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TEA: West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test


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ARNOS VALE – West Indies are 182 for two at tea on the first day of the first Test match against Bangladesh.

Kraigg Brathwaite is unbeaten on 89. He is showing lots of patience, having faced 196 balls. Brathwaite struck six fours and has steadied the ship with Darren Bravo following the loss of two quick wickets after lunch.

Bravo is on 17, having faced 40 balls and hitting one six.

In the session after lunch, opener Chris Gayle fell lbw to Shuvagata Hom for 64 off 105 balls. Gayle struck ten fours and one six.

Kirk Edwards, his replacement, did not last very long. He took a liking to Hom’s bowling, hitting a six back over his head and then a four to deep backward square leg.

But he played a leading edge into the chest of Mominul Haque off the bowling of Taijul Islam. Haque secured the ball and Edwards’ cameo was over.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (captain/wicketkeeper), Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Shannon Gabriel.

Bangladesh (proposed batting order): Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain/wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Shuvogato Hom, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain. (SAT/PR)






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