Mehidy’s five-for restricts WI to 354 after Brathwaite ton


Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Abu Jayed led Bangladesh’s fightback on the second morning, limiting West Indies’ first-innings total to 354, after Kraigg Brathwaite’s dogged century on the opening day had set up a strong platform for the home team in the second Test in Jamaica. Mehidy ended up with his fourth five-wicket haul, and his first since his debut series against England in 2016, while Jayed took three wickets. The duo’s efforts ensured West Indies collapsed from 295 for 4 overnight to lose their last six wickets for 59 runs.

Mehidy Hasan completed a five-for on the second morning (AFP)

Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das negotiated the two overs before lunch to secure a great session for Bangladesh, taking them to 10 for no loss.

Mehidy removed debutant Keemo Paul and Miguel Cummins off successive balls in his second over. Paul was given out caught at short leg off an inside edge, without opening his account, before Cummins fell lbw next ball.

But it was Abu Jayed who started West Indies’ slump when he got Shimron Hetmyer to edge a short delivery to the wicketkeeper in the day’s third over, the batsman unable to pull away from a delivery leaving him. Hetmyer had added just two runs to his overnight 84. Roston Chase followed soon after, after he was adjudged lbw for 20. Even a review could not save Chase, as replays showed that the ball would have hit leg-stump, prolonging his string of low scores in Test cricket this year. Taijul Islam then produced a leading edge from Shane Dowrich that was held Mehidy in the covers. Mehidy then struck twice in his next over as West Indies were nine down.

Shakib Al Hasan, however, removed Mehidy from the attack thereafter, only for Jason Holder and the No. 11 Shannon Gabriel to add 35 runs in the following five overs. Holder struck a couple of sixes while Gabriel struck three fours in his 19-ball stay, before becoming Jayed’s third victim. (ESPNCricinfo)


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