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WI vs Bangladesh | Tourists make confident start in second Test

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 11:51 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -
Members of the West Indies team celebrate the fall of a wicket in the pre-lunch session of the second Test against Bangladesh in  St Lucia.
Members of the West Indies team celebrate the fall of a wicket in the pre-lunch session of the second Test against Bangladesh in St Lucia.

Bangladesh made a more positive start with the bat against the West Indies on day one of the second Test in St Lucia with the visitors going into lunch on 77 for two.

Asked to take first strike, the visitors began positively with openers Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan Joy putting on 41 runs for the first wicket, before debutant pacer Anderson Phillip struck in his first over in Test cricket by bowling Joy for 10.

Iqbal continued to play well and stroked nine glorious fours before he pushed at a lifting delivery from Alzarri Joseph and was caught at point by Jermaine Blackwood for 46.

Najmul Hossain Shanto, 16, and Anamul Haque, five, then saw the visitors to the interval without further loss. Joseph has so far taken one wicket for 23 runs while Phillip, who came into the team at the expense of spinner Gudakesh Motie, has so far bagged one for 15.