Match Report:


Mehidy's maiden ton puts Bangladesh in control

A maiden Test century from Mehidy Hasan helped Bangladesh to 430 against the West Indies after the second day of the first Test in Chattogram

Mehidy Hasan's maiden hundred has lifted Bangladesh to 430 and put the hosts in a strong position after two days in the Test series opener against West Indies.

The West Indies are 2-75 in reply, captain Kraigg Brathwaite on 49 at stumps and newcomer Nkrumah Bonner on 17 in an unbroken 51-run partnership.

Batting at No. 8, allrounder Mehidy scored 103 off 168 balls in a knock that included 13 boundaries.

Mehidy formed three important partnerships to help Bangladesh establish full control on a slow pitch.

He shared a 67-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan for the seventh wicket, 45 runs with Taijul Islam (18) for the eighth wicket, and 67 with Nayeem Hasan (24) for the ninth wicket.

His partnership with Shakib was the most important after Bangladesh resumed the day on 5-242.

Bangladesh lost Liton Das early in the morning after he added just four runs to his overnight 34.

At 6-248, Bangladesh could have slumped, but Shakib resisted and brought up his 25th half-century, dealing with the West Indies' disciplined spinners patiently.

Shakib, playing his first Test in 17 months after being suspended for not reporting approaches from a bookmaker, scored 68 off 150 balls with five fours.

Off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall was rewarded for his consistency with the wicket of Shakib, who was beaten by extra bounce.

Mehidy grew in confidence throughout the day, with support from Taijul and Nayeem, and brought up his second fifty off just 69 balls.

Soon after reaching his first ton, he holed out to long-on off Cornwall's bowling and was the last batter out.

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican was the most successful bowler for West Indies with 4-133, and Cornwall returned 2-114.

Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman (2-18) then put West Indies in further trouble with two lbw decisions against John Campbell for 3 in the fifth over after a video review, and debutant Shayne Moseley for 2 with a yorker.