Shakib puts Bangla in command


The Bangladesh spinners again exposed the frailty of the West Indies batting, and Shakib has so far captured three wickets for 40 runs from 15 overs, as the home team could only extend their lead to 129 on the third morning at the Queen’s Park Stadium Complex.

But rain about half an hour prior to the interval set Bangladesh back in their efforts, after West Indies continued from their overnight total of 56 for one.

Shakib made the breakthrough in the eighth over of the morning, when left-handed opener Omar Phillips swung at a shortish delivery, and was caught at deep square leg for 29.
Four overs later, Shakib had Ryan Hinds caught at leg-slip for two, when the left-handed batsman gloved after a sweep shot.

Off-spinner Mahmudullah, who has been the most successful bowler for Bangladesh in the series, then removed West Indies captain Floyd Reifer for three to a questionable lbw decision from New Zealand umpire Tony Hill.

Enamul Haque Jr then added to West Indies’ pain, when he scalped Travis Dowlin for 49 to an incredulous lbw verdict from Hill to leave West Indies 110 for five.

SCORE BOARD
WEST INDIES (I Innings):  237
BANGLADESH (I Innings): 232
WEST INDIES (II Innings, O/n 56/1):
Richards  lbw Shakib    12
Phillips c Ashraful b Shakib    29
Dowlin lbw Haque    49
Hinds c Mahmudullah b Shakib    2
Reifer lbw Mahmudullah    3
Bernard (batting)    16
Sammy (batting)    7
Extras (LB-2, NB-4)    6     
Total (for 5 wkts, 46.1 overs)    124
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-72, 3-84, 4-95, 5-110.
Bowling: R Hossain 7-1-29-0, Saqibul Hossain 1.1-0-6-0, Haque 7-2-10-1, Shakib 15-3-40-3, Mahmudullah 15-1-37-1, Mohammed Ashraful 1-1-0-0.

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