn't quite get this one right as he hits it away a bit more square on the leg side, with Darren Bravo, who took five catches in the previous innings, showing the rest of his team-mates how it is done by taking the catch safely in the end near deep midwicket 314/10
    103.3 and Roach has struck for West Indies early in the piece this morning as he gets Nasir to pull this shorter one, with the ball getting a leading edge which carries to Shannon Gabriel, who runs forward from mid on to take a good catch. Thankfully, this one didn't bobble. I am pretty sure Ramdin would have killed someone if this had dropped 279/6
    105.1 Roach on fyah! Gets this one to come back in late from a fullish length, striking the front pad of Hom as this looked plumb. Roach appeals and the umpire gives this out straightaway, but Hom believes he is safe as he goes for the review. It is all four reds as this one was definitely going on to clip both middle and leg. Excellent reward for Roach for his incisive bowling 291/7
    106.4 what a way to go out! His short, seven-ball stint comes to a close as he tries to defend one which comes at him at an awkward height from back of a length outside leg, with the ball jagging back slightly into Taijul's body. As he tries to keep this out, the ball ends up richocheting behind onto his stumps, leaving Bangladesh eight down, and West Indies sniffing victory in the first session itself 292/8
    106.6 Gabriel gets another one as this full, straight delivery beats Rubel comprehensively as he falls over. Too fast for the pacer I am afraid as West Indies are just one away from a deserved victory 292/9
    not out
    19 (b 12, lb 4, nb 1, w 2)
    314 all out (f/o) (113.3 Overs, RR: 2.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Shamsur Rahman, 3.2 ov), 2-81 (Imrul Kayes, 25.3 ov), 3-104 (Mominul Haque, 32.2 ov), 4-107 (Tamim Iqbal, 36.4 ov), 5-237 (Mahmudullah, 87.3 ov), 6-279 (Nasir Hossain, 103.3 ov), 7-291 (Shuvagata Hom, 105.1 ov), 8-292 (Taijul Islam, 106.4 ov), 9-292 (Rubel Hossain, 106.6 ov), 10-314 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 113.3 ov)
    JE Taylor17.336413.6500
    KAJ Roach2266442.9010
    ST Gabriel1792521.4710
    J Blackwood1215104.2500
    SJ Benn2884421.5701
    CH Gayle1735012.9400

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

5,6,7,8,9 September 2014 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 05 Sep - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 264/3 (KC Brathwaite 123*, S Chanderpaul 1*, 87 ov)
  • Sat, 06 Sep - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 407/3 (KC Brathwaite 205*, S Chanderpaul 51*, 143 ov)
  • Sun, 07 Sep - day 3 - Bangladesh 1st innings 182
  • Mon, 08 Sep - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 256/5 (Mushfiqur Rahim 70*, Nasir Hossain 7*, 98 ov)
  • Tue, 09 Sep - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 13/0 (2.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

The resistance


The post-lunch session on the fourth day was Bangladesh's first session without losing any wickets in the Test so far

Long wait


No. of innings since Bangladesh's last 100-run opening stand, against England in June 2010

Batting Woes


The number of times Bangladesh have been bowled out below 200 out of 165 Test innings

Lean patch


The number of innings since Mahmudullah's last Test fifty



No. of months since Mahmudullah came in at No. 5, against Sri Lanka in March 2013



No. of times - out of 93 fifty-plus scores - that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been undefeated

The Oops list


No. of Bangladesh bowlers who have conceded 100 runs on debut, Taijul Islam being the latest

Gayle dropped


No. of runs Chris Gayle had scored when Rubel Hossain dropped him