At the stumps of the fourth day of the Chattogram Test, the hosts Bangladesh are looking for the big victory while indiscipline and inexperienced West Indies batsmen have a big responsibility to save the match.
Starting the day on their overnight score of 47/3, the hosts Bangladesh scored 223/8 before declaring their second innings. Chasing down the 395 runs target, the visitors West Indies scored 110/3 at the end of the day.
In the meantime, Shakib Al Hasan didn’t come on the field for the entire day due to his thigh injury.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 1st Test: Day 4 – centurion Mominul Haque and half-centurion Liton Das set up Bangladesh innings
In the first hour, Bangladesh lost the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim who scored 18 runs. However, before that wicket, he put the crucial 40 runs partnership with captain Mominul Haque for the fourth wicket.
But then Bangladesh skipper Mominul and wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das put the solid partnership to control that innings. Captain completed his half-century in 84 balls. At lunch, Bangladesh scored 149/4, where Mominul Haque was batting on 84 and Liton Das was batting on 4 runs.
They continued that moment in the second session where Liton batted strongly. While Liton completed fifty in 96 balls, Mominul completed his century in 173 balls.
After their 133 runs partnership for the fifth wicket, Jomel Warrican broke that partnership by dismissing Liton for 69 runs off 112 balls (5 fours).
Five balls later, centurion captain Mominul (115 runs off 182 balls; 10 fours) was dismissed by Shannon Gabriel. Soon after that, Warrican took two quick wickets of Mehidy Hasan Miraz (7) and Taijul Islam (3) as Bangladesh declared their innings.
While the spinners Jomel Warrican (3/57) and Rahkeem Cornwall (3/81) got three wickets each, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel (2/37) picked up two wickets in that innings.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 1st Test: Day 4 – Mehidy Hasan Miraz sent back three Caribbean batsmen to the pavilion
Chasing down the big target of 395 runs, West Indies batsmen failed to capitalise their starts to the good score. Mehidy Hasan Miraz took all the three wickets of the day as he dismissed both the openers captain Kraigg Brathwaite (20) and John Campbell (23) as well as debutant Shayne Moseley (12).
At the stumps of the day, Nkrumah Bonner (15*) and Kyle Mayers (37*) have set up the 51 runs partnership for the unbroken fourth wicket.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 430 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz 103, Shakib Al Hasan 68; Jomel Warrican 4/133) & 223/8 decl. (Mominul Haque 115, Mushfiqur Rahim 69; Jomel Warrican 3/57)
West Indies – 259 (Kraigg Brathwaite 76, Jermaine Blackwood 68; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4/58) & 110/3 (Kyle Mayers 37*, John Campbell 23; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3/52)
Latest Status (at the stumps of day 4) – West Indies need 285 more runs to win