Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das have managed to pass the opening day with a decent score on board during their first Test as Bangladesh posted 242 for five wickets against West Indies at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday.
Shakib-Liton were unbeaten at the end of 90 overs. An important partnership of 49 runs came from the bat of two batsmen where Shakib scored 39 runs from 92 balls and Liton contributed 34 runs respectively.
Shakib Al Hasan paired up with wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim on the crease before Tea as both made a partnership of 59 runs, then Jomel Warrican hunted down Mushfiqur as he tried to play the ball outside but got the edge and was caught by Cornwall.
Day’s successful spinner, Warrican took two more important wickets of skipper Mominul Haque (26) and Shadman Islam (59). Shadman made a patient half century with six boundaries, due to the umpire's wrong decision the opener had to return to the pavilion though he could have called for a review but didn't. Mominul was caught out by John Campbell.
After winning the toss Mominul elected to bat first but opener Tamim Iqbal didn’t shine as he got out early by Kemar Roach with 9 runs. Number three Najmul Hossain Shanto (25) was run out unfortunately after a decent partnership of 43 runs with Shadman.
Warrican picked up three wickets, while roach got one for Windies.
Bangladesh: 242/5 (Shadman 59, Shakib 39*, Mushfiqur 38, Liton 34*, Warrican 3/58, Roach 1/44).