Shakib delays WI celebrations

Bangladeshi all-rou­nder Shakib Al Hasan followed his four wickets with a fighting 97 to delay West Indies’ likely win in the second and final Test here on Saturday.

The 25-year-old left-hander missed his third Test hundred by a mere three runs but carried the home team from a precarious 82-5 to 262-6 at close on the fourth day, still needing 35 to avoid an innings defeat.

Shakib fell off the first ball of the penultimate over of the day, miscuing a lofted shot off left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and was caught simply at mid-off by Tino Best.

Shakib and Nasir Hossain made a record sixth wicket stand for Bangladesh against the West Indies of 144, with N Hossain finishing on 64 not out.

Score board

BANGLADESH (I Innings): 387
WEST INDIES (I Innings, O/n: 564-4):
Gayle c Rahim b Gazi    25
Powell c Shakib b R Hossain    13
Bravo lbw Gazi    127
Samuels c sub b R Hossain    260
Chanderpaul (not out)    150
Ramdin c Rahim b Shakib    31
Sammy c M’dullah b Shakib    0
Permaul c Gazi b Shakib    13
Narine c Shahriar b Shakib    0
Edwards C Shakib b Gazi    2
Extras (B-10, LB-7, W-2, NB-8)    27
Total (for 9 wkts decl, 200.3 overs)            648
Fall of wickets: 1-37, , 3-369, 4-546, 5-621, 6-621, 7-639, 8-639, 9-648.
Bowling: Gazi 57.3-4-167-3, Hasan 24-0-113-0, R Hossain 31-8-86-2, Islam 14-1-43-0, Shakib 52-11-151-4, Mahmudullah 10-0-42-0, N Hossain 12-1-29-0.
Tamim b Best    28
Nazimuddin lbw Edwards    0
Nafees c Sammy b Best    21
Islam b Best    2
Shakib c Best b Permaul    97
Rahim b Permaul    10
N Hossain (batting)    64
Extras (LB-2, W-1, NB-1)    4
Total (for 6 wkts, 56.1 overs)    226
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-49, 3-51, 4-62, 5-82, 6-226.
Bowling: Edwards 11-0-65-1, Narine 9-0-48-0, Permaul 16.1-2-51-2, Best 8-0-26-3, Gayle 4-0-15-0, Sammy 8-3-19-0.

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