BAN vs WI 1st Test Day 5 LIVE: Kyle Mayers smashes century on his debut, while Nkrumah Bonner hits maiden Test fifty as West Indies are dominating Bangladesh in their massive chase of 395 runs on the final day of the 1st Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
The visitors need less than 160-runs to win with seven wickets in hand. On the other hand, Bangladesh are desperate for a breakthrough.
Earlier on Day 4, West Indies have lost three wickets against Bangladesh on Day 4 of the opening Test in their massive chase of 395 runs.
Mehidy Hasan’s three wickets on the fourth day have put hosts in a strong position as West Indies still require 285 more runs to win the first Test against Bangladesh. The hosts require only seven wickets on the final day to bowl out the West Indies and take a 1-0 lead in the Test series.
At stumps, West Indies score read 110/3 with Nkrumah Bonner andKyle Mayers unbeaten on 15 and 37 runs respectively. Mehidy dismantled West Indies’ top order but Bonner and Mayers ensured the hosts doesn’t make any further inroads.
Chasing 395 runs to win the first Test, West Indies got off to a steady start but Mehidyprovided Bangladesh the first breakthrough as he dismissedKraigg Brathwaite in the 17th over.
Mehidy then trapped both John Campbell and SheyneMoseley in front of the stumps to reduce the visitors on 59/3. But the 51-runstand between Bonner and Mayers ensured West Indies doesn’t suffer any more hiccups before theclose of play.
Resuming day four at 47/3, Bangladesh didn’t have a good start as the hosts lost Mushfiqur Rahim in the 30th over. Rahkeem Cornwall trapped Rahim in front of the stumps providing the West Indies a much-needed breakthrough.
The innings included a fine knock from Momin-ul-Haq who slammed his 10th Test hundred and broke the previous record of most Test hundreds for Bangladesh held by Liton Das (nine hundreds).
On Friday, the tourists were bowled out for 259 runs in their first innings, handing the hosts a 171-run lead in their first innings. Kriagg Braithwaite was the top-scorer with 76 runs. Mehidi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets. The all-rounder’s maiden ton earlier helped Bangladesh score 430 runs against West Indies.
Bangladesh 2nd Inning 223/8 (67.5 ov)
West Indies 1st Inning 259/10 (96.1 ov)
Bangladesh 1st inning 430/10 (150.2 ov)
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