Mustafizur strikes early as Tigers take command
At the end of the day, West Indies are batting at 75 for two in 29 overs with captain Kraigg (49*) and Nkrumah Bonner (17*) in the middle. They are trailing by 355 runs in the first innings.
Bangladesh got early success when Mustafizur, the only pacer for Bangladesh in this game, removed John Campbell in the fifth over. The left-arm pacer pulled of the debutant Sheyne Moseley as well during the 11th over
Most of the top-order batsmen managed solid starts but couldn’t translate them into big innings. Mehidy came in at number eight and ended up posting 103 off 168 balls with 13 fours.
Along the way, he became only the fourth Bangladeshi batsman after Khaled Masud, Mahmudullah Riyad and Sohag Gazi to have scored a Test ton at number eight. And at the same time, he is now the only fifth Bangladeshi to register at least a five-wicket haul and a century in Tests.
While recording his maiden Test century, Mehidy partnered Shakib and Nayeem Hasan to generate two fifty-plus partnerships at the seventh and ninth-wicket stand.
Liton fell prey to West Indies’ most successful bowler in this match so far, Jomel Warrican, for 38. Nayeem, who took the field as the ninth batsman, posted 24 before falling to debutant Nkrumah Bonner.
For West Indies, Warrican bagged four wickets, conceding 133 runs in 48 overs while the other spinner Rahkeem Cornwall scalped two wickets conceding 114 runs in 42.2 overs.
Bangladesh (first innings) 430/10 in 150.2 overs (Mehidy 103, Shakib 68, Mushfiqur 38, Liton 38, Mominul 26, Najmul 25); Jomel 4/133, Cornwall 2/114
West Indies (first innings) 75/2 in 29 overs (Brathwaite 49*, Booner 17*) Mustafizur 2/18