30 Oct 2011

Bangladesh battle back against Windies at Dhaka

2:19 pm on 30 October 2011

Bangladesh's spinners grabbed two quick wickets with the second new ball to leave the second and final cricket Test against the West Indies evenly poised after the opening day in Dhaka.

The West Indies were strongly placed at 226 for three before falling to 253 for five in their first innings at stumps, with Kirk Edwards unbeaten on 71 and Marlon Samuels 16 not out.

Off-spinner Nasir Hossain, who shared the new ball, struck a vital blow when he had Shivnarine Chanderpaul (18) caught behind before left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan bowled nightwatchman Kemar Roach for six.

The West Indies looked set to make the most of winning the toss on a good pitch as they batted steadily for more than two sessions, with Kieran Powell (72) and teenager Kraigg Brathwaite (50) scoring maiden Test half-centuries.