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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur,1st Test, Date - 13/11/2012, Toss won by - West Indies, Day - 5
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  • West Indies beat Bangladesh by 77 runs
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Commentary (Bangladesh innings)

The Windies batsmen will walk in shortly and it will be interesting to see Chris Gayle's approach in the 2nd innings. Do join us in a few minutes as we bring the coverage of the Windies 2nd innings to you.

Bangladesh have played really well in their first innings to have amassed 556 runs. Almost all of their top and middle order batsmen got good scores. Now, it is up to West Indies to play carefully and not lose their way by giving away easy wickets to the Bangladesh bowlers.

148.3 S Narine to Hossain, OUT! Finds the stumps! Narine bowls it outside off stump and gets it to turn in. The ball goes past the bat and hits the stumps. That is the final wicket. Bangladesh end their innings on 556, with a lead of 29. 556/10

148.2 S Narine to Hossain, Comes down the track and gets to the pitch of it as he drives it through the covers for a couple. 556/9

148.1 S Narine to Hossain, Driven straight to extra cover. 554/9

Rubel Hossain comes in at 11.

147.6 T Best to N Hossain, OUT! And he won't move on any further! A slower one tossed outside the off stump by Best. Nasir Hossain comes forward and fishes at it outside off. The ball takes the edge as it stops in the wicket and bounces. It goes to Gayle at first slip. He is dismissed just four short of his maiden Test cenutry. 554/9

147.5 T Best to Hossain, FOUR! Supreme timing! Short and outside off. Nasir rocks back and places this between point and third man for a brilliant boundary. He moves on to 96. 554/8

147.4 T Best to Hossain, A bouncer on off stump. Nasir gets under it and lets it through. 550/8

147.3 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length delivery just outside off. Nasir punches it to the covers. 550/8

147.2 T Best to Hossain, Shapes the ball into the pads. Shahadat closes the face of the bat and drives. The ball goes to the on side and they pick up a single. 550/8

147.1 T Best to Hossain, Pitched up outside off. Shahadat goes for a flowing drive and misses the ball. 549/8

146.6 S Narine to Hossain, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 549/8

146.5 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Lovely drive! Full outside off, Nasir gets forward to the pitch of the ball and drives it through the covers. Good timing on that as well. 549/8

146.4 S Narine to Hossain, Punches this one off the back foot to the covers to get Nasir back on strike. 545/8

146.3 S Narine to Hossain, He goes for a slog sweep. That doesn't hit the middle of the bat and falls short of the deep mid-wicket fielder. The batsmen take a single. 544/8

146.2 S Narine to Hossain, Another one comes in sharply. This time Nasir stays back and turns it down to the on side. 543/8

146.1 S Narine to Hossain, Some spin and bounce there. The ball jags in after pitching outside off and hits Hossain on his stomach and falls away to the off side as he tried to cut. 543/8

145.6 T Best to Hossain, A good bouncer on middle and off. Well ducked under that one. 543/8

50-run stand brought up between the pair.

145.5 T Best to Hossain, Tucks it away to fine leg off the hips for a single. 543/8

145.4 T Best to N Hossain, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 542/8

145.3 T Best to N Hossain, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 542/8

145.2 T Best to N Hossain, Nicely driven through the covers by coming forward to that one. They have picked up a couple. 542/8

145.1 T Best to N Hossain, Left alone just outside the off stump. The ball did appear to have come in after pitching too. 540/8

144.6 S Narine to Hossain, The batsman has driven it through mid on. No run added to the total. 540/8

144.5 S Narine to N Hossain, The batsman plays the square cut. They pick up a single. 540/8

Nasir Hossain has gone past his previous best score of 79. This innings could prove important if the Bangladesh bowlers do well later in the day.

144.4 S Narine to Hossain, SIX! Supreme! Tossed up on middle and leg. Smashed over the long on fence even though there was a long on in place. Nasir Hossain is oozing with confidence. He might try for his century I believe. 539/8

144.3 S Narine to N Hossain, Driven through mid off by the batsman. 533/8

144.2 S Narine to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 533/8

144.1 S Narine to Hossain, Narine bowls it full and Nasir swings hard at it as the ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads to roll away to the off side. 533/8

This is just the 9th time that Bangladesh have taken a first innings lead in all Test matches they have played, 6th time at home and 3rd against West Indies. This is the first time they have done so in the 2nd innings of the match though.

143.6 T Best to Hossain, Drives the ball straight to mid off. 533/8

143.5 T Best to Hossain, Just over the stumps. Shahadat tries to pull hard as the ball doesn't get up much off a length and goes over middle and leg stump. 533/8

143.4 T Best to Hossain, On the stumps and Shahadat turns it down to mid-wicket. 533/8

143.3 T Best to Hossain, Tries to bludgeon this down the ground and finds the mid on fielder as he doesn't time it well enough. 533/8

143.2 T Best to Hossain, Angled on to the pads again. Nasir misses his flick and the ball rolls away to the leg side off the pads as the batsmen pick up a leg bye. 533/8

143.1 T Best to Hossain, On the pads, Nasir tucks it away to square leg and as the fielder from fine leg comes in to throw the ball, they run two easily. There also seemed that there could be an overthrow but the batsmen decide against it. 532/8

Tino Best comes into the attack.

142.6 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Nasir would have regretted his decision to have turned down the single if this had been a wicket. Lucky! Shortish outside off. Shahadat tries to cut. The ball hits the outside edge and goes past the keeper and the slip fielder, into the boundary. 531/8

142.5 S Narine to Hossain, Shahadat tries to smash this back down the ground. But, he doesn't time it well and the ball goes down to long on. Nasir Hossain, at the non-striker's end refuses the single. 527/8

142.4 S Narine to Hossain, Another good looking defensive stroke back to the bowler. 527/8

142.3 S Narine to Hossain, Shahadat sensibly defends this one from within the crease. 527/8

142.2 S Narine to Hossain, Comes forward outside the off stump and defends it to the covers. 527/8

142.1 S Narine to Hossain, The ball spins back in from off on a fullish length. Shahadat keeps his bat away from the ball as it hits on the knee roll and lobs on to the pitch. 527/8

The umpires have called for a drinks break. Bangladesh have now leveled the score and might get a few more on the board to take a slim lead by the time this innings comes to an end.

141.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Good length ball on off, Nasir punches it to extra cover. He is looking in good touch today. 527/8

141.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Stays calm after the six and taps it back to the bowler. 527/8

Scores are level now. Bangladesh have batted exceptionally well to get to the Windies total and will try to add as many as they can from here on.

141.4 V Permaul to Hossain, SIX! That is some shot! Nasir, now without his helmet makes room and comes down the track and plays a superb inside out lofted shot which goes well over the ropes at cover. 527/8

141.3 V Permaul to S Hossain, Fuller delivery on leg stump, driven to long on for a single. 521/8

141.2 V Permaul to Hossain, The ball comes in with the arm and lands on leg stump, after which it turns almost square to the off stick taking the edge of the bat and falling just short of the slips. 520/8

141.1 V Permaul to Hossain, A short of a length delivery on the stumps. Nasir leans back and cuts it in front of square to the deep cover fielder for a single. 520/8

140.6 S Narine to Hossain, Good delivery on middle and leg. Shahadat covers the spin well and defends it back beside the pitch on the leg side. 519/8

140.5 S Narine to Hossain, Shahadat Hossain looks good at the crease. He plays a good looking drive straight to short extra cover. 519/8

140.4 S Narine to Hossain, Bowls it on the pads this time. Nasir tucks it away to fine leg for a single. 7 runs so far off four balls. 519/8

140.3 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Text book! Narine drops short once again and Nasir cuts it away with precision past point and into the fence. 518/8

West Indies have become the first Test playing nation to have conceded over 500 runs against every other Test playing country. Some stat eh!

140.2 S Narine to Hossain, Shortish outside off. Nasir cuts it towards third man and picks up a couple. 514/8

140.1 S Narine to Hossain, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 512/8

139.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Turns this leg stump delivery to the on side, towards square leg. No run. 512/8

139.5 V Permaul to Hossain, On the leg stump, defended back to the bowler off the front foot. 512/8

139.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Drops it short and Nasir pulls it away to mid-wicket for a single. 512/8

139.3 V Permaul to Hossain, SIX! Bamboozling! Nasir Hossain, knowing that there are just two wickets left in the innings, comes down the track and lifts it high over mid on for an impressive maximum. 511/8

139.2 V Permaul to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 505/8

139.1 V Permaul to Hossain, Defended off the front foot to the on side. 505/8

Permaul to bowl now.

138.6 S Narine to Hossain, Comes well forward and jabs it to the off side. 505/8

138.5 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Strongly swept! Length ball outside off. Shahadat comes down and fetches it from there to sweep it behind square leg for a lovely boundary. 505/8

138.4 S Narine to Hossain, The ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads. After that, it doesn't create much excitement among the fielders as it falls away safely. 501/8

138.3 S Narine to Hossain, Good delivery on off. Shahadat comes forward and defends it with a straight bat. 501/8

138.2 S Narine to Hossain, Gets to the pitch of the ball with his front foot and drives it nicely to wide mid off to get Shahadat back on strike. 501/8

138.1 S Narine to Hossain, Narine is getting some turn now. Darts it in on off and spinning towards leg. Nasir turns it to mid-wicket. 500/8

137.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Drives it pretty firmly towards mid off. 500/8

137.5 R Rampaul to N Hossain, Nasir has checked his flick shot at the last moment and played it towards wide mid on to take a quick single. Shahadat Hossain comes on strike now. 500/8

137.4 R Rampaul to Hossain, Full and just outside off. Nasir drives it hard with a straightish bat to the extra cover fielder, who gets a hand to it, avoiding the boundary. 499/8

And now it is Nasir Hossain's turn as he gets to his 2nd Test 50 and also the first against the Windies.

137.3 R Rampaul to N Hossain, FOUR! Nice way to get to his fifty! Short on middle and Nasir pulls it away authoritatively to the mid-wicket boundary. 499/8

137.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, A well directed bouncer on off. Nasir drops his wrists with good technique to sway away. 495/8

137.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Strays on the pads and Nasir flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple. 495/8

Shahadat Hossain walks in at no. 10. Doesn't seem like the innings is going to last long. Both Hossains at the crease now.

136.6 S Narine to S Gazi, OUT! Bowled em! So, that won't be a memorable first knock though. Narine pitches this outside off and gets it to turn in. Gazi surprisingly plays well within the line and the ball goes past the outside edge to hit the off stick. 493/8

136.5 S Narine to Gazi, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 493/7

136.4 S Narine to Gazi, Comes well forward and defends it to the off side. 493/7

136.3 S Narine to Gazi, FOUR! He wants to remember his first ball throughout his lifetime! Flighted up on middle. Gazi steps out and smacks it over mid-wicket and into the boundary. What a fine way to get his first runs in Test cricket. 493/7

Debutant Sohag Gazi walks in to bat for the first time in Tests.

136.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, OUT! Simple catch at forward short leg! Narine pitches it up on off stump and gets the ball to turn in sharply. The ball hits high on the bat owing to the bounce and the ball lobs straight to Powell at forward short leg. He played a good, useful knock. 489/7

136.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Tries to flick it and misses. The ball strikes low on the pads. 489/6

135.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. And now they have crossed their previous high score in Tests. 489/6

135.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Lets it through to the keeper. 488/6

135.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 488/6

135.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good full delivery on off stump. Mahmudullah comes well forward and rocks it back onto the ground with a solid front foot defensive shot. 488/6

135.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Just outside off stump and left alone by Mahmudullah. 488/6

135.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Gets behind the line and taps it to the covers off the back foot. 488/6

134.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, A good length ball just outside off and spinning in. Mahmudullah makes room for himself and dabs it to deep point for a single. Bangladesh trail by 39 runs now. 488/6

134.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Nicely played by opening the face of the bat at the last moment, guiding it past point to take a couple of runs. 487/6

134.4 S Narine to Hossain, Again on the pads, Hossain places this one better, into the gap past the short fine leg fielder to pick up a single. 485/6

134.3 S Narine to Hossain, Length and turning in, Hossain turns it around to the square leg fielder. 484/6

134.2 S Narine to Hossain, Gets low down to meet the ball at the landing spot and defends it to the bowler. 484/6

134.1 S Narine to Hossain, Fullish outside off, defended to the covers. 484/6

133.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Squares him up there! Length ball on middle and straightening off the strip. Mahmudullah closes the face a little and the ball takes a leading edge, falling away towards point safely. 484/6

133.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Pushed up fuller outside off. The ball jags back in after pitching as Mahmudullah lets it through. The ball doesn't pass far away from the off stick. 484/6

133.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Gets right behind it and defends it under his nose to the covers off his back foot. 484/6

133.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Tight length outside off stump. Mahmudullah taps it to the off side calmly. 484/6

133.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Nearly chopped on! Back of a length delivery just outside off. Hossain tries to cut even though it is too close to his body. The ball takes the inside edge and falls right beside his toes. 484/6

133.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Short and wide, cut away by getting on top of the bounce to deep point for a single. 484/6

132.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Fullish on off stump, driven down the ground to mid on. No run there. 483/6

132.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 483/6

132.4 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Gets low on the front foot, very sub-continental style and defends it to the off side. 483/6

132.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, A tad shorter and turning in from off to leg. Turned down to the on side quietly. 483/6

132.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Comes forward and pushes it back to Narine. 483/6

132.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Deftly tucked away! On the pads spinning in, Mahmudullah nudges that fine past the keeper. 483/6

131.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 479/6

131.5 R Rampaul to Hossain, A good length ball just outide off. Hossain gets across and defends it back onto the pitch. 479/6

131.4 R Rampaul to Hossain, FOUR! Exquisite! Fuller ball just outside off, Hossain comes forward and drives this through the covers handsomely. 479/6

131.3 R Rampaul to Hossain, Drives it straight to mid off. 475/6

131.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, Back of a length ball on off. Hossain gets behind the line and taps it down to the off side. 475/6

131.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Well outside off on a length, left alone. 475/6

130.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Quicker and fuller on middle and leg, played to the mid-wicket region. 475/6

130.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, A touch fuller on the off stump line, the batsman plays a defensive shot off the front foot. 475/6

130.4 S Narine to Hossain, Fuller and drifting on the pads, played off the pads for a single. 475/6

130.3 S Narine to Hossain, No run. 474/6

130.2 S Narine to Hossain, 2 runs. 474/6

130.1 S Narine to Hossain, Outside off, steered behind point for a couple. 472/6

129.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 470/6

129.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery slightly wide outside off, same reaction from Mahmudullah. 470/6

129.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good line and length, batsman shoulders arms to it. 470/6

129.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Short just outside the off stump line, Mahmudullah ducks away from the line to leave the ball alone. 470/6

129.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good length delivery, cut to square region on off for a single. 470/6

129.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Just short of a length outside off, left alone by Hossain. 469/6

128.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Fuller just outside off, Mahmudullah transfers his weight on the front foot for a boundary through the covers. 100-STAND IS UP! 469/6

128.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 465/6

128.4 S Narine to Hossain, Full outside off, neatly flicked backward of square on the leg side for a single. 465/6

Mahmudullah has got to his fifth Test 50 and his first against the men from the Caribbean. He has added on to the good work done by the top and middle order.

128.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Drifting down the leg, flicked for a single. 464/6

128.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Short and way outside off by Narine, batsman tries to cut and misses. 463/6

128.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Ooohhh... first good ball of the day, landing the ball outside off with plenty of flight, Mahmudullah lunges forward to defend but is beaten by the spin and gets a thick inside edge which does not carry to short leg! 463/6

127.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Length delivery outside off, Hossain shoulders arms to it. 463/6

127.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Short and wide again, this time it is cut in front of square for a single. 463/6

127.4 R Rampaul to Hossain, Short and just outside off stump, cut straight to the point fielder. 462/6

127.3 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good length delivery pitched on the off stump, played straight to the bowler. 461/6

127.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 461/6

127.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah rides the bounce nicely and keeps it down. 460/6

Ravi Rampaul to bowl from the other end. Two Trinidadians to start off the day for the Windies.

126.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Short outside off, cut backward of point for a single to end a very ordinary over from Narine. 460/6

126.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Full outside off, Mahmudullah comes forward to defend but the ball spins in a touch, takes the inside edge and drops down in front of short leg. 459/6

126.4 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Fuller just outside off stump, batsman comes forward and plays a defensice shot. 459/6

126.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Goes back to defend this one. 459/6

126.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, LBW appeal, but turned down. Pitched outside off, spinning in a long way, Mahmudullah comes forward to defend but misses and is struck on the pads. Would have been missing leg stump. 459/6

126.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Short and wide, cut off the back foot for a boundary. What a start to the day for the Bangladeshis. 459/6

The players are ready and the Bangladesh batsmen have walked in too, oozing with confidence. Mahmudullah, who is on 42 will face Sunil Narine for the first over of the day. 21-5-89-0 so far.

Rohan Gavaskar was doing the pitch report this morning. He reckons that this is a fourth day's pitch and the cracks are opening up a bit. Feels that there will be some balance between bat and ball today and the bowlers should get something, especially the spinners.

Bangladesh ended day 3 on a high by putting up 455/6 with two set batsmen at the crease. They trail by just 72 now and should ease past the score unless there is a collapse, which is exactly what the Windies will hope for.

Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 4 of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh. A lot of people would have assumed that this Test would end within four days with West Indies trouncing the hosts by an innings. However, the hosts never backed down and are nearly about to turn the tables.

Do join us for what could be an interesting day's play on day 4. Till then, good evening and goodbye!

Bangladesh on the other hand will have a pleasing night's sleep as they lost just three wickets and scored nearly 300 runs in the day. Islam played a memorable knock, getting to his first Test century, ably supported by the other batsmen around him. Tomorrow's play should decide who stands where in this Test and what kind of decisions will be possible.

Bygones are bygones and the Windies need to put that behind and try to pick up early wickets tomorrow if they want a result to go their way by the end of this Test. Their bowlers looked flat today and their spinners, except for Permaul did not have the guile that we expect them to possess, especially Narine who was under-bowled, I felt.

What a lovely day it was for Bangladesh! It is not often that they get over 450 in a Test match as they end the day at 455/6, now trailing by just 72 runs. 488 is their highest score in Tests and they look good to beat that tomorrow morning. They also look on course to take a lead against the Windies.

125.6 M Samuels to Hossain, A good ball to end the over. On the stumps and angled in. Hossain stays back and defends it off the back foot. And that is Stumps on day 3. 455/6

125.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Nearly a wicket! Length again outside off. Mahmudullah tries to punch it away to the off side. The ball however, takes the inside edge and goes away towards fine leg for a single. 455/6

125.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Shortish outside off. Tries to cut and is beaten. 454/6

125.3 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Witty! Stays back to this short one and dabs it away past backward point and into the third man boundary. 454/6

125.2 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Punched away to the covers. 450/6

125.1 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Pushed through quick on the pads. Played down to the on side. 450/6

124.6 S Narine to Hossain, Pulls the length back and gets it to spin to leg stump. Tucked away to the on side quietly. Narine got some bounce on that delivery too. Hossain played it at stomach height. 450/6

124.5 S Narine to Hossain, Pushes this one to the covers. No run. 450/6

124.4 S Narine to Hossain, Good delivery. Spins in sharply and hits the pads, beating the defensive push. 450/6

124.3 S Narine to Hossain, Another defensive push off the front foot. 450/6

124.2 S Narine to N Hossain, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 450/6

124.1 S Narine to Hossain, Narine flights the first ball of the penultimate over of the day outside off stump and spins in. Mahmudullah plays a good defensive shot of the front foot. 450/6

123.6 M Samuels to Hossain, Full delivery, driven down to long on for a single. 450/6

123.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Flighted outside the off stump this time. The ball doesn't turn much and it takes the edge of the bat and goes past slip. Bravo gives it a hard chase and pulls it up within the boundary to save a run. 450 is up with that shot. 449/6

123.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Flighted up on middle and off. Defended off the front foot. 446/6

123.3 M Samuels to Hossain, Tossed up and driven past Samuels to deep mid on for a run. 446/6

123.2 M Samuels to Hossain, Lunges forward outside the off stump and plays it down with soft hands on to the wicket. 445/6

123.1 M Samuels to Hossain, Full and angled in. Hossain defends it from within the crease back to Samuels. 445/6

122.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Good spicy delivery turning in sharply after pitching on off stump. The ball thuds into the pads and falls in front of forward short leg. Why wasn't he brought into the attack earlier, remains the question that many Windies fans might ask. 445/6

122.5 S Narine to Hossain, Driven to the covers and they run through for a quick single. Well run. 445/6

122.4 S Narine to Hossain, Flighted up outside off and spinning in. The ball hits the pads and rolls away to the off side. Good bowling. 444/6

122.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, An angled bat gets that one to third man for a single. 444/6

122.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 443/6

122.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, And he gets turn right away. Pitches on off and turns into leg. The batsman's flick is beaten as he is struck on the pads. 443/6

The artificial lights are on now as the umpires check if they are adequate enough. Narine is brought into the attack finally.

121.6 M Samuels to Hossain, Midas touch in that! Short and spinning in. He waits for the ball to come in and allows it to hit the open face of the bat. The ball goes past backward point and they pick up two as the ball is thrown back from just within the ropes. 443/6

121.5 M Samuels to Hossain, Pushed through quicker on off stump. Hossain stays in the crease and jabs it to the covers. 441/6

121.4 M Samuels to Hossain, Bowls it flatter and outside off stump. Hossain plays for the turn which is non-existent and gets beaten. 441/6

121.3 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, On the pads again by Samuels. Worked away towards fine leg for another single. The batsmen are milking these bowlers now. 441/6

121.2 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Short and cut away straight to backward point. 440/6

121.1 M Samuels to Hossain, On the pads and turned away to wide of fine leg for a single. 440/6

120.6 T Best to Mahmudullah, Bangs that in short and Mahmudullah ducks well under it. 439/6

120.5 T Best to Mahmudullah, Bangs it short. The ball hits the body of the batsman and goes down to Gayle at slip. They go up in a mock appeal with all smiles on their faces. Gayle is enjoying his cricket, isn't he? Oh! I forgot to mention that it is certainly not out. 439/6

120.4 T Best to Mahmudullah, A good looking drive to this fuller delivery. Short extra cover comes forward and cuts it off preventing the ball from going down to mid off. 439/6

120.3 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length ball just outside off. Hossain taps it down to the off side by getting high on his toes with soft hands and picks up a quick single. 439/6

120.2 Best to Hossain, A good yorker this time by Best. One of the 'best' he has produced. No pun intended there. Hossain digs it out pretty well into the leg side. 438/6

120.1 T Best to Hossain, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 438/6

Why isn't Sunil Narine getting a bowl? Any clues?

119.6 M Samuels to Hossain, On the pads and Hossain tucks it away to square leg for a run. 438/6

119.5 M Samuels to Hossain, Pushed through quicker on off stump. The batsman comes forward and pats it back to Samuels. 437/6

119.4 M Samuels to Hossain, Short of a good length, punched away to mid off. No run there. 437/6

119.3 M Samuels to Hossain, And again, off the front foot to the covers. 437/6

119.2 M Samuels to Hossain, Plays a front foot defensive shot to the off side. 437/6

119.1 M Samuels to Hossain, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 437/6

118.6 T Best to Mahmudullah, Struck on the pads and Best goes up in appeal only to be turned down. So, now he begins to appeal on poor deliveries, eh! That was angled in and drifting way down the leg stump as the batsman misses his flick. 437/6

118.5 T Best to Mahmudullah, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 437/6

118.4 T Best to Hossain, Almost a yorker on the pads and Mahmudullah flicks it nicely to fine leg for a single. 437/6

118.3 T Best to Hossain, FOUR Leg byes! On the hips of the batsman. He doesn't get any bat on to it. The ball however, is stubborn enough to take the thigh pad and lobs past the diving keeper and into the fine leg fence. 436/6

118.2 T Best to Hossain, Good length ball angled in. Mahmudullah drives it to extra cover. 432/6

118.1 T Best to Hossain, Short and wide outside off stump. Tino is back to his regular barrage of poor deliveries it seems like. No problem for the batsman there as he cuts it away behind point for a couple. 432/6

117.6 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, A defensive push to this tossed up delivery on middle and leg back to the bowler. 430/6

117.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Short and offering some room. Mahmudullah makes more for himself and dabs it past a diving backward point for a couple. 430/6

117.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Samuels is just angling the balls in, not trying to turn them so much. Flighted up outside off as the batsman defends it to the off side. 428/6

117.3 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Good solid defense off the front foot back to the bowler. 428/6

117.2 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, On the pads and flicked away to mid-wicket. 428/6

117.1 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Full outside off. Doesn't turn in at all. Hossain plays for the spin and misses the ball. 428/6

116.6 T Best to Hossain, Pitched a tad fuller outside off stump. Mahmudullah lets it through, bringing some sanity back into the game. There are such times when you feel good seeing a batsman leave the ball. 428/6

116.5 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length outside off. Punched to the covers. Hossain romps down thinking there is a single. Mahmudullah sends him back promptly and Hossain has to scamper back as he puts in a dive and the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 428/6

116.4 T Best to N Hossain, FOUR! That is not a slice of luck, it is a chunk of luck! Length ball on off stump, probably one of the few good balls he has bowled today. Mahmudullah nicks it like a hawk between the keeper and Sammy at first slip. Confusion prevailed and Sammy decided to dive very late by which the ball had already passed him and into the third man boundary. 428/6

116.3 T Best to Mahmudullah, Full outside off stump and that is driven hard straight to deep cover for a single. 424/6

116.2 T Best to Mahmudullah, Down the leg side. Mahmudullah lets it through. 423/6

116.1 T Best to Mahmudullah, Fuller length and pushed to the covers. 423/6

115.6 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Gets down early to play the paddle. Samuels spots the move and darts it in. Mahmudullah adjusts well and paddles it to fine leg for a couple. 423/6

115.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Slow and straight on the off stump. No spin at all. Mahmudullah defends it back to Samuels. 420/6

115.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Tossed up outside the off stump. Driven square towards point. 420/6

115.3 M Samuels to Hossain, Drives this sedately off the front foot into the gap in the covers for a single. 420/6

115.2 M Samuels to Hossain, Full on off stump. Driven straight back to Samuels. 419/6

115.1 M Samuels to Hossain, Flat and quick on off stump. Defended off the back foot. 419/6

Marlon Samuels has been brought in to bowl.

114.6 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length ball just outside off. Punched away to deep point for a single. 419/6

114.6 T Best to Hossain, WIDE! And as soon as I talk about good variations, he throws my appreciation out of the window by bowling a wild and high bouncer to be called a wide by the square leg umpire. This shot brings up the 50 run partnership between the pair. 418/6

114.5 T Best to Hossain, Bowls a well disguised slower one on middle and leg. Hossain waits for it patiently and turns it down to the on side. I wonder how much T20 cricket has Best played recently. Good variations anyway. 417/6

114.4 T Best to Hossain, Good length ball just outside off. Hossain gets behind it and taps it into the off side. 417/6

114.3 T Best to Mahmudullah, Worked away off the pads dwon to fine leg to pick up a single. 417/6

114.2 T Best to Mahmudullah, Full delivery on off stump. Mahmudullah plays a half hearted drive to extra cover. 416/6

114.1 T Best to Mahmudullah, Betters the length this time. Good length on off stump. Defended off the back foot to the off side. 416/6

114.1 T Best to Mahmudullah, WIDE! Starts off with an ineffective and an inaccurate bouncer way over the batsman and way outside the off stump. The batsman needn't have ducked under it. It would have gone over anyway. Wide signaled. 416/6

Tino Best has been called on for one final burst.

113.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Full toss on leg stump, driven straight to mid on. By the way, Rampaul has scored a century! Given away a century, I must correct myself, wit the ball. 415/6

113.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Pitched up just outside off stump. Mahmuduallah drives it towards the covers for a single. 415/6

113.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Strays down the leg side and Mahmudullah misses his flick. The bowler appeals, I wonder why! It did not appear to have taken anything on the way through. 414/6

113.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, A dead straight bat offered in defense to this length ball on off and middle stump. Rampaul is bowling a good line and length. Mahmudullah, however, is presenting him with wall like defense until now at least. 414/6

113.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Pitched slightly up outside off stump. Mahmudullah comes half forward and drives it to the cover fielder. 414/6

113.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Tight line and length on middle and leg. Mahmudullah turns it down to the on side easily. 414/6

112.6 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Flighted up outside off. Mahmudullah keeps his front foot away and drives, but just to wide of mid off for a single. 414/6

112.5 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Comes forward and defends this to silly point tranquilly. 413/6

112.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 413/6

112.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Driven to cover point for a single there. 413/6

112.2 V Permaul to Hossain, FOUR Byes! Under everyone, almost! Shortish outside off, the batsman tries to cut. The ball goes under the bat and the keeper's legs right to the boundary behind them. 412/6

112.1 V Permaul to Hossain, Angled in towards leg and turns away. Mahmudullah defends it with a straight bat to the bowler. 408/6

111.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Rampaul hasn't lost any heart here. He bangs it in short at good pace as the batsman gets under it with a sense of some hurry in the duck. 408/6

111.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Slower one just outside off and coming in as Rampaul runs his fingers across it. Hossain dabs it away to point. 408/6

111.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A long hop on middle and off. Hossain rocks back and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket for a good boundary. 408/6

111.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Gets behind the line of it and defends it back to the bowler. 404/6

111.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, Back of a length ball just outside off. The batsman gets high on his toes and taps it down towards point for a single. 404/6

111.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good delivery swinging in, from a length on off and just outside. Mahmudullah defends it by getting forward. He needs to be careful as he drags his front foot forward to the ball swinging in. 403/6

110.6 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Flighted up on middle and leg. Defended off the front foot to the on side. 403/6

Fudadin is the sub who has been placed at silly point. That was an awful blow for him. Poor chap, he is not even in the playing XI. he walks out and the sub will need a sub now. N. Deonarine comes to replace him. So now, what do we say - Deonarine replaces Fudadin or he has come in for the player who is originally in the XI?

110.5 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Tossed up way outside off. The batsman plays a flowing drive and catches the silly point fielder on the way hitting him on the hips, on the turn as he jumped to get away from the ball. That must be a nasty blow. 403/6

110.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Flighted up and defended off the front foot to the covers. 403/6

110.3 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot to the off side. 403/6

110.2 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defends this off the back foot into the on side. 403/6

110.1 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, SIX! Massive! Permaul tosses it up and Mahmudullah lofts this high over the bowler and in front of the sight screen. Lovely hit! 403/6

The umpires call for the last drinks break of the evening.

109.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good line and length on off stunp. Hossain defends it watchfully to point. 397/6

109.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Bangs it in short again. The batsman tries to pull and the ball hits him and goes down to fine leg for a leg bye. 397/6

109.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, He was expecting the short one again! Rampaul pushes it further up on a good length. Mahmudullah stays back and tries to play a drive but misses. 396/6

109.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Smartly done! Short one rising up to the ribs this time on off stump. Mahmudullah gets just about beside the line of the ball and taps it past the slips for a couple. 396/6

109.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, There it is! The short one! The batsman half sways and half ducks under it. 394/6

109.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, A length ball outside off, coming in. Mahmudullah does well to keep a close eye on it and defend it without much footwork. 394/6

108.6 V Permaul to Hossain, And again. Just short of a length and played back to the bowler. 394/6

108.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Defends this one off the back foot straight to Permaul. 394/6

108.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Leaves that one alone outside the off stump. 394/6

108.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Flicked away straight to mid-wicket. 394/6

108.2 V Permaul to Hossain, Full and coming in with the arm, the batsman is hit on the pads attempting to flick. 394/6

108.1 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Short and wide outside off. Mahmudullah cuts it away to deep cover for a single. 394/6

107.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Back of a length ball on off. Defended off the back foot this time. 393/6

107.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Short and on the body. It doesn't have much venom in it. The batsman pulls it away as the ball hits high on the bat. They take a single as it goes only as far as wide mid on. 393/6

107.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, NO BALL! For height this time! Rampaul has got carried away with the short ones this over, as if he knows to bowl no other length. It goes way over the batsman and way over Ramdin too allowing the batsmen to take two extra runs. 392/6

107.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, And again. This time it chooses to bounce lesser than the previous ones. Mahmudullah sways away as the ball goes past his body and through to Ramdin. 389/6

107.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, One more short delivery, even better direction this time. On the off stump, forces the batsman to sway out instead of ducking and it is done well. 389/6

107.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Banged it in short. Rampaul is extracting some bounce here. Mahmudullah tries to hook but the ball goes just above his head and a few inches above the bat. 389/6

107.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, A back of a length ball on middle. The ball rises sharply after pitching. Rahim fends it away with some discomfort there to the leg side. 389/6

Rampaul has been called on to bowl now.

106.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Pushes this defensively to the off side from the front foot. 389/6

106.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Goes full with a flighted ball on leg stump. Defended back to Permaul. 389/6

106.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Shortish length again outside off. Mahmudullah stays back and cuts it to cover point for a single. 389/6

106.3 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Shorter in length outside off. He cuts it straight to point. 388/6

106.2 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Similar ball on middle and off this time. Similar shot offered by the batsman. 388/6

106.1 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on middle and leg. Mahmudullah defends it off the front foot. 388/6

105.6 D Sammy to Hossain, Could be a plan as Sammy bowls this straighter on off stump. Hossain defends it off his front foot back to Sammy. 388/6

105.5 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Full and wide again, Mahmudullah drives again and finds deep cover for a single. Is it a plan to bowl full and wide to him? 388/6

105.4 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Wide and full outside off. Mahmudullah times it well but straight to point. He is playing some good strokes now. Dear Sammy, the problem is with your line and length, not with the ball. 387/6

Some issue with the ball there as pointed out by the bowler. They opt not to change it though. Sammy doesn't look happy as he keeps staring at it.

105.3 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Turns this one towards mid-wicket. No run there. 387/6

105.2 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Full again outside off. This time he doesn't get the timing he got in the last ball. The ball finds the cover fielder. 387/6

105.1 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Gritty! Full outside off and Mahmudullah drives it to the cover boundary with some timing on it. 387/6

104.6 V Permaul to Hossain, SIX! Bang! Slow and on middle and off. Asking to be hit. Nasir Hossain smacks this over the mid-wicket boundary. The ball bounces just beyond the ropes. He has broken the shackles here after a quite 3-4 overs. 383/6

104.5 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 377/6

104.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 376/6

104.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Opens the face of the bat and pushes this one towards point for one. 376/6

104.2 V Permaul to Hossain, Better line and length on off. Defended off the front foot to the bowler. 375/6

104.1 V Permaul to Hossain, Short and wide, cut away straight to point. 375/6

103.6 D Sammy to Hossain, Just outside off stump this time. The ball is played down to point. The fielder comes around and throws it wildly at the striker's end. The ball misses the stumps and the fielders too as it goes over the ropes conceding four valuable runs. 375/6

103.5 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Inswing again! This time Mahmudullah tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 370/6

103.4 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, A tad short of a good length. He defends it off his back foot this time. 369/6

103.3 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Another one that shapes back in. This time Mahmudullah watches the movement carefully and defends it off the front foot. 369/6

103.2 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Shout for an LBW! Not out though! Gets the ball to come in off a length towards the pads. The ball appears to have taken an inside edge before meeting the pads. Sammy goes up and the umpire turns it down. 369/6

103.1 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Angled in from outside off. Rahim plays it watchfully down the pitch off the front foot. 369/6

102.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Comes forward and taps this flighted delivery back to the bowler. 369/6

102.5 V Permaul to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 369/6

102.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Comes forward to this full delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 369/6

102.3 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Shortish and punched away past point for a single. 369/6

Mahmudullah walks in to bat now.

V. Permaul has got his first Test wicket on his debut.

102.2 Permaul to Rahim, OUT! The slow flighted delivery works finally for Permaul. Flighted up on middle. Rahim has a swing at it and hits it straight back at the bowler. Permaul pouches it easily at chest height to get his first Test wicket. 368/6

102.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Tossed up at a dead slow pace on middle, defended off the front foot to the off side. 368/5

101.6 D Sammy to Hossain, From wide of the crease, Sammy bowls it full just outside off stump. Hossain drives it to extra cover, can't find the gap. 368/5

101.5 D Sammy to Rahim, Shortish again with more width. Rahim cuts it to deep point for a single. 368/5

101.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Shortish and just outside off. A similar delivery that got Islam. Rahim plays the same shot that Islam had tried, finds the middle and also the squarish gully fielder. 367/5

101.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Just back of a length now on off. Rahim stays back and taps it into the ground on the off side. 367/5

101.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Full and on the off stump this time. Rahim is forced to play as he employs a front foot defensive stroke back to Sammy. 367/5

101.1 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitched up outside off. Sammy gets the ball to nip in but Rahim leaves it easily. 367/5

100.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Flighted up outside off this time. Hossain comes forward and defends it cleanly to silly point. 367/5

100.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Permaul is varying his length well. Full on off, driven back to him. 367/5

100.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Shortens the length on off stump. Pushed away to mid off. 367/5

100.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Quicker through the air on off stump. Hossain offers an angled bat to it as it beats silly point uppishly. 367/5

100.2 V Permaul to Rahim, Length outside off. Rahim fetches the ball from there on one knee and plays a paddle sweep to fine leg for one. 367/5

100.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Permaul bowls it slow and on a length outside off. Rahim pushes it off his back foot to the off side. 366/5

99.6 D Sammy to Hossain, Left alone harmlessly outside the off stump to end the 100th over of the innings. 366/5

99.5 D Sammy to Hossain, Bowls it from wide of the crease and angles it into Hossain. He turns it down to the on side. 366/5

99.4 D Sammy to Hossain, Over pitches on middle stump. Hossian plays it down the ground with minimalistic timing. There is some yes and no in the running but they complete a couple. 366/5

99.3 D Sammy to Hossain, Length ball just outside off. Hossain gets his front foot forward and watches the ball zip through to Ramdin. 364/5

99.2 D Sammy to Hossain, Back of a length ball on off. Hossain fends this away to the off side. 364/5

99.1 D Sammy to Hossain, Pitched up on off, Nasir drives it wide of mid off but he doesn't go for a run. 364/5

98.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Fullish on the pads. Rahim flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple. 364/5

98.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Short and cut away to point. No run there. 362/5

98.4 V Permaul to Rahim, Good length bal turning from leg to off. Rahim gets behind the turn and plays it straight back. 362/5

98.3 V Permaul to Rahim, Comes forward and taps this back into the pitch. 362/5

98.2 V Permaul to Rahim, Dabbed away to point deftly. 362/5

98.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Defends this length ball off the back foot to the off side. 362/5

97.6 D Sammy to Hossain, First ball for Nasir is a rubbish one way outside off, is allowed to go through. 362/5

Nasir Hossain walks in.

97.5 D Sammy to Islam, OUT! Short of a good length, coming back to Naeem, takes the outside edge while he was looking to cut the ball and taken by Ramdin. 362/5

97.4 D Sammy to Islam, The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 362/4

97.3 D Sammy to Islam, Full this time, driven to mid off. 362/4

97.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Short and wide outside off, slapped through point for a run. 362/4

97.1 D Sammy to Islam, Landed outside off, steered through the covers for a single. 361/4

96.6 V Permaul to M Rahim, Short and wide outside off, cut straight to short third man. 360/4

96.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Good length, turning away from the bat, Rahim was beaten. 360/4

96.4 V Permaul to Rahim, Slower through the air on good length, takes the outside edge. 360/4

96.3 V Permaul to Islam, Full toss on the legs. flicked for single by Naeem. 360/4

96.2 V Permaul to Islam, Much fuller delivery on the stumps, played back to the bowler. 359/4

96.1 V Permaul to Islam, Full outside off, driven to mid off. 359/4

95.6 D Sammy to Rahim, Another one let through to the keeper. 359/4

95.5 D Sammy to Rahim, Full and wide outside off, watchfully allowed to go through. 359/4

95.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Full outside off again, coming in, not played at. 359/4

95.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Back of a length delivery outside off, pushed towards cover. 359/4

95.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Bad ball, full and wide outside off, Rahim lets it go. 359/4

95.1 D Sammy to Rahim, Landed outside off, watchfully defended. 359/4

94.6 V Permaul to Islam, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to the cover fielder. Good over, a maiden. 359/4

94.5 V Permaul to Islam, Defends this from within the crease back to Permaul. 359/4

94.4 V Permaul to N Islam, Pitches it up outside off, driven straight to extra cover. 359/4

94.3 V Permaul to Islam, Full on middle and leg. Driven straight back to the bowler. 359/4

94.2 V Permaul to Islam, Good length on off and spinning away. Islam is beaten on the punch. 359/4

94.1 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up to the bat outside off stump. Islam plays a dead bat push to silly mid off. 359/4

93.6 D Sammy to Rahim, This time he leaves it alone outside his off stump. 359/4

93.5 D Sammy to Rahim, Short and wide outside off. There was an opportunity to cut which is taken by Rahim. But, he misses it as he doesn't go anywhere with the feet, making the attempt look ugly as well. 359/4

93.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitched well up and well outside off too. Rahim comes forward and shoulders arms to that one. 359/4

93.3 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length ball just outside off. Islam punches it down to deep cover for a single. 359/4

93.2 D Sammy to Islam, And again, well outside off, enough for Islam to let it through without any doubt. 358/4

93.1 D Sammy to Islam, Bowls it outside the off stump and Islam leaves it alone. 358/4

92.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Plays it off the front foot to the bowler once again. 358/4

92.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Calms down now, by playing a defensive push to the bowler. 358/4

92.4 V Permaul to Rahim, SIX! Surprise, surprise! Rahim jumps down the track to get to the pitch of the ball, and for what? To bang it over mid off for a lovely biggie. 358/4

92.3 V Permaul to Islam, Full again outside off. Islam leans into the shot as he plays a well placed drive to deep cover to pick up a single. 352/4

92.2 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up on off. The batsman defends it to the covers. 351/4

92.1 V Permaul to Islam, Pitches it outside off and turns away further. Islam lets it go through. 351/4

91.6 D Sammy to Rahim, A fullish length outside off. Rahim lunges forward and plays a crisp drive to the extra cover fielder. 351/4

91.5 D Sammy to M Rahim, Full and straighter, Rahim drives it straight to mid off. 351/4

91.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Again, it is well outside the line of the off stick, and again Rahim shoulders arms to it. 351/4

91.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Bowls this well outside off stump making Rahim's decision easy to leave it alone. 351/4

91.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitched up outside off stump and left alone by Rahim. 351/4

91.1 D Sammy to N Islam, Full outside off stump. Islam gets forward and plays a crunching drive to deep cover for a single. 351/4

Sammy will be the bowler from the other end. Deep cover is in position.

90.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Another front foot defensive stroke back to Permaul. Permaul has hardly strayed in line. 350/4

90.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Gets more turn off the pitch this time. Rahim adjusts well and defends from the crease. 350/4

90.4 V Permaul to Rahim, Flighted up outside off. Rahim comes forward and defends it neatly to silly point. 350/4

90.3 V Permaul to Islam, Pitches on leg and straightens. Islam turns it away through square leg for the first run after Tea. 350/4

90.2 V Permaul to Islam, Comes nicely forward and defends the ball back to Permaul. 349/4

90.1 V Permaul to Islam, Good ball angling in and straightenin. Islam plays it back to the bowler. 349/4

The players are ready out in the middle and the umpire has called play too. Naeem Islam will face V. Permaul.

The hosts have avoided the follow on without facing much hurdles in the process and scored 97 runs in this session. Now, they would like to go past the West Indian total of 527 and that will surely draw a lot of appreciation from cricket lovers. Do join us for the last session of day 3 in a bit.

That has been an eventful session for Bangladesh, especially for Naeem Islam who brought up his maiden Test century. The West Indians could pick up just the one wicket, that of Shakib Al Hasan, who threw it away after getting set, sadly.

89.6 T Best to Rahim, A short of a length ball on off. Rahim defends it off the back foot to the off side. That is Tea on day 3. 349/4

89.5 T Best to Rahim, Crafty slower delivery by Best which also happens to be a fine yorker. Rahim is up to the task as well. He watches it closely and waits for it to come down as he digs it out bang on time. 349/4

89.4 T Best to Rahim, Pitched up on middle this time. Rahim drives it to mid on. Rahim's defense looks rock solid. 349/4

89.3 T Best to Rahim, Bowls that wide of the crease trying to create an angle inwards. The ball pitches on a length and ends up hitting a straight blade of Rahim's bat. 349/4

89.2 T Best to Rahim, Tight and quick on middle stump. Rahim stays within the crease and sends it back to the bowler with a straight bat. 349/4

89.1 T Best to Rahim, A length ball on the pads. Turned away close to the pitch on the leg side. 349/4

88.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Gets behind the line of that one and dabs it down to the off side by staying on the back foot. 349/4

88.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Shoulders arms to this short of a length ball outside off. 349/4

88.4 R Rampaul to Islam, His concentration seems to have gone somewhere. Short ball, way outside off. He shapes up to cut and withdraws at the last moment. It would be a waste if he throws it away in such fashion. 349/4

88.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Leaves this alone after thinking of defending it. Just outside off on a good length and Islam leaves it alone. 349/4

88.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, Back of a length ball on off stump. Rahim gets behind the line nicely and taps it down past point to pick up a single. 349/4

88.1 R Rampaul to Rahim, FOUR! Action replay of the last ball! But, the bowler and the batsman are different. Good length ball on the pads. Rahim turns this around with his wrists to the fine leg boundary. 348/4

This is the maiden Test hundred for Naeem Islam. He has scored 9 first class centuries so far but there is nothing that is comparable to a Test century. He came in when his team lost a couple of wickets in succession and stabilised the ship well with Shakib Al Hasan. It has been a fabulous knock by the young man. He spent 19 balls in the 90s.

87.6 T Best to Islam, FOUR! There it is! Best strays in line and Islam makes no mistake there as he glances it down to the fine leg boundary to bring up his first Test hundred. 344/4

87.5 T Best to Islam, Best has got into a nice rhythm now. Hits the pitch hard and gets the ball to rise too. Islam gets behind it and taps it back on to the pitch with soft hands. Well played son! 340/4

87.4 T Best to Islam, A length ball outside off and moving in. The ball hits the inside edge of the bat and thuds into Islam's pads. He is lucky that the ball hit the pads after the edge. It was heading straight on to the stumps otherwise. 340/4

87.3 T Best to N Islam, A beautiful in-swinging yorker there by Best. Islam successfully digs it out into the off side with a cool head. He seems patient although nerves might be all over him by now. 340/4

87.2 T Best to Islam, The barrage of bouncers continues. Best bangs it short and Islam ducks under it. 340/4

87.1 T Best to Islam, Back of a length ball. Defended off the back foot very solidly. 340/4

86.6 R Rampaul to Rahim, The boundary was an exception I believe. This is the fifth delivery in the over that has been shouldered arms to. 340/4

86.5 R Rampaul to Rahim, And Rahim goes back to the old routine. Leaves it alone. 340/4

86.4 R Rampaul to Rahim, FOUR! 50th one of the innings! He surely took the invitation that time! Short and wide. Rahim cuts it behind point and the ball races away to the boundary. 340/4

86.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Rahim is clearly indicating to Rampaul that this is not what it takes for him to have a go at the ball and Rampaul still bowls it outside off. Left alone! 336/4

86.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, Pitches it outside off and gets the ball to swing away. Rahim lets that through too. 336/4

86.1 R Rampaul to Rahim, Outside the off stump and back of a length. Not inviting enough to indulge in Rahim would claim, leaves it alone. 336/4

85.6 T Best to Islam, Length on middle and leg. Islam jabs it down on to the pitch. A maiden over. Poor first three deliveries but he got back with the final three by hurrying the batsman on to his shot. 336/4

85.5 T Best to Islam, A good ball on the stumps. 'The you miss and you are LBW type'. Islam turns it down gently towards mid-wicket. Best does have his arms around his head. He knows how close that could have been had he missed it. 336/4

85.4 T Best to Islam, Bowls it quick on a length and gets it to come in. Islam tucks it away off his hips to the on side. Still on 98! 336/4

85.3 T Best to Islam, Short and wide outside off. Islam has a wild slash at it as it goes well over the bat and through to Ramdin. 336/4

85.2 T Best to Islam, And again. It seems like Best doesn't want Islam to score a century off his bowling. Bowls it short and way over the batsman as he ducks under it. 336/4

85.1 T Best to Islam, Bounces him! Short on middle and leg. Islam leaves it alone. 336/4

84.6 R Rampaul to Rahim, This one goes away off a length. Left alone by Rahim. 336/4

84.5 R Rampaul to Rahim, This leave is closer. Pitched outside off stump, the ball comes in and passes the off stmmp by a few whiskers. 336/4

84.4 R Rampaul to Rahim, Shoulders arms to a length ball outside the off stick. 336/4

84.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Fuller outside off. Defends it to mid off by getting behind it. 336/4

84.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, A short of a length ball just outside off. Rahim tried to cut that but the ball seemed to be too close to his body and shot through after pitching. 336/4

That shot brings up the 50 partnership between the two.

84.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Full outside off. Islam plays a lovely drive through the covers to pick up three runs. 336/4

83.6 T Best to Rahim, Defends this off his back foot into the covers. 333/4

83.5 T Best to Rahim, FOUR! To the other side this time! Strays down the pads and Rahim flicks it off the middle to the square leg boundary. Back to back boundaries now. 333/4

And they have avoided the follow on. It has been some effort by the Bangladeshis to have achieved that by losing just 4 wickets in the process.

83.4 T Best to Rahim, FOUR! Awesome push! Length ball on off stump. Rahim comes forward and just pushes it through the covers with unbelievable timing. The ball races away to the fence. 329/4

83.3 T Best to Rahim, Full on the pads, Rahim misses his flick and gets struck on the pads to Best's excitement. It is going way down the leg side though. 325/4

83.2 T Best to Rahim, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 325/4

83.1 T Best to Rahim, Back of a length ball outside off. Left alone. 325/4

Best comes in to share the new ball.

82.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Good length ball outside off. Islam punches it towards gully where there is another piece of good fielding. No run. 325/4

82.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Gets some inward movement after pitching it just back of a length outside off. Islam shoulders arms to that one. 325/4

82.4 R Rampaul to Islam, A cracking drive to this full delivery outside off. To add on to it, Bravo puts in a full stretch dive at point, not conceding any run. 325/4

82.3 R Rampaul to Islam, A stunner! Pitches outside off on a length. The ball rises like a yo-yo ball past the bat as Islam tries to defend it. 325/4

82.2 R Rampaul to Islam, On the pads and nicely flicked away to square leg for a couple. 325/4

82.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Good length ball just outside off. Islam gets behind the line and taps it on to the off side. 323/4

New ball has been taken and Rampaul will be the first one to take the cherry in his hand.

81.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Pats this back to the bowler with a straight bat. 323/4

81.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Defends this by getting right behind the line. 323/4

81.4 V Permaul to Rahim, What is that? Mushfiqur plays a helicopter flick along the ground to mid off. Hello Dhoni! 323/4

81.3 V Permaul to Rahim, Steps out and is Spotted by Permaul who fires it it in. Rahim yorks himself and the ball goes only as far as silly point. 323/4

81.2 V Permaul to Rahim, Tossed up on middle and straightening, Rahim comes well forward and pats it back to Permaul. 323/4

81.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Pitched up outside off, driven back to the bowler. 323/4

80.6 Narine to Islam, FOUR! Smashed back! Full on off stump and Islam gets into the nineties with this smacking stroke over the bowler's head and into the fence. Bangladesh just need 5 now to avoid the follow on. 323/4

80.5 S Narine to Rahim, On the pads and turned away with the wrists to fine leg for a single. 319/4

80.4 S Narine to Rahim, Drives it calmly back to the bowler. 318/4

80.3 S Narine to Islam, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 318/4

80.2 S Narine to Rahim, Length outside off. Rahim gets down and sweeps it uppishly to deep mid-wicket for a single. 317/4

80.1 S Narine to Rahim, As the new ball is due, Narine continues with the old one. Sammy doesn't go for it. Turns in from outside of to off. Defended off the back foot. 316/4

79.6 V Permaul to Islam, And again, tossed up outside off at driving length. Islam chooses a defensive shot instead. 316/4

79.5 V Permaul to Islam, Flighted up outside off. Islam gets forward and drops it dead back into the pitch. 316/4

79.4 V Permaul to Islam, Leaves this one alone outside the off stump. 316/4

79.3 V Permaul to Islam, Defends this again back to the bowler off the front foot. 316/4

79.2 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up outside off. Islam defends it off the front foot. 316/4

79.1 V Permaul to Islam, Permaul drags this wide and very short outside off stump. Islam is not greedy to go chasing that one. 316/4

78.6 S Narine to Islam, Length ball turning in towards off and middle. Islam turns it down towards short fine for one. 316/4

78.5 S Narine to Islam, Full on off. He drives it hard but finds mid on down the ground. 315/4

78.4 S Narine to Islam, Back of a length outside off. Islam stays back and defends it to the off side. 315/4

78.3 S Narine to N Islam, Full up to the bat. Naeem drives it back to the bowler. 315/4

78.2 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Deft! On the leg stump this time. Islam sweeps it fine past short fine leg and into the boundary. 315/4

78.1 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Nice timing! Short outside off and turning in. Islam rocks back and cuts it down to the point boundary. The fielder does well to nearly stop it. He dives over the fence in the process and the ball rolls over slowly. 311/4

Narine called back to bowl.

That is drinks after one hour into the 2nd session.

77.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Short outside off. Rahim gets low on his back foot and tries to cut, can't beat short third man though. 307/4

77.5 V Permaul to M Rahim, Drives this full delivery straight to mid off. 307/4

77.4 V Permaul to Rahim, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 307/4

77.3 V Permaul to Islam, Turns this down to the leg side for a single. 307/4

77.2 V Permaul to Islam, FOUR! On the leg stump. Islam gets down on his knee and plays a paddle sweep to the boundary. Well done. Some innovation there by him. 306/4

77.1 V Permaul to Islam, On off stump and defended back to the bowler. 302/4

Permaul is brought on.

76.6 D Sammy to Rahim, After hitting a boundary in the previous ball, he leaves it alone just outside off. 302/4

76.5 D Sammy to Rahim, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Pitched up on off. Rahim plays this with a high elbow and drives it past Sammy and beyond the ropes. He finally finds that gap he was looking for since the last over. 302/4

76.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Short and outside off. Rahim cuts it straight to point. 298/4

76.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Full again outside off. This time Rahim allows the ball to meet the keeper's gloves. 298/4

76.2 D Sammy to M Rahim, Full outside off stump. Rahim comes front and tries to drive it. Can't time it to perfection as the ball goes to mid on. 298/4

76.1 D Sammy to Rahim, Length ball on the pads. Rahim turns it to mid-wicket. 298/4

75.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitched up again on middle and off. Rahim drives it with supreme timing but Rampaul is quick enough to stop it to his left as he has to deviate in the opposite direction on his follow through. 298/4

75.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Angles this across Rahim. He gets across with the angle and dabs it to the covers. 298/4

75.4 R Rampaul to Islam, Full on middle. It was nearly a half-volley. Rahim, however, is content with defending it back to the bowler. 298/4

Around the wicket now.

75.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Length ball on off. Rahim manages to tap it down to the off side sedately off his back foot. 298/4

75.3 R Rampaul to Islam, NO BALL! Gets it to nip in from off to leg. Islam turns it down to fine leg for a single as the umpire calls a no ball for over stepping. 298/4

75.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Another good length ball just outside off. Islam chooses to play at this one off his back foot by getting behind the line of it. 295/4

75.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Length ball just outside off. Islam moves across and watches it pass through to the keeper. 295/4

74.6 D Sammy to Rahim, Shortens the length just outside off stump. Rahim stays on his back foot and defends it to point with an angled bat. 295/4

74.5 D Sammy to Rahim, FOUR! Off the middle this time! Pitched up on middle and off. Rahim gets across and whips it past mid on to the mid-wicket boundary. 295/4

74.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Good line again. In the corridor on off. Rahim gets well behind it and defends it back to the bowler. 291/4

74.3 D Sammy to M Rahim, FOUR! Strike of luck! Full on off stump as the ball swings outwards and takes the edge of Rahim's bat. What happens later disappoints Sammy as it evades the slip fielders and the gully to find the ropes instead of a fielder's palms. 291/4

74.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitches it on a length just outside off and shapes it away once again. This time Rahim decides to leave the ball very late which allows the ball to takes the face of the bat at the point of withdrawal. The ball, then goes towards gully. 287/4

74.1 D Sammy to Rahim, A good delivery just outside off stump. Shapes to come in but moves out at the last moment. The batsman is smart too as he lets it through after thinking of playing at it. 287/4

73.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Fullish outside off. Islam flays his bat at it and crunches it straight to the cover point fielder. No run, unfortunately. 287/4

73.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Tighter on the stumps. Pitches just outside off and comes in again. This time Islam is forced to play and does so well as he defends it right under his nose. 287/4

73.4 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitches up outside off stump and gets it to come in a bit. It is too wide though, for Islam to have a go at it. He leaves it alone. 287/4

73.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Fuller this time on a length. Rahim gets forward and drives it to the left of mid off for a single. He is off the mark too. 287/4

73.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, One more! He is trying to rattle Rahim with a barrage of short ones. However, it doesn't seem to work or he is ill-directing it by bowling it way over his head. Rahim ducks easily. 286/4

73.1 R Rampaul to Rahim, Bangs it short on middle and leg. Rahim has enough time to get under that bouncer. 286/4

72.6 D Sammy to Islam, Short of a length ball just outside off. Islam punches it with some good timing, but straight to the cover fielder. 286/4

72.5 D Sammy to Islam, Gets behind the line of this length ball and defends it with a straight blade. 286/4

72.4 D Sammy to Islam, Good delivery pitched up just outside off in the channel. Islam drives but misses the ball as it deviates away slightly after pitching. 286/4

72.3 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length outside off. Islam lets it through to the keeper. 286/4

72.2 D Sammy to Islam, Length ball just outside off stump. Islam opens the face of the bat and plays it down to gully. 286/4

72.1 D Sammy to Islam, Full and on middle stump. Islam drives it straight down to mid on. 286/4

71.6 R Rampaul to Rahim, Pitched up on off, the ball nips back in and hits Rahim on his pads. Rampaul feels that is close and goes up in appeal. The umpire turns it down citing that it was going down the leg side. The ball took the inside edge before hitting the pads. 286/4

71.5 R Rampaul to Rahim, Full and angled in, Rahim tries to drive and finds the inside half of the bat as it goes to mid-wicket. 286/4

71.4 R Rampaul to Rahim, Short just outside off stump. Rahim leaves it alone. 286/4

71.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Closes the face of the bat and turns it down to mid-wicket. 286/4

71.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, The batsman has driven that ball straight back. 286/4

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim comes in at number 6.

71.1 R Rampaul to Al Hasan, OUT! Rampaul comes around the wicket and bowls a fuller delivery just outside off. Shakib drives it uppishly and straight to the cover fielder where substitute Fudadin takes the catch at a comfortable height. Shakib has thrown it away after getting into the skin of the Windies bowlers. The 167-run stand has been finally broken. 286/4

Rampaul is brought back on.

70.6 D Sammy to Islam, Fullish and just outside off, driven to the covers. 286/3

70.5 D Sammy to Islam, Turns this length ball down to the leg side. 286/3

70.4 D Sammy to Islam, Short of good length, punched through the covers for two. 286/3

70.3 D Sammy to Islam, Full and straight, watchfully defended. 284/3

70.2 D Sammy to Hasan, Short outside off, cut through backward point for one. 284/3

70.1 D Sammy to Islam, On middle, Islam goes back and plays it behind square leg for a single. 283/3

69.6 R Rampaul to Hasan, Full delivery on the legs, flicked for a couple of runs. 282/3

69.5 R Rampaul to Hasan, On a good length, Shakib walks across and defends. 280/3

69.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, Full just outside off, takes the outside edge and runs to the third man region, Shakib picks a couple. 280/3

69.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely. 278/3

69.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Full on the leg stump, flicked for a single. 278/3

69.1 R Rampaul to Islam, No run. 277/3

Rampaul is back into the attack.

68.6 D Sammy to Hasan, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 277/3

68.5 D Sammy to Hasan, FOUR! Short and wide. Shakib gets back and cuts it over backward point for a boundary! 277/3

68.4 D Sammy to N Islam, Dull and angling into the pads, driven away to mid-wicket where the fielder gets a hand to it and keeps them down to one. 273/3

68.3 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length ball outside off. Islam dabs it away to point. 272/3

68.2 D Sammy to Islam, Fullish length just outside off. Islam stays in the crease and defends it with a straight bat. 272/3

68.1 D Sammy to Islam, Tight line on off. Islam defends it off his front foot. 272/3

And that six brings up the 150-run stand between the two. By the way, this is the highest fourth wicket partnership for Bangladesh for the fourth wicket in Tests.

67.6 S Narine to Hasan, SIX! High and handsome! Comes down the track and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a biggie. 272/3

67.5 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! They want to get over the follow-on mark soon it seems! Flighted and pitched up. Shakib moves away and slams it over and past the mid off fielder for a boundary. 266/3

67.4 S Narine to Hasan, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 262/3

67.3 S Narine to Hasan, Good ball just outside off. Shakib stays back and fends it away to point. 262/3

67.2 S Narine to Hasan, Flighted up outside off. Shakib drives it to mid off. 262/3

67.1 S Narine to Hasan, An off spinner moving away from off to outside. Shakib stays back and defends it to the covers. 262/3

66.6 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! No mistake this time! Short outside off again. Islam gets his back foot across the stumps and cuts it behind point and to the fence to spoil a good over for Sammy. 262/3

66.5 D Sammy to Islam, A tad short outside off. Islam stands his ground, doesn't get his back foot across as he attempts to cut it and misses the ball. 258/3

66.4 D Sammy to Islam, Tight again on off and just outside. Islam walks across and taps it towards mid on off his front foot. 258/3

66.3 D Sammy to Islam, Good tight length ball on off. Islam defends this back into the pitch from within the crease. 258/3

66.2 D Sammy to N Islam, Similar delivery. Islam finds the middle of the bat this time but also finds the middle of the palms of the cover fielder. 258/3

66.1 D Sammy to N Islam, Full outside off. Islam pulls out a drive but the ball doesn't go off the middle. He finds the cover fielder. 258/3

Sammy will bowl from the other end.

65.6 S Narine to Hasan, Comes forward and taps this to the off side. 258/3

65.5 S Narine to Hasan, Just short of a length outside off. Shakib pushes this off the back foot to the covers. 258/3

65.4 S Narine to Islam, On the pads, Islam closes the face of the bat at the last moment and the ball rolls away to fine leg for a single. 258/3

65.3 S Narine to Islam, Pitched up on off stump. Islam gets low and defends it into the pitch. 257/3

65.2 S Narine to Hasan, Short and cut away to deep point for a single. 257/3

65.1 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! He is underway with a boundary! Full on middle and off. Shakib gets his feet out of the way and drives it past mid off for a boundary. 256/3

The Caribbean fielders have made their way out to the middle. The Bangladeshi pair too, have walked out to the centre as Shakib Al Hasan will face Sunil Narine.

Welcome back for the 2nd session of day 3. Bangladesh remined on top of the West Indian bowlers throughout the first session. Their first aim will be to cross over the follow-on mark.

Once this pair sees the team cross the follow-on mark, they could look to play attacking cricket. The Windies, however, need to rethink their plan and throw something better at the Bangladesh batsmen. We will find out after the Lunch break. Do join us back for the coverage in some time.

The Windies bowling did not look at its best this morning with some wayward bowling especially by Best. Rampaul could have had the wicket of Shakib had he not committed the common yet silly mistake of over stepping. Shakib and Islam brought up their individual fifties and stringed in a 100-run stand as well.

The umpires have called for Lunch now. It has been an emphatic session for the hosts as they scored 88 runs in 29 overs and most importantly, without losing a single wicket. They are just 76 runs away from avoiding the follow on and no reasons appear for them not to achieve that feat.

64.6 D Sammy to Islam, Full delivery on off. Shakib drives it to mid off. Lunch on day 3. 252/3

64.5 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! Smart! Length ball just outside off. Islam opens the face of the bat and guides it between gully and second slip for a cheeky boundary. 252/3

64.4 D Sammy to Hasan, Short ball on the body. Shakib romps back and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single. 248/3

64.3 D Sammy to Hasan, Charges down this time and smashes it straight to mid off. Is Shakib frustrated? 247/3

64.2 D Sammy to Hasan, Gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to mid off. 247/3

64.1 D Sammy to Hasan, FOUR! Up and over! A short of a length ball outside off. Shakib tries to smash it through point. The ball has different ideas though. It takes the edge and flies over gully for a boundary. 247/3

63.6 S Narine to Hasan, Opens the face and plays this towards point for a single. 243/3

63.5 S Narine to Hasan, Shakib comes forward and defends this into the covers. 242/3

63.5 S Narine to Islam, Tucks this one away off the pads for an easy single. Oh! Narine oversteps. Not good for a spinner to do that. 242/3

63.4 S Narine to Islam, Spinning into the pads. Islam turns it down to the on side. 240/3

63.3 S Narine to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 240/3

63.2 S Narine to Islam, Drives this flighted up ball straight to mid off. 240/3

63.1 S Narine to Islam, Full and slow on off. Defends this on to the leg side quietly. 240/3

62.6 D Sammy to Hasan, A tight line on middle and off. Shakib turns it away to mid-wicket. The Bangladeshis are now just 88 runs away from avoiding the follow on. 240/3

62.5 D Sammy to Hasan, Beaten! Short of a length ball moving away from the off stump. Shakib tries to cut hard but the ball beats the bat and sizzles through to the keeper. 240/3

62.4 D Sammy to Hasan, Similar shot to a similar delivery. Shakib can't find the gap again. 240/3

62.3 D Sammy to Hasan, Drives this well, but straight to mid off. 240/3

62.2 D Sammy to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib defends it to the off side off his front foot. 240/3

62.1 D Sammy to Hasan, Full delivery and driven down to mid off. They scamper through for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end and misses the stumps. That was silly as they got an extra run on the overthrow. 240/3

61.6 S Narine to Islam, Plays it again off the front foot to the off side. 238/3

61.5 S Narine to Islam, Defends this off the front foot into the ground. 238/3

61.4 S Narine to Hasan, Full and drives it to mid off to pick up a single. 238/3

61.3 S Narine to Hasan, The batsman delicately works it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 237/3

61.2 S Narine to Islam, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. 235/3

61.1 S Narine to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib drives it to deep mid off for a single. 234/3

60.6 D Sammy to Islam, This good length ball does nothing and yet foxes Islam. He had no idea where this would seam. He comes forward and assumes that it would come in, playing inside the line to get beaten. This was a peach of an over by the captain. 233/3

60.5 D Sammy to Islam, Hold your horses! This one goes away! Pitches it on a length just outside off. The ball nips away as Islam employs the cut shot in vain, again. 233/3

60.4 D Sammy to Islam, Good length ball on off stump. Islam gets across and behind the line to tap it into the off side. 233/3

60.3 D Sammy to Islam, Gets it to move in from just outside off to off stump now. Islam is wary about the movement and defends it off his front foot to the off side. 233/3

60.2 D Sammy to Islam, Pitched up outside off. Sammy is getting it to come in consistently now. Islam judges the line well and leaves it alone. 233/3

60.1 D Sammy to Islam, A short of a good length ball outside off. It comes in a tad after pitching. Islam's eyes light up and he tries to cut it hard, but only to miss the ball. 233/3

59.6 S Narine to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib plays a half-confident drive to the covers. A fine maiden by Narine. 233/3

59.5 S Narine to Hasan, Circumspect this time. Length on off. Shakib comes forward and taps it back into the ground. 233/3

59.4 S Narine to Hasan, Shorter and spinning outside off. Shakib cuts it but can't beat point. 233/3

59.3 S Narine to Hasan, A bit shorter, Shakib punches it to the covers. No run. 233/3

59.2 S Narine to Hasan, Another front foot defense off the front foot by Shakib, this time to the covers. 233/3

59.1 S Narine to Hasan, Shakib plays this off the front foot into the ground. 233/3

58.6 Sammy to Islam, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. The keeper takes a straight forward catch. The fielding side are asking the question. The umpire decides the batsman is not out. 233/3

58.5 D Sammy to Islam, Punches this length delivery off the back foot towards point. 233/3

58.4 D Sammy to Islam, Defends this from within the crease by getting well behind the length. 233/3

58.3 D Sammy to N Islam, Shortens the length this time. Drives it to mid off. 233/3

58.2 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! Edgy this time. Full again outside off. Islam tries to play a similar shot through the covers. Only, this time the ball takes a thickish outside edge and flies through gully and point for a consecutive boundary of this over. Bangladesh need less than a 100 now to avoid the follow on. 233/3

Islam gets to his 2nd Test fifty.

58.1 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! What a way to get to his fifty. Full outside off and Islam gets well forward to play a fine cover drive. 229/3

Captain Sammy comes into the attack.

57.6 S Narine to Hasan, Drives this off the front foot to the cover fielder. 225/3

57.5 S Narine to Islam, Back of a length outside off and a genuine off spinner. Islam tries to punch it but as the ball comes in too close to his body he can't find any timing on it. The ball rolls into the gap on the off side and they pick up a quick single. 225/3

57.4 S Narine to Islam, Good delivery on a length and spinning in. Islam stays put and defends it back on to the wicket. 224/3

57.3 S Narine to Hasan, Spins this one into Shakib, who stays back and turns it away to the on side for a single. 224/3

57.2 S Narine to Islam, Shortish again outside off and spins in. Islam stays back and cuts through the covers this time to pick up a single. 223/3

57.1 S Narine to N Islam, Short and wide. Islam cuts but finds point. Can't find the gap. 222/3

56.6 T Best to Hasan, Poor delivery down the leg side. It would have been a big wide in limited overs cricket. But, this is a Test match, let us not forget that. Bowlers can get away with wayward deliveries. 222/3

56.5 T Best to Islam, Slower one! Best is trying variations now. Islam picks it well and drives it to wide of mid off for a single. He moves on to 46. 222/3

56.4 Best to Islam, Another yorker. Best has bowled quite a few since he started this spell and each time Islam has dug it out comfortably, except for once maybe when it took the inside edge and thudded into his pads. This time he did not look in any trouble as he fended this back to Best. 221/3

56.3 T Best to Hasan, Short of a length ball outside off. Shakib cuts it to deep point for a single. 221/3

56.2 T Best to Hasan, Short of a good length on off stump. Shakib stays back and defends it off his back foot to the off side. 220/3

56.1 T Best to Hasan, Short one on off stump. Shakib shows some good technique by picking up the length early and getting under it easily. 220/3

55.6 S Narine to Islam, Comes forward as it is bowled on middle and defends it back on to the pitch. 220/3

55.5 S Narine to Islam, Stays in the crease and taps it back to Narine. 220/3

55.4 S Narine to Islam, Defends this with an open face off the front foot towards point. 220/3

This has been a wonderful partnership by the pair. They have put up a 100 so far. This could well be the partnership that could help the Bangladeshis save this match.

55.3 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Islam gets into the act now! Chips down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket and into the fence. That brings up the 100-run stand between them. 220/3

55.2 S Narine to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 216/3

55.1 S Narine to Hasan, Leg bye, Good ball coming in off the pitch. Islam defends it to the on side for a leg bye. 216/3

Sunil Narine to bowl now. Finally he has been brought into the attack.

54.6 T Best to Islam, Another one angling in. This time Islam turns it down to the leg side. No run though. 215/3

54.5 T Best to Islam, On the pads, Islam misses his flick and gets struck on the pads. 215/3

54.4 T Best to Islam, A yorker on middle. Islam does well to dig it away to the off side. 215/3

54.3 T Best to Islam, Short one on middle and leg. Islam gets under it and lets it through. 215/3

54.2 T Best to Hasan, Short delivery on off. Shakib pulls it away to square leg for one. 215/3

54.1 T Best to Islam, Length ball on off stump. Islam drops it down with soft hands and runs through for a quick single. 214/3

Shakib gets to his 10th fifty in Tests and 4th against the Windies. He has scored a string of fifties in his last few innings. He should try to carry on and look for a century.

53.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Plays a paddle very fine past fine leg and picks up two runs to bring up his half-century. 213/3

53.5 V Permaul to Hasan, FOUR! Smashed away! Slog sweeps this one over mid-wicket for another boundary in his innings. He is inching closer to his fifty now. 211/3

53.4 V Permaul to Hasan, The batsman works it down the leg side. 207/3

53.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Stays back to this length ball and plays it back to Permaul. 207/3

53.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Defends this one from within the crease. 207/3

53.1 V Permaul to Al Hasan, Full delivery outside off. Shakib drives it away off the edge past short third man and picks up a couple. 207/3

52.6 T Best to Hasan, Good length ball just outside off stump. Shakib defends it as the ball takes the inside half of the blade and rolls away to the on side. 205/3

52.5 T Best to Islam, Bowls it on the pads, Islam tucks it away to fine leg for a single. 204/3

52.4 T Best to Islam, Back of a length outside off. Islam gets across and behind the line as he defends it to the off side. 203/3

Sammy has come down from the slips to speak to the bowler.

52.3 T Best to Islam, Wayward and wasted away. Down the leg side. Islam wants nothing with that delivery. 203/3

In the last 9 innings for Shakib, he has passed the 50-run mark five times.

52.2 T Best to Islam, Bowls it back of a length outside off. Islam shoulders arms to that one. 203/3

52.1 T Best to Hasan, Bangs it into the pitch hard. The ball only rises as high as Shakib's stomach. He rolls his wrists and turns it down to the on side for one. 203/3

51.6 V Permaul to Islam, Back of a length ball just outside off. Islam defends it from his back foot to the off side. 202/3

51.5 V Permaul to Islam, Defends this back on to the wicket as silly point takes the ball in front of the batsma. 202/3

51.4 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up on off, almost a yorker. Islam plays it back to the bowler. 202/3

51.3 V Permaul to Islam, FOUR! Finally attacks! Length on middle and Islam gets down to sweep it hard towards the square leg boundary. 202/3

51.2 V Permaul to Islam, Defends it off the back foot to silly point. 198/3

51.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Bowls it outside off and gets it back in. Shakib plays it down to the leg side for a single. 198/3

And the umpires call for the first drinks break of the morning.

50.6 T Best to Islam, A good length ball coming in with the angle. Islam defends it watchfully towards mid on. 197/3

50.5 T Best to N Islam, A lovely yorker.The ball takes the bottom edge of the bat and jars between the two boots and remains there. Islam did well to get the bat down in time. 197/3

50.4 T Best to Islam, Strikes the batsman! Bouncer on middle stump. Islam ducks under it but the ball doens't rise over his body. It hits his helmet. He takes it off and has a look at it. Nothing seems to be wrong with him and the helmet as well. 197/3

50.3 T Best to Islam, Very full outside off. The ball pitches and comes in slightly. Islam lets it through though. 197/3

50.2 T Best to Islam, Shoulders arms to this ball outside off stump. 197/3

50.1 T Best to Hasan, Good length ball outside off. Shakib pushes this into the off side by staying on his back foot and pickes up a quick single. 197/3

49.6 V Permaul to Islam, It seems like Islam doesn't want us to type anything else. 196/3

49.5 V Permaul to Islam, Similar story on this delivery as well. 196/3

49.4 V Permaul to Islam, Comes well forward and defends it back to the pitch. 196/3

49.3 V Permaul to Islam, Drives this one straight to mid off. 196/3

49.2 V Permaul to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 196/3

49.1 V Permaul to Islam, Pitches it on off stump and straightens the ball. Naeem defends it from within the crease. 196/3

48.6 T Best to Hasan, Bowls a bouncer this time on off stump. Shakib ducks well under it. 196/3

48.5 T Best to Hasan, Better delivery. Closer to the off stick line on a good length. Shakib comes forward and defends it with a straight blade. 196/3

48.4 T Best to Hasan, Comes around the wicket this time and bowls a length ball outside off. Shakib stays back and punches it to the cover fielder. 196/3

48.3 T Best to Al Hasan, FOUR! Gorgeous! Full and wide outside off. Shakib gets his front foot forward and slams it through cover point for the second boundary of the day. 196/3

48.2 T Best to Islam, Angles it in at a full length. The ball hits Islam's pads and tickles away down to fine leg for a leg bye. He could have done better with that one I reckon. 192/3

48.1 Best to Islam, Yorker first up by Best. Islam digs it out pretty well there. Best has made his intentions clear I guess. 191/3

Tino Best will be the first change of the day.

47.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 191/3

47.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Defends this one by getting forward to the ball and into the covers. 191/3

47.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Tries to repeat the same shot but misses the ball this time. 191/3

47.3 V Permaul to Hasan, FOUR! Very typical! Full outside off. Shakib gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary in his usual fashion. 191/3

47.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Full and defended to the covers off the front foot. 187/3

47.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Gets this one to turn in from outside off and hits Shakib's pads. The Windies fielders get excited for a moment. But, clearly that was no where close to being a caught behind as it goes to the keeper after taking the pad on the way. 187/3

46.6 R Rampaul to Islam, A short one to end the over with. Islam has no trouble getting underneath. Rampaul should have probably made him play at it. 187/3

46.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitches this on a length just outside off. This time the ball doesn't come in. It holds its line and Naeem plays well inside it to get beaten. 187/3

46.4 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitches it further up, but not really full. Naeem gets his back foot across and pushes it with a straight bat back to the bowler. 187/3

46.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Tight on middle and off. Islam stays put and defends it with a straight bat. 187/3

Strong leg side field. Just mid off and point on the off side. Indications of where and how Rampaul is going to bowl.

46.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Badly directed bouncer. It pitches on middle and slides down the leg side over the batsman who ducks under it comfortably. 187/3

46.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, Back of a length on off stump. Shakib stays back and drops it down to the on side with soft wrists. He gets to pick up a single. Good risk free shot. 187/3

45.6 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up to the bat. Islam, yet again, defends with a straight bat. 186/3

45.5 V Permaul to N Islam, Fullish outside off. Islam drives it to the cover fielder. 186/3

45.4 V Permaul to Islam, Better line on off. Pushes that one back to the bowler again. 186/3

45.3 V Permaul to Islam, Permaul drops it short outside off. Naeem cuts it straight to point. 186/3

45.2 V Permaul to Islam, Pushed back to the bowler off the front foot. 186/3

45.1 V Permaul to Islam, Tight on off. Naeem defends it off his back foot to the silly point fielder. 186/3

44.6 R Rampaul to Hasan, A tight line and length on off stump. Shakib stays back and pushes it to the off side. 186/3

44.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Bangs it in and has Naeem in some discomfort there. The ball rises and hits the gloves as it drops away down to the leg side for a single. He could have done well to have kept a forward short leg there on that ball. 186/3

44.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, Hits the wicket hard and angles the ball into the thighs of Shakib. He nudges it away fine towards the fielder at fine leg and picks up a single. 185/3

44.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, Pitches it up well outside off. Shakib leans into it and drives it straight to the cover fielder. 184/3

44.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, Shortish on leg stump. Shakib plays a hesitant pull shot which takes the edge and lobs up towards square leg. Luckily for him, there is no fielder anywhere in the vicinity of the ball and they take a couple. 184/3

44.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitched up and swinging in to the pads. Naeem drives it to wide mid on for a single. Rampaul is getting some shape into the right hander here. 182/3

43.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Comes forward to this loopy delivery outside off and calmly plays it back on to the wicket. 181/3

43.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Fullish on off. Shakib pushes this to the on side quietly. 181/3

43.4 V Permaul to Hasan, A short of a good length ball outside off. Shakib goes back and pushes it to the covers. 181/3

43.3 V Permaul to Islam, Tucks this one away to square leg and picks up a single. 181/3

43.2 V Permaul to Islam, Again full on middle and straightens considerably. The ball hits the bat and lobs up a bit. Silly point thinks he is in with a chance but the ball drops safely. 180/3

43.1 V Permaul to Islam, Full outside off. Defended off the front foot. 180/3

42.6 R Rampaul to Hasan, Full delivery just outside off. Shakib drives it to mid off. A good over by Rampaul. But, the no-ball wicket could prove costly for the Caribbeans. 180/3

42.5 R Rampaul to Hasan, A back of a length ball just outside off. Shakib opens the face of the bat as the ball rises sharply and hits high on the blade and goes down to gully. Rampaul did bend his back into that one. 180/3

42.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, Rampaul seems furious with himself and bangs it short outside off. Shakib leaves it contently by dropping his wrists. 180/3

42.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, NO BALL! That is a waste! A wicket off a huge no ball! Pitches it up after the bouncer in the last. Shakib goes for a flamboyant drive without moving his feet and the ball takes the edge straight through to Ramdin who catches it and jumps in excitement only to watch the umpire call the third umpire to check for the no ball. Alas! it is a no ball, much to the disappointment of the Windies. 180/3

42.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, Good bouncer! Bangs that short on off. Shakib ducks just about in time there. 179/3

42.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, Similar line and length just outside off. Shakib defends it with a straight bat down on to the wicket. 179/3

42.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, Pitches it up on off. Shakib defends it back to mid off. 179/3

Around the wicket, now Rampual.

41.6 V Permaul to Islam, Full again outside off. Islam resorts to the shot he has been playing throughout the over. The defensive push back to Permaul. 179/3

41.5 V Permaul to Islam, Similar story yet again, back to the bowler. 179/3

41.4 V Permaul to Islam, Pushes this full delivery back to the bowler again. 179/3

41.3 V Permaul to Islam, Tossed up ever so slowly. Naeem comes forward and defends it dead back on to the pitch. 179/3

41.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Turns further in this time off a length. Shakib nudges it away behind square for one. 179/3

41.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Tight ball coming in. Shakib watches it on to the bat as he defends it back on to the wicket. 178/3

40.6 R Rampaul to Islam, On the hips and tucked away to square leg. No run on offer. 9 off the over. 178/3

40.5 R Rampaul to Islam, FOUR! Lucky! Pitched up, drawing the batsman forward. He plays a defensive stroke but the ball takes the edge and goes past second slip and gully down to the third man fence. The commentator on air feel that it was a good shot. Didn't look like it though. 178/3

40.4 R Rampaul to Islam, A good length delivery pitched outsie off and coming in a tad. Islam watches it well till the end and lets it through. A good leave that! 174/3

40.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Fast and pitched up on off. Driven straight to mid off. 174/3

40.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, A length ball moving away from the batsman. Shakib opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for a single. 174/3

40.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, FOUR! Class! Pitched up to the bat just outside off. Shakib transfers his weight on to the front foot and plays a lovely cover drive with ample timing. First boundary of the day. 173/3

39.6 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up outside off. Naeem lunges forward and drives straight to extra cover. 158 more required to avoid the follow on. 169/3

39.5 V Permaul to Al Hasan, Shakib is doing it easy here. Full and outside off and smashed down to long on again for one. And that is the 50 run stand between the pair. They need to carry on and on for the Bangladeshis here. 169/3

39.4 V Permaul to Islam, Slow and turning in, Naeem tucks it away to mid-wicket for one. 168/3

39.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib waits for it and hits it hard to long on for a single. That is defensive from the Windies. A long on in the fourth over after the start. 167/3

39.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Shortish outside off. Shakib punches it to the covers. 166/3

39.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Pitched up outside off. Shakib drills it to mid on. 166/3

38.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Just short of a length outside off, enough for Naeem to not do anything with it, leaves it alone. 166/3

38.5 R Rampaul to Hasan, Poor line on the pads. Shakib clips it down to fine leg for a single. 166/3

38.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, A beauty! Lands it on off and gets the ball to nip away. Shakib stays in the crease and fishes at it just outside off and misses the ball. 165/3

38.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, Back of a length ball angled across. Shakib shoulders arms to it. 165/3

38.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, Fuller length ball outside off. Shakib drives it to the covers. No run. 165/3

38.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, A length ball angled across the batsman. Shakib watches it carefully and leaves it alone. 165/3

37.6 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched outside leg, Islam drives it back to Permaul. 165/3

37.5 V Permaul to Islam, Full on middle. Defended back to the bowler. 165/3

37.4 V Permaul to Islam, Tossed up on middle. Naeem drives it to mid off. 165/3

37.3 V Permaul to Islam, Pushes it quciker just outside off. Naeem comes well forward and defends. 165/3

37.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Bowls it slow on off. Shakib comes across and tucks it past forward short leg for the first run of the day. 165/3

37.1 V Permaul to Al Hasan, A good length ball coming in. Shakib stays back and cuts it to backward point. 164/3

V. Permaul to start from the other end.

36.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Hits the pitch hard just back of a length. It comes in slightly after pitching and Naeem taps it down to the on side easily. There isn't much point in hitting the deck hard on this track. There just isn't much for the pacers. 164/3

36.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Length ball just outside off. Naeem Islam leaves this one alone too. 164/3

36.4 R Rampaul to Islam, This one is banged in and angled down the leg side. Islam moves across and lets it through to the keeper. 164/3

36.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Good line and length outside off. Naeem leaves it alone. 164/3

36.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Bowled on the pads. Naeem misses his tuck and is hit on the pads. Shakib comes half way down for a run and is turned down. He runs back to safety. The last thing they want early is a run out. 164/3

36.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Bangs it in short first up. Naeem gets well under it to let it through to Ramdin. 164/3

The players are out in the middle and Naeem Islam is ready to take strike against Ravi Rampaul, 8-0-49-2. He picked up two wickets but was expensive too.

After posting a huge total, the Windies pegged back a charging Bangladeshi onslaught as they got rid of the dangerous looking Tamin Iqbal yesterday. Key batsman Shakib Al Hasan is at the crease along with a solid looking Naeem Islam. They do have some batting to follow, but the question is will they deliver when required. We will get a clear picture by the end of the first session hopefully.

Welcome to the coverage of day 3 of the first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at Dhaka. The skies are clear and the demons on the pitch beginning to surface as we progress into the latter half of the Test. Bangladesh are in danger of falling short of the follow-on mark as they need 163 to avoid it and another 200 after that to get to the West Indies' first innings total.

The pitch has started to turn a bit now but otherwise looks pretty flat. West Indies will back themselves to bowl out the hosts cheaply tomorrow while Bangladesh should look to bat out the whole day. Tough job but nevertheless, after two exciting days of cricket we expect the same tomorrow as well. Join us at 0330 GMT (0900 IST) to find out how correct we are when the third day develops. Until then, on behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Shakib and Naeem have done well though and made sure that they did not lose any more wickets before the end of play. West Indies bowlers were not the best initially, conceding runs at hemorrhaging rate but they came back superbly. A long road ahead for Bangladesh, needing 164 more to avoid the follow-on.

A session which had a bit of everything and at the end, Bangladesh will feel they got something from the day. West Indies piled on 527 thanks to three triple figure scores but Tamim Iqbal launched a terrific counter-attack after the early departure of Siddique and was well supported by Nafees. But both players threw their wickets away and that dents a bit of the good work done.

35.6 C Gayle to Islam, And a single to end the day. Outside off, Naeem pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single. STUMPS ON DAY 2, BANGLADESH 164/3, trail by 363! 164/3

35.5 C Gayle to Islam, Extra flight outside off, Naeem looks to steer it to third man but ends up yorking himself and gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. 163/3

35.4 C Gayle to Islam, Lunges out and defends watchfully. 163/3

35.3 C Gayle to Islam, Full again, pushed towards mid-wicket. 163/3

35.2 C Gayle to Islam, On middle, worked straight to mid-wicket. A bit of a yes-yes and a no-no for the single, in the end, they decide against it. 163/3

35.1 C Gayle to Islam, FOUR! Straight past the bowler! Tossed up outside off, Islam comes forward and drives it straight back past Gayle and beats mid off! 163/3

34.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Floated full delivery outside off, Shakib presses forward and drives it firmly through the line, however he fails to beat the cover fielder. 159/3

34.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 159/3

34.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Quicker delivery, holding its line after landing, Shakib plays for the turn and gets beaten. Appeal for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. 159/3

34.3 V Permaul to Hasan, A good forward stretch by Shakib as he defends a fullish ball to covers. 159/3

34.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it watchfully to the off side. 159/3

34.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Tossed up delivery around off, Shakib stayed back and played it with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 159/3

33.6 C Gayle to Islam, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 8 runs from the over! 159/3

33.5 C Gayle to Islam, FOUR! Good shot indeed! Gayle continues to flight the ball to Naeem and he leans and drives it through the covers again for the second boundary of the over! The deficit is now 368, which means another 169 needed to avoid the follow-on! 159/3

33.4 C Gayle to N Islam, Another floater, really giving it a lot of air, Naeem mistimes is to mid off. 155/3

33.3 C Gayle to Islam, Tossed up again, outside off, Naeem gets across and defends watchfully. 155/3

33.2 C Gayle to Islam, FOUR! Brilliant! Plenty of flight outside off, Naeem leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 155/3

33.1 C Gayle to Islam, Outside off, pushed towards cover. 151/3

32.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Flatter delivery, around off, Shakib tries to flick it with the spin but closes the face of the bat early. It comes off the leading edge but doesn't carry back to the bowler. 151/3

32.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 151/3

32.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Attempts a quicker one but it goes down the leg side, Shakib fails to flick it off his pads. 151/3

32.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Flighted full delivery outside off, defended off the front foot by Hasan. 151/3

32.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 151/3

32.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 151/3

31.6 C Gayle to Islam, Slow, very slowly bowled outside off, Naeem goes back to defend. 151/3

31.5 C Gayle to N Islam, Plenty of generous flight outside off, mistimed drive to mid off. 151/3

31.4 C Gayle to Hasan, Tossed up nicely outside off, equally well driven through the covers for a single. 151/3

31.3 C Gayle to Hasan, Landed outside off, a bit of a quicker delivery, pushed to point. 150/3

31.2 C Gayle to Hasan, Outside off, pushed straight to short extra cover. 150/3

31.1 C Gayle to Hasan, Full on leg stump, Shakib misses his flick and is hit on the pads. 150/3

Chris Gayle to roll his arm now.

30.6 V Permaul to Islam, Quicker delivery, fuller in length on off, Islam drew forward in defense. 150/3

30.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Floated full delivery on middle, drilled down to long on for a run. 150 up for Bangladesh! 150/3

30.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 149/3

30.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Flirts with a delivery outside off, Shakib flashes and misses. 149/3

30.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Touch short in length outside off, Shakib cuts it straight to point again. 149/3

30.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Tossed up delivery outside off, little short in length, Hasan cuts it straight to point. 149/3

Debutant Veerasammy Permaul comes into the attack.

29.6 S Narine to Hasan, Spinning away from the batsman, steered through point for a single to keep the strike. 149/3

29.5 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! Delightful! Narine drops it short around off, Hasan is quick to shift his weight on the back foot, goes back and packs a punch through covers for a boundary. 148/3

29.4 S Narine to Hasan, Another lovely drive through the line but this time straight to the cover fielder. 144/3

29.3 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! That's a very good shot! Too full in length angling into the batsman, Shakib places his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and spanks it through covers for a boundary. 144/3

29.2 S Narine to Hasan, Just a shade short in length on off, Shakib goes back and punches it to covers. 140/3

29.1 S Narine to Hasan, Quicker off-spinner on off, defended off the front foot by Shakib. 140/3

28.6 T Best to Hasan, Again down the leg side, this time he manages to clip it away but finds the man at fine leg. A single taken. 140/3

28.5 T Best to Hasan, On middle, Shakib looks to work it to the leg side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 139/3

28.4 T Best to Al Hasan, Half volley outside off, driven through the covers sweetly but finds an obstruction - a fielder. 139/3

28.3 T Best to Hasan, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor ball, down the leg side, Shakib looks to clip it away but misses. Does not matter, the ball deflects off his hips past the keeper to the fine leg fence. The deficit is now 388, which means another 189 to avoid the follow-on now. 139/3

28.2 T Best to Hasan, What was he trying to do there? Short outside off, Shakib laps and attempts a flashy upper cut and misses. No point in playing that shot, there is a third man in place. 135/3

28.1 T Best to Hasan, Down the leg side, left alone again, Best is building up some serious pace here. He needs to control his line. 135/3

28.1 T Best to Hasan, WIDE! A bouncer on leg stump, extra effort from Tino Best, Shakib does not go after that. 135/3

27.6 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! One more! This time the bowler alters his length to bowl short, on middle and leg, Islam swivels on the back foot and drags it behind square leg for a boundary. There was a fielder in the deep but he had no chance of stopping it. 134/3

27.5 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Tossed up delivery, very full in length on middle, Islam latches onto it and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. First one after a gap of 79 deliveries! 130/3

27.5 S Narine to Islam, Front foot no ball! Quicker, fuller and flatter, on middle, defended to back. 126/3

27.4 S Narine to Islam, Covers the spin by getting behind the line and blocks it back to the bowler. 125/3

27.3 S Narine to Islam, Spinning back into the batsman, Islam defends it from the back foot. 125/3

27.2 S Narine to Islam, Tossed up delivery outside off, defended with an angled bat to point. 125/3

27.1 S Narine to Islam, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 125/3

26.6 T Best to Hasan, Full on middle, Shakib mistimes his drives back to the bowler. Best picks it up and pretends to throw but doesn't. The crowd cheers! 125/3

26.5 T Best to Islam, Oops.. oops... drama out there! Good length delivery on middle, Islam pushes it towards mid-wicket and sets off for the single. Shakib responds but Best too runs around to his right to collect the ball. Shakib hits Best with his bat. almost shooing him away! Best is not that happy. The crowd likes that. Shakib apologizes. 125/3

26.4 T Best to Islam, Outside off, not played at. 124/3

26.3 T Best to Islam, Short but down the leg side, ducked under. 124/3

26.2 T Best to Hasan, Short outside off, Shakib goes for the pull but miscues it in the air and just eludes the fielder Rampaul running back from mid-wicket. A single taken. Nearly threw his wicket away there. 124/3

26.1 T Best to Hasan, Comes around the wicket to the left hander straightaway, full and wide outside off, Shakib steers is behind point but Marlon Samuels does well at gully. 123/3

25.6 S Narine to Islam, Little short in length on middle and leg, Islam fails to clip it and is hit on the pads. Height factor, hence no appeal for an LBW! 123/3

25.5 S Narine to Al Hasan, Cuts a short delivery to cover-point and steals a quick single. 123/3

25.4 S Narine to Hasan, Comes from round the wicket and serves an off-spinner on off, Hasan defends it off his front foot. 122/3

25.3 S Narine to Hasan, Angling away from the batsman, outside off, Hasan covers the line and spin and then allows it through. 122/3

25.2 S Narine to Hasan, On the pads, tickled off the pads through square leg for a couple. 122/3

25.1 S Narine to Hasan, Spinning away from the batsman, Al Hasan plays it with the turn to point. 120/3

24.6 T Best to Islam, Huge LBW appeal, turned down! A lovely delivery, pitched up to the batsman, outside off, nipping back in sharply, Naeem is caught in his crease and misses his defense and is hit on the pads. Missing the leg stump probably. 120/3

24.5 T Best to Islam, Wasted short delivery wide outside off, left alone. 120/3

24.4 T Best to Islam, Short outside off, let go past and a good carry through to the keeper. 120/3

24.3 T Best to Islam, Much better line, outside off, but still a touch wide, not played at again. 120/3

24.2 T Best to Islam, That is a wayward delivery, bowled down the leg side, Ramdin dives full length to his left to collect the ball. Good keeping. 120/3

24.1 T Best to Islam, Good length delivery outside off, angling in, shouldered arms to. 120/3

Tino Best comes back into the attack.

23.6 S Narine to Hasan, Another watchful defense by Shakib to end the over. 120/3

23.5 S Narine to Hasan, Pitched outside leg and spinning towards off, Shakib tried to defend it but was hit on the pads. 120/3

23.4 S Narine to Hasan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 120/3

23.3 S Narine to Hasan, Off-spinner on middle, Shakib defends it with the spin towards slips. 120/3

23.2 S Narine to Hasan, Loopy off-spinner on off, defended to the off side. 120/3

23.1 S Narine to Islam, Gets on the front foot to push it towards covers for a single. 120/3

Shakib Al Hasan walks in at number 5, replacing Tamim.

22.6 D Sammy to T Iqbal, OUT! Caught. Oh dear... that is a terrible shot. The pressure was getting on to him and he has picked the only man on the leg side. Short outside off, going away from him, Tamim leaps and attempts a weird pull shot. Miscues it straight to Sunil Narine at mid on. Sammy is happy and overjoyed. Tamim trudges off, then waits to see, just in case the umpire checks for the no ball and then sets off again... Departs for an entertaining 71-ball 72, BANGLADESH 119/3, need 209 more to avoid the follow-on! 119/3

22.5 D Sammy to Iqbal, Outside off, played straight to point. 119/2

22.4 D Sammy to Iqbal, Full outside off, Tamim mistimes his drive to short cover. 119/2

22.3 D Sammy to Islam, Down the leg side, flicked to fine leg for a run. 119/2

22.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Short outside off, slapped to deep point for a single. 118/2

Another change of willow for Tamim Iqbal.

22.1 D Sammy to T Iqbal, Full outside off, driven towards mid off. He comes half way down the track for the single but is sent back. 117/2

21.6 S Narine to Islam, Once again tries to defend it off his front foot but this one turns in a bit and comes off the inside part of the blade. 117/2

21.5 S Narine to Islam, Another watchful defense off the front foot by Islam. 117/2

21.4 S Narine to Islam, Loopy off-spinner on off, Islam lunges forward in defense. 117/2

21.3 S Narine to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 117/2

21.2 S Narine to Iqbal, Helps it off his pads to square leg and crosses for a single. 117/2

21.1 S Narine to Iqbal, Iqbal has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 116/2

20.6 D Sammy to Islam, Outside off, pushed to point. 116/2

20.5 D Sammy to Islam, On middle, played towards mid-wicket. 116/2

20.4 D Sammy to Iqbal, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 116/2

20.3 D Sammy to Iqbal, Similar line, this time it is left alone. 115/2

20.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Landed outside off, the drive is mistimed to mid off. West Indies pulling things back. Just 5 runs in the last 32 balls. 115/2

20.1 D Sammy to Iqbal, Tempting line, full and wide outside off, left alone. 115/2

19.6 S Narine to Islam, Floated full delivery outside off, an easy leave for Islam. 115/2

19.5 S Narine to Islam, Islam has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 115/2

19.4 S Narine to Islam, Spinning back into the batsman, Islam rocks back and turns it off his pads to short leg. 115/2

19.3 S Narine to Islam, Once again stretches forward and presents a straight bat in defense. 115/2

19.2 S Narine to Islam, Loopy delivery around off, Islam strides forward and defends it solidly. 115/2

19.1 S Narine to Islam, Flatter off-spinner around off, Islam defended it off his back foot to the off side. 115/2

Change of bat for Tamim Iqbal.

18.6 D Sammy to Iqbal, In the air, in the air, in the air....SAFE!!! Short outside off, Tamim goes for the pull but is way too early into the shot. The ball miscues off the top edge in the air but does not carry to Tino Best at mid off! Tamim initially wants the single but then changes his mind. 115/2

18.5 D Sammy to T Iqbal, Landed outside off, Tamim mistimes his drive to Sunil Narine at mid on. 115/2

18.4 D Sammy to Islam, Down the leg side, flicked to fine leg for a run. 115/2

18.3 D Sammy to Iqbal, Full outside off, pretty wide this time, driven through covers for a single. 114/2

18.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Landed outside off, not played at again. 113/2

18.1 D Sammy to Iqbal, Full outside off, left alone. 113/2

17.6 S Narine to Islam, Full and straight, driven back to the bowler. 113/2

17.5 S Narine to Islam, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 113/2

17.4 S Narine to Islam, Offers width outside off, Islam initially looks to guide it to third man but then decides not to unveil it. 113/2

17.3 S Narine to Islam, Quicker one, full in length on middle, defended off the back foot. 113/2

17.2 S Narine to Islam, Tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman got forward in defense. 113/2

17.1 S Narine to Islam, Spinning back into the batsman, Islam defends it solidly from the crease. 113/2

16.6 D Sammy to Islam, Holds the length back again, punched through the covers for one. The counter-attack has forced Sammy to spread out his field. Not attacking as much. 113/2

16.5 D Sammy to Islam, Full outside off, hint of away movement, Naeem is squared up and gets a bit of an outside edge to point. 112/2

16.4 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length ball outside off, punched straight to point. 112/2

16.3 D Sammy to Islam, Landed outside off, watchfully defended towards point. 112/2

16.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Landed outside off, driven but not from the meat of the bat, through the covers, for a run. 112/2

16.1 D Sammy to Islam, Full on leg stump, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 111/2

Darren Sammy is back on. 1-0-13-0 so far. Replaces Rampaul. Bangladesh trail by 417 runs. 20 overs left in the day.

Drinks break. Is this Test cricket? The side is batting at 6.87 runs an over. Someone needs to tell Tamim that if Bangladesh do not reach 527 today, they will not lose this Test match. But an entertaining Test innings nevertheless, plenty of attacking shots, a couple of miscued ones and a few good drives too. Sammy would not be too bothered at the moment but he needs to get a lid on the proceedings.

15.6 S Narine to Iqbal, Another offie on the leg stump line, Tamim defended it back. A maiden! 110/2

15.5 S Narine to Iqbal, Off-spinner landing on leg, Tamim defends it from the crease. 110/2

15.4 S Narine to Iqbal, Pitched outside leg, Tamim tried to flick it but missed and was hit on the pads. 110/2

15.3 S Narine to Iqbal, Flatter full on middle, turned to short leg. 110/2

15.2 S Narine to Iqbal, Lunges forward and defends it down watchfully. 110/2

15.1 S Narine to Iqbal, Sees the batsman coming and fires it on the pads, Tamim defends it back. 110/2

14.6 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Outside off, pushed to cover for a single. 9 from the over, 31 off the last 3! 110/2

14.5 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, FOUR! Beauty! Full and wide outside off again, this time Tamim corrects his previous shot, gets his feet to the pitch of the ball and drives it fluently through the covers! The ball races away and deep point cannot get to it! 219 more needed to avoid the follow-on now! 109/2

14.4 R Rampaul to Iqbal, FOUR! Lucky, lucky, lucky! Full outside off, temptingly wide as well, Tamim goes after it and luckily for him, fortune favouring the brave, the ball flies off the outside edge through the vacant third slip region to third man! 105/2

14.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Landed outside off, pushed towards point. 101/2

14.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Well bowled, full and straight, Tamim is watchful in defense. 101/2

14.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Full outside off, watchfully defended back to Rampaul. 101/2

13.6 S Narine to Iqbal, Drifting down the leg side, Tamim nudges it off his pads to fine leg and jogs across to retain the strike. 100 up for Bangladesh in 84 balls, the second fifty came quicker than the previous one. 101/2

13.5 S Narine to Iqbal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 100/2

13.4 S Narine to Iqbal, SIX! The crowd is going mad here at Mirpur! Once again Tamim hurries down the track to smother the spin and launches it over wide long on for a biggie. 100/2

13.3 S Narine to Iqbal, Iqbal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 94/2

11th Test Fifty for Tamim Iqbal, third against West Indies!

13.2 S Narine to Iqbal, SIX! Reaches his fifty in style! Narine tosses it up and invites the batsman to have a go. He lands it full around middle, Tamim accepts the proposal, shimmies down the track and hoists it over long on for a maximum. 94/2

13.1 S Narine to Iqbal, Flighted off-spinner on middle, defended by Tamim. 88/2

12.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Outside off, angling in, left alone. 7 runs and a wicket from the over, Rampaul's figures read 7-0-40-2. 88/2

12.5 R Rampaul to Islam, That should have been a single. Just to get the butterflies out of Naeem's stomach. Landed outside off, Naeem pushes it towards point. Tamim wanted the single but the striker himself denied the offer! 88/2

Naeem Islam walks in at number 4, replacing Nafees.

12.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, OUT! Caught behind! Bangladesh have lived by the sword and died by it and now they see their second wicket falling. Short outside off, but close to the stumps, Nafees flashes hard but the ball bounces a touch high and takes the outside edge to the keeper! One got the feeling that this was about to come, as the batsmen were playing one shot too many. But an entertaining knock of 31 from 27 balls comes to an end. He walks back hitting himself on the helmet with his right glove. No point crying over spilled milk. The 63-run stand from 47 balls is broken. BANGLADESH 88/2, trail by 439! 88/2

12.3 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! Awesome! Half volley outside off, Nafees leans into this one and drives it through the covers and gets another boundary! The deficit is now 439! 88/1

12.2 R Rampaul to S Nafees, Full outside off, stays low a touch, driven straight to short extra cover. 84/1

12.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Fine shot, excellent fielding. Good length delivery outside off, Tamim punches it on the up through the covers. Finds the gap and the ball races away. Darren Bravo chases it down and slides near the ropes to pull the ball back in. Three runs taken. 84/1

11.6 S Narine to Nafees, Quicker offie on middle, defended by leaning forward. 81/1

11.5 S Narine to Nafees, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 81/1

11.4 S Narine to Nafees, Fires in a quicker one, flatter and on middle and leg, Nafees defends it to the leg side. 81/1

11.3 S Narine to S Nafees, FOUR! Elegant! Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, fuller in length on off, spinning away a shade, Nafees takes his front leg forward and caresses it with the turn through extra cover. 81/1

11.2 S Narine to Nafees, Flights it in the air and lands it on a fuller length around middle, Nafees blocks it off his front foot. 77/1

11.1 S Narine to Nafees, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Nafees punches it to mid off. 77/1

Time for spin! Sunil Narine into the attack. It will be a mouthwatering clash between him and Tamim! Game on.

10.6 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, Lucky! Short outside off, Tamim goes for the pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads which lobs in the air but does not carry to the keeper or the slip cordon. 11 from the over, 24 off the last 2! 77/1

10.5 R Rampaul to Nafees, Some sanity, pushes this length ball through point for a single. 77/1

50-stand up in just 36 balls!

10.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! It is a boundary fest out there! Short again, this is outside off, but moving away, Nafees just steers it over the vacant point region. There is a man in the deep but he cannot get to the ball! 76/1

10.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, NO BALL! FOUR! Thump! Massive overstepping from Rampaul, digs the ball in short outside off, gets it to angle in but Nafees is prepared for it and pulls it over square leg for a boundary! The deficit is 455 now! 72/1

10.3 R Rampaul to Nafees, Good short ball, on middle, Nafees ducks under the same. 67/1

10.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Good ball, well played as well. Length ball on middle, Tamim hops across and turns it towards mid-wicket for a single. 67/1

10.1 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, Full outside off, driven towards mid off. 66/1

9.6 D Sammy to S Nafees, FOUR! 13 runs off the over! This is extraordinary cricket from Bangladesh! Fullish ball outside off, Nafees takes his front leg forward and creams it through covers for a boundary. 66/1

9.5 D Sammy to Iqbal, Taps it in front of mid on and pinches a single. Good cricket! 62/1

9.4 D Sammy to Iqbal, On middle, helped to mid-wicket. Dot ball. 61/1

9.3 D Sammy to Iqbal, FOUR! Last one was all power, this one was timing. An over-pitched delivery around off, Iqbal came forward and forced it straight down the ground for a boundary. 61/1

9.2 D Sammy to T Iqbal, FOUR! Smack! Length delivery around off, Iqbal latches onto it and murders it past his partner at the non-striker's end for a boundary. Almost took Nafees' head! 57/1

9.1 D Sammy to Iqbal, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to covers. 53/1

Darren Sammy to bowl now. Replaces the erratic Best. Bangladesh trail by 474 runs. 27 overs left in the day.

8.6 R Rampaul to Nafees, Superb delivery! Landed on a fuller length just outside off, gets it to seam away at the last moment, Nafees is squared up and the ball zips past the outside edge. 53/1

8.5 R Rampaul to Nafees, Full and wide outside off, left alone. 53/1

8.4 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Landed on middle, Tamim works it through mid-wicket for a run. 53/1

8.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Full and straight, defended watchfully down to mid on. 52/1

8.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Landed outside off, angling away, left alone. 52/1

8.1 R Rampaul to Nafees, Down the leg side, Nafees clips it through square leg., The ball races away but so does Tino Best from fine leg to his right and keeps the batsmen to just a single. 52/1

7.6 T Best to Nafees, He apologized alright but served another delivery on the leg stump line, Nafees this time managed to get some bat onto it and collects a single at square leg. 51/1

7.5 T Best to Nafees, Sharp delivery, on a good length but tailing down the leg side, Nafees allows it through again and Ramdin dives full length to collect the ball. Best apologizes to his vice captain! 50/1

7.4 T Best to Nafees, Smell the leather, Mr. Nafees! Best bends his back to serve a well targeted short delivery around off. Shahriar picks the length, arches back and allows it through to the keeper. 50/1

7.3 T Best to Iqbal, Angles in a length delivery, Tamim tucks it to mid-wicket and crosses for one. 50 up for Bangladesh in just 45 balls! 50/1

7.2 T Best to Iqbal, Back of a length deliver on off, Iqbal stays on the back foot and defends. 49/1

7.1 T Best to Iqbal, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery down the leg side, Tamim fails to flick it and Ramdin has to dive full length to his right to collect the ball. 49/1

6.6 R Rampaul to Nafees, Full outside off, close to the off stump, left alone. 8 from the over, 24 off the last 2! 49/1

6.5 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! Short ball again, comes up to waist height, Nafees just provides a deft touch and steers it behind point for a boundary! 279 more needed to avoid the follow-on now! 49/1

6.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, Good length delivery on middle, pushed towards cover. 45/1

6.3 R Rampaul to Nafees, That is more like it, landing it closer to the off stump on a good length, allowed to go through. 45/1

6.2 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! Thrash! Shahriar Nafees joins the party! Length ball wide outside off, Nafees accepts the rare gift from Rampaul and crashes it through point for a boundary! 45/1

6.1 R Rampaul to Nafees, Landed outside off, pushed straight to cover. Sets off for a single but quickly sends Tamim back. 41/1

5.6 T Best to T Iqbal, FOUR! It's raining boundaries and finally the Bangladeshi crowd has something to cheer about. Once again the bowler is on the shorter side, it sits up at a nice height for the batsman, Tamim picks it early and dispatches it to the deep mid-wicket fence via a brutal pull shot. Best conceded 16 runs in the over! 41/1

5.5 T Best to Iqbal, FOUR! Tamim is in some lovely touch! Best serves a fuller length delivery outside off, Tamim gets on the front foot and bludgeons it through extra cover for a boundary. 37/1

5.4 T Best to Iqbal, Short delivery around off, Tamim aims to pull it but misses. 33/1

5.3 T Best to Iqbal, FOUR! Tamim, you beauty! A fractionally over-pitched delivery on middle, Tamim got behind the line of the delivery and drilled it back past the bowler for a straight boundary down the ground. 33/1

5.2 T Best to Iqbal, Good length delivery on middle and off, Iqbal defends it from the crease. His initial movement suggested that he was looking for some other shot! 29/1

5.1 T Best to Iqbal, FOUR! Terrific shot! Best drops it short on middle and leg, Tamim is quick on top of the bounce and powers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 29/1

4.6 R Rampaul to Nafees, Full outside off, Nafees plays a weird looking shot, attempting to scoop it over cover and misses. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Rampaul's figures read 3-0-12-1. 25/1

Shahriar Nafees is the new batsman.

4.5 R Rampaul to Siddique, OUT! Caught! That is a brute of a delivery and West Indies have their first breakthrough! The commentator's curse! Siddique was just being praised for his calmness and he gets a ripper of a delivery. A dead straight short ball, Siddique tries to fend it away but the ball bounces high, takes the edge, squaring up the batsman and lobs up to Darren Bravo at third slip who takes the easiest of catches in front of second slip. The only issue there was that even second slip was going for the catch. All is well in the end. Siddique departs for 7, BANGLADESH 25/1, TRAIL BY 502! 25/1

4.4 R Rampaul to Siddique, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 25/0

4.3 R Rampaul to Siddique, FOUR! Sweetly timed! Not a bad ball but a delightful shot. Full outside off, Siddique comes forward and just angles the bat behind, opens the face and uses the pace of the bowler to guide it to third man! 25/0

Siddique is playing a calm knock and probably Tamim needs to learn from him a touch. As of now, he is playing as if he has a flight to catch in the evening.

4.2 R Rampaul to Siddique, Fuller in length this time, not played at again. 21/0

4.1 R Rampaul to Siddique, Good length delivery outside off, left alone. 21/0

3.6 T Best to T Iqbal, FOUR! Amazing! Full and wide outside off, Tamim latches on to that one and drives it on the up through the covers for a boundary! The deficit is now 506! 21/0

3.5 T Best to Siddique, This is a better single, pushed towards cover for a run. 17/0

3.4 T Best to Iqbal, Lucky! Short outside off, Tamim goes for the pull but the ball comes quickly onto him and goes off the top edge over the bowler towards mid on but there ain't a fielder placed in that position! Mid off gets around and the batsmen take a single. Best is not happy with his personal luck. 16/0

3.3 T Best to Iqbal, Grunts and delivers a fast and full ball outside off, is not played at. That is a good area by Mr. Best. 15/0

3.2 T Best to Iqbal, This is just outside off, angling away, not played at. 15/0

3.1 T Best to Iqbal, Full and fast on middle, Tamim is hurried into his forward defense. 15/0

2.6 R Rampaul to Siddique, Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Junaid defends it a bit awkwardly to the leg side. 15/0

2.5 R Rampaul to Siddique, Remains on the back foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 15/0

2.4 R Rampaul to Siddique, Straighter delivery, Siddique finally gets off the mark by flicking it through the gap at mid-wicket. Two runs! 15/0

2.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Straying on the pads, nudged to fine leg for one. 13/0

2.2 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, FOUR! Streaky boundary! Rampaul hurls in a short delivery around off, some extra lift from the deck, Tamim pokes inside the line and it flies off the outside edge to the third man fence. Moral victory for the bowler but runs for the batsman! 12/0

2.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, FOUR BYES! That is a brave leave but poor keeping from Ramdin. Landed on middle, Tamim trusts the bounce and lets it go. The ball bounces over the stumps and sways in and Ramdin, clearly surprised by the movemtn and bounce, parries it to the fine leg fence. 8/0

1.6 T Best to Siddique, Landed outside off, angling away, shouldered arms to. 4/0

1.5 T Best to Siddique, Landed outside off, stays a touch low, Siddique chops it down to gully. 4/0

1.4 T Best to Iqbal, Full outside off, smart cricket from Tamim as he pushes it towards point and catches him napping by taking a single. 4/0

1.3 T Best to Iqbal, Length ball outside off, Tamim mistimes his cut shot to mid off. 3/0

1.2 T Best to Iqbal, A short delivery again, but this has more venom in it, Tamim goes for the pull but the ball is too quick for him and swishes past. 3/0

1.1 T Best to Iqbal, And he is greeted in style by Tamim! Short outside off, Tamim pulls it through mid-wicket. Sunil Narine tracks it down from fine leg and stops it with his right boot. Just the two runs taken, poor running. 3/0

Tino Best to share the new cherry from the other end.

0.6 R Rampaul to Siddique, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Siddique pushes at it and gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls in the gap at covers, Junaid wants the run but Tamim once again shows no interest. The striker is not impressed. 1/0

0.5 R Rampaul to Siddique, Tests the batsman with a short delivery, on middle and off, Siddique ducks. 1/0

0.4 R Rampaul to Siddique, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Siddique leans forward and pushes it in front of cover-point. Looks for a single but his partner isn't interested. 1/0

0.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Bangladesh are away! Straying down the leg side, a length ball, Iqbal flicks it to fine leg for a single. 1/0

0.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Back of a length delivery around off, Tamim stands tall and punches it down in front of mid off. 0/0

0.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Starts with a good length delivery on middle and off, Iqbal gets behind the line, stays on the back foot and defends it down calmly. 0/0

Commentary (West Indies innings)

The Windies batsmen will walk in shortly and it will be interesting to see Chris Gayle's approach in the 2nd innings. Do join us in a few minutes as we bring the coverage of the Windies 2nd innings to you.

Bangladesh have played really well in their first innings to have amassed 556 runs. Almost all of their top and middle order batsmen got good scores. Now, it is up to West Indies to play carefully and not lose their way by giving away easy wickets to the Bangladesh bowlers.

148.3 S Narine to Hossain, OUT! Finds the stumps! Narine bowls it outside off stump and gets it to turn in. The ball goes past the bat and hits the stumps. That is the final wicket. Bangladesh end their innings on 556, with a lead of 29. 556/10

148.2 S Narine to Hossain, Comes down the track and gets to the pitch of it as he drives it through the covers for a couple. 556/9

148.1 S Narine to Hossain, Driven straight to extra cover. 554/9

The players are out in the middle. Chris Gayle will open the batting along with Kieron Powell. Sohag Gazi will bowl for the first time in international cricket.

Pitch report - There is lively grass on the pitch. The seamers would get assisted early on but it's still a good batting track. Not sure what the captain will do if he wins the toss.

Toss - Darren Sammy has won the toss and WEST INDIES WILL BAT FIRST! Veerasammy Permaul, the left-arm spinner will make his INTERNATIONAL DEBUT. Fudadin, Fidel Edwards and Kirk Edwards are not in the playing XI.

Bangladesh resume international Test duty after almost an year. The last Test they played was way back in December 2011 which they lost by 7 wickets. It will be a fresh start for them. The Windies, on the other hand, won their last series against the Kiwis and they would be looking to continue their winning momentum. With Chris Gayle back in their ranks, they will be a sheer brute force. Bangladesh will have the home advantage and the Windies are on the back of terrific World Twenty20 win. A cracker of a contest, may or may not be on the cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 1st Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at Dhaka.

Rubel Hossain comes in at 11.

147.6 T Best to N Hossain, OUT! And he won't move on any further! A slower one tossed outside the off stump by Best. Nasir Hossain comes forward and fishes at it outside off. The ball takes the edge as it stops in the wicket and bounces. It goes to Gayle at first slip. He is dismissed just four short of his maiden Test cenutry. 554/9

147.5 T Best to Hossain, FOUR! Supreme timing! Short and outside off. Nasir rocks back and places this between point and third man for a brilliant boundary. He moves on to 96. 554/8

147.4 T Best to Hossain, A bouncer on off stump. Nasir gets under it and lets it through. 550/8

147.3 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length delivery just outside off. Nasir punches it to the covers. 550/8

147.2 T Best to Hossain, Shapes the ball into the pads. Shahadat closes the face of the bat and drives. The ball goes to the on side and they pick up a single. 550/8

147.1 T Best to Hossain, Pitched up outside off. Shahadat goes for a flowing drive and misses the ball. 549/8

146.6 S Narine to Hossain, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 549/8

146.5 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Lovely drive! Full outside off, Nasir gets forward to the pitch of the ball and drives it through the covers. Good timing on that as well. 549/8

146.4 S Narine to Hossain, Punches this one off the back foot to the covers to get Nasir back on strike. 545/8

146.3 S Narine to Hossain, He goes for a slog sweep. That doesn't hit the middle of the bat and falls short of the deep mid-wicket fielder. The batsmen take a single. 544/8

146.2 S Narine to Hossain, Another one comes in sharply. This time Nasir stays back and turns it down to the on side. 543/8

146.1 S Narine to Hossain, Some spin and bounce there. The ball jags in after pitching outside off and hits Hossain on his stomach and falls away to the off side as he tried to cut. 543/8

145.6 T Best to Hossain, A good bouncer on middle and off. Well ducked under that one. 543/8

50-run stand brought up between the pair.

145.5 T Best to Hossain, Tucks it away to fine leg off the hips for a single. 543/8

145.4 T Best to N Hossain, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 542/8

145.3 T Best to N Hossain, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 542/8

145.2 T Best to N Hossain, Nicely driven through the covers by coming forward to that one. They have picked up a couple. 542/8

145.1 T Best to N Hossain, Left alone just outside the off stump. The ball did appear to have come in after pitching too. 540/8

144.6 S Narine to Hossain, The batsman has driven it through mid on. No run added to the total. 540/8

144.5 S Narine to N Hossain, The batsman plays the square cut. They pick up a single. 540/8

Nasir Hossain has gone past his previous best score of 79. This innings could prove important if the Bangladesh bowlers do well later in the day.

144.4 S Narine to Hossain, SIX! Supreme! Tossed up on middle and leg. Smashed over the long on fence even though there was a long on in place. Nasir Hossain is oozing with confidence. He might try for his century I believe. 539/8

144.3 S Narine to N Hossain, Driven through mid off by the batsman. 533/8

144.2 S Narine to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 533/8

144.1 S Narine to Hossain, Narine bowls it full and Nasir swings hard at it as the ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads to roll away to the off side. 533/8

This is just the 9th time that Bangladesh have taken a first innings lead in all Test matches they have played, 6th time at home and 3rd against West Indies. This is the first time they have done so in the 2nd innings of the match though.

143.6 T Best to Hossain, Drives the ball straight to mid off. 533/8

143.5 T Best to Hossain, Just over the stumps. Shahadat tries to pull hard as the ball doesn't get up much off a length and goes over middle and leg stump. 533/8

143.4 T Best to Hossain, On the stumps and Shahadat turns it down to mid-wicket. 533/8

143.3 T Best to Hossain, Tries to bludgeon this down the ground and finds the mid on fielder as he doesn't time it well enough. 533/8

143.2 T Best to Hossain, Angled on to the pads again. Nasir misses his flick and the ball rolls away to the leg side off the pads as the batsmen pick up a leg bye. 533/8

143.1 T Best to Hossain, On the pads, Nasir tucks it away to square leg and as the fielder from fine leg comes in to throw the ball, they run two easily. There also seemed that there could be an overthrow but the batsmen decide against it. 532/8

Well, the umpires have decided to call for an early TEA, so the plans of Darren Sammy aiming to insert Bangladesh for a couple of overs before the break go for a toss. We will be back soon...

The Bangladesh bowlers found it tough going on this pitch, which looks a bit rougher than a road. Nothing in it for them. However, West Indies will be eyeing Sunil Narine who will be looking for some purchase on this track and the wicket of Gayle by the debutant Gazi might be in the bowler's mind as the only one delivery which actually deserved a wicket.

And Darren Sammy thinks that they have got enough. WEST INDIES HAVE DECLARED! A complete run-fest, inaugurated by Chris Gayle from the very first ball of the innings and then punctuated by Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin and not the least, Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

143.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 527/4

143.5 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Flighted outside off again, Ramdin comes down the track and looks to go inside out but ends up slicing it over extra covers. Three runs taken. That is the first time that batsmen have run three on a ball in this innings! 527/4

143.4 Mahmudullah to S Chanderpaul, Outside off, punched down to long on for a run. 524/4

143.3 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Just over! Flighted outside off, Ramdin charges down the track and swings hard, but mistimes it over the leaping mid-wicket for a single. 523/4

143.2 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Full outside off, flicked towards mid-wicket who dives and parries it to the bowler. Ramdin finds that amusing. 522/4

143.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Short outside off, cut through point for a single. 522/4

Tino Best comes into the attack.

142.6 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Nasir would have regretted his decision to have turned down the single if this had been a wicket. Lucky! Shortish outside off. Shahadat tries to cut. The ball hits the outside edge and goes past the keeper and the slip fielder, into the boundary. 531/8

142.5 S Narine to Hossain, Shahadat tries to smash this back down the ground. But, he doesn't time it well and the ball goes down to long on. Nasir Hossain, at the non-striker's end refuses the single. 527/8

142.4 S Narine to Hossain, Another good looking defensive stroke back to the bowler. 527/8

142.3 S Narine to Hossain, Shahadat sensibly defends this one from within the crease. 527/8

142.2 S Narine to Hossain, Comes forward outside the off stump and defends it to the covers. 527/8

142.1 S Narine to Hossain, The ball spins back in from off on a fullish length. Shahadat keeps his bat away from the ball as it hits on the knee roll and lobs on to the pitch. 527/8

142.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Little short in length on middle, stopping a bit from the pitch, Ramdin goes back and punches it again to mid-wicket. 521/4

142.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Hits a flatter delivery off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 521/4

142.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Turns a length delivery off his pads and jogs across for one. 521/4

142.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 520/4

142.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Second double hundred for Shivnarine Chanderpaul in Tests and he is delighted! Quicker and flatter outside off, Shiv goes back and crashes it through cover-point for a couple. Standing ovation from the crowd and his teammates in the dressing room. A magical moment! 520/4

142.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Tossed up delivery outside off, slightly shorter in length, Ramdin goes back and cuts it through point for a single. 518/4

The umpires have called for a drinks break. Bangladesh have now leveled the score and might get a few more on the board to take a slim lead by the time this innings comes to an end.

141.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Good length ball on off, Nasir punches it to extra cover. He is looking in good touch today. 527/8

141.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Stays calm after the six and taps it back to the bowler. 527/8

Scores are level now. Bangladesh have batted exceptionally well to get to the Windies total and will try to add as many as they can from here on.

141.4 V Permaul to Hossain, SIX! That is some shot! Nasir, now without his helmet makes room and comes down the track and plays a superb inside out lofted shot which goes well over the ropes at cover. 527/8

141.3 V Permaul to S Hossain, Fuller delivery on leg stump, driven to long on for a single. 521/8

141.2 V Permaul to Hossain, The ball comes in with the arm and lands on leg stump, after which it turns almost square to the off stick taking the edge of the bat and falling just short of the slips. 520/8

141.1 V Permaul to Hossain, A short of a length delivery on the stumps. Nasir leans back and cuts it in front of square to the deep cover fielder for a single. 520/8

141.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Full on middle, Chanderpaul stays on 198 as he flicks this straight to short mid-wicket. 517/4

141.5 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Short on middle, Ramdin goes back to the leg side and hammers it to deep point for a single. 517/4

141.4 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Pushes this wide of mid on and moves to 198 with that single. 516/4

141.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, On middle, pushed back to the bowler. 515/4

141.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, watchfully defended. 515/4

141.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, Chanderpaul pushes it to cover. 515/4

140.6 S Narine to Hossain, Good delivery on middle and leg. Shahadat covers the spin well and defends it back beside the pitch on the leg side. 519/8

140.5 S Narine to Hossain, Shahadat Hossain looks good at the crease. He plays a good looking drive straight to short extra cover. 519/8

140.4 S Narine to Hossain, Bowls it on the pads this time. Nasir tucks it away to fine leg for a single. 7 runs so far off four balls. 519/8

140.3 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Text book! Narine drops short once again and Nasir cuts it away with precision past point and into the fence. 518/8

West Indies have become the first Test playing nation to have conceded over 500 runs against every other Test playing country. Some stat eh!

140.2 S Narine to Hossain, Shortish outside off. Nasir cuts it towards third man and picks up a couple. 514/8

140.1 S Narine to Hossain, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 512/8

Mahmudullah comes into the attack.

140.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, FOUR! Boom! Flighted full delivery outside off, Ramdin goes down on one knee and swats it wide of mid off for a boundary. Firmly hit! 515/4

140.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery outside off, Chanderpaul slaps it through point for one. 511/4

140.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Advances down the track and eases it off his pads to mid-wicket. Dot ball. 510/4

140.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Goes deep inside the crease and helps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 510/4

140.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Fires in a quicker delivery around off, Chanderpaul flicks it off his pads to short fine leg. 508/4

140.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Slow off-spinner outside off, touch short in length but staying low, Ramdin guides it through point for one. 508/4

139.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Turns this leg stump delivery to the on side, towards square leg. No run. 512/8

139.5 V Permaul to Hossain, On the leg stump, defended back to the bowler off the front foot. 512/8

139.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Drops it short and Nasir pulls it away to mid-wicket for a single. 512/8

139.3 V Permaul to Hossain, SIX! Bamboozling! Nasir Hossain, knowing that there are just two wickets left in the innings, comes down the track and lifts it high over mid on for an impressive maximum. 511/8

139.2 V Permaul to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 505/8

139.1 V Permaul to Hossain, Defended off the front foot to the on side. 505/8

Sohag Gazi is back for another spell.

139.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Chanderpaul defends it watchfully. Remains on 194! He will check scorecard twice before celebrating the double hundred. Haha! 507/4

139.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, This one is sprayed wide outside off, Chanderpaul shoulders his arms. 507/4

139.4 R Hossain to Ramdin, Good length delivery on middle, turned through square leg for a single. 507/4

139.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Length delivery drifting away from the batsman, Shiv stays back and steers it to point for one. 506/4

139.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Angling away from the left-hander, Chanderpaul allows it through to the keeper. 505/4

139.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Fine shot! Fuller length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul walks across a bit and flicks it with sublime timing to the wide long on fence. 505/4

Permaul to bowl now.

138.6 S Narine to Hossain, Comes well forward and jabs it to the off side. 505/8

138.5 S Narine to Hossain, FOUR! Strongly swept! Length ball outside off. Shahadat comes down and fetches it from there to sweep it behind square leg for a lovely boundary. 505/8

138.4 S Narine to Hossain, The ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads. After that, it doesn't create much excitement among the fielders as it falls away safely. 501/8

138.3 S Narine to Hossain, Good delivery on off. Shahadat comes forward and defends it with a straight bat. 501/8

138.2 S Narine to Hossain, Gets to the pitch of the ball with his front foot and drives it nicely to wide mid off to get Shahadat back on strike. 501/8

138.1 S Narine to Hossain, Narine is getting some turn now. Darts it in on off and spinning towards leg. Nasir turns it to mid-wicket. 500/8

138.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Attempts to sweep it across the line but misses. 501/4

138.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Flatter delivery outside off, Ramdin reaches out for it and pats it to point. 501/4

138.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, FOUR! Shakib spears in a fuller length delivery from round the wicket, Ramdin once again dances down the track and clobbers it over mid off for a boundary. 500 up for WI! 501/4

138.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, SIX! Biggie... Tossed up delivery delivery, Ramdin shimmied down the track and muscled it over long on for a maximum. Out of the blue! 497/4

138.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Touch short in length on middle, Ramdin goes on the back foot and hits it straight to mid on. 491/4

138.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Down the wicket he comes and smashes it straight to mid on. 491/4

137.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Drives it pretty firmly towards mid off. 500/8

137.5 R Rampaul to N Hossain, Nasir has checked his flick shot at the last moment and played it towards wide mid on to take a quick single. Shahadat Hossain comes on strike now. 500/8

137.4 R Rampaul to Hossain, Full and just outside off. Nasir drives it hard with a straightish bat to the extra cover fielder, who gets a hand to it, avoiding the boundary. 499/8

And now it is Nasir Hossain's turn as he gets to his 2nd Test 50 and also the first against the Windies.

137.3 R Rampaul to N Hossain, FOUR! Nice way to get to his fifty! Short on middle and Nasir pulls it away authoritatively to the mid-wicket boundary. 499/8

137.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, A well directed bouncer on off. Nasir drops his wrists with good technique to sway away. 495/8

137.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Strays on the pads and Nasir flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple. 495/8

137.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, That is a very good over for a change from Mr. Rubel, going for just one in the end. Slants this across the left hander but gets it to come back in a touch and the batsman lets it go. 491/4

137.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, There comes that poor ball, full and wide outside off, but Chanderpaul restrains himself and lets it go. 491/4

137.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery outside off, not played at again. This is the best spell of bowling I have seen Rubel bowl since last evening. He has not bowled a single bad ball so far. 491/4

137.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Fuller in length this time, outside off, makes no difference to Chanderpaul as he gets across and shoulders arms. 491/4

137.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Outside off, angling away, left alone. 491/4

137.1 R Hossain to Ramdin, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 491/4

Shahadat Hossain walks in at no. 10. Doesn't seem like the innings is going to last long. Both Hossains at the crease now.

136.6 S Narine to S Gazi, OUT! Bowled em! So, that won't be a memorable first knock though. Narine pitches this outside off and gets it to turn in. Gazi surprisingly plays well within the line and the ball goes past the outside edge to hit the off stick. 493/8

136.5 S Narine to Gazi, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 493/7

136.4 S Narine to Gazi, Comes well forward and defends it to the off side. 493/7

136.3 S Narine to Gazi, FOUR! He wants to remember his first ball throughout his lifetime! Flighted up on middle. Gazi steps out and smacks it over mid-wicket and into the boundary. What a fine way to get his first runs in Test cricket. 493/7

Debutant Sohag Gazi walks in to bat for the first time in Tests.

136.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, OUT! Simple catch at forward short leg! Narine pitches it up on off stump and gets the ball to turn in sharply. The ball hits high on the bat owing to the bounce and the ball lobs straight to Powell at forward short leg. He played a good, useful knock. 489/7

136.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Tries to flick it and misses. The ball strikes low on the pads. 489/6

Rubel Hossain [16-0-82-0] comes back into the attack.

136.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, On the pads, nudged to fine leg for a couple. Hossain did the fielding in the deep. 490/4

This is the first time since 2002 that West Indies have had three centurions in a Test match. The previous occasion was against India at Kolkata, and the three batsmen were Wavell Hinds, Marlon Samuels and the great Shiv himself.

136.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Quicker delivery, flatter as well, outside off, left alone. 488/4

136.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 488/4

136.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Covers the line and leaves it alone for Rahim to collect. 488/4

136.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Little short in length outside off, Shiv slaps it straight to point. 488/4

136.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery on off, Chanderpaul pushed it down to mid on. 488/4

135.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. And now they have crossed their previous high score in Tests. 489/6

135.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Lets it through to the keeper. 488/6

135.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 488/6

135.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good full delivery on off stump. Mahmudullah comes well forward and rocks it back onto the ground with a solid front foot defensive shot. 488/6

135.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Just outside off stump and left alone by Mahmudullah. 488/6

135.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Gets behind the line and taps it to the covers off the back foot. 488/6

135.6 T Iqbal to Chanderpaul, Flights this one on leg stump, Chanderpaul comes forward, takes the ball on the full and flicks it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 488/4

135.5 T Iqbal to Ramdin, Short and wide outside off, cut behind point for one. 487/4

135.4 T Iqbal to Chanderpaul, On leg stump, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 486/4

135.3 T Iqbal to Ramdin, Finally a decent ball, full outside off, smashed back to the bowler who fumbles and concedes a single. 485/4

135.3 T Iqbal to Ramdin, WIDE! This is disgusting. A ridiculous flighted delivery tossed way outside the pitch in the off side, Ramdin resists the urge to slap it away and lets it go. 484/4

135.2 T Iqbal to Chanderpaul, Another bad ball, a full toss, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 483/4

250-stand is up!

135.1 T Iqbal to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Average first ball, short and down the leg side, Chanderpaul pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary. 482/4

134.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, A good length ball just outside off and spinning in. Mahmudullah makes room for himself and dabs it to deep point for a single. Bangladesh trail by 39 runs now. 488/6

134.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Nicely played by opening the face of the bat at the last moment, guiding it past point to take a couple of runs. 487/6

134.4 S Narine to Hossain, Again on the pads, Hossain places this one better, into the gap past the short fine leg fielder to pick up a single. 485/6

134.3 S Narine to Hossain, Length and turning in, Hossain turns it around to the square leg fielder. 484/6

134.2 S Narine to Hossain, Gets low down to meet the ball at the landing spot and defends it to the bowler. 484/6

134.1 S Narine to Hossain, Fullish outside off, defended to the covers. 484/6

Now then, is this worth a shot? Perhaps. With nothing happening, Rahim has turned to Tamim Iqbal and that has stirred the crowd up a bit. He replaces Mahmudullah. We are informed that he is an off spinner.

Finally, some message comes from the dressing room for the batsmen. Could see some attacking shots now.

Drinks trolley is on the field. Nothing happening out there. No sledging, no encouraging, no excitement, no attacking, simply nothing. 41 runs in 17 overs since Lunch and it has been drawling cricket and everyone is waiting to watch as to who and when will start attacking. The impetus should be taken by Ramdin as he has gone past his ton and Chanderpaul is not far from his double.

134.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Bowls it very full outside off, Shiv drills it through mid on for a run. 478/4

134.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Outside off, another east leave. 477/4

134.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery in the channel around off, Chanderpaul has nothing to do with it. 477/4

134.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Full delivery spinning back into the batsman, Chanderpaul hits it back to the bowler. 477/4

134.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Action replay of the last delivery. 477/4

134.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Takes his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and then allows it through into the gloves of Rahim. 477/4

133.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Squares him up there! Length ball on middle and straightening off the strip. Mahmudullah closes the face a little and the ball takes a leading edge, falling away towards point safely. 484/6

133.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Pushed up fuller outside off. The ball jags back in after pitching as Mahmudullah lets it through. The ball doesn't pass far away from the off stick. 484/6

133.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Gets right behind it and defends it under his nose to the covers off his back foot. 484/6

133.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Tight length outside off stump. Mahmudullah taps it to the off side calmly. 484/6

133.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Nearly chopped on! Back of a length delivery just outside off. Hossain tries to cut even though it is too close to his body. The ball takes the inside edge and falls right beside his toes. 484/6

133.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Short and wide, cut away by getting on top of the bounce to deep point for a single. 484/6

133.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Comes forward, then goes back and plays with the turn in towards backward point for a run. 477/4

133.5 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Comes forward, then goes back and plays with the turn in towards backward point for a run. 476/4

133.4 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Full on middle, pushed straight to mid-wicket. 475/4

133.3 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Goes back and works it towards mid-wicket. 475/4

133.2 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on. 475/4

133.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, worked wide of mid on for a single. 475/4

132.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Fullish on off stump, driven down the ground to mid on. No run there. 483/6

132.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 483/6

132.4 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Gets low on the front foot, very sub-continental style and defends it to the off side. 483/6

132.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, A tad shorter and turning in from off to leg. Turned down to the on side quietly. 483/6

132.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Comes forward and pushes it back to Narine. 483/6

132.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Deftly tucked away! On the pads spinning in, Mahmudullah nudges that fine past the keeper. 483/6

132.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Fraction short in length outside off, Ramdin goes back and punches it straight to covers. 474/4

132.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Puts it on a shortish length outside off, Chanderpaul dabs it in front of point for a single. 474/4

132.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Remains on the back foot and strokes it to covers. Dot ball. 473/4

132.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 473/4

132.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery wide outside off, left alone. 473/4

132.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 473/4

131.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 479/6

131.5 R Rampaul to Hossain, A good length ball just outide off. Hossain gets across and defends it back onto the pitch. 479/6

131.4 R Rampaul to Hossain, FOUR! Exquisite! Fuller ball just outside off, Hossain comes forward and drives this through the covers handsomely. 479/6

131.3 R Rampaul to Hossain, Drives it straight to mid off. 475/6

131.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, Back of a length ball on off. Hossain gets behind the line and taps it down to the off side. 475/6

131.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Well outside off on a length, left alone. 475/6

131.6 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Now he flicks it straight to Nasir at square leg. 473/4

131.5 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Good work by Nasir Hossain. Full on leg stump, flicked towards square leg where Hossain dives to his left and stops the ball. 473/4

131.4 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Pushes this towards point and takes a quick single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Chanderpaul is well in. 473/4

131.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, pushed towards cover. 472/4

131.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Gets back and across and works it towards mid-wicket. 472/4

131.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Flighted outside off, left alone. 472/4

130.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Quicker and fuller on middle and leg, played to the mid-wicket region. 475/6

130.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, A touch fuller on the off stump line, the batsman plays a defensive shot off the front foot. 475/6

130.4 S Narine to Hossain, Fuller and drifting on the pads, played off the pads for a single. 475/6

130.3 S Narine to Hossain, No run. 474/6

130.2 S Narine to Hossain, 2 runs. 474/6

130.1 S Narine to Hossain, Outside off, steered behind point for a couple. 472/6

130.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 472/4

130.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 472/4

Third Test century for Denesh Ramdin, first against Bangladesh.

130.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Hundred for Ramdin! Any note this time? No. Flighted delivery on the leg stump line, Ramdin flicked it off his pads to long leg and returned for two. Raises his bat to the crowd and his skipper is super excited in the dressing room. 472/4

130.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 470/4

130.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler. 470/4

130.1 Al Hasan to D Ramdin, FOUR! Moves to 98! Flighted full delivery wide outside off, Ramdin stretched forward and looked to drive it through covers but it spun away, took the outside edge and screamed away to the third man boundary. 470/4

129.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 470/6

129.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery slightly wide outside off, same reaction from Mahmudullah. 470/6

129.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good line and length, batsman shoulders arms to it. 470/6

129.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Short just outside the off stump line, Mahmudullah ducks away from the line to leave the ball alone. 470/6

129.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good length delivery, cut to square region on off for a single. 470/6

129.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Just short of a length outside off, left alone by Hossain. 469/6

129.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Short on leg stump, Chanderpaul goes for the pull but gets a thick inside edge onto the pads, which just lobs wide of the keeper. First slip gets around. 466/4

129.5 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, On middle, worked towards square leg. 466/4

129.4 Mahmudullah to S Chanderpaul, Full again, but on leg stump, pushed towards mid on. 466/4

129.3 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Landed outside off, pushed through point for a single. 466/4

129.2 Mahmudullah to D Ramdin, Full outside off, pushed towards mid on. 465/4

129.1 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Landed outside off, coming in, pushed towards mid on but mid-wicket intercepts. 465/4

128.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Fuller just outside off, Mahmudullah transfers his weight on the front foot for a boundary through the covers. 100-STAND IS UP! 469/6

128.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 465/6

128.4 S Narine to Hossain, Full outside off, neatly flicked backward of square on the leg side for a single. 465/6

Mahmudullah has got to his fifth Test 50 and his first against the men from the Caribbean. He has added on to the good work done by the top and middle order.

128.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Drifting down the leg, flicked for a single. 464/6

128.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Short and way outside off by Narine, batsman tries to cut and misses. 463/6

128.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Ooohhh... first good ball of the day, landing the ball outside off with plenty of flight, Mahmudullah lunges forward to defend but is beaten by the spin and gets a thick inside edge which does not carry to short leg! 463/6

128.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Helps it to the leg side but straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 465/4

128.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Quicker delivery, full in length down the leg side, Ramdin tries to flick it but only manages an inside edge onto the pads. Rahim tries to catch it but misses and it brushes his pads on its way to square leg. Technically a dropped chance! One run added to the total. 465/4

128.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 464/4

128.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Gets forward and then back after watching the length. Flicks it with the spin to deep square leg for one. 464/4

128.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Slow loopy delivery, fuller in length outside off, Chanderpaul gets forward and pushes it to the off side. 463/4

128.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery outside off, Chanderpaul stays back and steers it through covers for a couple. 463/4

127.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Length delivery outside off, Hossain shoulders arms to it. 463/6

127.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Short and wide again, this time it is cut in front of square for a single. 463/6

127.4 R Rampaul to Hossain, Short and just outside off stump, cut straight to the point fielder. 462/6

127.3 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good length delivery pitched on the off stump, played straight to the bowler. 461/6

127.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 461/6

127.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery outside off, Mahmudullah rides the bounce nicely and keeps it down. 460/6

127.6 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Short again, Ramdin misses out once more and pulls it straight to mid-wicket. 461/4

127.5 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Slightly short outside off, pushed towards mid on. 461/4

127.4 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Goes back to this one and pushes it to square leg. 461/4

127.3 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Full and fired on leg stump, pushed straight to mid-wicket. 461/4

127.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, pushed through cover for a single. 461/4

127.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, Chanderpaul gets back and across to defend. 460/4

Ravi Rampaul to bowl from the other end. Two Trinidadians to start off the day for the Windies.

126.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Short outside off, cut backward of point for a single to end a very ordinary over from Narine. 460/6

126.5 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Full outside off, Mahmudullah comes forward to defend but the ball spins in a touch, takes the inside edge and drops down in front of short leg. 459/6

126.4 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Fuller just outside off stump, batsman comes forward and plays a defensice shot. 459/6

126.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Goes back to defend this one. 459/6

126.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, LBW appeal, but turned down. Pitched outside off, spinning in a long way, Mahmudullah comes forward to defend but misses and is struck on the pads. Would have been missing leg stump. 459/6

126.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Short and wide, cut off the back foot for a boundary. What a start to the day for the Bangladeshis. 459/6

126.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Plays a straight drive and fetches a single at mid on. 460/4

126.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery outside off, Chanderpaul plants his front foot forward, away from the line of stumps and pads it away. 459/4

126.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot, takes it on the full and pushes it back to the bowler. 459/4

126.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Touch short in length outside off, Chanderpaul goes back and cuts it straight to point. 459/4

126.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flatter, quicker and wider outside off, Chanderpaul leaves it alone. 459/4

126.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Slow spin away from the batsman, Ramdin plays it with soft hands and taps it in front of point for a single. 459/4

The players are ready and the Bangladesh batsmen have walked in too, oozing with confidence. Mahmudullah, who is on 42 will face Sunil Narine for the first over of the day. 21-5-89-0 so far.

Rohan Gavaskar was doing the pitch report this morning. He reckons that this is a fourth day's pitch and the cracks are opening up a bit. Feels that there will be some balance between bat and ball today and the bowlers should get something, especially the spinners.

Bangladesh ended day 3 on a high by putting up 455/6 with two set batsmen at the crease. They trail by just 72 now and should ease past the score unless there is a collapse, which is exactly what the Windies will hope for.

Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 4 of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh. A lot of people would have assumed that this Test would end within four days with West Indies trouncing the hosts by an innings. However, the hosts never backed down and are nearly about to turn the tables.

Do join us for what could be an interesting day's play on day 4. Till then, good evening and goodbye!

Bangladesh on the other hand will have a pleasing night's sleep as they lost just three wickets and scored nearly 300 runs in the day. Islam played a memorable knock, getting to his first Test century, ably supported by the other batsmen around him. Tomorrow's play should decide who stands where in this Test and what kind of decisions will be possible.

Bygones are bygones and the Windies need to put that behind and try to pick up early wickets tomorrow if they want a result to go their way by the end of this Test. Their bowlers looked flat today and their spinners, except for Permaul did not have the guile that we expect them to possess, especially Narine who was under-bowled, I felt.

What a lovely day it was for Bangladesh! It is not often that they get over 450 in a Test match as they end the day at 455/6, now trailing by just 72 runs. 488 is their highest score in Tests and they look good to beat that tomorrow morning. They also look on course to take a lead against the Windies.

125.6 M Samuels to Hossain, A good ball to end the over. On the stumps and angled in. Hossain stays back and defends it off the back foot. And that is Stumps on day 3. 455/6

125.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Nearly a wicket! Length again outside off. Mahmudullah tries to punch it away to the off side. The ball however, takes the inside edge and goes away towards fine leg for a single. 455/6

125.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Shortish outside off. Tries to cut and is beaten. 454/6

125.3 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Witty! Stays back to this short one and dabs it away past backward point and into the third man boundary. 454/6

125.2 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Punched away to the covers. 450/6

125.1 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Pushed through quick on the pads. Played down to the on side. 450/6

125.6 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Pushes this towards mid on and takes a quick single. A direct hit at the bowler's end but no one is appealing. 458/4

125.5 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, Full on middle, Ramdin gets across and pushes it towards mid-wicket. 457/4

125.4 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Picks this right from middle stump and works it behind square leg for a single. 457/4

125.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, driven back to the bowler. 456/4

125.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, On leg stump, the batsman misses out on the flick shot again and gets hit on the pads. 456/4

125.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, And a huge appeal for a catch down the leg side first up, not given! Landed on leg stump, Chanderpaul gets across but misses his flick. There is a noise as Rahim takes the catch and the keeper and bowler go up in unison on the appeal but umpire Bruce Oxenford is unmoved. The ball brushed the pad. 456/4

124.6 S Narine to Hossain, Pulls the length back and gets it to spin to leg stump. Tucked away to the on side quietly. Narine got some bounce on that delivery too. Hossain played it at stomach height. 450/6

124.5 S Narine to Hossain, Pushes this one to the covers. No run. 450/6

124.4 S Narine to Hossain, Good delivery. Spins in sharply and hits the pads, beating the defensive push. 450/6

124.3 S Narine to Hossain, Another defensive push off the front foot. 450/6

124.2 S Narine to N Hossain, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 450/6

124.1 S Narine to Hossain, Narine flights the first ball of the penultimate over of the day outside off stump and spins in. Mahmudullah plays a good defensive shot of the front foot. 450/6

Mahmudullah comes into the attack.

124.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Turns it off his pads to the leg side and returns for the second run. 456/4

124.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 454/4

124.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Shortish again, Ramdin goes back and punches it to the bowler. 454/4

124.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Little short in length around off, defended off the back foot by Ramdin. 454/4

124.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Flighted delivery around off, Ramdin got forward and pushed it to covers. 454/4

124.1 Al Hasan to S Chanderpaul, Walks forward and forces it down to long on for a single. 454/4

123.6 M Samuels to Hossain, Full delivery, driven down to long on for a single. 450/6

123.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Flighted outside the off stump this time. The ball doesn't turn much and it takes the edge of the bat and goes past slip. Bravo gives it a hard chase and pulls it up within the boundary to save a run. 450 is up with that shot. 449/6

123.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Flighted up on middle and off. Defended off the front foot. 446/6

123.3 M Samuels to Hossain, Tossed up and driven past Samuels to deep mid on for a run. 446/6

123.2 M Samuels to Hossain, Lunges forward outside the off stump and plays it down with soft hands on to the wicket. 445/6

123.1 M Samuels to Hossain, Full and angled in. Hossain defends it from within the crease back to Samuels. 445/6

123.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one. 7 runs from the over. 453/4

123.5 S Gazi to D Ramdin, Landed outside off, flicked wide of mid on for a run. 452/4

123.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 451/4

123.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Comes down the track this time and ases it through the covers for a single. 451/4

123.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Just as I was about to type that Bangladesh have kept a nice lid on the proceedings, Chanderpaul shatters that lid away with a beautiful shot. Short outside off, the maestro gets across and just whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 450 UP FOR WEST INDIES! 450/4

123.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Landed outside off, dabbed behind point for a single. 446/4

122.6 S Narine to Mahmudullah, Good spicy delivery turning in sharply after pitching on off stump. The ball thuds into the pads and falls in front of forward short leg. Why wasn't he brought into the attack earlier, remains the question that many Windies fans might ask. 445/6

122.5 S Narine to Hossain, Driven to the covers and they run through for a quick single. Well run. 445/6

122.4 S Narine to Hossain, Flighted up outside off and spinning in. The ball hits the pads and rolls away to the off side. Good bowling. 444/6

122.3 S Narine to Mahmudullah, An angled bat gets that one to third man for a single. 444/6

122.2 S Narine to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 443/6

122.1 S Narine to Mahmudullah, And he gets turn right away. Pitches on off and turns into leg. The batsman's flick is beaten as he is struck on the pads. 443/6

122.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Poor delivery, full delivery very wide outside off, Chanderpaul has a very easy leave. 445/4

122.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery outside off, left alone. 445/4

122.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 445/4

122.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Sweeps it well but finds the fielder at square leg. 445/4

122.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Leg sidish again, Ramdin tucks it off his pads to the on side for one. 445/4

122.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery spinning back into the batsman, Shiv flicked it off his pads to square leg for one. 444/4

The artificial lights are on now as the umpires check if they are adequate enough. Narine is brought into the attack finally.

121.6 M Samuels to Hossain, Midas touch in that! Short and spinning in. He waits for the ball to come in and allows it to hit the open face of the bat. The ball goes past backward point and they pick up two as the ball is thrown back from just within the ropes. 443/6

121.5 M Samuels to Hossain, Pushed through quicker on off stump. Hossain stays in the crease and jabs it to the covers. 441/6

121.4 M Samuels to Hossain, Bowls it flatter and outside off stump. Hossain plays for the turn which is non-existent and gets beaten. 441/6

121.3 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, On the pads again by Samuels. Worked away towards fine leg for another single. The batsmen are milking these bowlers now. 441/6

121.2 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Short and cut away straight to backward point. 440/6

121.1 M Samuels to Hossain, On the pads and turned away to wide of fine leg for a single. 440/6

121.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full outside off, driven back to the bowler who dives to his left and parries it to cover. 443/4

121.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, On middle, Chanderpaul gets back and works it through square leg for one. 443/4

121.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Landed outside off, coming in, pushed down to long on for a run. 442/4

121.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, This time he goes back and works it past mid-wicket for a single. 441/4

121.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Interesting from Chanderpaul, makes the initial shuffling across movement, but only a touch, waits for the ball to arrive, then gets full across now and flicks it to mid-wicket. 440/4

121.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, punched back to mid on. 440/4

120.6 T Best to Mahmudullah, Bangs that in short and Mahmudullah ducks well under it. 439/6

120.5 T Best to Mahmudullah, Bangs it short. The ball hits the body of the batsman and goes down to Gayle at slip. They go up in a mock appeal with all smiles on their faces. Gayle is enjoying his cricket, isn't he? Oh! I forgot to mention that it is certainly not out. 439/6

120.4 T Best to Mahmudullah, A good looking drive to this fuller delivery. Short extra cover comes forward and cuts it off preventing the ball from going down to mid off. 439/6

120.3 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length ball just outside off. Hossain taps it down to the off side by getting high on his toes with soft hands and picks up a quick single. 439/6

120.2 Best to Hossain, A good yorker this time by Best. One of the 'best' he has produced. No pun intended there. Hossain digs it out pretty well into the leg side. 438/6

120.1 T Best to Hossain, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 438/6

120.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Touch short in length again and once more Ramdin camps back to stroke it back towards Shakib. 440/4

The main reason for Bangladesh struggling in this Test and this format is that there isn't enough first-class cricket being played. The Board needs to do something about it or else this nation will never come up in this version.

120.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Remains on the back foot for the shortish delivery and punches it to covers. 440/4

120.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Leans forward and drives a fullish ball to covers. 440/4

120.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Little short in length on middle, Ramdin goes back and punches it down in front of mid on. 440/4

120.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Too full in length on off, driven straight to mid off. 440/4

120.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Arm ball around off, fuller in length, Ramdin draws forward in defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 440/4

Why isn't Sunil Narine getting a bowl? Any clues?

119.6 M Samuels to Hossain, On the pads and Hossain tucks it away to square leg for a run. 438/6

119.5 M Samuels to Hossain, Pushed through quicker on off stump. The batsman comes forward and pats it back to Samuels. 437/6

119.4 M Samuels to Hossain, Short of a good length, punched away to mid off. No run there. 437/6

119.3 M Samuels to Hossain, And again, off the front foot to the covers. 437/6

119.2 M Samuels to Hossain, Plays a front foot defensive shot to the off side. 437/6

119.1 M Samuels to Hossain, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 437/6

119.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, Chanderpaul gets well across to defend and the ball goes off his pads towards point. A very impressive maiden from Gazi. 440/4

119.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, pushed to cover. 440/4

119.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Reaches out to drive but mistimes it to cover now. Good ploy from Gazi, enticing the batsman to come forward. 440/4

119.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Goes back to punch it away, mistimes it back to the bowler. 440/4

119.2 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, Landed on middle, flicked to mid on. 440/4

119.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Oohhh... beautifully bowled, tossed up wide outside off, fuller in length, Chanderpaul reaches out and plays a top short through the covers for a couple. This was almost similar to the ball which got rid of Bravo but the difference in the class of the two batsmen can be now seen. 440/4

118.6 T Best to Mahmudullah, Struck on the pads and Best goes up in appeal only to be turned down. So, now he begins to appeal on poor deliveries, eh! That was angled in and drifting way down the leg stump as the batsman misses his flick. 437/6

118.5 T Best to Mahmudullah, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 437/6

118.4 T Best to Hossain, Almost a yorker on the pads and Mahmudullah flicks it nicely to fine leg for a single. 437/6

118.3 T Best to Hossain, FOUR Leg byes! On the hips of the batsman. He doesn't get any bat on to it. The ball however, is stubborn enough to take the thigh pad and lobs past the diving keeper and into the fine leg fence. 436/6

118.2 T Best to Hossain, Good length ball angled in. Mahmudullah drives it to extra cover. 432/6

118.1 T Best to Hossain, Short and wide outside off stump. Tino is back to his regular barrage of poor deliveries it seems like. No problem for the batsman there as he cuts it away behind point for a couple. 432/6

Sohab Gazi to bowl from the other end. 42-7-120-3 so far. Spinners bowling in tandem here. 61 overs left in the day.

118.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Solidly defended to complete the over. 438/4

118.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Sliding down the leg side, Ramdin fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 438/4

118.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Goes back and punches it back to the bowler. 438/4

118.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Ramdin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 438/4

118.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Oohhh... that one was perilously close to the off stump! Touch short in length around off and straightening a hint, Ramdin fails to cut it and it goes very close past the off stump. 438/4

118.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 438/4

117.6 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, A defensive push to this tossed up delivery on middle and leg back to the bowler. 430/6

117.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Short and offering some room. Mahmudullah makes more for himself and dabs it past a diving backward point for a couple. 430/6

117.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Samuels is just angling the balls in, not trying to turn them so much. Flighted up outside off as the batsman defends it to the off side. 428/6

117.3 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Good solid defense off the front foot back to the bowler. 428/6

117.2 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, On the pads and flicked away to mid-wicket. 428/6

117.1 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Full outside off. Doesn't turn in at all. Hossain plays for the spin and misses the ball. 428/6

Welcome back. We're hoping that West Indies will up the scoring ante in this session and would look to declare before tea. Both batsmen will be eyeing their respective landmarks and it will be interesting to know what Darren Sammy feels is enough before declaring. Bangladesh can only aim to prevent the run flow and if possible pick a few wickets. Shakib Al Hasan to continue...

Day 2, second session...

The pair has not been separated since yesterday afternoon and will look to just push the ante up a bit in the second session. Join us back at 0610 GMT (1140 IST)...

Hard grind for the hosts but the bowlers have shown great heart, especially the spinners while Shahadat improved towards the latter stages of the session. Rubel seems to be only one not finding his length. But full marks to Chanderpaul and Ramdin, who, in spite of being tied down, have not thrown it away.

West Indies on top but a very good session for Bangladesh. 76 runs given away in 28 overs. Considering that the first two overs went for 19, it has been an excellent bowling display.

117.6 S Hossain to Ramdin, Full outside off, Ramdin defends it watchfully. LUNCH ON DAY 2, WEST INDIES 437/4! 437/4

117.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Short on middle, Chanderpaul gets across and pulls it to fine leg for a run. 437/4

Today, Chanderpaul has batted with a strike-rate of 37.2. Yesterday, he was on a strike-rate of 63.

117.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, angling away, left alone away. 436/4

117.3 S Hossain to Ramdin, Picks this from middle stump and tickles it towards fine leg for a single. 436/4

117.2 S Hossain to Ramdin, A bit widish outside off, a little nip back, Ramdin stretches out and shoulders his arms. 435/4

117.1 S Hossain to Ramdin, Good length delivery on middle, Ramdin gets across for the flick but plays it straight to backward short leg. That is a very good fielding placement. Needs to cut off those easy singles. 435/4

116.6 T Best to Hossain, Pitched a tad fuller outside off stump. Mahmudullah lets it through, bringing some sanity back into the game. There are such times when you feel good seeing a batsman leave the ball. 428/6

116.5 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length outside off. Punched to the covers. Hossain romps down thinking there is a single. Mahmudullah sends him back promptly and Hossain has to scamper back as he puts in a dive and the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 428/6

116.4 T Best to N Hossain, FOUR! That is not a slice of luck, it is a chunk of luck! Length ball on off stump, probably one of the few good balls he has bowled today. Mahmudullah nicks it like a hawk between the keeper and Sammy at first slip. Confusion prevailed and Sammy decided to dive very late by which the ball had already passed him and into the third man boundary. 428/6

116.3 T Best to Mahmudullah, Full outside off stump and that is driven hard straight to deep cover for a single. 424/6

116.2 T Best to Mahmudullah, Down the leg side. Mahmudullah lets it through. 423/6

116.1 T Best to Mahmudullah, Fuller length and pushed to the covers. 423/6

116.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Landed wide outside off, Chanderpaul lunges out with his front leg and shoulders his arms. 435/4

116.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, A quick single this time. Pushes this past the bowler, catches mid on napping and charges down the other end. 435/4

116.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Another forward defense. 434/4

The fact that Bangladesh have bowled 4 maidens in the last 9 overs indicates how well Bangladesh have bowled. They have been much better from yesterday.

116.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Full outside off, this time Ramdin defends it towards mid-wicket. 434/4

116.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Landed outside off, no turn, no flight, no bat put, keeper collects. 434/4

116.1 Al Hasan to D Ramdin, Flighted wide outside off, Ramdin reaches out and drives it straight to cover. 434/4

115.6 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Gets down early to play the paddle. Samuels spots the move and darts it in. Mahmudullah adjusts well and paddles it to fine leg for a couple. 423/6

115.5 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Slow and straight on the off stump. No spin at all. Mahmudullah defends it back to Samuels. 420/6

115.4 M Samuels to Mahmudullah, Tossed up outside the off stump. Driven square towards point. 420/6

115.3 M Samuels to Hossain, Drives this sedately off the front foot into the gap in the covers for a single. 420/6

115.2 M Samuels to Hossain, Full on off stump. Driven straight back to Samuels. 419/6

115.1 M Samuels to Hossain, Flat and quick on off stump. Defended off the back foot. 419/6

115.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 434/4

115.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A sharp bouncer on leg stump, Chanderpaul watches that sail above his head. 434/4

115.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul gets across to flick but misses and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 434/4

115.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Landed on a length outside off, Chanderpaul does not play at it again. 434/4

115.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Outside off, left alone again. 434/4

115.1 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul gets across and defends. 434/4

Marlon Samuels has been brought in to bowl.

114.6 T Best to Hossain, Back of a length ball just outside off. Punched away to deep point for a single. 419/6

114.6 T Best to Hossain, WIDE! And as soon as I talk about good variations, he throws my appreciation out of the window by bowling a wild and high bouncer to be called a wide by the square leg umpire. This shot brings up the 50 run partnership between the pair. 418/6

114.5 T Best to Hossain, Bowls a well disguised slower one on middle and leg. Hossain waits for it patiently and turns it down to the on side. I wonder how much T20 cricket has Best played recently. Good variations anyway. 417/6

114.4 T Best to Hossain, Good length ball just outside off. Hossain gets behind it and taps it into the off side. 417/6

114.3 T Best to Mahmudullah, Worked away off the pads dwon to fine leg to pick up a single. 417/6

114.2 T Best to Mahmudullah, Full delivery on off stump. Mahmudullah plays a half hearted drive to extra cover. 416/6

114.1 T Best to Mahmudullah, Betters the length this time. Good length on off stump. Defended off the back foot to the off side. 416/6

114.1 T Best to Mahmudullah, WIDE! Starts off with an ineffective and an inaccurate bouncer way over the batsman and way outside the off stump. The batsman needn't have ducked under it. It would have gone over anyway. Wide signaled. 416/6

114.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. 434/4

114.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Goes back and works it behind square leg. 434/4

114.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Really well bowled again, tossed up outside off, Ramdin lunges out to defend it in front of silly point. 434/4

114.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 434/4

Mushfiqur Rahim is encouraging his side by shouting, "Hang in there, lads, just hang in there!"

114.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Flighted wide outside off, Ramdin reaches out and drives but only as far as the cover fielder. 434/4

114.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Landed on leg stump, Chanderpaul gets across and deftly nudges it behind square leg for a single. 434/4

Tino Best has been called on for one final burst.

113.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Full toss on leg stump, driven straight to mid on. By the way, Rampaul has scored a century! Given away a century, I must correct myself, wit the ball. 415/6

113.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Pitched up just outside off stump. Mahmuduallah drives it towards the covers for a single. 415/6

113.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Strays down the leg side and Mahmudullah misses his flick. The bowler appeals, I wonder why! It did not appear to have taken anything on the way through. 414/6

113.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, A dead straight bat offered in defense to this length ball on off and middle stump. Rampaul is bowling a good line and length. Mahmudullah, however, is presenting him with wall like defense until now at least. 414/6

113.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Pitched slightly up outside off stump. Mahmudullah comes half forward and drives it to the cover fielder. 414/6

113.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Tight line and length on middle and leg. Mahmudullah turns it down to the on side easily. 414/6

113.6 S Hossain to S Chanderpaul, The poorest ball of the over comes on the last attempt, short and well outside off, Chanderpaul easily swivels across and pulls it with disdain, all along the ground towards deep backward square leg for one. 433/4

113.5 S Hossain to Ramdin, This one angles in but from a shortish length, Ramdin calmly works it through square leg for a run. 432/4

In between overs, bowling coach of Bangladesh Saqlain Mushtaq was outside the boundary and giving some tips to Sohab Gazi with a hand on his right shoulder.

113.4 S Hossain to Ramdin, Another short ball, Ramdin pushes it back to the bowler. 431/4

113.3 S Hossain to Ramdin, A short ball again, but a better directed one, good bounce, Ramdin ducks under it. 431/4

113.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Another short delivery with a grunt, this time Chanderpaul does not miss out on the pull and swats it through mid-wicket for a single. 200-RUN STAND IS UP! 431/4

113.1 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Excellent fielding from Nasir Hossain! Short on middle, Chanderpaul goes for the pull but misses. The ball goes off his hips past the keeper towards fine leg where Nasir Hossain runs across to his left and dives to stop the boundary. Good piece of work. Leg byes signalled as the batsmen come back for the second. 430/4

112.6 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Flighted up outside off. Mahmudullah keeps his front foot away and drives, but just to wide of mid off for a single. 414/6

112.5 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Comes forward and defends this to silly point tranquilly. 413/6

112.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 413/6

112.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Driven to cover point for a single there. 413/6

112.2 V Permaul to Hossain, FOUR Byes! Under everyone, almost! Shortish outside off, the batsman tries to cut. The ball goes under the bat and the keeper's legs right to the boundary behind them. 412/6

112.1 V Permaul to Hossain, Angled in towards leg and turns away. Mahmudullah defends it with a straight bat to the bowler. 408/6

112.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Full outside off again, Ramdin is watchful in defense. 428/4

112.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Brings the batsman forward this time with a little bit of flight. Ramdin defends. 428/4

112.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Another back foot defense. 428/4

112.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Goes back and plays it back to the bowler. 428/4

112.2 Al Hasan to S Chanderpaul, Full on middle, Chanderpaul drives it to long on for a single. 428/4

Last 49 balls... what is so important? Nothing. It is just that these have yielded just 11 runs. Excellent stingy bowling this. We also get the information that Bangladesh have not picked a wicket since 2.36 in the afternoon yesterday.

112.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, Chanderpaul gets across and dabs it back to the bowler. 427/4

111.6 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Rampaul hasn't lost any heart here. He bangs it in short at good pace as the batsman gets under it with a sense of some hurry in the duck. 408/6

111.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Slower one just outside off and coming in as Rampaul runs his fingers across it. Hossain dabs it away to point. 408/6

111.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A long hop on middle and off. Hossain rocks back and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket for a good boundary. 408/6

111.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Gets behind the line of it and defends it back to the bowler. 404/6

111.2 R Rampaul to Hossain, Back of a length ball just outside off. The batsman gets high on his toes and taps it down towards point for a single. 404/6

111.1 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good delivery swinging in, from a length on off and just outside. Mahmudullah defends it by getting forward. He needs to be careful as he drags his front foot forward to the ball swinging in. 403/6

111.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Bangs it in short outside off, Chanderpaul gets across and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. 427/4

111.5 S Hossain to S Chanderpaul, Full outside off, driven straight to mid off. 426/4

111.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Landed on a length outside off, Chanderpaul gets across and shoulders his arms and gets hit on the pads. Shahadat appeals but the impact was way outside the off stump. 426/4

111.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Reaches out to this one, and pushes it to cover. 426/4

111.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Coming around the wicket, bowling it full, angling in, Chanderpaul lets it go. 426/4

3rd 150 plus score for Shivnarine Chanderpaul in Tests!

111.1 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Thrash! Short outside off, Chanderpaul goes back and cuts it behind gully and finds the third man boundary! The run machine just continues to tick, tick, tick. 426/4

110.6 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Flighted up on middle and leg. Defended off the front foot to the on side. 403/6

Fudadin is the sub who has been placed at silly point. That was an awful blow for him. Poor chap, he is not even in the playing XI. he walks out and the sub will need a sub now. N. Deonarine comes to replace him. So now, what do we say - Deonarine replaces Fudadin or he has come in for the player who is originally in the XI?

110.5 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Tossed up way outside off. The batsman plays a flowing drive and catches the silly point fielder on the way hitting him on the hips, on the turn as he jumped to get away from the ball. That must be a nasty blow. 403/6

110.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Flighted up and defended off the front foot to the covers. 403/6

110.3 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot to the off side. 403/6

110.2 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defends this off the back foot into the on side. 403/6

110.1 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, SIX! Massive! Permaul tosses it up and Mahmudullah lofts this high over the bowler and in front of the sight screen. Lovely hit! 403/6

110.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Another watchful defense from Ramdin. 422/4

110.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Comes forward this time and flicks it towards mid-wicket. 422/4

110.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Stays back to this one and pushes it towards mid off. 422/4

110.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Full outside off, Ramdin defends it back to the bowler. 422/4

110.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 422/4

110.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Flighted full delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler by Ramdin. 422/4

The umpires call for the last drinks break of the evening.

109.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Good line and length on off stunp. Hossain defends it watchfully to point. 397/6

109.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Bangs it in short again. The batsman tries to pull and the ball hits him and goes down to fine leg for a leg bye. 397/6

109.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, He was expecting the short one again! Rampaul pushes it further up on a good length. Mahmudullah stays back and tries to play a drive but misses. 396/6

109.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Smartly done! Short one rising up to the ribs this time on off stump. Mahmudullah gets just about beside the line of the ball and taps it past the slips for a couple. 396/6

109.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, There it is! The short one! The batsman half sways and half ducks under it. 394/6

109.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, A length ball outside off, coming in. Mahmudullah does well to keep a close eye on it and defend it without much footwork. 394/6

Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack. Only the second bowling change made this morning by Rahim. A slip in place...

109.6 Hossain to Chanderpaul, Appeal for a caught behind, NOT OUT! Good ball to end what has been a fantastic over from Shahadat. Short ball outside off, Chanderpaul gets across to pull but is beaten by the slowness at which the ball comes to him. The ball goes off something to gully and the bowler and keeper appeal confidently but the umpire will have nothing of it. The ball hit the left shoulder. 422/4

109.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, Chanderpaul lets it go. 422/4

109.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Hmmm... not exactly full but at least it is out off, Chanderpaul gets across, threatening to spoil the chances of this being a dot ball but then the bat is pointed skywards and the ball is allowed to pass through. Just a poetic way of describing that the batsman shoulders arms to this one. No, I am not a poet. 422/4

Three good balls. Can we have something fuller outside off now? Probably to get Chanderpaul go for the drive?

109.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A nice straight bouncer at Chanderpaul and the batsman gets out of harm's way. 422/4

109.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good ball again, Chanderpaul lets it go past. 422/4

109.1 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul gets across and defends. 422/4

108.6 V Permaul to Hossain, And again. Just short of a length and played back to the bowler. 394/6

108.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Defends this one off the back foot straight to Permaul. 394/6

108.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Leaves that one alone outside the off stump. 394/6

108.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Flicked away straight to mid-wicket. 394/6

108.2 V Permaul to Hossain, Full and coming in with the arm, the batsman is hit on the pads attempting to flick. 394/6

108.1 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Short and wide outside off. Mahmudullah cuts it away to deep cover for a single. 394/6

108.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Goes back and works it through square leg for a run. 422/4

108.5 Gazi to Chanderpaul, Appeal for LBW, turned down. Chanderpaul misses his flick to this ball pitched on middle stump, and got hit on the pads. The ball did not turn and that looked to be hitting into leg stump, but the umpire probably thought that it would be missing leg. 421/4

108.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Goes back to push it to the off side but the ball just stops on him and he gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 421/4

108.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Comes down the track and just pushes it towards mid off. 421/4

108.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 421/4

A bit of a statistical information. The Bangladeshi 11 in this Test have played a total of 72 first-class matches in the last 11 months.

108.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Short on middle, punched away for a single. 421/4

107.6 R Rampaul to Hossain, Back of a length ball on off. Defended off the back foot this time. 393/6

107.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Short and on the body. It doesn't have much venom in it. The batsman pulls it away as the ball hits high on the bat. They take a single as it goes only as far as wide mid on. 393/6

107.5 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, NO BALL! For height this time! Rampaul has got carried away with the short ones this over, as if he knows to bowl no other length. It goes way over the batsman and way over Ramdin too allowing the batsmen to take two extra runs. 392/6

107.4 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, And again. This time it chooses to bounce lesser than the previous ones. Mahmudullah sways away as the ball goes past his body and through to Ramdin. 389/6

107.3 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, One more short delivery, even better direction this time. On the off stump, forces the batsman to sway out instead of ducking and it is done well. 389/6

107.2 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, Banged it in short. Rampaul is extracting some bounce here. Mahmudullah tries to hook but the ball goes just above his head and a few inches above the bat. 389/6

107.1 R Rampaul to Mahmudullah, A back of a length ball on middle. The ball rises sharply after pitching. Rahim fends it away with some discomfort there to the leg side. 389/6

107.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Yet another leave outside the off stump. 420/4

107.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, Chanderpaul not interested in playing at that either. 420/4

107.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, pushed straight to cover. 420/4

107.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Three balls on the trot, same moving ones away from the left hander, Chanderpaul also moves along with the trajectory of the ball and shoulders arms. 420/4

107.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Another leave outside the off stump. 420/4

107.1 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, left alone. 420/4

Rampaul has been called on to bowl now.

106.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Pushes this defensively to the off side from the front foot. 389/6

106.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Goes full with a flighted ball on leg stump. Defended back to Permaul. 389/6

106.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Shortish length again outside off. Mahmudullah stays back and cuts it to cover point for a single. 389/6

106.3 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Shorter in length outside off. He cuts it straight to point. 388/6

106.2 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Similar ball on middle and off this time. Similar shot offered by the batsman. 388/6

106.1 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on middle and leg. Mahmudullah defends it off the front foot. 388/6

106.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 420/4

106.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, A touch short on that occasion, Chanderpaul goes back and cuts it in front of cover for a single. 420/4

106.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, This time the batsman goes back and pushes it towards mid on for a single. 419/4

106.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Inching to come out again, but the bowler slows up he ball and Ramdin, not to the pitch of the ball, is forced to defend it towards mid-wicket. 418/4

106.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and drives it towards mid off. 418/4

106.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full on middle, flicked straight to square leg. 418/4

105.6 D Sammy to Hossain, Could be a plan as Sammy bowls this straighter on off stump. Hossain defends it off his front foot back to Sammy. 388/6

105.5 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Full and wide again, Mahmudullah drives again and finds deep cover for a single. Is it a plan to bowl full and wide to him? 388/6

105.4 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Wide and full outside off. Mahmudullah times it well but straight to point. He is playing some good strokes now. Dear Sammy, the problem is with your line and length, not with the ball. 387/6

Some issue with the ball there as pointed out by the bowler. They opt not to change it though. Sammy doesn't look happy as he keeps staring at it.

105.3 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Turns this one towards mid-wicket. No run there. 387/6

105.2 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Full again outside off. This time he doesn't get the timing he got in the last ball. The ball finds the cover fielder. 387/6

105.1 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Gritty! Full outside off and Mahmudullah drives it to the cover boundary with some timing on it. 387/6

105.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A muted appeal for caught behind, turned down! Down the leg side, Chanderpaul gets across to flick but misses. There is a noise as the ball goes past but no convincing appeal, so must have been pad. Chanderpaul shakes his head in disappointment on missing out on that one. 418/4

105.5 S Hossain to Ramdin, Works this from a length towards square leg for a run. 418/4

105.4 S Hossain to Ramdin, Unlucky again! Excellent short ball outside off, Chanderpaul is committed on to the front foot and is taken by surprise by the extra bounce. Ends up fending it away uncomfortably and the ball lobs off the top edge to the off side. Sadly for Bangladesh, the bowler cannot get to the ball! 417/4

105.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Release of pressure, bowls this on the pads, gets clipped through mid-wicket for a single. 417/4

105.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Beaten! Lady luck not smiling on Bangladesh at the moment. Landed on a length outside off, Chanderpaul chases after it and is beaten as the ball moves away! 416/4

105.1 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Starts with a gentle loosener, length ball down the leg side, Chanderpaul leaves it alone. 416/4

104.6 V Permaul to Hossain, SIX! Bang! Slow and on middle and off. Asking to be hit. Nasir Hossain smacks this over the mid-wicket boundary. The ball bounces just beyond the ropes. He has broken the shackles here after a quite 3-4 overs. 383/6

104.5 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 377/6

104.4 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 376/6

104.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Opens the face of the bat and pushes this one towards point for one. 376/6

104.2 V Permaul to Hossain, Better line and length on off. Defended off the front foot to the bowler. 375/6

104.1 V Permaul to Hossain, Short and wide, cut away straight to point. 375/6

Shahadat Hossain into the attack now.

DRINKS BREAK.

104.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Goes back and plays it towards square leg. 416/4

104.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, MIX-UP, SAFE! Oh dear... full on middle, Ramdin flicks it towards mid-wicket and sets off for the single. Chanderpaul responds and comes half-way down the track. But then, Ramdin sees square leg and mid-wicket converge quickly on to the ball and sends Chanderpaul back. The two fielders are in a hurry to pick up the ball and throw and in the process, fumble it. Chanderpaul gets back. 416/4

104.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Shortish length, punched back to the bowler. 416/4

104.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full outside off, pushed straight to point. 416/4

104.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Lunges outside off and pushes it to cover, sets off for the single but then sees the bowler get to the ball and changes his mind. 416/4

104.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full on middle, Ramdin leans and flicks it towards mid-wicket. 416/4

103.6 D Sammy to Hossain, Just outside off stump this time. The ball is played down to point. The fielder comes around and throws it wildly at the striker's end. The ball misses the stumps and the fielders too as it goes over the ropes conceding four valuable runs. 375/6

103.5 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Inswing again! This time Mahmudullah tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 370/6

103.4 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, A tad short of a good length. He defends it off his back foot this time. 369/6

103.3 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Another one that shapes back in. This time Mahmudullah watches the movement carefully and defends it off the front foot. 369/6

103.2 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Shout for an LBW! Not out though! Gets the ball to come in off a length towards the pads. The ball appears to have taken an inside edge before meeting the pads. Sammy goes up and the umpire turns it down. 369/6

103.1 D Sammy to Mahmudullah, Angled in from outside off. Rahim plays it watchfully down the pitch off the front foot. 369/6

103.6 R Hossain to Ramdin, And now he runs in and slants this one on the pads, Ramdin gets across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 416/4

End of the experiment. Back to over the wicket.

103.5 R Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR! Take that! Short and wide outside off, which goes even wider with the angle from around the wicket, Ramdin cashes in and crashes it through the covers for a boundary. 415/4

103.4 R Hossain to Ramdin, Landed outside off, Ramdin punches it towards mid off. 411/4

Comes around the track.

103.3 R Hossain to Ramdin, A bouncer this time, Ramdin ducks under it. 411/4

103.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 411/4

103.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery outside off, Chanderpaul pushes at it and is beaten. 410/4

102.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Comes forward and taps this flighted delivery back to the bowler. 369/6

102.5 V Permaul to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 369/6

102.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Comes forward to this full delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 369/6

102.3 V Permaul to Mahmudullah, Shortish and punched away past point for a single. 369/6

Mahmudullah walks in to bat now.

V. Permaul has got his first Test wicket on his debut.

102.2 Permaul to Rahim, OUT! The slow flighted delivery works finally for Permaul. Flighted up on middle. Rahim has a swing at it and hits it straight back at the bowler. Permaul pouches it easily at chest height to get his first Test wicket. 368/6

102.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Tossed up at a dead slow pace on middle, defended off the front foot to the off side. 368/5

102.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Taps it off his pads to the on side. Dot ball to end the over. 410/4

102.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, On middle, nudged to the leg side for one. 410/4

102.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Delightful shot! Fraction too full in length outside off, spinning away, Chanderpaul advances down the track and caresses it elegantly through covers for a boundary. 409/4

102.3 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, Edged and dropped short of the first slip fielder! Fine delivery, spinning away from the batsman outside off, Chanderpaul flirts with it in an attempt to play it with an angled bat but it spins away to catch the outside edge. It falls in front of Zunaed Siddique who was a bit late in reacting. Two runs added to the total. 405/4

102.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 403/4

102.1 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, That's a poor delivery, short and wide outside off, Chanderpaul cuts it firmly through the line but straight to point. 403/4

101.6 D Sammy to Hossain, From wide of the crease, Sammy bowls it full just outside off stump. Hossain drives it to extra cover, can't find the gap. 368/5

101.5 D Sammy to Rahim, Shortish again with more width. Rahim cuts it to deep point for a single. 368/5

101.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Shortish and just outside off. A similar delivery that got Islam. Rahim plays the same shot that Islam had tried, finds the middle and also the squarish gully fielder. 367/5

101.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Just back of a length now on off. Rahim stays back and taps it into the ground on the off side. 367/5

101.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Full and on the off stump this time. Rahim is forced to play as he employs a front foot defensive stroke back to Sammy. 367/5

101.1 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitched up outside off. Sammy gets the ball to nip in but Rahim leaves it easily. 367/5

101.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Chanderpaul presses forward and pushes with an angled bat through point for one. 403/4

101.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery shaping away from the batsman, Chanderpaul walks across a bit and pats it to mid-wicket. 402/4

101.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Chanderpaul strides forward and drives it to covers. Slight fumble by the fielder inside the circle but no run conceded. 402/4

101.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Keeps probing in the corridor of uncertainty, Chanderpaul with uncertain footwork pushes inside the line and misses. 402/4

101.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Shiv stays back and pushes it to covers. 402/4

101.1 R Hossain to Ramdin, Bending his back and serving in a short delivery on middle and leg, Ramdin rises with the bounce and glances it off his hips to fine leg for a run. 402/4

100.6 V Permaul to Hossain, Flighted up outside off this time. Hossain comes forward and defends it cleanly to silly point. 367/5

100.5 V Permaul to Hossain, Permaul is varying his length well. Full on off, driven back to him. 367/5

100.4 V Permaul to Hossain, Shortens the length on off stump. Pushed away to mid off. 367/5

100.3 V Permaul to Hossain, Quicker through the air on off stump. Hossain offers an angled bat to it as it beats silly point uppishly. 367/5

100.2 V Permaul to Rahim, Length outside off. Rahim fetches the ball from there on one knee and plays a paddle sweep to fine leg for one. 367/5

100.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Permaul bowls it slow and on a length outside off. Rahim pushes it off his back foot to the off side. 366/5

100.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it solidly. 401/4

100.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 401/4

100.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Drives it nicely off his front foot but fails to pierce the off side field. 401/4

100.3 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, Off-spinner outside off, spinning away, Chanderpaul flirts inside the line and runs it off the outside edge to third man. A couple to bring West Indies' 400! 401/4

100.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 399/4

100.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Tossed up delivery, spinning into the batsman, Ramdin goes back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 399/4

99.6 D Sammy to Hossain, Left alone harmlessly outside the off stump to end the 100th over of the innings. 366/5

99.5 D Sammy to Hossain, Bowls it from wide of the crease and angles it into Hossain. He turns it down to the on side. 366/5

99.4 D Sammy to Hossain, Over pitches on middle stump. Hossian plays it down the ground with minimalistic timing. There is some yes and no in the running but they complete a couple. 366/5

99.3 D Sammy to Hossain, Length ball just outside off. Hossain gets his front foot forward and watches the ball zip through to Ramdin. 364/5

99.2 D Sammy to Hossain, Back of a length ball on off. Hossain fends this away to the off side. 364/5

99.1 D Sammy to Hossain, Pitched up on off, Nasir drives it wide of mid off but he doesn't go for a run. 364/5

99.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Well bowled, he is finally finding the right line and length. Served it full around off, nipping away a shade, Chanderpaul unnecessarily poked inside the line and was beaten. 398/4

99.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Back of a length delivery on middle, Shiv tickles it through mid-wicket for a couple. 398/4

99.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Puts it in the corridor of uncertainty, Chanderpaul has an easy leave. 396/4

99.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Front foot no-ball! Bad delivery, a wild one wide outside off. If that was not a no ball, it was definited a wide one. 396/4

99.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery pitched outside off, straightening a shade after kissing the turf, Chanderpaul with unsure footwork pushed inside the line and missed. 395/4

99.2 R Hossain to Ramdin, Not Out! Ramdin is just in! Length delivery on middle, Ramdin ticks it off his pads to mid-wicket and calls his partner through for a quick single. The fielder in the meanwhile rushes to the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The third umpire is referred as he took a long time before flashing the green light. Replays show that Ramdin parked his bat inside the crease before the bails were dislodged. 395/4

Appeal for a run out against Ramdin. Referred upstairs...

99.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Back of a length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul tucks it away to deep mid-wicket for a run. 394/4

98.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Fullish on the pads. Rahim flicks it away past mid-wicket for a couple. 364/5

98.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Short and cut away to point. No run there. 362/5

98.4 V Permaul to Rahim, Good length bal turning from leg to off. Rahim gets behind the turn and plays it straight back. 362/5

98.3 V Permaul to Rahim, Comes forward and taps this back into the pitch. 362/5

98.2 V Permaul to Rahim, Dabbed away to point deftly. 362/5

98.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Defends this length ball off the back foot to the off side. 362/5

98.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Gives this one some extra air but fails to land it. A low full toss on middle, Ramdin fails to make full use of it as he just flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 393/4

98.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Flighted full delivery on middle, defended watchfully to the leg side. 393/4

98.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Slow offie on off, Chanderpaul turns it in front of square leg and ambles across for a single. 393/4

98.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Floated full delivery on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 392/4

98.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery on the middle stump line, Chanderpaul went deep inside the crease and eased it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single. 391/4

98.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, A gentle off-spinner outside off, left alone by Shiv. 390/4

97.6 D Sammy to Hossain, First ball for Nasir is a rubbish one way outside off, is allowed to go through. 362/5

Nasir Hossain walks in.

97.5 D Sammy to Islam, OUT! Short of a good length, coming back to Naeem, takes the outside edge while he was looking to cut the ball and taken by Ramdin. 362/5

97.4 D Sammy to Islam, The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 362/4

97.3 D Sammy to Islam, Full this time, driven to mid off. 362/4

97.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Short and wide outside off, slapped through point for a run. 362/4

97.1 D Sammy to Islam, Landed outside off, steered through the covers for a single. 361/4

97.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 390/4

97.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Serves it short around off, Chanderpaul crouches and then lets it through. 389/4

97.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, This one is very wide outside the off stump, easily left alone by Chanderpaul. 389/4

97.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Another delivery in the channel outside off, Chanderpaul once again has nothing to do with it. 389/4

97.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full length delivery angling across the batsman, Chanderpaul leaves it alone. 389/4

97.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Pitched up delivery, around off, Chanderpaul was tempted into a drive but he failed to beat the cover fielder. 389/4

96.6 V Permaul to M Rahim, Short and wide outside off, cut straight to short third man. 360/4

96.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Good length, turning away from the bat, Rahim was beaten. 360/4

96.4 V Permaul to Rahim, Slower through the air on good length, takes the outside edge. 360/4

96.3 V Permaul to Islam, Full toss on the legs. flicked for single by Naeem. 360/4

96.2 V Permaul to Islam, Much fuller delivery on the stumps, played back to the bowler. 359/4

96.1 V Permaul to Islam, Full outside off, driven to mid off. 359/4

96.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Touch short in length and spinning back into the batsman, Ramdin shifts his weight on the back foot and slaps it back to the bowler. 389/4

96.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Quicker and flatter delivery, skidding on with the angle after landing around off, Chanderpaul pushes at it with firm hands and gets an inside edge. It flies past the vacant short leg region for a single. 389/4

96.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 388/4

96.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Spears a fullish delivery into the batsman, Chanderpaul defended it without any fuss to mid off. 388/4

96.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Plants his front foot forward and ticks it with the spin to square leg for a run. 388/4

96.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Slow loopy off-spinner on off, Ramdin gets on the front foot and defends it right in front of his pads. 387/4

95.6 D Sammy to Rahim, Another one let through to the keeper. 359/4

95.5 D Sammy to Rahim, Full and wide outside off, watchfully allowed to go through. 359/4

95.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Full outside off again, coming in, not played at. 359/4

95.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Back of a length delivery outside off, pushed towards cover. 359/4

95.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Bad ball, full and wide outside off, Rahim lets it go. 359/4

95.1 D Sammy to Rahim, Landed outside off, watchfully defended. 359/4

95.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Back of a length delivery on middle, Shiv stays back and pats it to mid-wicket. Much better over this time by Rubel! 387/4

95.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot and drives a fuller delivery to covers. 387/4

95.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Bouncer! Rubel bends his back, yells and lets out a short delivery around off. Chanderpaul sways away from the line and Rahim has to leap to collect the ball. However, he fails to do so cleanly and it almost rolled back onto the helmet kept behind him. 387/4

95.3 R Hossain to Ramdin, Bowls a fuller length delivery, closer to the off stump line, Ramdin helps it past covers and crosses for a run. 387/4

95.2 R Hossain to Ramdin, Pitches it up this time, full and outside off, good length and line, Ramdin shoulders his arms. He needs to concentrate on this line only. 386/4

95.1 R Hossain to Ramdin, Good length delivery put just outside off, Ramdin punches it off his back foot but straight to the cover fielder. 386/4

94.6 V Permaul to Islam, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to the cover fielder. Good over, a maiden. 359/4

94.5 V Permaul to Islam, Defends this from within the crease back to Permaul. 359/4

94.4 V Permaul to N Islam, Pitches it up outside off, driven straight to extra cover. 359/4

94.3 V Permaul to Islam, Full on middle and leg. Driven straight back to the bowler. 359/4

94.2 V Permaul to Islam, Good length on off and spinning away. Islam is beaten on the punch. 359/4

94.1 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up to the bat outside off stump. Islam plays a dead bat push to silly mid off. 359/4

94.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Presses forward and defends it with the spin to the off side. 386/4

94.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 386/4

94.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 386/4

94.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Turning down the leg side, Ramdin taps it to square leg and collects a single. 386/4

94.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Spinning back into the batsman, Ramdin blocks it off his back foot. 385/4

94.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Ramdin stretches forward and flicks it to mid-wicket. 385/4

93.6 D Sammy to Rahim, This time he leaves it alone outside his off stump. 359/4

93.5 D Sammy to Rahim, Short and wide outside off. There was an opportunity to cut which is taken by Rahim. But, he misses it as he doesn't go anywhere with the feet, making the attempt look ugly as well. 359/4

93.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitched well up and well outside off too. Rahim comes forward and shoulders arms to that one. 359/4

93.3 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length ball just outside off. Islam punches it down to deep cover for a single. 359/4

93.2 D Sammy to Islam, And again, well outside off, enough for Islam to let it through without any doubt. 358/4

93.1 D Sammy to Islam, Bowls it outside the off stump and Islam leaves it alone. 358/4

93.6 R Hossain to Ramdin, Good length delivery seaming down the leg side, Ramdin maneuvers it off his hips to deep square leg for one. 385/4

93.5 R Hossain to Ramdin, Darts a short delivery around off, Ramdin ducks under it this time. 384/4

93.4 R Hossain to Ramdin, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 384/4

93.3 R Hossain to Ramdin, Back of a length delivery on off, Ramdin gets behind the line and helps it to mid on. Looks for a run but is sent back. 384/4

93.2 R Hossain to Ramdin, Punches a shortish delivery to the off side but straight to the fielder. 384/4

93.1 R Hossain to Ramdin, Good effort in the deep! Poor delivery again, short and wide, Ramdin cracks it through cover-point. It races away towards the fence but Tamim Iqbal does well in the deep to pull it back. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 384/4

92.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Plays it off the front foot to the bowler once again. 358/4

92.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Calms down now, by playing a defensive push to the bowler. 358/4

92.4 V Permaul to Rahim, SIX! Surprise, surprise! Rahim jumps down the track to get to the pitch of the ball, and for what? To bang it over mid off for a lovely biggie. 358/4

92.3 V Permaul to Islam, Full again outside off. Islam leans into the shot as he plays a well placed drive to deep cover to pick up a single. 352/4

92.2 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up on off. The batsman defends it to the covers. 351/4

92.1 V Permaul to Islam, Pitches it outside off and turns away further. Islam lets it go through. 351/4

92.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Turns it with the spin to mid-wicket and jogs across for one. 382/4

92.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Touch short in length and shaping back in, Ramdin goes back and punches it to the bowler. 381/4

92.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Once again helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 381/4

92.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Floated full delivery on middle and leg, flicked straight to square leg. 381/4

92.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Goes back and punches it to mid on. 381/4

92.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Down the leg side, on a length, Chanderpaul flicks it off his pads to square leg for one. 150 stand up! 381/4

91.6 D Sammy to Rahim, A fullish length outside off. Rahim lunges forward and plays a crisp drive to the extra cover fielder. 351/4

91.5 D Sammy to M Rahim, Full and straighter, Rahim drives it straight to mid off. 351/4

91.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Again, it is well outside the line of the off stick, and again Rahim shoulders arms to it. 351/4

91.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Bowls this well outside off stump making Rahim's decision easy to leave it alone. 351/4

91.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitched up outside off stump and left alone by Rahim. 351/4

91.1 D Sammy to N Islam, Full outside off stump. Islam gets forward and plays a crunching drive to deep cover for a single. 351/4

91.6 R Hossain to Ramdin, Finally a length delivery in the corridor around off, Ramdin shoulders his arms. 14 runs off the over! 380/4

91.5 R Hossain to D Ramdin, FOUR! 50th boundary of the innings! Bad delivery, Rubel is not learning a single bit, bowls it short and wide outside off, Ramdin flashes his blade through the line and it flies over the gully fielder for a boundary. 380/4

91.4 R Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR! Nicely controlled in the end! Back of a length delivery around off, shooting up a bit onto the batsman, Ramdin does well to get on top of the bounce and steers it past point for a boundary. 376/4

91.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Angles across a fuller length delivery, Chanderpaul stays back and pats it in the gap at cover-point for a run. 372/4

91.2 R Hossain to Ramdin, Another delivery on the leg stump line, Ramdin turns it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 371/4

91.1 R Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor start, a gentle loosener, drifting down the leg side, Ramdin fails to flick it and the ball brushes his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. 370/4

Sammy will be the bowler from the other end. Deep cover is in position.

90.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Another front foot defensive stroke back to Permaul. Permaul has hardly strayed in line. 350/4

90.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Gets more turn off the pitch this time. Rahim adjusts well and defends from the crease. 350/4

90.4 V Permaul to Rahim, Flighted up outside off. Rahim comes forward and defends it neatly to silly point. 350/4

90.3 V Permaul to Islam, Pitches on leg and straightens. Islam turns it away through square leg for the first run after Tea. 350/4

90.2 V Permaul to Islam, Comes nicely forward and defends the ball back to Permaul. 349/4

90.1 V Permaul to Islam, Good ball angling in and straightenin. Islam plays it back to the bowler. 349/4

Rubel Hossain to share the attack from the other end. A slip and gully in place...

90.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery outside off, Chanderpaul strode forward, covered the spin and allowed it through. 366/4

90.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Another delivery curving down the leg side, eased off the pads to square leg for one. 366/4

90.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Off-spinner, down the leg side, Ramdin leaves it alone. 365/4

90.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Spinning back into the batsman, helped off the pads to mid-wicket. 365/4

90.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, FOUR! BYES! Oohhh... that missed the leg stump by a whisker! Terrific delivery, Gazi gives it some extra flight, it lands around middle and off and turns in viciously. Ramdin attempts to play it through the line but is beaten by the extra spin. Rahim also fails to collect it cleanly and it races away. 365/4

90.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Flighted full delivery on off, Ramdin got forward and defended it back. 361/4

The players are ready out in the middle and the umpire has called play too. Naeem Islam will face V. Permaul.

The hosts have avoided the follow on without facing much hurdles in the process and scored 97 runs in this session. Now, they would like to go past the West Indian total of 527 and that will surely draw a lot of appreciation from cricket lovers. Do join us for the last session of day 3 in a bit.

That has been an eventful session for Bangladesh, especially for Naeem Islam who brought up his maiden Test century. The West Indians could pick up just the one wicket, that of Shakib Al Hasan, who threw it away after getting set, sadly.

89.6 T Best to Rahim, A short of a length ball on off. Rahim defends it off the back foot to the off side. That is Tea on day 3. 349/4

89.5 T Best to Rahim, Crafty slower delivery by Best which also happens to be a fine yorker. Rahim is up to the task as well. He watches it closely and waits for it to come down as he digs it out bang on time. 349/4

89.4 T Best to Rahim, Pitched up on middle this time. Rahim drives it to mid on. Rahim's defense looks rock solid. 349/4

89.3 T Best to Rahim, Bowls that wide of the crease trying to create an angle inwards. The ball pitches on a length and ends up hitting a straight blade of Rahim's bat. 349/4

89.2 T Best to Rahim, Tight and quick on middle stump. Rahim stays within the crease and sends it back to the bowler with a straight bat. 349/4

89.1 T Best to Rahim, A length ball on the pads. Turned away close to the pitch on the leg side. 349/4

Play about to get underway. The umpires are walking out in the middle. Bangladesh are in a huddle with Mushfiqur Rahim chirping a few encouraging words. Now, Shiv Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin stride out. Sohag Gazi to start with the bowling...

Pitch - Rohan Gavaskar in his pitch report feels that it is a belter of a wicket and today will be the best day for batting.

The description of day 1 will be incomplete if we didn't mention the performance of the debutant, Sohag Gazi. It was a nervous start for the youngster as Chris Gayle took him to the cleaners in his first international over and amassed him for 18 runs. The rookie off-spinner showed tremendous courage as he not only bounced back but hunted down three top order West Indian wickets. Definitely a good find for Bangladesh!

Warm welcome to all our viewers! It was a great day for West Indies yesterday, however there were a few hiccups initially. Kieran Powell and Shivnarine Chanderpaul did the resurrection job to perfection and bailed out the Windies from a precarious situation. Chanderpaul is still going strong and he now is involved in a solid stand with Ramdin. Promises to be yet another riveting day's cricket. Sit back and enjoy the commentary...

Day 2, first session...

The Windies will look to play in a similar manner tomorrow and declare around 600 post Tea. Bangladesh will aim to just limit the damage. That is all we have got for you today. Hope to have your company again tomorrow at 0330 GMT (0900 IST). Until then, on behalf of the scorers and commentators, Adios! Take Care!

Bangladesh bowlers were decimated, to say the least. Debutant Sohag Gazi saved some face, picking up 3 wickets. The rest were just sub-standard and the most surprising was Shakib Al Hasan who seemed to have a completely off day.

And that was just about the fun for the hosts. After losing three wickets in the first session, West Indies did not allow the Bangladeshis any sniff of a comeback as Powell, Chanderpaul and Ramdin shared a couple of century stands between them. Powell played brilliantly for his ton while today it was a different avatar of Chanderpaul, scoring at a strike-rate in excess of 63!

A terrific day for West Indies. The tone was set up right in the first over, with Gayle smashing 18 runs off it. He did not carry on for long though and that led to the fall of a couple of quick wickets.

89.6 Mahmudullah to S Chanderpaul, Full outside off, driven towards mid off. STUMPS ON DAY 1, WEST INDIES 361/4! 361/4

89.5 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Goes back and plays it in front of short leg. 361/4

89.4 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Leans and flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 361/4

89.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, played back to the bowler. 361/4

89.2 Mahmudullah to Ramdin, On the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 361/4

9th Test Fifty for Ramdin, first against Bangladesh!

89.1 Mahmudullah to D Ramdin, Short outside off, cut behind point for a couple to bring up a well-compiled half century! 360/4

88.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Gets behind the line of that one and dabs it down to the off side by staying on the back foot. 349/4

88.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Shoulders arms to this short of a length ball outside off. 349/4

88.4 R Rampaul to Islam, His concentration seems to have gone somewhere. Short ball, way outside off. He shapes up to cut and withdraws at the last moment. It would be a waste if he throws it away in such fashion. 349/4

88.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Leaves this alone after thinking of defending it. Just outside off on a good length and Islam leaves it alone. 349/4

88.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, Back of a length ball on off stump. Rahim gets behind the line nicely and taps it down past point to pick up a single. 349/4

88.1 R Rampaul to Rahim, FOUR! Action replay of the last ball! But, the bowler and the batsman are different. Good length ball on the pads. Rahim turns this around with his wrists to the fine leg boundary. 348/4

Mahmudullah to bowl the final over of the day.

88.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Arrows in a fuller delivery, down the leg side, Chanderpaul sits down for the sweep shot but fails to execute it well. 358/4

88.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flatter fall, on middle, defended to short leg. 358/4

88.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Quicker delivery, full in length and skidding down, Ramdin helps it to long leg for one. 358/4

88.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Tad short in length around off, Ramdin rocks back and punches it to mid-wicket. 357/4

88.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 357/4

88.1 Al Hasan to D Ramdin, Gets on the front foot for a defense but it takes the inside edge and raps him on the pads. 357/4

This is the maiden Test hundred for Naeem Islam. He has scored 9 first class centuries so far but there is nothing that is comparable to a Test century. He came in when his team lost a couple of wickets in succession and stabilised the ship well with Shakib Al Hasan. It has been a fabulous knock by the young man. He spent 19 balls in the 90s.

87.6 T Best to Islam, FOUR! There it is! Best strays in line and Islam makes no mistake there as he glances it down to the fine leg boundary to bring up his first Test hundred. 344/4

87.5 T Best to Islam, Best has got into a nice rhythm now. Hits the pitch hard and gets the ball to rise too. Islam gets behind it and taps it back on to the pitch with soft hands. Well played son! 340/4

87.4 T Best to Islam, A length ball outside off and moving in. The ball hits the inside edge of the bat and thuds into Islam's pads. He is lucky that the ball hit the pads after the edge. It was heading straight on to the stumps otherwise. 340/4

87.3 T Best to N Islam, A beautiful in-swinging yorker there by Best. Islam successfully digs it out into the off side with a cool head. He seems patient although nerves might be all over him by now. 340/4

87.2 T Best to Islam, The barrage of bouncers continues. Best bangs it short and Islam ducks under it. 340/4

87.1 T Best to Islam, Back of a length ball. Defended off the back foot very solidly. 340/4

87.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Works it through mid-wicket for a run. 357/4

87.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Short outside off, Ramdin comes forward, then goes back and cuts it through point for a couple. 356/4

87.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Goes back and punches it towards mid-wicket. 354/4

87.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Short outside off, spinning away, pushed through point for a single. 354/4

87.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it straight to short extra cover. 353/4

87.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, Chanderpaul is squared up in defense. 353/4

86.6 R Rampaul to Rahim, The boundary was an exception I believe. This is the fifth delivery in the over that has been shouldered arms to. 340/4

86.5 R Rampaul to Rahim, And Rahim goes back to the old routine. Leaves it alone. 340/4

86.4 R Rampaul to Rahim, FOUR! 50th one of the innings! He surely took the invitation that time! Short and wide. Rahim cuts it behind point and the ball races away to the boundary. 340/4

86.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Rahim is clearly indicating to Rampaul that this is not what it takes for him to have a go at the ball and Rampaul still bowls it outside off. Left alone! 336/4

86.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, Pitches it outside off and gets the ball to swing away. Rahim lets that through too. 336/4

86.1 R Rampaul to Rahim, Outside the off stump and back of a length. Not inviting enough to indulge in Rahim would claim, leaves it alone. 336/4

86.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, A forward defense to complete the over. 3 more overs left in the day. 353/4

86.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Short in length outside off, cut straight to point. 353/4

86.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Spinning down the leg side, Ramdin eases it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 353/4

86.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Touch short in length outside off, Chanderpaul goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through point for a single. 351/4

86.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Action replay of the last delivery. 350/4

86.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Slow loopy delivery around off, Chanderpaul gets forward and defends it back sensibly. 350/4

85.6 T Best to Islam, Length on middle and leg. Islam jabs it down on to the pitch. A maiden over. Poor first three deliveries but he got back with the final three by hurrying the batsman on to his shot. 336/4

85.5 T Best to Islam, A good ball on the stumps. 'The you miss and you are LBW type'. Islam turns it down gently towards mid-wicket. Best does have his arms around his head. He knows how close that could have been had he missed it. 336/4

85.4 T Best to Islam, Bowls it quick on a length and gets it to come in. Islam tucks it away off his hips to the on side. Still on 98! 336/4

85.3 T Best to Islam, Short and wide outside off. Islam has a wild slash at it as it goes well over the bat and through to Ramdin. 336/4

85.2 T Best to Islam, And again. It seems like Best doesn't want Islam to score a century off his bowling. Bowls it short and way over the batsman as he ducks under it. 336/4

85.1 T Best to Islam, Bounces him! Short on middle and leg. Islam leaves it alone. 336/4

85.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, driven down to long off for a run. 350 UP FOR WEST INDIES! 350/4

85.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Lunges out to defend. 349/4

85.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Short outside off, the batsman goes back and works it towards mid-wicket. 349/4

85.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full on middle, defended back to the bowler. 349/4

85.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Sweet! That is one heck of a shot from Chanderpaul. Full outside off, Chanderpaul reaches out and drives it graciously wide of long off and gets a boundary! 349/4

85.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, solidly defended. 345/4

84.6 R Rampaul to Rahim, This one goes away off a length. Left alone by Rahim. 336/4

84.5 R Rampaul to Rahim, This leave is closer. Pitched outside off stump, the ball comes in and passes the off stmmp by a few whiskers. 336/4

84.4 R Rampaul to Rahim, Shoulders arms to a length ball outside the off stick. 336/4

84.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Fuller outside off. Defends it to mid off by getting behind it. 336/4

84.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, A short of a length ball just outside off. Rahim tried to cut that but the ball seemed to be too close to his body and shot through after pitching. 336/4

That shot brings up the 50 partnership between the two.

84.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Full outside off. Islam plays a lovely drive through the covers to pick up three runs. 336/4

84.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Remains on the back foot and defends it watchfully. 345/4

84.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, FOUR! Quicker arm ball on middle, skidding on with the angle, Ramdin nudges it off his pads to the fine leg boundary. 345/4

84.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Floated full delivery wide outside off, driven firmly through the line but straight to point. 341/4

84.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Flatter delivery outside off, patted in front of point. 341/4

84.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 341/4

84.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Loopy delivery around off, spinning away, Ramdin gets forward for a defense but it beats the outside edge. 341/4

83.6 T Best to Rahim, Defends this off his back foot into the covers. 333/4

83.5 T Best to Rahim, FOUR! To the other side this time! Strays down the pads and Rahim flicks it off the middle to the square leg boundary. Back to back boundaries now. 333/4

And they have avoided the follow on. It has been some effort by the Bangladeshis to have achieved that by losing just 4 wickets in the process.

83.4 T Best to Rahim, FOUR! Awesome push! Length ball on off stump. Rahim comes forward and just pushes it through the covers with unbelievable timing. The ball races away to the fence. 329/4

83.3 T Best to Rahim, Full on the pads, Rahim misses his flick and gets struck on the pads to Best's excitement. It is going way down the leg side though. 325/4

83.2 T Best to Rahim, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 325/4

83.1 T Best to Rahim, Back of a length ball outside off. Left alone. 325/4

Shakib Al Hasan comes back into the attack.

83.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Goes back and works it through square leg for a single. 341/4

83.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Down the leg side, nudged fine for a couple of runs. 340/4

83.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Outside off, Chanderpaul misses his sweep and gets hit on the pads. A huge LBW appeal which is turned down. Replays show that that was dead plumb. 338/4

83.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flighted outside off, Chanderpaul looks to push it towards third man but gets a bottom edge. 337/4

83.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, pushed towards silly point. 337/4

83.1 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, FOUR! Poor ball, short outside off, Chanderpaul cuts it behind point for a boundary. He is just picking his spots now, toying with the bowling. 337/4

Best comes in to share the new ball.

82.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Good length ball outside off. Islam punches it towards gully where there is another piece of good fielding. No run. 325/4

82.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Gets some inward movement after pitching it just back of a length outside off. Islam shoulders arms to that one. 325/4

82.4 R Rampaul to Islam, A cracking drive to this full delivery outside off. To add on to it, Bravo puts in a full stretch dive at point, not conceding any run. 325/4

82.3 R Rampaul to Islam, A stunner! Pitches outside off on a length. The ball rises like a yo-yo ball past the bat as Islam tries to defend it. 325/4

82.2 R Rampaul to Islam, On the pads and nicely flicked away to square leg for a couple. 325/4

82.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Good length ball just outside off. Islam gets behind the line and taps it on to the off side. 323/4

82.6 S Hossain to Ramdin, Another short delivery left alone by the batsman. 333/4

82.5 S Hossain to Ramdin, Serves a short delivery around off, Ramdin picks the bouncer early and sways away from the line. 333/4

82.4 S Hossain to Ramdin, Sliding down the leg side, a length ball, flicked through square leg for two. 333/4

100 stand up between Ramdin and Chanderpaul.

82.3 S Hossain to S Chanderpaul, Over-pitched delivery around off, driven square of the wicket through cover-point for a run. 331/4

82.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 330/4

82.1 S Hossain to Ramdin, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Ramdin clips it off his pads to square leg for one. 330/4

New ball has been taken and Rampaul will be the first one to take the cherry in his hand.

81.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Pats this back to the bowler with a straight bat. 323/4

81.5 V Permaul to Rahim, Defends this by getting right behind the line. 323/4

81.4 V Permaul to Rahim, What is that? Mushfiqur plays a helicopter flick along the ground to mid off. Hello Dhoni! 323/4

81.3 V Permaul to Rahim, Steps out and is Spotted by Permaul who fires it it in. Rahim yorks himself and the ball goes only as far as silly point. 323/4

81.2 V Permaul to Rahim, Tossed up on middle and straightening, Rahim comes well forward and pats it back to Permaul. 323/4

81.1 V Permaul to Rahim, Pitched up outside off, driven back to the bowler. 323/4

81.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Short and wide, cut hard behind point for a boundary off the back foot by Chanderpaul. 329/4

81.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Attempts to sweep it across the line but misses. 325/4

81.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Advances down the track for a drive through the line but he gets an inside edge onto the pads. 325/4

81.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full and straight, pushed to short mid wicket. 325/4

81.2 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, Short and wide, cut to backward point gor no runs. 325/4

81.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Full on the off stump line, played back to the bowler. 325/4

80.6 Narine to Islam, FOUR! Smashed back! Full on off stump and Islam gets into the nineties with this smacking stroke over the bowler's head and into the fence. Bangladesh just need 5 now to avoid the follow on. 323/4

80.5 S Narine to Rahim, On the pads and turned away with the wrists to fine leg for a single. 319/4

80.4 S Narine to Rahim, Drives it calmly back to the bowler. 318/4

80.3 S Narine to Islam, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 318/4

80.2 S Narine to Rahim, Length outside off. Rahim gets down and sweeps it uppishly to deep mid-wicket for a single. 317/4

80.1 S Narine to Rahim, As the new ball is due, Narine continues with the old one. Sammy doesn't go for it. Turns in from outside of to off. Defended off the back foot. 316/4

Gazi to share the new cherry from the other end.

80.6 S Hossain to D Ramdin, Surprises the batsman with a short delivery, Ramdin tries to run it down but it brushes his gloves and goes on a bounce to the gully fielder. 325/4

80.5 S Hossain to Ramdin, Bangs a short delivery into the batsman, Ramdin ducks. 325/4

80.4 S Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR! Full and outside off, Ramdin leans into the drive through the covers. 325/4

80.3 S Hossain to Ramdin, Pitched on good lenght, on the off stump, played off the back foot. 321/4

80.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery on the legs, tucked around the corner for one. 321/4

80.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, NO BALL! Full and way outside the off stump. 320/4

80.1 S Hossain to Ramdin, Short pitched, aimed at the rib cage, played off the hips for a single by Ramdin 319/4

79.6 V Permaul to Islam, And again, tossed up outside off at driving length. Islam chooses a defensive shot instead. 316/4

79.5 V Permaul to Islam, Flighted up outside off. Islam gets forward and drops it dead back into the pitch. 316/4

79.4 V Permaul to Islam, Leaves this one alone outside the off stump. 316/4

79.3 V Permaul to Islam, Defends this again back to the bowler off the front foot. 316/4

79.2 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up outside off. Islam defends it off the front foot. 316/4

79.1 V Permaul to Islam, Permaul drags this wide and very short outside off stump. Islam is not greedy to go chasing that one. 316/4

Second new ball taken and Shahadat Hossain is back into the attack to utilize it.

79.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 318/4

79.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, FOUR! On middle, Chanderpaul works it through mid on for a boundary! 318/4

79.4 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, pushed straight to cover. 314/4

79.3 N Islam to D Ramdin, A bit full on the leg stump, pushed to mid on for a single. 314/4

79.2 N Islam to Ramdin, Good length delivery on middle and leg, played defensively by Ramdin. 313/4

79.1 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Short and wide, cut off the back foot through the point area for a single. 313/4

78.6 S Narine to Islam, Length ball turning in towards off and middle. Islam turns it down towards short fine for one. 316/4

78.5 S Narine to Islam, Full on off. He drives it hard but finds mid on down the ground. 315/4

78.4 S Narine to Islam, Back of a length outside off. Islam stays back and defends it to the off side. 315/4

78.3 S Narine to N Islam, Full up to the bat. Naeem drives it back to the bowler. 315/4

78.2 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Deft! On the leg stump this time. Islam sweeps it fine past short fine leg and into the boundary. 315/4

78.1 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Nice timing! Short outside off and turning in. Islam rocks back and cuts it down to the point boundary. The fielder does well to nearly stop it. He dives over the fence in the process and the ball rolls over slowly. 311/4

78.6 N Hossain to Chanderpaul, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 312/4

78.5 N Hossain to Ramdin, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 311/4

26th Test hundred for Shivnarine Chanderpaul, second against Bangladesh. He equals Garry Sobers' tally. Chanderpaul has 100s vs all opponents except Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

78.4 N Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length, outside off, Shiv pushes it for a single. 310/4

78.3 N Hossain to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Darted down the leg, flicked for a boundary through the fine leg region. Well, what is happening here? Chanderpaul is actually on 99 but he is already celebrating his century! Gets down, takes his helmet off and kisses the ground! And now, he realizes that he is actually one short! Even the umpire smiles! Well, if he were to get out next ball, all the celebrations will be a waste? 309/4

78.2 N Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full drifting towards leg, pushed it by Chanderpaul. 305/4

78.1 N Hossain to Ramdin, Short outside off, cut off the back by Ramdin for one. 305/4

Narine called back to bowl.

That is drinks after one hour into the 2nd session.

77.6 V Permaul to Rahim, Short outside off. Rahim gets low on his back foot and tries to cut, can't beat short third man though. 307/4

77.5 V Permaul to M Rahim, Drives this full delivery straight to mid off. 307/4

77.4 V Permaul to Rahim, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 307/4

77.3 V Permaul to Islam, Turns this down to the leg side for a single. 307/4

77.2 V Permaul to Islam, FOUR! On the leg stump. Islam gets down on his knee and plays a paddle sweep to the boundary. Well done. Some innovation there by him. 306/4

77.1 V Permaul to Islam, On off stump and defended back to the bowler. 302/4

Nasir Hossain is back into the attack.

77.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Short off good length, Chanderpaul comes down the ground and hits in the air,fell just short of the mid off fielder, and goes for a boundary 304/4

77.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Good length, just outside off, played defensively by Chanderpaul. 300/4

77.4 N Islam to Ramdin, Loopy delivery on off, nudged in front of point for one. 300 up for WI! 300/4

77.3 N Islam to Ramdin, Once again gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler. 299/4

77.2 N Islam to Ramdin, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, defended back. 299/4

77.1 N Islam to D Ramdin, Short and wide, Ramdin cuts, but the ball stayed low a bit. 299/4

Permaul is brought on.

76.6 D Sammy to Rahim, After hitting a boundary in the previous ball, he leaves it alone just outside off. 302/4

76.5 D Sammy to Rahim, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Pitched up on off. Rahim plays this with a high elbow and drives it past Sammy and beyond the ropes. He finally finds that gap he was looking for since the last over. 302/4

76.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Short and outside off. Rahim cuts it straight to point. 298/4

76.3 D Sammy to Rahim, Full again outside off. This time Rahim allows the ball to meet the keeper's gloves. 298/4

76.2 D Sammy to M Rahim, Full outside off stump. Rahim comes front and tries to drive it. Can't time it to perfection as the ball goes to mid on. 298/4

76.1 D Sammy to Rahim, Length ball on the pads. Rahim turns it to mid-wicket. 298/4

76.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Good length outside off, Chanderpaul was drawn forward. 299/4

76.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Short of good lenght, wide outside off, cut off the back foot for one. 299/4

76.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Gets behind the line of the delivery, covers the spin and jams it down. 298/4

76.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Tossed up delivery on middle, helped it with the spin to mid-wicket. 298/4

76.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 298/4

76.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Sliding down the leg side, Chanderpaul tucks it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 298/4

75.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitched up again on middle and off. Rahim drives it with supreme timing but Rampaul is quick enough to stop it to his left as he has to deviate in the opposite direction on his follow through. 298/4

75.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Angles this across Rahim. He gets across with the angle and dabs it to the covers. 298/4

75.4 R Rampaul to Islam, Full on middle. It was nearly a half-volley. Rahim, however, is content with defending it back to the bowler. 298/4

Around the wicket now.

75.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Length ball on off. Rahim manages to tap it down to the off side sedately off his back foot. 298/4

75.3 R Rampaul to Islam, NO BALL! Gets it to nip in from off to leg. Islam turns it down to fine leg for a single as the umpire calls a no ball for over stepping. 298/4

75.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Another good length ball just outside off. Islam chooses to play at this one off his back foot by getting behind the line of it. 295/4

75.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Length ball just outside off. Islam moves across and watches it pass through to the keeper. 295/4

75.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Good length but on the leg stump, played off his pads by Chanderpaul for a single. 297/4

75.5 N Islam to Ramdin, Short pitched, just outside off, played off the back foot for one. 296/4

75.4 N Islam to S Chanderpaul, Short off length, outside off, pushed down the ground for a single. 295/4

75.3 N Islam to Ramdin, Good length, drifting towards leg, flicked for single. 294/4

75.2 N Islam to Ramdin, Full pitched, outside off, Ramdin leans foreard and plays it to short extra. 293/4

75.1 N Islam to Ramdin, Good length, outside off, played to mid on. 293/4

74.6 D Sammy to Rahim, Shortens the length just outside off stump. Rahim stays on his back foot and defends it to point with an angled bat. 295/4

74.5 D Sammy to Rahim, FOUR! Off the middle this time! Pitched up on middle and off. Rahim gets across and whips it past mid on to the mid-wicket boundary. 295/4

74.4 D Sammy to Rahim, Good line again. In the corridor on off. Rahim gets well behind it and defends it back to the bowler. 291/4

74.3 D Sammy to M Rahim, FOUR! Strike of luck! Full on off stump as the ball swings outwards and takes the edge of Rahim's bat. What happens later disappoints Sammy as it evades the slip fielders and the gully to find the ropes instead of a fielder's palms. 291/4

74.2 D Sammy to Rahim, Pitches it on a length just outside off and shapes it away once again. This time Rahim decides to leave the ball very late which allows the ball to takes the face of the bat at the point of withdrawal. The ball, then goes towards gully. 287/4

74.1 D Sammy to Rahim, A good delivery just outside off stump. Shapes to come in but moves out at the last moment. The batsman is smart too as he lets it through after thinking of playing at it. 287/4

Naeem Islam is back into the attack.

Drinks trolley is on the field.

74.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flatter, quicker and a touch shorter, around off, Chanderpaul camps back and cuts it through backward point for a couple. 293/4

74.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Well tossed up delivery, fuller in length on off, driven wide of mid off for a run to rotate the strike. 291/4

74.4 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, Loopy delivery spinning away, Chanderpaul plays it with soft hands and runs it off the outside edge to third man for a run. 290/4

74.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Just a fraction short in length and shaping back into the batsman, Ramdin is on the back foot as he hits it down the ground to long on for one. 289/4

74.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Flatter delivery outside off, defended off the front foot to covers. 288/4

74.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Off-spinner on the middle stump line, Ramdin helped it with the turn to short leg. 288/4

73.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Fullish outside off. Islam flays his bat at it and crunches it straight to the cover point fielder. No run, unfortunately. 287/4

73.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Tighter on the stumps. Pitches just outside off and comes in again. This time Islam is forced to play and does so well as he defends it right under his nose. 287/4

73.4 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitches up outside off stump and gets it to come in a bit. It is too wide though, for Islam to have a go at it. He leaves it alone. 287/4

73.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Fuller this time on a length. Rahim gets forward and drives it to the left of mid off for a single. He is off the mark too. 287/4

73.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, One more! He is trying to rattle Rahim with a barrage of short ones. However, it doesn't seem to work or he is ill-directing it by bowling it way over his head. Rahim ducks easily. 286/4

73.1 R Rampaul to Rahim, Bangs it short on middle and leg. Rahim has enough time to get under that bouncer. 286/4

73.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, A short ball which seems to make some sense, Chanderpaul ducks under it. Honestly, this should be the last of Rubel for a while. 288/4

73.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, pushed towards mid off. 288/4

73.4 R Hossain to Ramdin, Length ball on middle, Ramdin works it through mid-wicket for a run. 288/4

73.3 R Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR! Rubel continues to explore new varieties of rubbish bowling. He is bowling short, wide, full tosses and now it is another long hop wide outside off. Ramdin slaps it over point and gets a boundary. 287/4

73.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Short of good length on leg stump, the great man works it through square leg for a single. 283/4

73.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full on middle, Chanderpaul flicks it towards mid on. 282/4

72.6 D Sammy to Islam, Short of a length ball just outside off. Islam punches it with some good timing, but straight to the cover fielder. 286/4

72.5 D Sammy to Islam, Gets behind the line of this length ball and defends it with a straight blade. 286/4

72.4 D Sammy to Islam, Good delivery pitched up just outside off in the channel. Islam drives but misses the ball as it deviates away slightly after pitching. 286/4

72.3 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length outside off. Islam lets it through to the keeper. 286/4

72.2 D Sammy to Islam, Length ball just outside off stump. Islam opens the face of the bat and plays it down to gully. 286/4

72.1 D Sammy to Islam, Full and on middle stump. Islam drives it straight down to mid on. 286/4

72.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, On the pads, ticked across the line through square leg for a run. 282/4

72.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Floated full delivery on middle, Chanderpaul defended it with minimum of fuss. 281/4

72.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Little too straight on this occasion, Chanderpaul turns it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple. 50 stand up! 281/4

72.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 279/4

72.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Lovely shot! A juicy half-volley on middle and off, Chanderpaul makes some room and cracks it through extra cover for a boundary. The timing was superb and it raced away. There was a fielder in the deep who just ran with the ball and retrieved it from the ropes in the end. 279/4

72.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flatter delivery angling away from the batsman, Chanderpaul covered the line and allowed it through. 275/4

71.6 R Rampaul to Rahim, Pitched up on off, the ball nips back in and hits Rahim on his pads. Rampaul feels that is close and goes up in appeal. The umpire turns it down citing that it was going down the leg side. The ball took the inside edge before hitting the pads. 286/4

71.5 R Rampaul to Rahim, Full and angled in, Rahim tries to drive and finds the inside half of the bat as it goes to mid-wicket. 286/4

71.4 R Rampaul to Rahim, Short just outside off stump. Rahim leaves it alone. 286/4

71.3 R Rampaul to Rahim, Closes the face of the bat and turns it down to mid-wicket. 286/4

71.2 R Rampaul to Rahim, The batsman has driven that ball straight back. 286/4

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim comes in at number 6.

71.1 R Rampaul to Al Hasan, OUT! Rampaul comes around the wicket and bowls a fuller delivery just outside off. Shakib drives it uppishly and straight to the cover fielder where substitute Fudadin takes the catch at a comfortable height. Shakib has thrown it away after getting into the skin of the Windies bowlers. The 167-run stand has been finally broken. 286/4

71.6 R Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR! Lucky! Short ball on middle, Ramdin goes for the pull but the ball comes on too quickly onto him. Goes off the top edge as he is cramped for room but over the keeper to the fine leg fence! 10 runs from the over! 275/4

71.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Length ball on middle, Chanderpaul in total control here, gets across and comfortably nudges it towards mid-wicket for a run. 271/4

71.4 R Hossain to Ramdin, Short outside off, Ramdin cuts it uppishly but into the gap behind point for a single. 270/4

71.3 R Hossain to Ramdin, Full outside off, Ramdin is caught napping as he gets down his bat late to defend it towards mid on. That came back in a touch. 269/4

71.2 R Hossain to Ramdin, Outside off again, left alone this time. 269/4

71.1 R Hossain to Ramdin, FOUR! As they say, when you flash, flash hard. Fortune favours the brave. Short outside off, Ramdin goes hard with the cut shot and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies over the vacant first slip to third man. Now, for a man playing on 5 from 32 balls, why would you NOT have a first slip? 269/4

Rampaul is brought back on.

70.6 D Sammy to Islam, Fullish and just outside off, driven to the covers. 286/3

70.5 D Sammy to Islam, Turns this length ball down to the leg side. 286/3

70.4 D Sammy to Islam, Short of good length, punched through the covers for two. 286/3

70.3 D Sammy to Islam, Full and straight, watchfully defended. 284/3

70.2 D Sammy to Hasan, Short outside off, cut through backward point for one. 284/3

70.1 D Sammy to Islam, On middle, Islam goes back and plays it behind square leg for a single. 283/3

70.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Loopy delivery, around off, Shiv gets on the front foot, watches the turn closely and then offers a straight bat in defense. 265/4

70.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 265/4

70.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Another delivery in the line of the stumps, Shiv lunged forward in defense. 265/4

70.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Quicker and flatter, on middle, Chanderpaul covered the line and defended it solidly. 265/4

70.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Gets on the front foot and pushes it through mid on for a single. 265/4

70.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Spinning down the leg side, Ramdin helps it with the turn to square leg. 264/4

69.6 R Rampaul to Hasan, Full delivery on the legs, flicked for a couple of runs. 282/3

69.5 R Rampaul to Hasan, On a good length, Shakib walks across and defends. 280/3

69.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, Full just outside off, takes the outside edge and runs to the third man region, Shakib picks a couple. 280/3

69.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely. 278/3

69.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Full on the leg stump, flicked for a single. 278/3

69.1 R Rampaul to Islam, No run. 277/3

Sohab Gazi is back on.

69.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Finally a good delivery but even that gets hit for a boundary! Full and in line of the stumps, Chanderpaul gets across and drives it straight down the ground! Well played, sir! 264/4

69.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Down the leg side this time, Chanderpaul misses his flick this time. Two balls, two poor deliveries, not a great start to the spell from Rubel. 260/4

69.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, FOUR! That is a bad delivery. Real rubbish, full toss and that too, wide outside off, Chanderpaul is not in a mood to spare Bangladesh today, steers it behind point and the ball races away to the fence. Well, if you want the ball to do something off the pitch, then you have got to land it for starts. 260/4

69.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, a bit wide, left alone. 256/4

69.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, Chanderpaul angles it behind point for a couple. 256/4

69.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full outside off, watchfully patted towards mid off. 254/4

Rampaul is back into the attack.

68.6 D Sammy to Hasan, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 277/3

68.5 D Sammy to Hasan, FOUR! Short and wide. Shakib gets back and cuts it over backward point for a boundary! 277/3

68.4 D Sammy to N Islam, Dull and angling into the pads, driven away to mid-wicket where the fielder gets a hand to it and keeps them down to one. 273/3

68.3 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length ball outside off. Islam dabs it away to point. 272/3

68.2 D Sammy to Islam, Fullish length just outside off. Islam stays in the crease and defends it with a straight bat. 272/3

68.1 D Sammy to Islam, Tight line on off. Islam defends it off his front foot. 272/3

Rubel Hossain is back on. 6-0-28-0 so far. Replaces Gazi.

68.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Good length delivery, on off stump, played back to the bowler. 254/4

68.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Full pitched, just outside off, flicked for a single to mid-wicket. 254/4

68.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Short of good length, outside off, Chanderpaul rocks back on the back foot and hits it for a four. 253/4

68.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Quicker delivery on middle and leg, Shiv is forced to defend it on the leg side. 249/4

68.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flatter full delivery on middle and off, defended back to Shakib. 249/4

68.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Turning down the leg side, Chanderpaul goes back and nudges it off his pads to square leg. 249/4

And that six brings up the 150-run stand between the two. By the way, this is the highest fourth wicket partnership for Bangladesh for the fourth wicket in Tests.

67.6 S Narine to Hasan, SIX! High and handsome! Comes down the track and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a biggie. 272/3

67.5 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! They want to get over the follow-on mark soon it seems! Flighted and pitched up. Shakib moves away and slams it over and past the mid off fielder for a boundary. 266/3

67.4 S Narine to Hasan, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 262/3

67.3 S Narine to Hasan, Good ball just outside off. Shakib stays back and fends it away to point. 262/3

67.2 S Narine to Hasan, Flighted up outside off. Shakib drives it to mid off. 262/3

67.1 S Narine to Hasan, An off spinner moving away from off to outside. Shakib stays back and defends it to the covers. 262/3

67.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Short of a good length, on middle and leg, played off the back foot. 249/4

67.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full delivery, darted to the leg, flicked by Ramdin to short fine. 249/4

67.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Good length, outside off, played defensively. 249/4

67.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Sharp spin back into the batsman, Ramdin remains on the back foot and flicks it to mid-wicket. 249/4

67.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. No run. 249/4

67.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot and pushes a fuller delivery with the spin to covers for one. 249/4

66.6 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! No mistake this time! Short outside off again. Islam gets his back foot across the stumps and cuts it behind point and to the fence to spoil a good over for Sammy. 262/3

66.5 D Sammy to Islam, A tad short outside off. Islam stands his ground, doesn't get his back foot across as he attempts to cut it and misses the ball. 258/3

66.4 D Sammy to Islam, Tight again on off and just outside. Islam walks across and taps it towards mid on off his front foot. 258/3

66.3 D Sammy to Islam, Good tight length ball on off. Islam defends this back into the pitch from within the crease. 258/3

66.2 D Sammy to N Islam, Similar delivery. Islam finds the middle of the bat this time but also finds the middle of the palms of the cover fielder. 258/3

66.1 D Sammy to N Islam, Full outside off. Islam pulls out a drive but the ball doesn't go off the middle. He finds the cover fielder. 258/3

66.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Flatter delivery on middle and off, defended off the back foot. 248/4

66.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Works it off his pads to the on side for a run. 248/4

66.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Short pitched delivery by Al Hasan, punished by cutting through the point region. 247/4

66.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 243/4

66.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Full pitched, outside off, Chanderpaul covers the line and plays defensively. 243/4

66.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Good lenght, on middle stump, Shiv plays it back to the bowler. 243/4

Sammy will bowl from the other end.

65.6 S Narine to Hasan, Comes forward and taps this to the off side. 258/3

65.5 S Narine to Hasan, Just short of a length outside off. Shakib pushes this off the back foot to the covers. 258/3

65.4 S Narine to Islam, On the pads, Islam closes the face of the bat at the last moment and the ball rolls away to fine leg for a single. 258/3

65.3 S Narine to Islam, Pitched up on off stump. Islam gets low and defends it into the pitch. 257/3

65.2 S Narine to Hasan, Short and cut away to deep point for a single. 257/3

65.1 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! He is underway with a boundary! Full on middle and off. Shakib gets his feet out of the way and drives it past mid off for a boundary. 256/3

65.6 S Gazi to Ramdin, Floated full delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 243/4

65.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Tossed up delivery on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 243/4

65.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Loopy delivery outside off, Ramdin covers the line and allows it through to the keeper. 243/4

65.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full outside off, driven towards mid on. 243/4

65.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Full pitched, aiming to the legs, played wristly by Ramdin but not for runs. 243/4

65.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Good lenght, outside off, Ramdin bends forward and defense. 243/4

The Caribbean fielders have made their way out to the middle. The Bangladeshi pair too, have walked out to the centre as Shakib Al Hasan will face Sunil Narine.

Welcome back for the 2nd session of day 3. Bangladesh remined on top of the West Indian bowlers throughout the first session. Their first aim will be to cross over the follow-on mark.

Once this pair sees the team cross the follow-on mark, they could look to play attacking cricket. The Windies, however, need to rethink their plan and throw something better at the Bangladesh batsmen. We will find out after the Lunch break. Do join us back for the coverage in some time.

The Windies bowling did not look at its best this morning with some wayward bowling especially by Best. Rampaul could have had the wicket of Shakib had he not committed the common yet silly mistake of over stepping. Shakib and Islam brought up their individual fifties and stringed in a 100-run stand as well.

The umpires have called for Lunch now. It has been an emphatic session for the hosts as they scored 88 runs in 29 overs and most importantly, without losing a single wicket. They are just 76 runs away from avoiding the follow on and no reasons appear for them not to achieve that feat.

64.6 D Sammy to Islam, Full delivery on off. Shakib drives it to mid off. Lunch on day 3. 252/3

64.5 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! Smart! Length ball just outside off. Islam opens the face of the bat and guides it between gully and second slip for a cheeky boundary. 252/3

64.4 D Sammy to Hasan, Short ball on the body. Shakib romps back and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single. 248/3

64.3 D Sammy to Hasan, Charges down this time and smashes it straight to mid off. Is Shakib frustrated? 247/3

64.2 D Sammy to Hasan, Gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to mid off. 247/3

64.1 D Sammy to Hasan, FOUR! Up and over! A short of a length ball outside off. Shakib tries to smash it through point. The ball has different ideas though. It takes the edge and flies over gully for a boundary. 247/3

64.6 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Drifting down the leg side, nudged to square leg for one. 243/4

64.5 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Ramdin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 242/4

64.4 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Tossed up delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Ramdin. 242/4

64.3 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 242/4

64.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Full pitched delivery, drifting towards the leg, flicked away by Ramdin. 242/4

64.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Good lenght, on middle and leg, played backed to Shakib. 242/4

63.6 S Narine to Hasan, Opens the face and plays this towards point for a single. 243/3

63.5 S Narine to Hasan, Shakib comes forward and defends this into the covers. 242/3

63.5 S Narine to Islam, Tucks this one away off the pads for an easy single. Oh! Narine oversteps. Not good for a spinner to do that. 242/3

63.4 S Narine to Islam, Spinning into the pads. Islam turns it down to the on side. 240/3

63.3 S Narine to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 240/3

63.2 S Narine to Islam, Drives this flighted up ball straight to mid off. 240/3

63.1 S Narine to Islam, Full and slow on off. Defends this on to the leg side quietly. 240/3

63.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Remains on the back foot and defends it solidly. 242/4

63.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Short pitched ball, outside off, Ramdin goes on the back foot and punches it for a single. 242/4

63.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Loopy delivery on middle, helped off the pads to short mid-wicket. 241/4

63.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Fraction short in length on off, Ramdin goes back inside the crease and punches it to mid-wicket. 241/4

63.2 S Gazi to D Ramdin, Full pitched right on the middle stump, played back to the bowler. 241/4

63.1 S Gazi to Ramdin, Good lenght ball, outside off, played defensively. 241/4

62.6 D Sammy to Hasan, A tight line on middle and off. Shakib turns it away to mid-wicket. The Bangladeshis are now just 88 runs away from avoiding the follow on. 240/3

62.5 D Sammy to Hasan, Beaten! Short of a length ball moving away from the off stump. Shakib tries to cut hard but the ball beats the bat and sizzles through to the keeper. 240/3

62.4 D Sammy to Hasan, Similar shot to a similar delivery. Shakib can't find the gap again. 240/3

62.3 D Sammy to Hasan, Drives this well, but straight to mid off. 240/3

62.2 D Sammy to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib defends it to the off side off his front foot. 240/3

62.1 D Sammy to Hasan, Full delivery and driven down to mid off. They scamper through for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end and misses the stumps. That was silly as they got an extra run on the overthrow. 240/3

62.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Helps it off his pads to the on side but finds the leg side fielder. 241/4

62.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 241/4

62.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, on middle, Chanderpaul goes down on one knee and sweeps it with nice timing to the fine leg fence. 241/4

62nd Test fifty for Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

62.3 Al Hasan to S Chanderpaul, FOUR! Full outside the off, Chanderpaul leans into the drive through the covers. Yet another half-century for Shiv and he is looking set for a big innings here. 237/4

62.2 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Straying down the leg side, Ramdin nudges it to fine leg for one. 233/4

62.1 Al Hasan to Ramdin, Full pitched delivery, drifting towards the leg stump, played defensively by Ramdin. 232/4

61.6 S Narine to Islam, Plays it again off the front foot to the off side. 238/3

61.5 S Narine to Islam, Defends this off the front foot into the ground. 238/3

61.4 S Narine to Hasan, Full and drives it to mid off to pick up a single. 238/3

61.3 S Narine to Hasan, The batsman delicately works it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 237/3

61.2 S Narine to Islam, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. 235/3

61.1 S Narine to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib drives it to deep mid off for a single. 234/3

Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack.

61.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 232/4

61.5 S Gazi to Ramdin, Little short in length outside off, Ramdin goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through covers for a run. 232/4

61.4 S Gazi to Ramdin, Good length delivery, drifting towrds the leg, played of the pads by Ramdin 231/4

61.3 S Gazi to Ramdin, Spinning into the batsman, Ramdin helps it with the spin to the on side. 231/4

61.2 S Gazi to Ramdin, Flighted delivery around off, Ramdin presses on the front foot and defends it watchfully. 231/4

Vice captain Denesh Ramdin walks out in the middle.

61.1 S Gazi to Powell, OUT! Bowled! Short pitched delivery by Gazi, Powell goes on the back foot to pull but misses. This was the third wicket by Gazi to bring an end to an excellent innings by Powell. 231/4

60.6 D Sammy to Islam, This good length ball does nothing and yet foxes Islam. He had no idea where this would seam. He comes forward and assumes that it would come in, playing inside the line to get beaten. This was a peach of an over by the captain. 233/3

60.5 D Sammy to Islam, Hold your horses! This one goes away! Pitches it on a length just outside off. The ball nips away as Islam employs the cut shot in vain, again. 233/3

60.4 D Sammy to Islam, Good length ball on off stump. Islam gets across and behind the line to tap it into the off side. 233/3

60.3 D Sammy to Islam, Gets it to move in from just outside off to off stump now. Islam is wary about the movement and defends it off his front foot to the off side. 233/3

60.2 D Sammy to Islam, Pitched up outside off. Sammy is getting it to come in consistently now. Islam judges the line well and leaves it alone. 233/3

60.1 D Sammy to Islam, A short of a good length ball outside off. It comes in a tad after pitching. Islam's eyes light up and he tries to cut it hard, but only to miss the ball. 233/3

Sohag Gazi comes back into the attack.

60.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Fuller length delivery on middle and leg, bunted down towards mid on. 231/3

60.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Walks forward and hits a fuller ball back to the bowler. 231/3

60.4 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with the spin to covers. 231/3

60.3 N Islam to K Powell, Too full in length, speared into the batsman, Powell forced it down to deep mid on for a run. 231/3

60.2 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Flatter full delivery on the pads, flicked through square leg for one. 230/3

60.1 N Islam to K Powell, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 229/3

59.6 S Narine to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib plays a half-confident drive to the covers. A fine maiden by Narine. 233/3

59.5 S Narine to Hasan, Circumspect this time. Length on off. Shakib comes forward and taps it back into the ground. 233/3

59.4 S Narine to Hasan, Shorter and spinning outside off. Shakib cuts it but can't beat point. 233/3

59.3 S Narine to Hasan, A bit shorter, Shakib punches it to the covers. No run. 233/3

59.2 S Narine to Hasan, Another front foot defense off the front foot by Shakib, this time to the covers. 233/3

59.1 S Narine to Hasan, Shakib plays this off the front foot into the ground. 233/3

Naeem Islam to continue...

We're back with the final session. The men concerned are out in the middle. 30 overs left in the day's play. The overrate has been extremely impressive from Bangladesh but more importantly now, they need to break the current partnership and pick up 3-4 more wickets before stumps. West Indies, on the other hand, would look to bat as long as possible and pile on a big first innings total. Let's see which side dominates the third session.

Day 1, third session...

Without doubt, Powell has been the hero of this session, getting to his second Test ton. Chanderpaul has been his usual self, nudging, pushing and getting the scoreboard moving along at a pace acceptable by his standards. All the bowlers have toiled hard but this pitch has been as flat as a road. Join us back at 0830 GMT (1400 IST) to find out if West Indies can reach 350 by the end of the day...

A magnificent session for the West Indies. 121 runs in 31 overs without the loss of a wicket. The over-rate has been excellent, so has been the run-rate.

59.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Straighter delivery, helped off the pads to the on side but straight to the mid-wicket fielder. That's TEA gentlemen, says the umpire and the players walk off the field. 228/3

59.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Presses on the front foot and pushes a full ball to covers. 228/3

59.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Another poor delivery, a long hop on middle, Chanderpaul calmly sits back and eases it to fine leg for another two. Moves to 46! 228/3

59.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 226/3

59.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Quicker delivery skidding down the leg side, Shiv fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 226/3

59.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Bad delivery, short and down the leg side, Chanderpaul strokes it down to fine leg for a couple. 226/3

58.6 Sammy to Islam, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. The keeper takes a straight forward catch. The fielding side are asking the question. The umpire decides the batsman is not out. 233/3

58.5 D Sammy to Islam, Punches this length delivery off the back foot towards point. 233/3

58.4 D Sammy to Islam, Defends this from within the crease by getting well behind the length. 233/3

58.3 D Sammy to N Islam, Shortens the length this time. Drives it to mid off. 233/3

58.2 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! Edgy this time. Full again outside off. Islam tries to play a similar shot through the covers. Only, this time the ball takes a thickish outside edge and flies through gully and point for a consecutive boundary of this over. Bangladesh need less than a 100 now to avoid the follow on. 233/3

Islam gets to his 2nd Test fifty.

58.1 D Sammy to Islam, FOUR! What a way to get to his fifty. Full outside off and Islam gets well forward to play a fine cover drive. 229/3

Sohag Gazi into the attack.

58.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 224/3

58.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Helps it off his pads but finds the short fine leg fielder. 223/3

58.4 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Hint of turn there! Tossed up delivery drifting into the batsman, landed around off and Chanderpaul got forward for a defensive shot. But it curled away to beat the outside edge. A gentle inquiry from the bowler for a caught behind but the umpire calmly turns it down. 223/3

58.3 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Loopy delivery, fuller in length around off, Chanderpaul gets forward and defends it to the off side. 223/3

58.2 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Quicker and flatter, around off, defended off the back foot. 223/3

58.1 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery outside off, punched to covers. 223/3

Captain Sammy comes into the attack.

57.6 S Narine to Hasan, Drives this off the front foot to the cover fielder. 225/3

57.5 S Narine to Islam, Back of a length outside off and a genuine off spinner. Islam tries to punch it but as the ball comes in too close to his body he can't find any timing on it. The ball rolls into the gap on the off side and they pick up a quick single. 225/3

57.4 S Narine to Islam, Good delivery on a length and spinning in. Islam stays put and defends it back on to the wicket. 224/3

57.3 S Narine to Hasan, Spins this one into Shakib, who stays back and turns it away to the on side for a single. 224/3

57.2 S Narine to Islam, Shortish again outside off and spins in. Islam stays back and cuts through the covers this time to pick up a single. 223/3

57.1 S Narine to N Islam, Short and wide. Islam cuts but finds point. Can't find the gap. 222/3

Some issues with the sight screen! It's taking a long time to be fixed. Ridiculous!

57.6 S Hossain to Powell, Outside off, a watchful leave. Three boundaries off the over! 223/3

57.5 S Hossain to Powell, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Powell covers the line and allows it through. 223/3

57.4 S Hossain to Powell, Full outside off, forced straight to mid off. 223/3

57.3 S Hossain to Powell, FOUR! It's raining boundaries from Powell's bat! Another half-volley, on middle, Powell picks the length early and whips it through mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 223/3

Now the first slip moves out to gully! So no slip in place now...

57.2 S Hossain to Powell, FOUR! Even better than the last one! A fractionally over-pitched delivery outside off, Powell leans forward and creams it through extra cover for a boundary. 219/3

57.1 S Hossain to Powell, FOUR! Good shot! Hossain puts it on a fuller length around off, Powell takes his front leg forward and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. 215/3

56.6 T Best to Hasan, Poor delivery down the leg side. It would have been a big wide in limited overs cricket. But, this is a Test match, let us not forget that. Bowlers can get away with wayward deliveries. 222/3

56.5 T Best to Islam, Slower one! Best is trying variations now. Islam picks it well and drives it to wide of mid off for a single. He moves on to 46. 222/3

56.4 Best to Islam, Another yorker. Best has bowled quite a few since he started this spell and each time Islam has dug it out comfortably, except for once maybe when it took the inside edge and thudded into his pads. This time he did not look in any trouble as he fended this back to Best. 221/3

56.3 T Best to Hasan, Short of a length ball outside off. Shakib cuts it to deep point for a single. 221/3

56.2 T Best to Hasan, Short of a good length on off stump. Shakib stays back and defends it off his back foot to the off side. 220/3

56.1 T Best to Hasan, Short one on off stump. Shakib shows some good technique by picking up the length early and getting under it easily. 220/3

Shahadat Hossain comes back for another burst before Tea.

56.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Loopy delivery around off, Chanderpaul gets forward and uses an angled bat to push it to point. 211/3

56.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Strides forward and flicks it with the spin to the leg side. 211/3

56.4 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Bowls it on the flatter trajectory, full and on middle, Chanderpaul defends it to the leg side. 211/3

56.3 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Another watchful defense off the front foot. 211/3

56.2 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Presses forward and pushes a full ball to mid on. 211/3

56.1 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery on off, Chanderpaul lunged in defense. 211/3

55.6 S Narine to Islam, Comes forward as it is bowled on middle and defends it back on to the pitch. 220/3

55.5 S Narine to Islam, Stays in the crease and taps it back to Narine. 220/3

55.4 S Narine to Islam, Defends this with an open face off the front foot towards point. 220/3

This has been a wonderful partnership by the pair. They have put up a 100 so far. This could well be the partnership that could help the Bangladeshis save this match.

55.3 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Islam gets into the act now! Chips down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket and into the fence. That brings up the 100-run stand between them. 220/3

55.2 S Narine to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 216/3

55.1 S Narine to Hasan, Leg bye, Good ball coming in off the pitch. Islam defends it to the on side for a leg bye. 216/3

55.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 211/3

55.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery outside off, Chanderpaul covered the line and then padded it away. 210/3

55.4 Al Hasan to Powell, Helps it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a single. 210/3

55.3 Al Hasan to K Powell, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 209/3

55.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Remains on the back foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 209/3

Kieron Powell reaches up his second Test hundred. 100-run stand between Chanderpaul and Powell.

55.1 Al Hasan to Powell, FOUR! Brings up his century in style! Loopy delivery around off, Powell kneels down and paddles it down to the fine leg fence. Straightaway leaps in joy and his teammates stand up and applaud for him. It has been a fantastic knock by him and Chanderpaul gives him a warm hug. 209/3

Sunil Narine to bowl now. Finally he has been brought into the attack.

54.6 T Best to Islam, Another one angling in. This time Islam turns it down to the leg side. No run though. 215/3

54.5 T Best to Islam, On the pads, Islam misses his flick and gets struck on the pads. 215/3

54.4 T Best to Islam, A yorker on middle. Islam does well to dig it away to the off side. 215/3

54.3 T Best to Islam, Short one on middle and leg. Islam gets under it and lets it through. 215/3

54.2 T Best to Hasan, Short delivery on off. Shakib pulls it away to square leg for one. 215/3

54.1 T Best to Islam, Length ball on off stump. Islam drops it down with soft hands and runs through for a quick single. 214/3

Slight hold up in play as there is some issue with the seam of the ball. The umpires are looking to change it.

54.6 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Quicker through the air, fuller in length on middle, Chanderpaul lunges in defense. 205/3

54.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Spears in a fuller length delivery, defended back to the bowler. 205/3

54.4 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery on the leg stump line, ticked off the pads to square leg. 205/3

54.3 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 205/3

54.2 N Islam to Powell, Goes on the back foot and strokes it through mid-wicket for a run. Moves to 98! 205/3

54.1 N Islam to Powell, Quicker and flatter around off, slightly short as well, Powell punches it off his back foot but finds the cover fielder. 204/3

Shakib gets to his 10th fifty in Tests and 4th against the Windies. He has scored a string of fifties in his last few innings. He should try to carry on and look for a century.

53.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Plays a paddle very fine past fine leg and picks up two runs to bring up his half-century. 213/3

53.5 V Permaul to Hasan, FOUR! Smashed away! Slog sweeps this one over mid-wicket for another boundary in his innings. He is inching closer to his fifty now. 211/3

53.4 V Permaul to Hasan, The batsman works it down the leg side. 207/3

53.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Stays back to this length ball and plays it back to Permaul. 207/3

53.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Defends this one from within the crease. 207/3

53.1 V Permaul to Al Hasan, Full delivery outside off. Shakib drives it away off the edge past short third man and picks up a couple. 207/3

53.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Presses forward and pushes a full ball back to the bowler. 204/3

53.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 204/3

53.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Once again plays it across the line but finds the square leg fielder. 204/3

53.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flights it full on middle and off, clipped straight to short mid-wicket. 204/3

53.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, hit across the line but the short mid-wicket fielder did well to make the stop. 204/3

53.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Flights it in the air and lands it full around off, Powell shimmies down the track and whips it across through mid-wicket for one. Moves to 97! 204/3

52.6 T Best to Hasan, Good length ball just outside off stump. Shakib defends it as the ball takes the inside half of the blade and rolls away to the on side. 205/3

52.5 T Best to Islam, Bowls it on the pads, Islam tucks it away to fine leg for a single. 204/3

52.4 T Best to Islam, Back of a length outside off. Islam gets across and behind the line as he defends it to the off side. 203/3

Sammy has come down from the slips to speak to the bowler.

52.3 T Best to Islam, Wayward and wasted away. Down the leg side. Islam wants nothing with that delivery. 203/3

In the last 9 innings for Shakib, he has passed the 50-run mark five times.

52.2 T Best to Islam, Bowls it back of a length outside off. Islam shoulders arms to that one. 203/3

52.1 T Best to Hasan, Bangs it into the pitch hard. The ball only rises as high as Shakib's stomach. He rolls his wrists and turns it down to the on side for one. 203/3

52.6 N Islam to Powell, Pushed down towards long on for a run. 203/3

52.5 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Quicker and flatter on middle and off, driven down to long off for one. 202/3

52.4 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 201/3

52.3 N Islam to Chanderpaul, On middle, helped to mid-wicket. 201/3

52.2 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Full toss on the pads, Chanderpaul turns it through square leg for a couple of runs. Shahadat Hossain with a fine stop in the deep. 201/3

52.1 N Islam to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 199/3

51.6 V Permaul to Islam, Back of a length ball just outside off. Islam defends it from his back foot to the off side. 202/3

51.5 V Permaul to Islam, Defends this back on to the wicket as silly point takes the ball in front of the batsma. 202/3

51.4 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up on off, almost a yorker. Islam plays it back to the bowler. 202/3

51.3 V Permaul to Islam, FOUR! Finally attacks! Length on middle and Islam gets down to sweep it hard towards the square leg boundary. 202/3

51.2 V Permaul to Islam, Defends it off the back foot to silly point. 198/3

51.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Bowls it outside off and gets it back in. Shakib plays it down to the leg side for a single. 198/3

Bowling change. Naeem Islam to bowl his offies.

51.6 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Drifting on the pads, Shiv clips it off his pads to mid-wicket and keeps the strike with a single. 199/3

51.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Floated full outside off, driven straight to covers. Dot ball. 198/3

51.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Slow loopy delivery, landing full around off, Chanderpaul leans across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 198/3

51.3 Al Hasan to Powell, Leans forward and drills it past the bowler for a single down at long off. 196/3

51.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Flighted full delivery outside off, Powell goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 195/3

51.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Little short in length outside off, Powell slaps it through the line but finds the point fielder. 195/3

And the umpires call for the first drinks break of the morning.

50.6 T Best to Islam, A good length ball coming in with the angle. Islam defends it watchfully towards mid on. 197/3

50.5 T Best to N Islam, A lovely yorker.The ball takes the bottom edge of the bat and jars between the two boots and remains there. Islam did well to get the bat down in time. 197/3

50.4 T Best to Islam, Strikes the batsman! Bouncer on middle stump. Islam ducks under it but the ball doens't rise over his body. It hits his helmet. He takes it off and has a look at it. Nothing seems to be wrong with him and the helmet as well. 197/3

50.3 T Best to Islam, Very full outside off. The ball pitches and comes in slightly. Islam lets it through though. 197/3

50.2 T Best to Islam, Shoulders arms to this ball outside off stump. 197/3

50.1 T Best to Hasan, Good length ball outside off. Shakib pushes this into the off side by staying on his back foot and pickes up a quick single. 197/3

50.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Shot! The bowler strays on the pads, Chanderpaul sits down on one knee and sweeps it firmly to the fine leg boundary. 195/3

50.5 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Flighted full delivery on off, Chanderpaul presses forward and defends it down watchfully. 191/3

50.4 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Works it off his pads to the on side, finds the gap this time and comes back for two. 191/3

50.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Helps it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder. 189/3

50.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with the spin to covers. 189/3

50.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Easy pickings! Short and wide outside off, Chanderpaul rocks back and punches it through point for a boundary. This is by far the best 4th wicket partnership for West Indies against Bangladesh. 189/3

49.6 V Permaul to Islam, It seems like Islam doesn't want us to type anything else. 196/3

49.5 V Permaul to Islam, Similar story on this delivery as well. 196/3

49.4 V Permaul to Islam, Comes well forward and defends it back to the pitch. 196/3

49.3 V Permaul to Islam, Drives this one straight to mid off. 196/3

49.2 V Permaul to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 196/3

49.1 V Permaul to Islam, Pitches it on off stump and straightens the ball. Naeem defends it from within the crease. 196/3

49.6 Al Hasan to Powell, A touch short, punched down through mid on. 185/3

49.5 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 185/3

49.4 Al Hasan to Powell, Floated up, hit down through mid off for a single this time. 184/3

49.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Drifting on middle, tucked away on the leg side to rotate the strike. 183/3

49.2 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 182/3

49.1 Al Hasan to K Powell, Tossed up delivery, hit down through mid on for one. 180/3

48.6 T Best to Hasan, Bowls a bouncer this time on off stump. Shakib ducks well under it. 196/3

48.5 T Best to Hasan, Better delivery. Closer to the off stick line on a good length. Shakib comes forward and defends it with a straight blade. 196/3

48.4 T Best to Hasan, Comes around the wicket this time and bowls a length ball outside off. Shakib stays back and punches it to the cover fielder. 196/3

48.3 T Best to Al Hasan, FOUR! Gorgeous! Full and wide outside off. Shakib gets his front foot forward and slams it through cover point for the second boundary of the day. 196/3

48.2 T Best to Islam, Angles it in at a full length. The ball hits Islam's pads and tickles away down to fine leg for a leg bye. He could have done better with that one I reckon. 192/3

48.1 Best to Islam, Yorker first up by Best. Islam digs it out pretty well there. Best has made his intentions clear I guess. 191/3

Sohag Gazi was seen getting some treatment on the ropes between the overs. Does not look a major niggle on his shoulder though.

48.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Gets right across to this flat delivery and pushes it away to the cover fielder. 179/3

48.5 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Tight line on off, Chanderpaul pushes it down towards mid on. 179/3

48.4 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Short and turning away, Chanderpaul pushes it away towards cover. 179/3

48.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Another short delivery, pushed away to cover this time. 179/3

48.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, A short delivery, Chanderpaul goes back on his back foot and punches it through covers, there is a partial stop and they come back for two runs. Sohag Gazi was the fielder, who seems to have hurt his shoulder on the dive there. Seems fine to continue though. 179/3

48.1 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Wide outside off, Chanderpaul pushes it away to cover. 177/3

Tino Best will be the first change of the day.

47.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 191/3

47.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Defends this one by getting forward to the ball and into the covers. 191/3

47.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Tries to repeat the same shot but misses the ball this time. 191/3

47.3 V Permaul to Hasan, FOUR! Very typical! Full outside off. Shakib gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary in his usual fashion. 191/3

47.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Full and defended to the covers off the front foot. 187/3

47.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Gets this one to turn in from outside off and hits Shakib's pads. The Windies fielders get excited for a moment. But, clearly that was no where close to being a caught behind as it goes to the keeper after taking the pad on the way. 187/3

47.6 Al Hasan to Powell, Gets on the front foot and blocks that one. 177/3

47.5 Al Hasan to Powell, On middle, tucked away to mid-wicket. 177/3

47.4 Al Hasan to K Powell, FOUR! Lovely strike. Floated up delivery outside off, Powell creams it through the cover region for a boundary. 177/3

47.3 Al Hasan to Powell, Another floated up delivery, Powell comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler. 173/3

47.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Flights it up this time, Powell thrusts forward and defends. 173/3

47.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Tossed up delivery outside off, left alone by Powell. 173/3

46.6 R Rampaul to Islam, A short one to end the over with. Islam has no trouble getting underneath. Rampaul should have probably made him play at it. 187/3

46.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitches this on a length just outside off. This time the ball doesn't come in. It holds its line and Naeem plays well inside it to get beaten. 187/3

46.4 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitches it further up, but not really full. Naeem gets his back foot across and pushes it with a straight bat back to the bowler. 187/3

46.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Tight on middle and off. Islam stays put and defends it with a straight bat. 187/3

Strong leg side field. Just mid off and point on the off side. Indications of where and how Rampaul is going to bowl.

46.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Badly directed bouncer. It pitches on middle and slides down the leg side over the batsman who ducks under it comfortably. 187/3

46.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, Back of a length on off stump. Shakib stays back and drops it down to the on side with soft wrists. He gets to pick up a single. Good risk free shot. 187/3

46.6 Mahmudullah to K Powell, Very full this time, hit down through mid on to rotate the strike. 173/3

46.5 Mahmudullah to Powell, Short and wide, Powell this time calmy lets it go. 172/3

46.4 Mahmudullah to Powell, Beaten! Lands and turns away outside off, Powell had no answer to that. 172/3

46.3 Mahmudullah to Powell, A touch short, punched off the back foot. 172/3

46.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Flat delivery, hit down the ground once again for a single. 172/3

46.1 Mahmudullah to Powell, On middle, hit down the ground for a single this time. 171/3

45.6 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up to the bat. Islam, yet again, defends with a straight bat. 186/3

45.5 V Permaul to N Islam, Fullish outside off. Islam drives it to the cover fielder. 186/3

45.4 V Permaul to Islam, Better line on off. Pushes that one back to the bowler again. 186/3

45.3 V Permaul to Islam, Permaul drops it short outside off. Naeem cuts it straight to point. 186/3

45.2 V Permaul to Islam, Pushed back to the bowler off the front foot. 186/3

45.1 V Permaul to Islam, Tight on off. Naeem defends it off his back foot to the silly point fielder. 186/3

45.6 Al Hasan to Powell, On the pads, worked away with the spin through mid-wicket for a single. 170/3

45.5 Al Hasan to Powell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 169/3

45.4 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Flatter delivery, hit through mid on for a single. 169/3

45.3 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Gets across and pushes it to mid-wicket. 168/3

45.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Powell has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single. 168/3

45.1 Al Hasan to Chanderpaul, Tossed up delivery, hit down straight through mid on for one. 167/3

44.6 R Rampaul to Hasan, A tight line and length on off stump. Shakib stays back and pushes it to the off side. 186/3

44.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Bangs it in and has Naeem in some discomfort there. The ball rises and hits the gloves as it drops away down to the leg side for a single. He could have done well to have kept a forward short leg there on that ball. 186/3

44.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, Hits the wicket hard and angles the ball into the thighs of Shakib. He nudges it away fine towards the fielder at fine leg and picks up a single. 185/3

44.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, Pitches it up well outside off. Shakib leans into it and drives it straight to the cover fielder. 184/3

44.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, Shortish on leg stump. Shakib plays a hesitant pull shot which takes the edge and lobs up towards square leg. Luckily for him, there is no fielder anywhere in the vicinity of the ball and they take a couple. 184/3

44.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Pitched up and swinging in to the pads. Naeem drives it to wide mid on for a single. Rampaul is getting some shape into the right hander here. 182/3

Shakib Al Hasan into the attack now.

DRINKS BREAK!

44.6 Mahmudullah to Powell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 166/3

44.5 Mahmudullah to Powell, FOUR! Once again Powell makes good use of his feet. It was tossed up on middle and leg, Powell shimmies down the track, adjusts to the length and lofts it away over mid on. 166/3

44.4 Mahmudullah to Powell, Arm ball on middle, Powell gets his bat down in defense. 162/3

44.3 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, This was quicker through the air, outside off, Chanderpaul strokes it through covers and takes one. 162/3

44.2 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Tight delivery on middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 161/3

44.1 Mahmudullah to S Chanderpaul, A flighted delivery on middle, knocked down to mid on 161/3

43.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Comes forward to this loopy delivery outside off and calmly plays it back on to the wicket. 181/3

43.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Fullish on off. Shakib pushes this to the on side quietly. 181/3

43.4 V Permaul to Hasan, A short of a good length ball outside off. Shakib goes back and pushes it to the covers. 181/3

43.3 V Permaul to Islam, Tucks this one away to square leg and picks up a single. 181/3

43.2 V Permaul to Islam, Again full on middle and straightens considerably. The ball hits the bat and lobs up a bit. Silly point thinks he is in with a chance but the ball drops safely. 180/3

43.1 V Permaul to Islam, Full outside off. Defended off the front foot. 180/3

43.6 S Gazi to Powell, A tossed up delivery, Powell gets down in defense. 161/3

43.5 S Gazi to Powell, Powell failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. 161/3

43.4 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 161/3

43.3 S Gazi to Powell, FOUR! A misfield there from the fielder. A short delivery, Powell goes back and cuts it straight to point. The fielder fluffs a simple take there and the ball meets the fence. School boy stuff there. 161/3

43.2 S Gazi to Powell, Short of a length, pushed back down the ground. 157/3

43.1 S Gazi to Powell, FOUR! Excellent footwork on that. Powell gets down the track, meets the ball on the full and creams it through the covers. Ball races away in no time. 157/3

42.6 R Rampaul to Hasan, Full delivery just outside off. Shakib drives it to mid off. A good over by Rampaul. But, the no-ball wicket could prove costly for the Caribbeans. 180/3

42.5 R Rampaul to Hasan, A back of a length ball just outside off. Shakib opens the face of the bat as the ball rises sharply and hits high on the blade and goes down to gully. Rampaul did bend his back into that one. 180/3

42.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, Rampaul seems furious with himself and bangs it short outside off. Shakib leaves it contently by dropping his wrists. 180/3

42.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, NO BALL! That is a waste! A wicket off a huge no ball! Pitches it up after the bouncer in the last. Shakib goes for a flamboyant drive without moving his feet and the ball takes the edge straight through to Ramdin who catches it and jumps in excitement only to watch the umpire call the third umpire to check for the no ball. Alas! it is a no ball, much to the disappointment of the Windies. 180/3

42.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, Good bouncer! Bangs that short on off. Shakib ducks just about in time there. 179/3

42.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, Similar line and length just outside off. Shakib defends it with a straight bat down on to the wicket. 179/3

42.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, Pitches it up on off. Shakib defends it back to mid off. 179/3

42.6 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Landed outside off, pushed away to cover. 153/3

42.5 Mahmudullah to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery, Chanders tucks it away to mid-wicket. 153/3

42.4 Mahmudullah to K Powell, Powell has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. 153/3

42.3 Mahmudullah to Powell, Short delivery, punched away on the off side. 152/3

42.2 Mahmudullah to Powell, On middle, Powell tucks it away to mid-wicket. 152/3

42.1 Mahmudullah to Powell, Starts with a short delivery, Powell punches it away to the off side. 152/3

Around the wicket, now Rampual.

41.6 V Permaul to Islam, Full again outside off. Islam resorts to the shot he has been playing throughout the over. The defensive push back to Permaul. 179/3

41.5 V Permaul to Islam, Similar story yet again, back to the bowler. 179/3

41.4 V Permaul to Islam, Pushes this full delivery back to the bowler again. 179/3

41.3 V Permaul to Islam, Tossed up ever so slowly. Naeem comes forward and defends it dead back on to the pitch. 179/3

41.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Turns further in this time off a length. Shakib nudges it away behind square for one. 179/3

41.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Tight ball coming in. Shakib watches it on to the bat as he defends it back on to the wicket. 178/3

Mahmudullah is the bowling change now.

41.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Short of a length, spinning away, Chanderpaul goes back and scythes it away past a diving point fielder for a boundary. 152/3

41.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery, Chanderpaul pushes it away to point. 148/3

41.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, On middle, defended off his front foot. 148/3

41.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul has pushed it to the cover region. 148/3

41.2 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Bowls full, Chanders drives it to mid off. 148/3

41.1 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 148/3

40.6 R Rampaul to Islam, On the hips and tucked away to square leg. No run on offer. 9 off the over. 178/3

40.5 R Rampaul to Islam, FOUR! Lucky! Pitched up, drawing the batsman forward. He plays a defensive stroke but the ball takes the edge and goes past second slip and gully down to the third man fence. The commentator on air feel that it was a good shot. Didn't look like it though. 178/3

40.4 R Rampaul to Islam, A good length delivery pitched outsie off and coming in a tad. Islam watches it well till the end and lets it through. A good leave that! 174/3

40.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Fast and pitched up on off. Driven straight to mid off. 174/3

40.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, A length ball moving away from the batsman. Shakib opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for a single. 174/3

40.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, FOUR! Class! Pitched up to the bat just outside off. Shakib transfers his weight on to the front foot and plays a lovely cover drive with ample timing. First boundary of the day. 173/3

40.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 148/3

40.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 147/3

40.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Pitched up delivery, Chanderpaul drives it away to cover. 147/3

40.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, A fuller length delivery, outside off, Chanderpaul gets down and defends it. 147/3

40.2 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, A good length delivery, Chanderpaul defends solidly. 147/3

40.1 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, FOUR! Poor delivery. Hossain sprays a length delivery on the pads, Chanderpaul helps it fine and gets it away to the fine leg fence. 147/3

39.6 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched up outside off. Naeem lunges forward and drives straight to extra cover. 158 more required to avoid the follow on. 169/3

39.5 V Permaul to Al Hasan, Shakib is doing it easy here. Full and outside off and smashed down to long on again for one. And that is the 50 run stand between the pair. They need to carry on and on for the Bangladeshis here. 169/3

39.4 V Permaul to Islam, Slow and turning in, Naeem tucks it away to mid-wicket for one. 168/3

39.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Full outside off. Shakib waits for it and hits it hard to long on for a single. That is defensive from the Windies. A long on in the fourth over after the start. 167/3

39.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Shortish outside off. Shakib punches it to the covers. 166/3

39.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Pitched up outside off. Shakib drills it to mid on. 166/3

39.6 S Gazi to Powell, Short of a length delivery, punched away to cover. 143/3

39.5 S Gazi to Powell, Short of a length delivery, punched away to cover. 143/3

39.4 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 143/3

39.3 S Gazi to Powell, Outside off, left alone. 143/3

39.2 S Gazi to Powell, FOUR! Up and over. Sohag bowls it slower through the air, length, Powell dances down the track, picks the ball off its length and hits it down to long off for a one-bounce boundary. 143/3

39.1 S Gazi to Powell, Flighted delivery, around off, defended down well. 139/3

38.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Just short of a length outside off, enough for Naeem to not do anything with it, leaves it alone. 166/3

38.5 R Rampaul to Hasan, Poor line on the pads. Shakib clips it down to fine leg for a single. 166/3

38.4 R Rampaul to Hasan, A beauty! Lands it on off and gets the ball to nip away. Shakib stays in the crease and fishes at it just outside off and misses the ball. 165/3

38.3 R Rampaul to Hasan, Back of a length ball angled across. Shakib shoulders arms to it. 165/3

38.2 R Rampaul to Hasan, Fuller length ball outside off. Shakib drives it to the covers. No run. 165/3

38.1 R Rampaul to Hasan, A length ball angled across the batsman. Shakib watches it carefully and leaves it alone. 165/3

38.6 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Landed on a good length on off and moving away with the angle, a leave from Shiv. 139/3

38.5 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Short of a length delivery, around off, Chanderpaul hops up and tucks it on the leg side. 139/3

38.4 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, A bit short, going away outside off, Chanderpaul watches it keenly and then lets it go. 139/3

38.3 R Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery, defended well by Chanderpaul. 139/3

38.2 R Hossain to Powell, Short of a length, targeting the body, Powell tucks it off his hips through square leg to pick up one. 139/3

38.1 R Hossain to K Powell, FOUR! Fine strike. Rubel over-pitches it outside off, Powell gets down confidently on the front foot and eases it through the cover region. 138/3

37.6 V Permaul to Islam, Pitched outside leg, Islam drives it back to Permaul. 165/3

37.5 V Permaul to Islam, Full on middle. Defended back to the bowler. 165/3

37.4 V Permaul to Islam, Tossed up on middle. Naeem drives it to mid off. 165/3

37.3 V Permaul to Islam, Pushes it quciker just outside off. Naeem comes well forward and defends. 165/3

37.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Bowls it slow on off. Shakib comes across and tucks it past forward short leg for the first run of the day. 165/3

37.1 V Permaul to Al Hasan, A good length ball coming in. Shakib stays back and cuts it to backward point. 164/3

Rubel Hossain is the bowling change, with a change of ends.

37.6 S Gazi to Powell, Flighted delivery, Powell knocks it down through mid off for a single. 134/3

37.5 S Gazi to Powell, Short and wide, Powell went back to cut that but could not connect at all. 133/3

37.4 S Gazi to Powell, Gets back in his crease and defends it. 133/3

37.3 S Gazi to Powell, Wide and turning away outside off, Powell lets it go. 133/3

37.2 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 133/3

37.1 S Gazi to Powell, FOUR! Too short this time, Powell punishes the bowler by arching back and cutting it in the gap past point. 133/3

V. Permaul to start from the other end.

36.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Hits the pitch hard just back of a length. It comes in slightly after pitching and Naeem taps it down to the on side easily. There isn't much point in hitting the deck hard on this track. There just isn't much for the pacers. 164/3

36.5 R Rampaul to Islam, Length ball just outside off. Naeem Islam leaves this one alone too. 164/3

36.4 R Rampaul to Islam, This one is banged in and angled down the leg side. Islam moves across and lets it through to the keeper. 164/3

36.3 R Rampaul to Islam, Good line and length outside off. Naeem leaves it alone. 164/3

36.2 R Rampaul to Islam, Bowled on the pads. Naeem misses his tuck and is hit on the pads. Shakib comes half way down for a run and is turned down. He runs back to safety. The last thing they want early is a run out. 164/3

36.1 R Rampaul to Islam, Bangs it in short first up. Naeem gets well under it to let it through to Ramdin. 164/3

36.6 S Hossain to K Powell, A back of a length delivery, Powell short-arm jabs it over mid-wicket and takes one to end the over. 129/3

36.5 S Hossain to Powell, Powell chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 128/3

36.4 S Hossain to Powell, FOUR! Fantastic shot. Marginally full from Hossain, Powell aligns himself and drives it straight down the ground, too far for mid on to reach to it. 128/3

36.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A good length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul works it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 124/3

36.2 S Hossain to Powell, Full in length outside off, Powell leans and drives it well through covers. Only for a single though. 123/3

3rd Test fifty for Kieran Powell, 2nd against Bangladesh!

36.1 S Hossain to Powell, FOUR! And he gets to it in Caribbean style! A short of a length delivery, Powell, with a typical swish of the legs, pulls it away wide off the deep square leg fielder for a boundary. Has looked solid since the start of the innings, apart from the catch which was wrongly claimed off the fielder's helmet. 122/3

The players are out in the middle and Naeem Islam is ready to take strike against Ravi Rampaul, 8-0-49-2. He picked up two wickets but was expensive too.

After posting a huge total, the Windies pegged back a charging Bangladeshi onslaught as they got rid of the dangerous looking Tamin Iqbal yesterday. Key batsman Shakib Al Hasan is at the crease along with a solid looking Naeem Islam. They do have some batting to follow, but the question is will they deliver when required. We will get a clear picture by the end of the first session hopefully.

Welcome to the coverage of day 3 of the first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at Dhaka. The skies are clear and the demons on the pitch beginning to surface as we progress into the latter half of the Test. Bangladesh are in danger of falling short of the follow-on mark as they need 163 to avoid it and another 200 after that to get to the West Indies' first innings total.

The pitch has started to turn a bit now but otherwise looks pretty flat. West Indies will back themselves to bowl out the hosts cheaply tomorrow while Bangladesh should look to bat out the whole day. Tough job but nevertheless, after two exciting days of cricket we expect the same tomorrow as well. Join us at 0330 GMT (0900 IST) to find out how correct we are when the third day develops. Until then, on behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Shakib and Naeem have done well though and made sure that they did not lose any more wickets before the end of play. West Indies bowlers were not the best initially, conceding runs at hemorrhaging rate but they came back superbly. A long road ahead for Bangladesh, needing 164 more to avoid the follow-on.

A session which had a bit of everything and at the end, Bangladesh will feel they got something from the day. West Indies piled on 527 thanks to three triple figure scores but Tamim Iqbal launched a terrific counter-attack after the early departure of Siddique and was well supported by Nafees. But both players threw their wickets away and that dents a bit of the good work done.

35.6 C Gayle to Islam, And a single to end the day. Outside off, Naeem pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single. STUMPS ON DAY 2, BANGLADESH 164/3, trail by 363! 164/3

35.5 C Gayle to Islam, Extra flight outside off, Naeem looks to steer it to third man but ends up yorking himself and gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. 163/3

35.4 C Gayle to Islam, Lunges out and defends watchfully. 163/3

35.3 C Gayle to Islam, Full again, pushed towards mid-wicket. 163/3

35.2 C Gayle to Islam, On middle, worked straight to mid-wicket. A bit of a yes-yes and a no-no for the single, in the end, they decide against it. 163/3

35.1 C Gayle to Islam, FOUR! Straight past the bowler! Tossed up outside off, Islam comes forward and drives it straight back past Gayle and beats mid off! 163/3

Powell is approaching towards his 50......

35.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, A short delivery, Powell goes on the back foot and punches it away on the leg side. 118/3

35.5 S Gazi to Powell, Dragged half-way down the track, Powell made room to slog it over mid-wicket, missed out and keeper Rahim too could not hold onto it for them to take a bye. 118/3

35.4 S Gazi to Powell, Quicker through the air, Powell gets down for a solid defense. 117/3

35.3 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, Powell goes back and cuts it away to cover. 117/3

35.2 S Gazi to Powell, Powell shoulders arms to let that one through. 117/3

35.1 S Gazi to Powell, Short and turning away, Powell leaves it alone. 117/3

34.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Floated full delivery outside off, Shakib presses forward and drives it firmly through the line, however he fails to beat the cover fielder. 159/3

34.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 159/3

34.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Quicker delivery, holding its line after landing, Shakib plays for the turn and gets beaten. Appeal for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. 159/3

34.3 V Permaul to Hasan, A good forward stretch by Shakib as he defends a fullish ball to covers. 159/3

34.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it watchfully to the off side. 159/3

34.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Tossed up delivery around off, Shakib stayed back and played it with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 159/3

34.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Gets right across and pushes it away to cover. 117/3

34.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A good length delivery, Shiv defends nicely. 117/3

34.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, On a good length outside off, left alone this time. 117/3

34.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full in length this time, Chanderpaul gets out on his front foot and drives it well through covers to take a couple of runs. 117/3

34.2 S Hossain to Powell, Short and wide, angling away, Powell slashes it through point and takes a single. 115/3

34.1 S Hossain to Powell, Short of a length on the body, Powell adjusts himself to play but finds a safe leading edge. 114/3

33.6 C Gayle to Islam, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 8 runs from the over! 159/3

33.5 C Gayle to Islam, FOUR! Good shot indeed! Gayle continues to flight the ball to Naeem and he leans and drives it through the covers again for the second boundary of the over! The deficit is now 368, which means another 169 needed to avoid the follow-on! 159/3

33.4 C Gayle to N Islam, Another floater, really giving it a lot of air, Naeem mistimes is to mid off. 155/3

33.3 C Gayle to Islam, Tossed up again, outside off, Naeem gets across and defends watchfully. 155/3

33.2 C Gayle to Islam, FOUR! Brilliant! Plenty of flight outside off, Naeem leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 155/3

33.1 C Gayle to Islam, Outside off, pushed towards cover. 151/3

33.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flighted and full on middle, Chanderpaul defends solidly. 114/3

33.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 114/3

33.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Flighted delivery, Chanderpaul gets across and dabs it to point. 114/3

33.3 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, Powell cuts it away past point for a single. 114/3

33.2 S Gazi to Powell, Gets across and pushes it away to cover. 113/3

33.1 S Gazi to Powell, Powell chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 113/3

32.6 V Permaul to Hasan, Flatter delivery, around off, Shakib tries to flick it with the spin but closes the face of the bat early. It comes off the leading edge but doesn't carry back to the bowler. 151/3

32.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 151/3

32.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Attempts a quicker one but it goes down the leg side, Shakib fails to flick it off his pads. 151/3

32.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Flighted full delivery outside off, defended off the front foot by Hasan. 151/3

32.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 151/3

32.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 151/3

32.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Full length and wide outside off, Chanderpaul leaves it alone. 113/3

32.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A full length delivery, Chanderpaul defends it off his front foot. 113/3

32.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Wide and short outside off, Chanderpaul lets it go. 113/3

32.3 S Hossain to Powell, Fuller length delivery, on the pads, worked away past square leg for a single. 113/3

32.2 S Hossain to K Powell, Another short ball, this time pulled away to deep square leg and they pick up a couple of runs. 112/3

32.1 S Hossain to Powell, Bowls a back of a length delivery on middle, Powell hops up and defends it down. 110/3

31.6 C Gayle to Islam, Slow, very slowly bowled outside off, Naeem goes back to defend. 151/3

31.5 C Gayle to N Islam, Plenty of generous flight outside off, mistimed drive to mid off. 151/3

31.4 C Gayle to Hasan, Tossed up nicely outside off, equally well driven through the covers for a single. 151/3

31.3 C Gayle to Hasan, Landed outside off, a bit of a quicker delivery, pushed to point. 150/3

31.2 C Gayle to Hasan, Outside off, pushed straight to short extra cover. 150/3

31.1 C Gayle to Hasan, Full on leg stump, Shakib misses his flick and is hit on the pads. 150/3

31.6 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Gets right across to a flighted delivery and lets it go outside the off stump. 110/3

31.5 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Comes wide off the crease and bowls a loopy delivery, Chanderpaul strokes it straight back and Gazi gathers it and throws it back to Rahim. 110/3

31.4 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, A drifter down the pads, tucked away on the leg side. 110/3

31.3 S Gazi to Chanderpaul, Delivered in the same area with the same flight, another drive, this time straight to cover. 110/3

31.2 S Gazi to S Chanderpaul, Well tossed up and slower outside off, Powell gets down with a cover-drive but the fielder dives and stops that. 110/3

31.1 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short and slow, Powell waits back and hits it through mid off to take a single. 110/3

Chris Gayle to roll his arm now.

30.6 V Permaul to Islam, Quicker delivery, fuller in length on off, Islam drew forward in defense. 150/3

30.5 V Permaul to Hasan, Floated full delivery on middle, drilled down to long on for a run. 150 up for Bangladesh! 150/3

30.4 V Permaul to Hasan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 149/3

30.3 V Permaul to Hasan, Flirts with a delivery outside off, Shakib flashes and misses. 149/3

30.2 V Permaul to Hasan, Touch short in length outside off, Shakib cuts it straight to point again. 149/3

30.1 V Permaul to Hasan, Tossed up delivery outside off, little short in length, Hasan cuts it straight to point. 149/3

30.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery on middle, Chanderpaul moves ahead and hits it to mid on to end the over. 109/3

30.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Delivers a low full toss, slower delivery as well, Chanderpaul waits on and hits it to cover. 109/3

30.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A good length delivery, tucked away to mid-wicket this time but for a couple of runs. 109/3

30.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Bangs in short outside off, Chanderpaul leaves it alone. 107/3

30.2 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, A full length delivery outside off, Chanderpaul gets forward and strokes it to cover. 107/3

30.1 S Hossain to S Chanderpaul, Starts the over with a short delivery, Chanderpaul mistimes his pull down towards mid on. 107/3

Debutant Veerasammy Permaul comes into the attack.

29.6 S Narine to Hasan, Spinning away from the batsman, steered through point for a single to keep the strike. 149/3

29.5 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! Delightful! Narine drops it short around off, Hasan is quick to shift his weight on the back foot, goes back and packs a punch through covers for a boundary. 148/3

29.4 S Narine to Hasan, Another lovely drive through the line but this time straight to the cover fielder. 144/3

29.3 S Narine to Hasan, FOUR! That's a very good shot! Too full in length angling into the batsman, Shakib places his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and spanks it through covers for a boundary. 144/3

29.2 S Narine to Hasan, Just a shade short in length on off, Shakib goes back and punches it to covers. 140/3

29.1 S Narine to Hasan, Quicker off-spinner on off, defended off the front foot by Shakib. 140/3

29.6 S Gazi to Powell, Gets forward and pushes it through the covers to end the over. 107/3

29.5 S Gazi to Powell, Another slower delivery, waits for a long time before landing and Powell leaves it agonizingly slow. 107/3

29.4 S Gazi to Powell, A flighted delivery, Powell stays back and defends. 107/3

29.3 S Gazi to Powell, Once again it's tossed up nicely outside off, Powell leaves it alone. 107/3

29.2 S Gazi to Powell, Slower through the air, Powell gets down and defends. 107/3

29.1 S Gazi to Powell, Starts with a loopy delivery, left alone. 107/3

28.6 T Best to Hasan, Again down the leg side, this time he manages to clip it away but finds the man at fine leg. A single taken. 140/3

28.5 T Best to Hasan, On middle, Shakib looks to work it to the leg side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 139/3

28.4 T Best to Al Hasan, Half volley outside off, driven through the covers sweetly but finds an obstruction - a fielder. 139/3

28.3 T Best to Hasan, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor ball, down the leg side, Shakib looks to clip it away but misses. Does not matter, the ball deflects off his hips past the keeper to the fine leg fence. The deficit is now 388, which means another 189 to avoid the follow-on now. 139/3

28.2 T Best to Hasan, What was he trying to do there? Short outside off, Shakib laps and attempts a flashy upper cut and misses. No point in playing that shot, there is a third man in place. 135/3

28.1 T Best to Hasan, Down the leg side, left alone again, Best is building up some serious pace here. He needs to control his line. 135/3

28.1 T Best to Hasan, WIDE! A bouncer on leg stump, extra effort from Tino Best, Shakib does not go after that. 135/3

Welcome back. The players are making their way out in the middle. Sohag Gazi will start off proceedings.

Day 1, second session...

Bangladesh would feel this has been their session. Gayle was beginning to unleash his explosive self, right from the first delivery by smacking the debutant Gazi for a six. But then the Bangladeshi young turk came back well and removed Gayle and also picked out Darren Bravo. At almost the stroke of lunch, Samuels fell prey to a short delivery and once again Sohag Gazi came under the spotlight with a brilliant catch in the deep. Join us back in a while for the second session.

28.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Comes from round the wicket, Chanderpaul lets it go through. LUNCH ON DAY 1! 107/3

28.6 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, NO BALL! Oversteps again and delivers a probing delivery outside off, Chanderpaul shoulders his arms to it. 107/3

28.5 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, In the corridor outside off, Chanderpaul leaves it alone. 106/3

28.4 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Length delivery outside off, Chanderpaul comes forward and prods it into the ground. 106/3

28.3 S Hossain to Chanderpaul, Good length delivery outside off, Chanderpaul defends it to the off side. 106/3

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the next man in!

28.2 S Hossain to M Samuels, OUT! Brilliant catch by Gazi! Back of a length delivery on middle, Samuels swivels back and pulls it aerially to deep square leg where Gazi runs forward, dives low to his left and pouches it spectacularly inches above the ground. 106/3

28.1 S Hossain to Samuels, Length delivery on middle, Samuels stays back and pushes it to mid on. 106/2

28.1 S Hossain to Samuels, NO BALL! Oversteps again and delivers a fullish delivery on off, Samuels drives it straight to mid off. 106/2

27.6 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! One more! This time the bowler alters his length to bowl short, on middle and leg, Islam swivels on the back foot and drags it behind square leg for a boundary. There was a fielder in the deep but he had no chance of stopping it. 134/3

27.5 S Narine to Islam, FOUR! Tossed up delivery, very full in length on middle, Islam latches onto it and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. First one after a gap of 79 deliveries! 130/3

27.5 S Narine to Islam, Front foot no ball! Quicker, fuller and flatter, on middle, defended to back. 126/3

27.4 S Narine to Islam, Covers the spin by getting behind the line and blocks it back to the bowler. 125/3

27.3 S Narine to Islam, Spinning back into the batsman, Islam defends it from the back foot. 125/3

27.2 S Narine to Islam, Tossed up delivery outside off, defended with an angled bat to point. 125/3

27.1 S Narine to Islam, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 125/3

27.6 Al Hasan to Powell, Come forward and defends it to the off side to end the over. 105/2

27.5 Al Hasan to Powell, Beaten! Brilliant delivery! Quicker and flatter delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Powell goes for a poke but is beaten by the movement and the pace. 105/2

27.4 Al Hasan to Powell, Powell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 105/2

27.3 Al Hasan to Powell, Quicker and flatter outside off, Powell comes forward and prods it to the off side. 105/2

27.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Fullish outside off, Powell drives it straight to mid off. 105/2

27.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Length delivery outside off, Powell comes forward and defends. 105/2

26.6 T Best to Hasan, Full on middle, Shakib mistimes his drives back to the bowler. Best picks it up and pretends to throw but doesn't. The crowd cheers! 125/3

26.5 T Best to Islam, Oops.. oops... drama out there! Good length delivery on middle, Islam pushes it towards mid-wicket and sets off for the single. Shakib responds but Best too runs around to his right to collect the ball. Shakib hits Best with his bat. almost shooing him away! Best is not that happy. The crowd likes that. Shakib apologizes. 125/3

26.4 T Best to Islam, Outside off, not played at. 124/3

26.3 T Best to Islam, Short but down the leg side, ducked under. 124/3

26.2 T Best to Hasan, Short outside off, Shakib goes for the pull but miscues it in the air and just eludes the fielder Rampaul running back from mid-wicket. A single taken. Nearly threw his wicket away there. 124/3

26.1 T Best to Hasan, Comes around the wicket to the left hander straightaway, full and wide outside off, Shakib steers is behind point but Marlon Samuels does well at gully. 123/3

26.6 S Hossain to Samuels, Bouncer on middle, Samuels ducks under it. 105/2

26.5 S Hossain to Samuels, Goes back and guides a good length delivery outside off to point. 105/2

26.4 S Hossain to Powell, Back of a length delivery on middle, Powell pulls it straight to deep square leg for a single. 105/2

26.3 S Hossain to Powell, Fullish outside off, Powell drives it straight to mid off. 104/2

26.2 S Hossain to Powell, Stays back and squirts a good length delivery on off into the ground. 104/2

26.1 S Hossain to Powell, Good length delivery outside off, Powell leaves it alone. 104/2

25.6 S Narine to Islam, Little short in length on middle and leg, Islam fails to clip it and is hit on the pads. Height factor, hence no appeal for an LBW! 123/3

25.5 S Narine to Al Hasan, Cuts a short delivery to cover-point and steals a quick single. 123/3

25.4 S Narine to Hasan, Comes from round the wicket and serves an off-spinner on off, Hasan defends it off his front foot. 122/3

25.3 S Narine to Hasan, Angling away from the batsman, outside off, Hasan covers the line and spin and then allows it through. 122/3

25.2 S Narine to Hasan, On the pads, tickled off the pads through square leg for a couple. 122/3

25.1 S Narine to Hasan, Spinning away from the batsman, Al Hasan plays it with the turn to point. 120/3

25.6 Al Hasan to M Samuels, FOUR! This time he finds the gap! Fullish outside off, Samuels leans forward and caresses it past extra covers for a boundary. 104/2

25.5 Al Hasan to Samuels, Fullish outside off, Samuels drives it straight to extra covers. 100/2

25.4 Al Hasan to Samuels, Leans forward and defends it solidly. 100/2

25.3 Al Hasan to Samuels, Comes forward and defends it to the off side. 100/2

25.2 Al Hasan to Samuels, Samuels has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 100/2

25.1 Al Hasan to M Samuels, Goes back and punches it straight to short extra covers. 100/2

24.6 T Best to Islam, Huge LBW appeal, turned down! A lovely delivery, pitched up to the batsman, outside off, nipping back in sharply, Naeem is caught in his crease and misses his defense and is hit on the pads. Missing the leg stump probably. 120/3

24.5 T Best to Islam, Wasted short delivery wide outside off, left alone. 120/3

24.4 T Best to Islam, Short outside off, let go past and a good carry through to the keeper. 120/3

24.3 T Best to Islam, Much better line, outside off, but still a touch wide, not played at again. 120/3

24.2 T Best to Islam, That is a wayward delivery, bowled down the leg side, Ramdin dives full length to his left to collect the ball. Good keeping. 120/3

24.1 T Best to Islam, Good length delivery outside off, angling in, shouldered arms to. 120/3

24.6 S Hossain to K Powell, FOUR! Edgy! Fullish outside off, Powell leans forward for a drive but gets a thick outside edge past gully for a boundary. 100/2

24.5 S Hossain to Powell, Good length delivery outside off, Powell stays back and pushes it to the off side. 96/2

24.4 S Hossain to Powell, Fullish outside off, Powell comes forward and drives it to mid off. 96/2

24.3 S Hossain to K Powell, Fullish outside off, Powell drives it sweetly but straight to covers. 96/2

24.2 S Hossain to Samuels, Ah! Some chin music! Back of a length delivery on middle, it takes off after landing. Samuels is hurried up and he fends it off his gloves to the leg side for a single. 96/2

24.2 S Hossain to Powell, NO BALL! Oversteps this time and delivers it short and wide outside off, Powell rocks back and cuts it straight to deep point for a single. 95/2

24.1 S Hossain to Samuels, Slips it down the leg side, Samuels misses his flick. The ball brushes the thigh pads and runs away to fine leg for a single. 93/2

Tino Best comes back into the attack.

23.6 S Narine to Hasan, Another watchful defense by Shakib to end the over. 120/3

23.5 S Narine to Hasan, Pitched outside leg and spinning towards off, Shakib tried to defend it but was hit on the pads. 120/3

23.4 S Narine to Hasan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 120/3

23.3 S Narine to Hasan, Off-spinner on middle, Shakib defends it with the spin towards slips. 120/3

23.2 S Narine to Hasan, Loopy off-spinner on off, defended to the off side. 120/3

23.1 S Narine to Islam, Gets on the front foot to push it towards covers for a single. 120/3

23.6 Al Hasan to Samuels, A tad wide and short outside off, Samuels cuts it straight to point. 92/2

23.5 Al Hasan to Samuels, Drifts it down the leg side, Samuels goes for a flick but misses. 91/2

23.4 Al Hasan to Samuels, Loopy on middle, Samuels lunges forward and defends. 91/2

23.3 Al Hasan to K Powell, Comes forward and prods it into the ground to the off side for a single. 91/2

23.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Goes back and pushes it straight back to the bowler. 90/2

23.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Spins back in sharply after landing outside off, Powell mistimes his punch to mid off. 90/2

Shakib Al Hasan walks in at number 5, replacing Tamim.

22.6 D Sammy to T Iqbal, OUT! Caught. Oh dear... that is a terrible shot. The pressure was getting on to him and he has picked the only man on the leg side. Short outside off, going away from him, Tamim leaps and attempts a weird pull shot. Miscues it straight to Sunil Narine at mid on. Sammy is happy and overjoyed. Tamim trudges off, then waits to see, just in case the umpire checks for the no ball and then sets off again... Departs for an entertaining 71-ball 72, BANGLADESH 119/3, need 209 more to avoid the follow-on! 119/3

22.5 D Sammy to Iqbal, Outside off, played straight to point. 119/2

22.4 D Sammy to Iqbal, Full outside off, Tamim mistimes his drive to short cover. 119/2

22.3 D Sammy to Islam, Down the leg side, flicked to fine leg for a run. 119/2

22.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Short outside off, slapped to deep point for a single. 118/2

Another change of willow for Tamim Iqbal.

22.1 D Sammy to T Iqbal, Full outside off, driven towards mid off. He comes half way down the track for the single but is sent back. 117/2

22.6 S Hossain to Samuels, Short of a length delivery down the leg side, some extra bounce there. Samuels does well to sway away from line. 90/2

22.5 S Hossain to Samuels, Fullish delivery down the leg side, Samuels goes for a flick but misses. 90/2

22.4 S Hossain to Samuels, Length delivery on middle, Samuels stays back and defends it solidly. 90/2

22.3 S Hossain to Powell, Short and wide outside off, Powell rocks back and cuts it to deep point for just a single. 90/2

22.2 S Hossain to Powell, Fullish on off, Powell comes forward and defends. 89/2

22.1 S Hossain to Powell, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a good length delivery outside off. Powell stays back and squirts it into the ground. 89/2

21.6 S Narine to Islam, Once again tries to defend it off his front foot but this one turns in a bit and comes off the inside part of the blade. 117/2

21.5 S Narine to Islam, Another watchful defense off the front foot by Islam. 117/2

21.4 S Narine to Islam, Loopy off-spinner on off, Islam lunges forward in defense. 117/2

21.3 S Narine to Islam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 117/2

21.2 S Narine to Iqbal, Helps it off his pads to square leg and crosses for a single. 117/2

21.1 S Narine to Iqbal, Iqbal has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 116/2

Shahadat Hossain back on!

21.6 Al Hasan to Samuels, Good length delivery outside off, Samuels goes back and pushes it to covers. 89/2

21.5 Al Hasan to K Powell, Fullish on middle, driven to long on for one. 89/2

21.4 Al Hasan to Powell, Loopy outside off and spinning in. Powell helps it to the off side off the back foot. 88/2

21.3 Al Hasan to Powell, FOUR! Hammered! Loopy on middle, Powell gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary. 88/2

21.2 Al Hasan to Powell, A tad quicker outside off, Powell prods it to the off side. 84/2

21.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Loopy on off, Powell lunges forward and defends. 84/2

20.6 D Sammy to Islam, Outside off, pushed to point. 116/2

20.5 D Sammy to Islam, On middle, played towards mid-wicket. 116/2

20.4 D Sammy to Iqbal, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 116/2

20.3 D Sammy to Iqbal, Similar line, this time it is left alone. 115/2

20.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Landed outside off, the drive is mistimed to mid off. West Indies pulling things back. Just 5 runs in the last 32 balls. 115/2

20.1 D Sammy to Iqbal, Tempting line, full and wide outside off, left alone. 115/2

20.6 S Gazi to Samuels, Goes back and pats it to the leg side. 84/2

20.5 S Gazi to Samuels, Rocks back and cuts a good length delivery outside off straight to point. 84/2

20.4 S Gazi to Samuels, FOUR! Brilliant placement! A tad short outside off, Samuels rocks back and just punches it past covers for a boundary. 84/2

20.3 S Gazi to Samuels, Stays back squirts it into the ground. 80/2

20.2 S Gazi to Samuels, Full on middle and leg, Samuels lunges forward for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. 80/2

20.1 S Gazi to Samuels, Stays back and pats it to mid-wicket. 80/2

19.6 S Narine to Islam, Floated full delivery outside off, an easy leave for Islam. 115/2

19.5 S Narine to Islam, Islam has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 115/2

19.4 S Narine to Islam, Spinning back into the batsman, Islam rocks back and turns it off his pads to short leg. 115/2

19.3 S Narine to Islam, Once again stretches forward and presents a straight bat in defense. 115/2

19.2 S Narine to Islam, Loopy delivery around off, Islam strides forward and defends it solidly. 115/2

19.1 S Narine to Islam, Flatter off-spinner around off, Islam defended it off his back foot to the off side. 115/2

19.6 Al Hasan to Samuels, Comes forward and adjusts well to steer it past short third man for a single to keep the strike. That ball turned away sharply after landing outside off. 80/2

19.5 Al Hasan to Samuels, Length delivery outside off, Spins away after landing. Samuels comes forward and leans it. 79/2

19.4 Al Hasan to Samuels, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 79/2

19.3 Al Hasan to M Samuels, Loopy on middle, Samuels drives it to short extra cover where the fielder does well to stop it. 79/2

19.2 Al Hasan to Samuels, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 79/2

19.1 Al Hasan to M Samuels, FOUR! Crashed! Loopy outside off, Samuels comes forward and drives it muscularly wide of mid off for a boundary. 79/2

Change of bat for Tamim Iqbal.

18.6 D Sammy to Iqbal, In the air, in the air, in the air....SAFE!!! Short outside off, Tamim goes for the pull but is way too early into the shot. The ball miscues off the top edge in the air but does not carry to Tino Best at mid off! Tamim initially wants the single but then changes his mind. 115/2

18.5 D Sammy to T Iqbal, Landed outside off, Tamim mistimes his drive to Sunil Narine at mid on. 115/2

18.4 D Sammy to Islam, Down the leg side, flicked to fine leg for a run. 115/2

18.3 D Sammy to Iqbal, Full outside off, pretty wide this time, driven through covers for a single. 114/2

18.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Landed outside off, not played at again. 113/2

18.1 D Sammy to Iqbal, Full outside off, left alone. 113/2

18.6 S Gazi to Powell, Quicker and flatter outside off, spins away. Powell leaves it alone to end the over. 75/2

18.5 S Gazi to Powell, Length delivery outside off, Powell punches it to covers. 75/2

18.4 S Gazi to Samuels, Rocks back and punches it to long off for a single. 75/2

18.3 S Gazi to Samuels, Stays back and glances it behind square leg. 74/2

18.2 S Gazi to Samuels, Spins back in a tad after landing on off, Samuels looks to prod it off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pads. 74/2

18.1 S Gazi to Samuels, Stays back and squirts it into the ground. 74/2

17.6 S Narine to Islam, Full and straight, driven back to the bowler. 113/2

17.5 S Narine to Islam, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 113/2

17.4 S Narine to Islam, Offers width outside off, Islam initially looks to guide it to third man but then decides not to unveil it. 113/2

17.3 S Narine to Islam, Quicker one, full in length on middle, defended off the back foot. 113/2

17.2 S Narine to Islam, Tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman got forward in defense. 113/2

17.1 S Narine to Islam, Spinning back into the batsman, Islam defends it solidly from the crease. 113/2

17.6 Al Hasan to Powell, Tossed up outside off, driven to mid off. 74/2

17.5 Al Hasan to Powell, On the pads, Powell tucked away on the leg side. 74/2

17.4 Al Hasan to Powell, A touch short this time, Powell goes back and punches it down towards mid on. 74/2

17.3 Al Hasan to Powell, Flighted delivery on the pads, tucked away on the leg side this time. 74/2

17.2 Al Hasan to Powell, Gets right behind the line and defends it. 74/2

17.1 Al Hasan to Powell, Starts with a delivery down the leg side, Powell fails to flick it away. 74/2

16.6 D Sammy to Islam, Holds the length back again, punched through the covers for one. The counter-attack has forced Sammy to spread out his field. Not attacking as much. 113/2

16.5 D Sammy to Islam, Full outside off, hint of away movement, Naeem is squared up and gets a bit of an outside edge to point. 112/2

16.4 D Sammy to Islam, Back of a length ball outside off, punched straight to point. 112/2

16.3 D Sammy to Islam, Landed outside off, watchfully defended towards point. 112/2

16.2 D Sammy to Iqbal, Landed outside off, driven but not from the meat of the bat, through the covers, for a run. 112/2

16.1 D Sammy to Islam, Full on leg stump, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 111/2

Shakib Al Hasan is now into the attack.

16.6 S Gazi to Samuels, Samuels shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 74/2

16.5 S Gazi to Samuels, Again it's short, Sameuls with a back foot defense. 74/2

16.4 S Gazi to M Samuels, ALMOST CHOPPED ON! A short delivery, Samuels goes back to cut, gets an inside edge which just shaves past the leg stump. 74/2

16.3 S Gazi to Samuels, Again on the pads, Samuels could not work that away. 74/2

16.2 S Gazi to Samuels, Drifts on the pads, tucked down fine on the leg side. 74/2

Marlon Samuels walks in next at number 4.

16.1 S Gazi to Bravo, OUT! Bravo gone now. Excellent revolutions on the ball from the debutant Gazi. Slowly tossed up delivery outside off, Bravo waits on, looks to loft it away over the ring but the slowness of the delivery does him in and the ball lobs up to Rubel Hossain at cover-point. 74/2

Darren Sammy is back on. 1-0-13-0 so far. Replaces Rampaul. Bangladesh trail by 417 runs. 20 overs left in the day.

Drinks break. Is this Test cricket? The side is batting at 6.87 runs an over. Someone needs to tell Tamim that if Bangladesh do not reach 527 today, they will not lose this Test match. But an entertaining Test innings nevertheless, plenty of attacking shots, a couple of miscued ones and a few good drives too. Sammy would not be too bothered at the moment but he needs to get a lid on the proceedings.

15.6 S Narine to Iqbal, Another offie on the leg stump line, Tamim defended it back. A maiden! 110/2

15.5 S Narine to Iqbal, Off-spinner landing on leg, Tamim defends it from the crease. 110/2

15.4 S Narine to Iqbal, Pitched outside leg, Tamim tried to flick it but missed and was hit on the pads. 110/2

15.3 S Narine to Iqbal, Flatter full on middle, turned to short leg. 110/2

15.2 S Narine to Iqbal, Lunges forward and defends it down watchfully. 110/2

15.1 S Narine to Iqbal, Sees the batsman coming and fires it on the pads, Tamim defends it back. 110/2

15.6 Mahmudullah to Powell, Powell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery to end the over. 74/1

15.5 Mahmudullah to Powell, A touch short, pushed back. 74/1

15.4 Mahmudullah to Powell, FOUR! Short on middle, Powell digs deep in the crease and just pushes it down through mid on, the bowler was just lazy to get across and mid on could not cut it off. 74/1

15.3 Mahmudullah to Powell, A touch short this time, pushed away towards point. 70/1

15.2 Mahmudullah to Bravo, Tossed up delivery, on middle, tucked away on the leg side for one. 70/1

15.1 Mahmudullah to Bravo, Short on middle, pushed away to the cover fielder. 69/1

14.6 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Outside off, pushed to cover for a single. 9 from the over, 31 off the last 3! 110/2

14.5 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, FOUR! Beauty! Full and wide outside off again, this time Tamim corrects his previous shot, gets his feet to the pitch of the ball and drives it fluently through the covers! The ball races away and deep point cannot get to it! 219 more needed to avoid the follow-on now! 109/2

14.4 R Rampaul to Iqbal, FOUR! Lucky, lucky, lucky! Full outside off, temptingly wide as well, Tamim goes after it and luckily for him, fortune favouring the brave, the ball flies off the outside edge through the vacant third slip region to third man! 105/2

14.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Landed outside off, pushed towards point. 101/2

14.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Well bowled, full and straight, Tamim is watchful in defense. 101/2

14.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Full outside off, watchfully defended back to Rampaul. 101/2

Mahmudullah is now introduced into the attack.

DRINKS BREAK!

14.6 S Gazi to Powell, Short and wide, Powell fails to cut that one away. 69/1

14.5 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short on middle, Powell defends it down. 69/1

14.4 S Gazi to Bravo, Full ball, stroked through mid off for a single. 69/1

14.3 S Gazi to Bravo, Bravo has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/1

14.2 S Gazi to Bravo, A touch quick and flat outside off, Bravo could not get bat on that. 68/1

14.1 S Gazi to Bravo, A much flighted delivery, Bravo leans forward and creams it through the covers. There is a stop there from the fielder but the on-air commentator is 100 percent sure it's a boundary as he exclaims, " That's gone away to the fence". 68/1

13.6 S Narine to Iqbal, Drifting down the leg side, Tamim nudges it off his pads to fine leg and jogs across to retain the strike. 100 up for Bangladesh in 84 balls, the second fifty came quicker than the previous one. 101/2

13.5 S Narine to Iqbal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 100/2

13.4 S Narine to Iqbal, SIX! The crowd is going mad here at Mirpur! Once again Tamim hurries down the track to smother the spin and launches it over wide long on for a biggie. 100/2

13.3 S Narine to Iqbal, Iqbal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 94/2

11th Test Fifty for Tamim Iqbal, third against West Indies!

13.2 S Narine to Iqbal, SIX! Reaches his fifty in style! Narine tosses it up and invites the batsman to have a go. He lands it full around middle, Tamim accepts the proposal, shimmies down the track and hoists it over long on for a maximum. 94/2

13.1 S Narine to Iqbal, Flighted off-spinner on middle, defended by Tamim. 88/2

13.6 R Hossain to Powell, A good length delivery around off, Powell defends well to end the over. 68/1

13.5 R Hossain to Powell, Darts down a short of a length delivery, Powell has no interest in playing that. 68/1

13.4 R Hossain to Powell, FOUR! Cracking shot this. Hossain offers a half-volley, well outside off without any swing, Powell leans and drives it with precision through the cover region. 68/1

13.3 R Hossain to Powell, Full length delivery, outside off, pushed down the ground. 64/1

13.2 R Hossain to Powell, FOUR! Width on offer. Hossain just cannot remain consistent. Short and wide outside off, Powell goes back and scythes it past the point fielder. 64/1

13.1 R Hossain to Powell, Full length delivery outside off, Powell drives it down to mid off. 60/1

12.6 R Rampaul to Islam, Outside off, angling in, left alone. 7 runs and a wicket from the over, Rampaul's figures read 7-0-40-2. 88/2

12.5 R Rampaul to Islam, That should have been a single. Just to get the butterflies out of Naeem's stomach. Landed outside off, Naeem pushes it towards point. Tamim wanted the single but the striker himself denied the offer! 88/2

Naeem Islam walks in at number 4, replacing Nafees.

12.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, OUT! Caught behind! Bangladesh have lived by the sword and died by it and now they see their second wicket falling. Short outside off, but close to the stumps, Nafees flashes hard but the ball bounces a touch high and takes the outside edge to the keeper! One got the feeling that this was about to come, as the batsmen were playing one shot too many. But an entertaining knock of 31 from 27 balls comes to an end. He walks back hitting himself on the helmet with his right glove. No point crying over spilled milk. The 63-run stand from 47 balls is broken. BANGLADESH 88/2, trail by 439! 88/2

12.3 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! Awesome! Half volley outside off, Nafees leans into this one and drives it through the covers and gets another boundary! The deficit is now 439! 88/1

12.2 R Rampaul to S Nafees, Full outside off, stays low a touch, driven straight to short extra cover. 84/1

12.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Fine shot, excellent fielding. Good length delivery outside off, Tamim punches it on the up through the covers. Finds the gap and the ball races away. Darren Bravo chases it down and slides near the ropes to pull the ball back in. Three runs taken. 84/1

12.6 S Gazi to Bravo, Well tossed up, a front-foot defense from Bravo to end the over. 60/1

12.5 S Gazi to Bravo, A short delivery, Bravo bats it down. 60/1

12.4 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short on the pads, worked away on the leg side for a single. 60/1

12.3 S Gazi to Powell, Flighted delivery, on middle, Powell gets down in defense. 59/1

12.2 S Gazi to Powell, Flighted and turning away, Powell leaves it alone. 59/1

12.1 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, pushed back to Gazi. 59/1

11.6 S Narine to Nafees, Quicker offie on middle, defended by leaning forward. 81/1

11.5 S Narine to Nafees, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 81/1

11.4 S Narine to Nafees, Fires in a quicker one, flatter and on middle and leg, Nafees defends it to the leg side. 81/1

11.3 S Narine to S Nafees, FOUR! Elegant! Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, fuller in length on off, spinning away a shade, Nafees takes his front leg forward and caresses it with the turn through extra cover. 81/1

11.2 S Narine to Nafees, Flights it in the air and lands it on a fuller length around middle, Nafees blocks it off his front foot. 77/1

11.1 S Narine to Nafees, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Nafees punches it to mid off. 77/1

11.6 R Hossain to Bravo, Bowls length around off, Bravo defends well to end the over. 59/1

11.5 R Hossain to Bravo, FOUR! Not that well timed. Full and wide outside off, Powell gets down to drive, the ball goes off the toe end the bat and squirts it away past point. 59/1

11.4 R Hossain to Bravo, A good length delivery, nips away after landing, Bravo goes to push that away but misses out. 55/1

11.3 R Hossain to Bravo, Back of a length this time, on middle, defended down. 55/1

11.2 R Hossain to Powell, Good length delivery, this time on the pads, worked away past square leg for a single. 55/1

11.1 R Hossain to Powell, A full length delivery, Powell drives it to cover. 54/1

Time for spin! Sunil Narine into the attack. It will be a mouthwatering clash between him and Tamim! Game on.

10.6 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, Lucky! Short outside off, Tamim goes for the pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads which lobs in the air but does not carry to the keeper or the slip cordon. 11 from the over, 24 off the last 2! 77/1

10.5 R Rampaul to Nafees, Some sanity, pushes this length ball through point for a single. 77/1

50-stand up in just 36 balls!

10.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! It is a boundary fest out there! Short again, this is outside off, but moving away, Nafees just steers it over the vacant point region. There is a man in the deep but he cannot get to the ball! 76/1

10.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, NO BALL! FOUR! Thump! Massive overstepping from Rampaul, digs the ball in short outside off, gets it to angle in but Nafees is prepared for it and pulls it over square leg for a boundary! The deficit is 455 now! 72/1

10.3 R Rampaul to Nafees, Good short ball, on middle, Nafees ducks under the same. 67/1

10.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Good ball, well played as well. Length ball on middle, Tamim hops across and turns it towards mid-wicket for a single. 67/1

10.1 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, Full outside off, driven towards mid off. 66/1

10.6 S Gazi to Powell, Good length delivery on the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 54/1

10.5 S Gazi to Powell, Powell shoulders arms to let that one through. 53/1

10.4 S Gazi to Powell, SIX! Fine shot! Gets down to a flighted delivery, picks the length well and slots that one into the stands over long off. 53/1

10.3 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 47/1

10.2 S Gazi to K Powell, Short this time, Powell cuts it away straight to point. 47/1

10.1 S Gazi to Powell, A touch flat, Powell sits back and defends. 47/1

9.6 D Sammy to S Nafees, FOUR! 13 runs off the over! This is extraordinary cricket from Bangladesh! Fullish ball outside off, Nafees takes his front leg forward and creams it through covers for a boundary. 66/1

9.5 D Sammy to Iqbal, Taps it in front of mid on and pinches a single. Good cricket! 62/1

9.4 D Sammy to Iqbal, On middle, helped to mid-wicket. Dot ball. 61/1

9.3 D Sammy to Iqbal, FOUR! Last one was all power, this one was timing. An over-pitched delivery around off, Iqbal came forward and forced it straight down the ground for a boundary. 61/1

9.2 D Sammy to T Iqbal, FOUR! Smack! Length delivery around off, Iqbal latches onto it and murders it past his partner at the non-striker's end for a boundary. Almost took Nafees' head! 57/1

9.1 D Sammy to Iqbal, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to covers. 53/1

9.6 R Hossain to Bravo, Bravo chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 47/1

9.5 R Hossain to Bravo, Full length delivery, Bravo gets forward and pushes it to cover, the fielder gets across and defends. 47/1

9.4 R Hossain to Bravo, A good length delivery outside off, Bravo goes back and cuts it to point. 47/1

9.3 R Hossain to Bravo, A full length delivery, Bravo gets down and defends. 47/1

9.3 R Hossain to Bravo, Wide! Too short this time from Hossain. On middle and it shoots off the surface to tower over the head of Bravo. 47/1

9.2 R Hossain to Bravo, Excellent delivery. It was full and curving away, Bravo leans forward but could not get any bat on that. 46/1

9.1 R Hossain to Bravo, A good length delivery, Bravo defnds it well. 46/1

Darren Sammy to bowl now. Replaces the erratic Best. Bangladesh trail by 474 runs. 27 overs left in the day.

8.6 R Rampaul to Nafees, Superb delivery! Landed on a fuller length just outside off, gets it to seam away at the last moment, Nafees is squared up and the ball zips past the outside edge. 53/1

8.5 R Rampaul to Nafees, Full and wide outside off, left alone. 53/1

8.4 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Landed on middle, Tamim works it through mid-wicket for a run. 53/1

8.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Full and straight, defended watchfully down to mid on. 52/1

8.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Landed outside off, angling away, left alone. 52/1

8.1 R Rampaul to Nafees, Down the leg side, Nafees clips it through square leg., The ball races away but so does Tino Best from fine leg to his right and keeps the batsmen to just a single. 52/1

8.6 S Gazi to Powell, Powell lets the ball go outside his off stump. 46/1

8.5 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, Powell defends it off his back foot. 46/1

8.4 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 46/1

8.3 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 46/1

8.2 S Gazi to Powell, Out. Is he gone? NO, he is not. He waits and gets the decision in his favour. A tossed up delivery, on middle, Powell gets down the track, aims to loft it away, it hits the fielder's helmet and lobs up to cover. Bangladesh are already celebrating. But Powell waits. Replays show that the ball had indeed come off the helmet off the fielder at silly point, and hence, according to the rules which mention that you cannot be given out if anything has hit the fielding gear. 46/1

8.1 S Gazi to Powell, Flighted delivery, Powell comes forward and defends. 46/1

7.6 T Best to Nafees, He apologized alright but served another delivery on the leg stump line, Nafees this time managed to get some bat onto it and collects a single at square leg. 51/1

7.5 T Best to Nafees, Sharp delivery, on a good length but tailing down the leg side, Nafees allows it through again and Ramdin dives full length to collect the ball. Best apologizes to his vice captain! 50/1

7.4 T Best to Nafees, Smell the leather, Mr. Nafees! Best bends his back to serve a well targeted short delivery around off. Shahriar picks the length, arches back and allows it through to the keeper. 50/1

7.3 T Best to Iqbal, Angles in a length delivery, Tamim tucks it to mid-wicket and crosses for one. 50 up for Bangladesh in just 45 balls! 50/1

7.2 T Best to Iqbal, Back of a length deliver on off, Iqbal stays on the back foot and defends. 49/1

7.1 T Best to Iqbal, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery down the leg side, Tamim fails to flick it and Ramdin has to dive full length to his right to collect the ball. 49/1

7.6 R Hossain to D Bravo, FOUR! Cracking drive. A half-volley outside off, Bravo leans forward and cover-drives it through the gap. 46/1

7.5 R Hossain to Bravo, Bravo shoulders arms to let that one through. 42/1

7.4 R Hossain to Bravo, Fuller length delivery, Bravo drives it hard but the cover fielder comes across and does well to stop that. 42/1

7.3 R Hossain to Bravo, Full length delivery, Bravo leaves it alone. 42/1

7.2 R Hossain to Bravo, A good length delivery, Bravo defends it well. 42/1

7.1 R Hossain to Bravo, In the channel outside off, Bravo leaves it alone. 41/1

6.6 R Rampaul to Nafees, Full outside off, close to the off stump, left alone. 8 from the over, 24 off the last 2! 49/1

6.5 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! Short ball again, comes up to waist height, Nafees just provides a deft touch and steers it behind point for a boundary! 279 more needed to avoid the follow-on now! 49/1

6.4 R Rampaul to Nafees, Good length delivery on middle, pushed towards cover. 45/1

6.3 R Rampaul to Nafees, That is more like it, landing it closer to the off stump on a good length, allowed to go through. 45/1

6.2 R Rampaul to Nafees, FOUR! Thrash! Shahriar Nafees joins the party! Length ball wide outside off, Nafees accepts the rare gift from Rampaul and crashes it through point for a boundary! 45/1

6.1 R Rampaul to Nafees, Landed outside off, pushed straight to cover. Sets off for a single but quickly sends Tamim back. 41/1

Rubel Hossain into the attack now.

6.6 S Gazi to Powell, Much flatter outside off, Powell drives it well but straight to mid off. 41/1

6.5 S Gazi to Powell, On the pads this time, Powell aims to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 41/1

6.4 S Gazi to K Powell, Another short delivery, turns away, Powell aims to push it away but finds an inside edge, which misses the stumps not by much. 41/1

6.3 S Gazi to Powell, Short down the leg side, worked away straight to mid-wicket. 41/1

6.2 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, Powell goes back and defends it. 41/1

6.1 S Gazi to Powell, A touch flat, pushed away to cover. 41/1

5.6 T Best to T Iqbal, FOUR! It's raining boundaries and finally the Bangladeshi crowd has something to cheer about. Once again the bowler is on the shorter side, it sits up at a nice height for the batsman, Tamim picks it early and dispatches it to the deep mid-wicket fence via a brutal pull shot. Best conceded 16 runs in the over! 41/1

5.5 T Best to Iqbal, FOUR! Tamim is in some lovely touch! Best serves a fuller length delivery outside off, Tamim gets on the front foot and bludgeons it through extra cover for a boundary. 37/1

5.4 T Best to Iqbal, Short delivery around off, Tamim aims to pull it but misses. 33/1

5.3 T Best to Iqbal, FOUR! Tamim, you beauty! A fractionally over-pitched delivery on middle, Tamim got behind the line of the delivery and drilled it back past the bowler for a straight boundary down the ground. 33/1

5.2 T Best to Iqbal, Good length delivery on middle and off, Iqbal defends it from the crease. His initial movement suggested that he was looking for some other shot! 29/1

5.1 T Best to Iqbal, FOUR! Terrific shot! Best drops it short on middle and leg, Tamim is quick on top of the bounce and powers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 29/1

5.6 S Hossain to Bravo, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full and wide, there to be driven and Bravo gets to the pitch and caresses it through the covers. 41/1

5.6 S Hossain to Bravo, No-ball. Digs in a back of a length delivery, down the leg side and Bravo lets it go. Hossain over-steps again. 37/1

5.5 S Hossain to Powell, Short of a length delivery, down the leg side, Powell turns and pulls it away to fine leg for a single. 36/1

5.4 S Hossain to Powell, Excellent. Bowls very full and Powell is forced to dig it back. 35/1

5.3 S Hossain to Powell, A good length delivery, Powell sits back and defends. 35/1

5.2 S Hossain to Powell, Appeal for LBW! A back of a length delivery, on middle, swings back in and Powell is rapped on the pads. Bangaladesh go up for a huge, huge appeal but nothing from the umpire. 35/1

5.2 S Hossain to Powell, No-ball for over-stepping. Hossain is renowned for this. A full delivery on the pads, Bravo gets off the mark with a couple through mid-wicket. 35/1

5.1 S Hossain to Powell, A length delivery down the leg side, Bravo aims to flick it but misses out. 32/1

4.6 R Rampaul to Nafees, Full outside off, Nafees plays a weird looking shot, attempting to scoop it over cover and misses. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Rampaul's figures read 3-0-12-1. 25/1

Shahriar Nafees is the new batsman.

4.5 R Rampaul to Siddique, OUT! Caught! That is a brute of a delivery and West Indies have their first breakthrough! The commentator's curse! Siddique was just being praised for his calmness and he gets a ripper of a delivery. A dead straight short ball, Siddique tries to fend it away but the ball bounces high, takes the edge, squaring up the batsman and lobs up to Darren Bravo at third slip who takes the easiest of catches in front of second slip. The only issue there was that even second slip was going for the catch. All is well in the end. Siddique departs for 7, BANGLADESH 25/1, TRAIL BY 502! 25/1

4.4 R Rampaul to Siddique, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 25/0

4.3 R Rampaul to Siddique, FOUR! Sweetly timed! Not a bad ball but a delightful shot. Full outside off, Siddique comes forward and just angles the bat behind, opens the face and uses the pace of the bowler to guide it to third man! 25/0

Siddique is playing a calm knock and probably Tamim needs to learn from him a touch. As of now, he is playing as if he has a flight to catch in the evening.

4.2 R Rampaul to Siddique, Fuller in length this time, not played at again. 21/0

4.1 R Rampaul to Siddique, Good length delivery outside off, left alone. 21/0

Darren Bravo walks in next at number 3.

4.6 S Gazi to Gayle, OUT! A big, big wicket and Christopher Henry Gayle has departed. A tossed up delivery on middle and off, Gayle comes down the track, looks to lift that one over the in-field but picks out the fielder at long off and Mahmudullah makes no mistake. There will be no fireworks from the big man today. 32/1

4.5 S Gazi to Gayle, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 32/0

4.4 S Gazi to Gayle, Tossed up on middle, Gayle defends this time. 32/0

4.3 S Gazi to Powell, A flighted delivery, outside off, Powell drives it through mid off and scampers through for a single. 32/0

4.2 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, Powell gets down in defense. 31/0

4.1 S Gazi to Powell, Turning away outside off, left alone. 31/0

3.6 T Best to T Iqbal, FOUR! Amazing! Full and wide outside off, Tamim latches on to that one and drives it on the up through the covers for a boundary! The deficit is now 506! 21/0

3.5 T Best to Siddique, This is a better single, pushed towards cover for a run. 17/0

3.4 T Best to Iqbal, Lucky! Short outside off, Tamim goes for the pull but the ball comes quickly onto him and goes off the top edge over the bowler towards mid on but there ain't a fielder placed in that position! Mid off gets around and the batsmen take a single. Best is not happy with his personal luck. 16/0

3.3 T Best to Iqbal, Grunts and delivers a fast and full ball outside off, is not played at. That is a good area by Mr. Best. 15/0

3.2 T Best to Iqbal, This is just outside off, angling away, not played at. 15/0

3.1 T Best to Iqbal, Full and fast on middle, Tamim is hurried into his forward defense. 15/0

3.6 S Hossain to C Gayle, FOUR! Not all that well timed but Gayle's power is enough. Full outside off yet again, Gayle powers it, did not get enough timing behind it but it races away past extra covers. 31/0

3.5 S Hossain to Gayle, FOUR! Straight down the ground and that was a traditional Test shot. Full delivery around off, Gayle leans forward and drives it down through mid off, no stopping that. 27/0

3.4 S Hossain to Gayle, Bends his back and bowls a good length delivery on middle, goes away from the left-hander, Gayle leaves it. 23/0

3.3 S Hossain to Gayle, Full and wide, this one comes back in a bit, once again Gayle leaves it alone. 23/0

3.2 S Hossain to Gayle, In the good length channel outside off, shouldered arms to. 23/0

3.1 S Hossain to Gayle, Excellent delivery. Draws Gayle forward with a full delivery, it swings further away from the southpaw and beats him outside the off stump. 23/0

2.6 R Rampaul to Siddique, Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Junaid defends it a bit awkwardly to the leg side. 15/0

2.5 R Rampaul to Siddique, Remains on the back foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 15/0

2.4 R Rampaul to Siddique, Straighter delivery, Siddique finally gets off the mark by flicking it through the gap at mid-wicket. Two runs! 15/0

2.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Straying on the pads, nudged to fine leg for one. 13/0

2.2 R Rampaul to T Iqbal, FOUR! Streaky boundary! Rampaul hurls in a short delivery around off, some extra lift from the deck, Tamim pokes inside the line and it flies off the outside edge to the third man fence. Moral victory for the bowler but runs for the batsman! 12/0

2.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, FOUR BYES! That is a brave leave but poor keeping from Ramdin. Landed on middle, Tamim trusts the bounce and lets it go. The ball bounces over the stumps and sways in and Ramdin, clearly surprised by the movemtn and bounce, parries it to the fine leg fence. 8/0

2.6 S Gazi to Powell, Powell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/0

2.5 S Gazi to Powell, A touch short, Powell goes back and punches it away on the off side. 23/0

2.4 S Gazi to Gayle, Gets down and sweeps it away through square leg for one. 23/0

2.3 S Gazi to Powell, A touch flat and quick, Powell attempts to turn it away but finds an outside edge towards third man for one. 22/0

2.2 S Gazi to Powell, Spinning away outside off, Powell leaves it alone. 21/0

2.1 S Gazi to Gayle, Tossed up delivery, Gayle smashes it down to mid off and takes one. 21/0

1.6 T Best to Siddique, Landed outside off, angling away, shouldered arms to. 4/0

1.5 T Best to Siddique, Landed outside off, stays a touch low, Siddique chops it down to gully. 4/0

1.4 T Best to Iqbal, Full outside off, smart cricket from Tamim as he pushes it towards point and catches him napping by taking a single. 4/0

1.3 T Best to Iqbal, Length ball outside off, Tamim mistimes his cut shot to mid off. 3/0

1.2 T Best to Iqbal, A short delivery again, but this has more venom in it, Tamim goes for the pull but the ball is too quick for him and swishes past. 3/0

1.1 T Best to Iqbal, And he is greeted in style by Tamim! Short outside off, Tamim pulls it through mid-wicket. Sunil Narine tracks it down from fine leg and stops it with his right boot. Just the two runs taken, poor running. 3/0

1.6 S Hossain to Powell, Full delivery, outside off, Powell went to drive that but could not connect to that. 20/0

1.5 S Hossain to Powell, Outside off, left alone. 20/0

1.4 S Hossain to Powell, Three leaves in a row. 20/0

1.3 S Hossain to Powell, Wide and angling away outside off, Powell leaves that untouched. 20/0

1.2 S Hossain to Powell, On a good length outside off, Powell leaves it alone. 20/0

1.1 S Hossain to Powell, Bowls a delivery down on the pads, Powelll works it away to deep square leg and gets off the mark with a couple of runs. 20/0

Tino Best to share the new cherry from the other end.

0.6 R Rampaul to Siddique, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Siddique pushes at it and gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls in the gap at covers, Junaid wants the run but Tamim once again shows no interest. The striker is not impressed. 1/0

0.5 R Rampaul to Siddique, Tests the batsman with a short delivery, on middle and off, Siddique ducks. 1/0

0.4 R Rampaul to Siddique, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Siddique leans forward and pushes it in front of cover-point. Looks for a single but his partner isn't interested. 1/0

0.3 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Bangladesh are away! Straying down the leg side, a length ball, Iqbal flicks it to fine leg for a single. 1/0

0.2 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Back of a length delivery around off, Tamim stands tall and punches it down in front of mid off. 0/0

0.1 R Rampaul to Iqbal, Starts with a good length delivery on middle and off, Iqbal gets behind the line, stays on the back foot and defends it down calmly. 0/0

Shahadat Hossain to open the bowling from the other end. We wonder if Chris Gayle wakes up every morning in such scintillating form?

0.6 S Gazi to Gayle, A touch short, Gayle misses out this time. 18/0

0.5 S Gazi to Gayle, Bowls full, Gayle drives it through mid off and takes a couple. 18/0

0.4 S Gazi to Gayle, SIX! And again! This was tossed up on off, Gayle once again picks his spot over long on and deposits it over the stands. 16/0

0.3 S Gazi to Gayle, Four leg byes! A delivery down the leg side, Gayle aims to flick, it goes off his pads and goes down to the fine leg fence. 10/0

0.2 S Gazi to Gayle, Gets right behind the line and defends it well. 6/0

0.1 S Gazi to Gayle, SIX! Welcome to international cricket, boy! A tossed up delivery from Gazi, Gayle gets right underneath it and launches it over the long on fence. 6/0