Shakib Al Hasan steadies Bangladesh on Test return as Tigers reach 242-5 against West IndiesFebruary 3, 2021
Shakib Al Hasan steadied Bangladesh on his Test return as the Tigers closed day one of the series opener against West Indies on 242-5.
Shakib – back in international cricket after serving a one-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches – headed to the wicket at No 6 with his side tottering on 134-4 in Chittagong.
However, the all-rounder (39no) proceeded to share a 59-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim (38) and then an unbroken 49 with Liton Das (34no).
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West Indies spinner Jomel Warrican (3-58) broke a 53-run, third-wicket stand between Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque (25) and opener Shadman Islam when he had the former – who had elected to bat after winning the toss – caught at midwicket.
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Warrican then pinned Shadman lbw on the sweep close to tea, while he was also the man to end the Shakib-Mushfiqur partnership when he had Mushfiqur caught low at slip by Rahkeem Cornwall.
Off-spinner Cornwall went wicketless from his 22 overs, with the other two wickets to fall coming courtesy of seamer Kemar Roach and a run out.
Roach bowled Tamim Iqbal (9) in the fifth over, while Nazmul Hossain (25) was run out after a mix-up with Shadman at the start of the 24th over.
Bangladesh swept West Indies 3-0 in the preceding ODI series.
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