West Indies, Bangladesh in tame draw

Published: Wednesday | October 26, 2011 Comments 0
West Indies captain Darren Sammy (left) talks to Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match in Chittagong, Bangladesh, yesterday. - AP
West Indies captain Darren Sammy (left) talks to Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match in Chittagong, Bangladesh, yesterday. - AP

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC):

A sporting declaration by Bangladesh was not enough to engineer a result in the opening Test here yesterday and West Indies experienced little horrors in holding on for a predictable draw on the final day.

Resuming at their overnight 144 for five, West Indies were bowled out for 244 to concede a first innings lead of 106 runs in the game where the second and third days were abandoned due to rain.

Instead of batting out the final hours, however, Bangladesh inserted some excitement into the contest at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium by declaring at 119 for three in their second innings, though they batted cautiously to reach there.

When Kraigg Brathwaite was lbw to left-arm spinner Elias Sunny (6-94) without scoring to the fourth ball of the innings, Bangladesh flirted if only briefly with the possibility of a huge upset.

However, Lendl Simmons hit a brisk 44 from 49 balls before Kirk Edwards (28 not out) and Darren Bravo (24 not out) chipped in to ensure West Indies came away from the rain-ravaged contest unscathed, finishing the day on 100 for two.

Beginning the final day still 206 runs adrift of their target, West Indies lost Marlon Samuels in the day's third over, driving Sunny to cover after adding just seven runs to his over overnight 17.

Erasing anxiety

Captain Darren Sammy then erased any anxiety in the Windies camp, blasting a counter-attacking 58 to record his first Test half-century.

In a cameo innings requiring just 43 balls, Sammy started with two successive fours off Sunny, before going on to add six more fours and two sixes. He dominated a 60-run stand with Carlton Baugh, who carried his overnight six to 30 off 32 balls before becoming Sunny's sixth wicket, bowled around his legs at 212 for seven.

Sammy, dropped on 28 by Shakib Al Hasan, continued to chance his arm and reached his 50 by carting Sunny over wide long-on for the first of his two sixes.

Left-arm spinner Shakib, who finished with three for 53, claimed his man in the end when he bowled Sammy at 244 for nine.

SCOREBOARD

BANGLADESH 1st innings 350

WEST INDIES 1st Innings

(overnight 144 for five)

L Simmons c Raqibul Hasan

b Shahadat Hossain 7

K Brathwaite c Imrul Kayes

b Elias Sunny 33
K Edwards lbw b Elias Sunny 17

D Bravo c Shahriar Nafees

b Elias Sunny 2

S Chanderpaul c Shahriar Nafees

b Elias Sunny 49

M Samuels c Raqibul Hasan

b Elias Sunny 24
+C Baugh b Elias Sunny 30
D Sammy b Shakib Al Hasan 58

R Rampaul c Mushfiqur Rahim

b Shakib Al Hasan 8
F Edwards not out 0
D Bishoo b Shakib Al Hasan 0
Extras: (b2, lb2, nb 7, pen5) 16
TOTAL: (5 wkts; 51 overs) 244

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Simmons), 2-44 (K Edwards), 3-52 (Bravo), 4-114 (Brathwaite), 5-137 (Chanderpaul), 6-152 (Samuels), 7-212 (Baugh), 8-229 (Rampaul), 9-244 (Sammy), 10-244 (Bishoo).

Bowling: Shahadat Hossain 5-1-19-1, Rubel Hossain 15-2-52-0, Shakib Al Hasan 18-2-53-3, Elias Sunny 23-0-96-6, Nasir Hossain 7-1-17-0.

BANGLADESH 2nd innings

Tamim Iqbal c wkp Baugh b Sammy 37
Imrul Kayes c wkp Baugh b Rampaul 13
Shahriar Nafees b Samuels 50
Raqibul Hasan not out 10
+Mushfiqur Rahim not out 2
Extras: (b4, lb2, nb1) 7
TOTAL: (3 wkts dec; 42 overs) 119

Did not bat: Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Elias Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain.

Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Imrul Kayes), 2-72 (Tamim Iqbal), 3-116 (Shahriar Nafees)

Bowling: F Edwards 9-0-37-0, Rampaul 11-1-26-1, Samuels 16-3-41-1, Sammy 6-1-9-1.

WEST INDIES 2nd innings

(target: 226 runs)

L Simmons c Rubel Hossain

b Shakib Al Hasan 44
K Brathwaite lbw b Elias Sunny 0
K Edwards not out 28
D Bravo not out 24
Extras: (lb2, nb2) 4
TOTAL: (2 wkts, 22 overs) 100

Did not bat: M Samuels, S Chanderpaul,D Sammy, +C Baugh, R Rampaul, F Edwards, D Bishoo.

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Brathwaite), 2-58 (Simmons)

Bowling: Elias Sunny 6-0-34-1, Shahadat Hossain 4-0-21-0, Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-34-1, Rubel Hossain 2-0-3-0, Nasir Hossain 2-0-2-0, Naeem Islam 2-0-4-0.

Result: Match drawn.

Series: Two match series nil-all.

Toss: Bangladesh.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Nigel Llong;

TV: Enamul Haque.



Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus