Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 2nd Test: Day 3 – West Indies Are In Control Despite Strong Fight Back From Bangladesh
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Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 2nd Test: Day 3 – West Indies Are In Control Despite Strong Fight Back From Bangladesh

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Though the hosts Bangladesh have fought back on the third day of this Test series-decider, the visitors West Indies still finished the day with the upper hand.

Starting the day on their overnight score of 105/4, Bangladesh were all out on 296 runs as West Indies got the lead of 113 runs. At the stumps of the day, the visitors scored 41/3 as they are leading by 154 runs.

Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 2nd Test: Day 3 – Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s strong partnership heavily closed the first innings gap

Overnight batting partners Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun added 37 runs in the morning session before Rakheem Cornwall dismissed Mohammad Mithun for 15 runs. Just before that wicket, Rahim completed his half-century. However, he also lost the wicket soon after scoring 54 off 105 balls (7 fours). At that time, Bangladesh were struggling on 155/6. At lunch, that scoreboard was stretched to 181/6.

Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz batted superbly in the second session as the hosts didn’t lose another wicket in that session of the day. Both batsmen completed their half-centuries as well as set up their 100 runs partnership for the seventh wicket as Bangladesh were batting on 272/6 at tea.

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Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the early third session, Cornwall dismissed Liton Das for 71 runs while Liton and Miraz put the 126 runs partnership for the seventh wicket. In that same 92nd over of the innings, Cornwall also took the wicket of Nayeem Hasan (0) and completed his second Test five-wicket haul. In the next over, Shannon Gabriel dismissed Miraz for 57 runs. Soon, Alzarri Joseph ended that innings after dismissing Abu Jayed for 1 run. Taijul Islam was not out for 13 runs.

Rahkeem Cornwall finished that innings with the bowling figures of 32-8-74-5. Also, Shannon Gabriel (3/70) got three wickets in that innings while Alzarri Joseph (2/60) picked up the remaining two wickets. West Indies took the last four wickets in 15 runs.

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Rahkeem Cornwall claimed a five-wicket haul (Image Credit: Twitter)

Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021, 2nd Test: Day 3 – Top three Caribbean batsmen went back to the pavilion early

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Bangladesh players (Image Credit: Twitter)

West Indies started their innings defensively as the Bangladesh bowlers took three quick wickets to return to the game. At first, Naeem Hasan dismissed captain Kraigg Brathwaite for 6 runs in the fourth over of that innings while Shayne Moseley was next to go as Mehidy Hasan Miraz struck for the hosts. Taijul Islam bowled another opener John Campbell for 18 runs at the late moment of the day. At the end of the day, Nkrumah Bonner scored 8 not out and Jomel Warrican scored 2 not out.

Brief Scores: West Indies – 409 (Joshua Da Silva 92, Nkrumah Bonner 90; Abu Jayed 4/98) & 41/3 (John Campbell 18, Nkrumah Bonner 8*; Taijul Islam 1/13)

Bangladesh – 296 (Liton Das 71, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 57; Rahkeem Cornwall 5/74)

Latest Status (at the stumps of day 3) – West Indies are leading by 154 runs