The visitors West Indies fought very hard, but the hosts Bangladesh always controlled the day three of the opening Test at Chattogram.
Starting the day on their overnight score of 75/2, West Indies were bowled out for 259 runs as Bangladesh got the bi first innings lead of 171 runs. At the stumps of the day, the hosts scored 47/3 in their second innings as they are leading by 218 runs.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 1st Test: Day 3 – visitors Captain and middle-orders fought hard but late collapse denied their progress
The day started with Nkrumah Bonner’s (17) dismissal on the very first ball of the day as Taijul Islam got his first wicket of the match. In that early morning session, captain Kraigg Brathwaite first completed his fifty.
Then Brathwaite and Kyle Mayers set up the quick 55 runs partnership for the fourth wicket. Finally Nayeem Hasan ended that partnership as he bowled Brathwaite for 76 runs off 111 balls (12 fours). In less than an hour of that wicket, Mehidy Hasan Miraz trapped Mayers for lbw, who scored 40 off 65 balls (7 fours). At lunch, West Indies were batting on 189/5.
Jermaine Blackwood and wicket-keeper batsman Joshua Da Silva set up the solid partnership of 99 runs for the sixth wicket. In that partnership, Blackwood completed his half-century in 106 balls. But just before the tea break, Bangladesh bowlers dismissed both those set batsmen.
While Nayeem Hasan got the wicket of Joshua for 42 runs (3 fours and only six), Mehidy Hasan Miraz dismissed Blackwood in the very next over, which immediately ended that session. Blackwood scored 68 runs off 146 balls (9 fours).
Bangladesh bowlers quickly wrapped up West Indies tail-enders in the early third session as the visitors added only six more runs in that session before losing their remaining three wickets. Battling from 253/5, the Caribbean team was all out for 259 runs.
First innings centurion Mehidy got four wickets in West Indies’ first innings as he had the bowling figures of 26-9-58-4. Also, Mustafizur Rahman (2/46), Taijul Islam (2/84) and Nayeem Hasan (2/54) got two wickets each in that innings.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 1st Test: Day 3 – Top three home batsmen lost their wickets quickly in the second innings
In the second over of their second innings, Bangladesh lost their opener Tamim Iqbal and first-down batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto, both for the ducks. Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall got both those wickets. Another opener Shadman Islam and captain Mominul Haque tried to set up that innings with a patience partnership. But around an hour later, Shannon Gabriel’s short ball took the wicket of Shadman (5).
At the end of the day, captain Mominul Haque scored 31 not out and Mushfiqur Rahim was not out on 10 runs.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 430 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz 103, Shakib Al Hasan 68; Jomel Warrican 4/133) & 47/3 (Mominul Haque 31*, Mushfiqur Rahim 10*; Rahkeem Cornwall 2/28)
West Indies – 259 (Kraigg Brathwaite 76, Jermaine Blackwood 68; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4/58)
Latest Status (at the stumps of day 3) – Bangladesh are leading by 218 runs