Three wickets for Jomel Warrican as Bangladesh crawl to 242 for 5

By February 03, 2021

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took three wickets but Bangladesh held a slight edge at stumps of day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Chattogram today.

At the close of play, Bangladesh were 242 for 5 with Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das unbeaten on 39 and 34, respectively. So far, the pair have added 49 runs in a sixth-wicket stand that prevented the West Indies from making further inroads on a day when their bowlers were largely disciplined if not penetrative.

After winning the bat and opting to bat, Bangladesh benefitted early from some wayward bowling from Shannon Gabriel who was guilty of straying down the leg side. However, it was Kemar Roach who made the early breakthrough when he bowled Tamim Iqbal off his pads for 9 with 23 runs on the board.

Shanto was run out for 25 after a 43-run partnership with Shadman Islam, who also featured in a stand of 53 with Captain Mominul Haque, who made 26 before Warrican had him caught by John Campbell at short midwicket for 25.

Warrican then had Islam trapped lbw shortly before tea for a patient 59 that came off 154 balls in his 235-minute stay at the crease. It was then 134 for 4, but any hope the West Indies harboured of running through the Bangladesh middle harboured were dashed by a 63-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib who took the score to 193 when Warrican induced an edge from Mushfiqur, who was snapped up by Rahkeem Cornwall at slip.

Warrican’s three wickets came at a cost of 58 runs from 24 overs. Meanwhile, Roach bowled well for his figures of 1 for 44 but will be hoping for better fortunes when play resumes tomorrow (tonight local time).

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