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Bangladesh take 218-run lead after day three

  • Published at 04:32 am February 5th, 2021
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque plays a shot during day three of their first Test against the West Indies in Chittagong Friday AFP

Captain Mominul (31 not out) and Mushfiq (10 not out) will look to add to the 218-run lead when the fourth day's play begins Saturday

Bangladesh maybe stuttering in their second innings on 47 runs for the loss of three wickets but still ended day three in the driving seat, with a 218-run lead, against the West Indies at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong Friday.

Rahkeem Cornwall (2/28) dismissed both left-handed batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Nazmul Hossain Shanto for nought, while Shannon Gabriel (1/13) put in a hostile spell of fast bowling to account for the wicket of opener Shadman Islam (five).

Captain Mominul Haque (31 not out) and Mushfiqur Rahim (10 not out) will look to further add to the lead when the fourth day's play begins Saturday.

Earlier, the visitors inexplicably lost their last five wickets for just six runs to get dismissed in their first innings for 259, handing the home side a hefty 171-run lead.

Joshua da Silva (42) and Jermaine Blackwood's (68) dismissals initiated the collapse that saw the Windies lose their way from a good position of 253/5.

Kyle Mayers (40) and Kraigg Brathwaite (76) began the day in promising fashion but couldn't drive home the advantage as all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz continued his purple patch in the game.

Bangladesh faced a huge setback as ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan sustained yet another injury that may hinder him from...

Posted by Sports Tribune on Friday, 5 February 2021

After scoring his maiden Test hundred coming in at No 8, Miraz bagged four wickets conceding 58 runs from 26 overs, while Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman picked up two wickets apiece.

Shakib al Hasan did not return to the field on the third day after bowling six overs on day two, before withdrawing from action 12 overs prior to stumps.

Shakib suffered a strain in his left thigh, a few days after incurring a similar injury in a different region of the same thigh in the third and final ODI against the West Indies.

Bangladesh opted to field Yasir Ali Rabbi in place of Shakib in the third morning and it seems the injury may not allow the former national team captain to resume the match unless a crisis situation arises.

According to the ICC rules, a substitute is only allowed if a player suffers a new injury during any ongoing game, and not for any old injury.

BCB said in a statement Friday, "The injury was confirmed by an MRI scan this morning. The BCB medical team will continue to treat and review his progress over the course of the first Test.”

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