As West Indies controlled the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh, which was trying to avoid losing by an innings, Kemar Roach hit the milestone of 250 Test wickets.
At the end of its second innings on Sunday at Daren Sammy Stadium, Bangladesh fell down to 132-6 and was still 42 runs behind the home team.
Tamim Iqbal Becomes 250th Test Wicket Of Kemar Roach
Roach claimed the first three victims, finishing the day with 3-32 in 10 overs, moving up to 252 wickets for West Indies in his 73rd test. Tamim Iqbal, the star player for Bangladesh, was caught behind, giving the bowler his 250th wicket.
Roach is now West Indies’ sixth-highest test wicket scorer. Courtney Walsh, another fast bowler, sits at the top of the list with 519 wickets in 132 games.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy (13) and Anamul Haque (4) were the next two Bangladeshi players Roach dismissed, leaving them on 32-3 and battling.
With a 42 from 91 balls, Najmul Hossain Shanto leads Bangladesh’s innings thus far. Additionally, he was tripped up by Alzarri Joseph (2-31).
Kyle Mayers Helps West Indies Take Big Advantage
After being bowled out for 408 in the first innings, West Indies earlier resumed on 340-5 and increased their overnight advantage of 106 to 174. This was made possible by all-rounder Kyle Mayers’ chanceless and unbeaten 126.
After moving on to position 146 and being intercepted by Shoriful Islam, Khaled Ahmed dismissed Mayers. 18 fours and two sixes were hit during Mayers’ innings. Ahmed used the 5-106.
After significant rain, the play was suspended for the day at around 5:30 local time.
In the first innings, Bangladesh managed a decent score of 234 runs.
West Indies defeated Bangladesh in the opening test by seven wickets in slightly over three days. There are also three T20 matches and a three-match ODI series planned.