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Windies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 1- Review: Brathwaite century keeps hosts on top

Shimron Hetmyer marked his comeback with an impressive and unbeaten 84.

Kraigg Brathwaite
Kraigg Brathwaite. (Photo Source: ICC)

After an embarrassing loss in the First Test, Bangladesh locked horns with West Indies in the 2nd Test. At the close of play on day-1, West Indies are definitely at the top. They were 295/4 as the day ended and will be looking to add a lot more to this.

With the West Indies bowlers in some great form, the game plan would be quite simple. They would clearly be eyeing another innings win. On the other hand, Bangladesh would not want to let things drift off easily. They will want to wrap the Windies innings quickly on day-2 and try to give a fight.

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K Brathwaite, S Hetmyer keep Windies on the top

Bangladesh’s skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to bowl first. Mehidy Hasan struck early in the innings by dismissing Devon Smith for 2 runs. Kieran Powell and Shai Hope scored 29 runs each. Powell was trapped in front of the stumps by Hasan. On the other hand, Taijul Islam dismissed Hope. West Indies were 138/3. However, Brathwaite and Hetmyer built a wonderful partnership of 109 runs for the fourth wicket.

Brathwaite went on to score a century. He scored 110 runs off 279 balls and looked brilliant. He hit 9 boundaries and applied himself beautifully in the middle. However, just as the day was about to come to a close, Mehidy Hasan picked his wicket up. He got tempted as Hasan kept bowling flighted deliveries and ended up toe-ending one and holed out to the man at long on.

Hetmyer is still batting on 84. He is playing quite an aggressive innings and has scored his runs in just 98 balls. He hit 9 boundaries and 1 six and will be a huge threat for Bangladesh going into the second day. Shai Hope is batting at the other end and has scored 16 off 25 balls thus far. Mehidy Hasan has picked 3 wickets in the innings out of the four wickets that fell.

Brief Scores:

West Indies, 1st Innings: 295/4 in 92 overs (K Brathwaite 110, Shimron Hetmyer 84*, Mehidy Hasan 3/90)

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