Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test 29 Oct – 2 Nov , Mirpur Will spin woes ease for West Indies?

West Indies 355 & 383/5d

Bangladesh 231 & 164/3 (47.0 ov)

Bangladesh require another 344 runs with 7 wickets remaining

Stumps – Day 4

  • West Indies in Bangladesh Test Series – 2nd Test
  • Test no. 2012 | 2011/12 season
  • Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
  • 29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2011 (5-day match)
West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KC Brathwaite c Imrul Kayes b Rubel Hossain 50 130 102 5 0 49.01
View dismissal KOA Powell b Suhrawadi Shuvo 72 228 150 10 0 48.00
View dismissal KA Edwards lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 121 371 273 14 2 44.32
View dismissal DM Bravo lbw b Nasir Hossain 12 28 30 2 0 40.00
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Nasir Hossain 18 77 58 0 0 31.03
View dismissal KAJ Roach b Shakib Al Hasan 6 9 13 1 0 46.15
View dismissal MN Samuels c & b Nasir Hossain 48 110 79 7 0 60.75
View dismissal CS Baugh† c Imrul Kayes b Shakib Al Hasan 6 19 27 1 0 22.22
View dismissal DJG Sammy* hit wicket b Shakib Al Hasan 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
View dismissal FH Edwards lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 9 14 14 1 0 64.28
D Bishoo not out 2 9 9 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 3, nb 1) 10
Total (all out; 126.4 overs; 512 mins) 355 (2.80 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-100 (Brathwaite, 32.1 ov), 2-155 (Powell, 54.1 ov), 3-180 (Bravo, 63.6 ov), 4-226 (Chanderpaul, 82.1 ov), 5-232 (Roach, 84.3 ov), 6-319 (Samuels, 112.3 ov), 7-337 (Baugh, 118.6 ov), 8-339 (Sammy, 120.2 ov), 9-348 (KA Edwards, 124.1 ov), 10-355 (FH Edwards, 126.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Shahadat Hossain 16 1 76 0 4.75 (1nb)
View wicket Rubel Hossain 24 3 71 1 2.95 (3w)
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 34.4 12 63 5 1.81
View wickets Nasir Hossain 25 6 52 3 2.08
View wicket Suhrawadi Shuvo 23 3 73 1 3.17
Naeem Islam 4 0 14 0 3.50
Bangladesh 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c Bravo b FH Edwards 14 20 10 3 0 140.00
View dismissal Imrul Kayes c Brathwaite b FH Edwards 29 54 26 5 1 111.53
View dismissal Shahriar Nafees c Bravo b FH Edwards 7 8 8 1 0 87.50
View dismissal Raqibul Hasan lbw b FH Edwards 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim*† c Chanderpaul b FH Edwards 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan b Bishoo 73 113 74 9 0 98.64
View dismissal Naeem Islam run out (Roach/Bishoo/†Baugh) 45 158 113 5 0 39.82
View dismissal Nasir Hossain c KA Edwards b Samuels 42 122 113 4 0 37.16
View dismissal Suhrawadi Shuvo c Brathwaite b Bishoo 15 47 38 1 0 39.47
View dismissal Shahadat Hossain b Bishoo 4 17 13 0 0 30.76
Rubel Hossain not out 2 10 10 0 0 20.00
Extras 0
Total (all out; 68 overs) 231 (3.39 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-14 (Tamim Iqbal, 2.3 ov), 2-36 (Shahriar Nafees, 4.6 ov), 3-46 (Raqibul Hasan, 6.2 ov), 4-46 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 6.3 ov), 5-59 (Imrul Kayes, 8.5 ov), 6-143 (Shakib Al Hasan, 31.4 ov), 7-195 (Naeem Islam, 49.3 ov), 8-225 (Suhrawadi Shuvo, 63.1 ov), 9-225 (Nasir Hossain, 64.6 ov), 10-231 (Shahadat Hossain, 67.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets FH Edwards 13 0 63 5 4.84
KAJ Roach 9 0 52 0 5.77
DJG Sammy 10 3 32 0 3.20
View wickets D Bishoo 23 4 62 3 2.69
View wicket MN Samuels 13 2 22 1 1.69
West Indies 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KC Brathwaite run out (Naeem Islam) 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal KOA Powell c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 12 67 45 1 0 26.66
View dismissal KA Edwards b Suhrawadi Shuvo 86 263 204 7 1 42.15
View dismissal DM Bravo c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Suhrawadi Shuvo 195 297 12 5 65.65
View dismissal KAJ Roach c Naeem Islam b Suhrawadi Shuvo 12 46 0 0 26.08
S Chanderpaul not out 59 79 6 0 74.68
Extras (b 6, lb 4, w 5, nb 4) 19
Total (5 wickets dec; 111.3 overs) 383 (3.43 runs per over)
Did not bat MN Samuels, DJG Sammy*, CS Baugh†, FH Edwards, D Bishoo
Fall of wickets1-0 (Brathwaite, 0.2 ov), 2-33 (Powell, 17.4 ov), 3-184 (KA Edwards, 64.5 ov), 4-240 (Roach, 81.5 ov), 5-383 (Bravo, 111.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Rubel Hossain 12 2 36 0 3.00 (2nb, 1w)
Nasir Hossain 25 5 78 0 3.12
View wicket Shakib Al Hasan 21 1 79 1 3.76
Naeem Islam 12 2 38 0 3.16
View wickets Suhrawadi Shuvo 26.3 3 73 3 2.75
Shahadat Hossain 11 0 57 0 5.18 (2nb)
Raqibul Hasan 4 0 12 0 3.00
Bangladesh 2nd innings (target: 508 runs) R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal not out 82 149 8 1 55.03
View dismissal Imrul Kayes c KA Edwards b FH Edwards 9 11 2 0 81.81
View dismissal Shahriar Nafees c & b Sammy 18 25 2 0 72.00
View dismissal Raqibul Hasan c Sammy b Samuels 17 52 0 0 32.69
Mushfiqur Rahim*† not out 33 47 5 0 70.21
Extras (b 2, lb 1, nb 2) 5
Total (3 wickets; 47 overs) 164 (3.48 runs per over)
To bat Shakib Al Hasan, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Suhrawadi Shuvo
Fall of wickets1-26 (Imrul Kayes, 2.6 ov), 2-73 (Shahriar Nafees, 12.1 ov), 3-124 (Raqibul Hasan, 33.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket FH Edwards 9 0 38 1 4.22 (2nb)
KAJ Roach 8 2 36 0 4.50
View wicket DJG Sammy 7 2 11 1 1.57
D Bishoo 11 3 35 0 3.18
View wicket MN Samuels 12 2 41 1 3.41
Match details
Toss West Indies, who chose to bat
Test debut Suhrawadi Shuvo (Bangladesh)
Player of the match tba
Umpires HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire Nadir Shah
Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire Enamul Haque
Close of play
day 1 – West Indies 1st innings 253/5 (KA Edwards 71*, MN Samuels 16*, 90 ov)
day 2 – Bangladesh 1st innings 204/7 (Nasir Hossain 34*, Suhrawadi Shuvo 2*, 51 ov)
day 3 – West Indies 2nd innings 207/3 (DM Bravo 100*, KAJ Roach 4*, 71 ov)
day 4 – Bangladesh 2nd innings 164/3 (Tamim Iqbal 82*, Mushfiqur Rahim 33*, 47 ov)
Match notes
  • Day 1:
  • Drinks: West Indies – 34/0 in 14.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 20, KOA Powell 13)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (KC Brathwaite 26, KOA Powell 23, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: West Indies – 88/0 in 29.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 49, KOA Powell 37)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 3
  • KC Brathwaite: 50 off 101 balls (5 x 4)
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 193 balls (KC Brathwaite 50, KOA Powell 47, Ex 3)
  • KOA Powell: 50 off 101 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: West Indies – 132/1 in 43.0 overs (KOA Powell 59, KA Edwards 18)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 53.2 overs (321 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 127 balls (KOA Powell 20, KA Edwards 28, Ex 2)
  • Tea: West Indies – 160/2 in 57.0 overs (KA Edwards 31, DM Bravo 2)
  • Drinks: West Indies – 196/3 in 74.0 overs (KA Edwards 47, S Chanderpaul 7)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 74.4 overs (449 balls), Extras 8
  • KA Edwards: 50 off 127 balls (6 x 4)
  • New Ball Taken: West Indies 220/3 after 81.3 overs (KA Edwards 60, S Chanderpaul 18)
  • West Indies: 250 runs in 89.6 overs (541 balls), Extras 8
  • End Of Day: West Indies – 253/5 in 90.0 overs (KA Edwards 71, MN Samuels 16)
  • Day 2:
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (KA Edwards 13, MN Samuels 35, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: West Indies – 298/5 in 105.0 overs (KA Edwards 87, MN Samuels 43)
  • West Indies: 300 runs in 105.4 overs (635 balls), Extras 10
  • KA Edwards: 100 off 234 balls (14 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Lunch: West Indies – 339/8 in 120.2 overs (KA Edwards 116)
  • West Indies: 350 runs in 125.3 overs (754 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: West Indies – 355/10 in 126.4 overs (D Bishoo 2)
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Bangladesh – 54/4 in 8.0 overs (Imrul Kayes 29, Shakib Al Hasan 4)
  • Tea: Bangladesh – 86/5 in 16.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 30, Naeem Islam 6)
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 18.3 overs (111 balls), Extras 0
  • Shakib Al Hasan: 50 off 46 balls (6 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (Shakib Al Hasan 41, Naeem Islam 9, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh – 143/6 in 31.4 overs (Naeem Islam 20)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 0
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (Naeem Islam 25, Nasir Hossain 25, Ex 0)
  • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 50.4 overs (304 balls), Extras 0
  • End Of Day: Bangladesh – 204/7 in 51.0 overs (Nasir Hossain 34, Suhrawadi Shuvo 2)
  • Day 3:
  • Innings Break: Bangladesh – 231/10 in 68.0 overs (Rubel Hossain 2)
  • Lunch: West Indies – 27/1 in 14.0 overs (KOA Powell 12, KA Edwards 14)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 22.2 overs (134 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: West Indies – 80/2 in 30.0 overs (KA Edwards 30, DM Bravo 36)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (KA Edwards 10, DM Bravo 40, Ex 1)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 34.6 overs (211 balls), Extras 3
  • DM Bravo: 50 off 63 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • KA Edwards: 50 off 115 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 150 balls (KA Edwards 39, DM Bravo 59, Ex 2)
  • Tea: West Indies – 133/2 in 43.0 overs (KA Edwards 59, DM Bravo 59)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 49.4 overs (299 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: West Indies – 167/2 in 55.0 overs (KA Edwards 74, DM Bravo 76)
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 276 balls (KA Edwards 66, DM Bravo 80, Ex 4)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 69.2 overs (419 balls), Extras 5
  • End Of Day: West Indies – 207/3 in 71.0 overs (DM Bravo 100, KAJ Roach 4)
  • DM Bravo: 100 off 165 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Day 4:
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (DM Bravo 39, KAJ Roach 8, Ex 4)
  • West Indies: 250 runs in 85.6 overs (520 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: West Indies – 250/4 in 86.0 overs (DM Bravo 126, S Chanderpaul 5)
  • New Ball Taken: West Indies 269/4 after 92.2 overs (DM Bravo 136, S Chanderpaul 14)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (DM Bravo 21, S Chanderpaul 26, Ex 6)
  • West Indies: 300 runs in 99.6 overs (604 balls), Extras 15
  • DM Bravo: 150 off 253 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Lunch: West Indies – 309/4 in 101.0 overs (DM Bravo 151, S Chanderpaul 33)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 145 balls (DM Bravo 52, S Chanderpaul 45, Ex 6)
  • S Chanderpaul: 50 off 70 balls (5 x 4)
  • West Indies: 350 runs in 106.3 overs (643 balls), Extras 15
  • Innings Break: West Indies – 383/5 in 111.3 overs (S Chanderpaul 59)
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (58 balls), Extras 4
  • Tea: Bangladesh – 73/2 in 12.1 overs (Tamim Iqbal 42)
  • Tamim Iqbal: 50 off 58 balls (6 x 4)
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 23.4 overs (144 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Bangladesh – 122/2 in 33.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 76, Raqibul Hasan 15)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 127 balls (Tamim Iqbal 34, Raqibul Hasan 17, Ex 0)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 41.2 overs (250 balls), Extras 5
  • End Of Day: Bangladesh – 164/3 in 47.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 82, Mushfiqur Rahim 33)

It is exactly 25 years since West Indies were spun out by Abdul Qadir for 53, to date the lowest Test score in Pakistan. Back then, such collapses were freak occurrences for West Indies, but things have changed drastically since.

On the current tour, they have been caught napping more than once by Bangladesh’s army of left-armers. After subsiding to a shocking 61 all out in the third ODI, they were exposed by the home team’s newest recruit, Elias Sunny, in the first Test. West Indies will be relieved that the action now shifts out of spinner-friendly Chittagong, but that won’t be reason enough for them to drop their guard.

There was little to take out of Chittagong after the ground’s ridiculous drainage facilities robbed the match of two full days of action. Still, Mushfiqur Rahim’s adventurous declarations ensured that the moral victories went Bangladesh’s way. The West Indies batsmen faced no scoreboard pressure when they eventually took guard on the fourth afternoon, but the bulk of the top order – Kirk Edwards, Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo in specific – were hopelessly exposed by the turn. To make matters worse, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Lendl Simmons – two of their better players of spin – picked up injuries, which must have hampered their preparation for the second Test even if they recover in time.

West Indies will be hoping for a little more zip and carry in Mirpur to help their quietly impressive new-ball attack, while Bangladesh’s spinners will have less assistance. The visitors will be anxious for victory for there’s more than just the series at stake. The home supporters will welcome even a drawn series, but if Bangladesh manage to win, it will be their first series victory against any full-strength Test team (though in Chris Gayle’s absence, it is tough to term this side so), and will give them a 3-3 overall win-loss record against the once-mighty West Indies. Can the tourists’ shaky middle order deny them?

Form guide
Bangladesh: DLLLL
West Indies: DDDLL

In the spotlight

What is common to Irfan Pathan, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Shaun Tait, Ajantha Mendis and Peter Siddle? They are all winners of the most significant gong for young and rising talent in the game – the ICC’s Emerging Player of the Year award. None of them has quite lived up to the lofty billing bestowed upon them in their opening seasons, while some, like Irfan and Tait, have faded away completely. Which way will the latest winner of the award, Devendra Bishoo, go? He was impressive in the World Cup and in the home season that followed, but in Bangladesh, he has flattered (and flattened his lengths) to deceive. The game needs a spirited legspinner or three, and Bishoo has the skill to fill the void, but only if he shows the guts to toss them up.

The Chittagong Test featured Tamim Iqbal Mark II, a batsman who was willing to – brace yourselves for this one – leave balls outside off stump. He also consciously kept getting behind the line and defending balls that weren’t in his half. However, in both innings, he threw away hours of hard work by inevitably going for a fancy stroke at an inopportune moment. His show led sceptics to believe he was still susceptible to bouts of restlessness, while others were impressed by the patience he showed before imploding. Which version of Tamim will turn up in Mirpur?

Team News

West Indies will sweat on the fitness of Chanderpaul and Simmons. If either of them misses out, Kieran Powell will expect to come into the XI. Bishoo also had an injury scare in the latter stages of the first Test, but is expected to be available in Mirpur. Darren Bravo, Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards may have done just enough to hold onto their spots. Kemar Roach should continue to carry drinks since there is only room for two fast bowlers in the XI, in addition to Darren Sammy’s medium pace.

West Indies (probable): 1 Lendl Simmons / Kieran Powell, 2 Kraigg Brathwaite, 3 Kirk Edwards, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Marlon Samuels, 6 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 7 Darren Sammy (capt), 8 Carlton Baugh (wk), 9 Ravi Rampaul, 10 Fidel Edwards, 11 Devendra Bishoo

Bangladesh have no reason to fiddle with their line-up. The clock is ticking for Imrul Kayes, though, whose shoddy return at the top of the order is a prime cause for concern. However, given the lack of viable alternatives in the squad, he is likely to get another opportunity.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Shahriar Nafees, 4 Raqibul Hasan, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 7 Naeem Islam, 8 Nasir Hossain, 9 Elias Sunny, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Shahadat Hossain

Pitch and conditions

The seamers excelled in the ODIs that were held in Mirpur, while stroke-players like Simmons enjoyed the ball coming onto the bat. Traditionally, seamers have averaged 33.50 runs per wicket here, which is over five runs less than the corresponding number for spinners. There’s no rain forecast through the course of the match, and temperatures are expected to be in the high 20s.

Stats & Trivia

  • Shahadat Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan have been Bangladesh’s best bowlers in Mirpur, accounting for 13 wickets apiece
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul has 23 Test hundreds, putting him fourth on the all-time list for West Indies. He is one ton away from drawing level with Viv Richards

Quotes

“We are not too worried about the wicket. It should be easier to bat on this wicket. I hope our batsmen keep this in mind and get a big score, so that the bowlers can put pressure on West Indies.”
Mushfiqur Rahim asks his top order to bat big

“You know if you go to England you expect the ball to seam. If you go to Australia or South Africa you expect the ball to bounce. When you come to the subcontinent you should expect the ball to spin. We are aware of that and we have to play spinners much better.”
Darren Sammy says the spin hasn’t caught his troops by surprise