Bangladesh are facing an uphill battle in the first of two Tests with the West Indies in Dhaka after the tourists finished day one at 4-361.
The West Indies dominated every session on Tuesday with opener Kieran Powell and Shivnarine Chanderpaul both notching centuries.
Unfortunately for Bangladesh, the docile Shere Bangla National Stadium pitch offered their spinners little turn.
Powell (117) and Chanderpaul (123 not out) blended a measure of composure with attacking intent during their near day-long assault that saw the pair pile on 125 runs for the fourth wicket.
Denesh Ramdin notched a half-century during the last session after Powell was bowled by debutant spinner Sohag Gazi, who was Bangladesh's shining light.
Gazi collected 3-97 including the wickets of Chris Gayle (24), Powell and Darren Bravo (14) during the morning session but toiled away for 32 overs.
The spinner was ominously smashed for six over long-on by Gayle from the first delivery of the day and went for 18 off his initial over.
Gayle's daring shot was the first ever six off the opening delivery of a Test match.
Yet captain Mushfiqur Rahim astutely stuck with the debutant and was rewarded with Gayle's wicket when he was caught by Mahmudullah at long-off.
Gazi also dismissed Bravo and had Samuels caught at deep square leg after both batsmen had mounted promising stands.
Marlon Samuels was the other wicket to fall, caught by Gazi off the bowling of Shahadat Hossain.
However, Powell and Chanderpaul combined brilliantly to put the West Indies in charge at stumps.
First Posted 14 November, 2012 11:54AM AEST