Bangladesh 103 and 50 for 2 (Mahmudul 18*, Joseph 2-14) trail West Indies 265 (Brathwaite 94, Blackwood 63, Mehidy 4-59) by 112 runs

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite scored 94 as West Indies pressed their advantage on day two of the first Test. West Indies were dismissed for 265 after tea at barely two runs an over for a first-innings lead of 162, and reduced Bangladesh to 50 for 2 by stumps. Bangladesh trailed by 112 with eight wickets left.

Brathwaite, the opener, led his side with a half-century or better for the fifth time in his last eight test innings dating to November. He was unlucky, after facing 267 balls and closing on an 11th test century after more than 6 1/2 hours, as a Khaled Ahmed delivery stayed low and hit his pad in front of leg stump. Brathwaite didn’t dispute it.

By then, he’d long helped his side pass Bangladesh’s total in the morning, and almost double it when he was out at 197 for 4. But rather than inspire West Indies to continue grinding away, Brathwaite’s demise appeared to stiffen Bangladesh’s resolve.

West Indies, after losing only Nkrumah Bonner’s wicket in the morning, lost three in the middle session after the new ball was taken, and the last four wickets in the nine overs after tea.

Jermaine Blackwood, who joined Brathwaite in the morning, lasted until the third session and was the ninth man out for 63 off 139 balls. He was Khaled’s second wicket, falling to a great diving catch by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at extra cover.
Gudakesh Motie, making his West Indies debut, added an unbeaten 23 off 21 balls batting at No. 10.

Offspinner Mehidy picked up 4 for 59 for Bangladesh.

But the team’s batting came under the scanner again. Opener Tamim Iqbal was gone for 22 in the 10th over, getting a thick edge in Alzarri Joseph‘s first over. Joseph’s second over netted planned nightwatchman Mehidy for 2 from an edge to the slips. Joseph had 2 for 14 at stumps.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy was left on 18 not out and Najmul Hossain Shanto, who took 14 balls to get off the mark, was 8 not out.