Bangladesh vs West Indies: Batsmen make hay as Samuels slams double ton on day 3
Zeenews Sports Bureau
WEST INDIES (AT STUMPS) Over: 172 II Score: 564/4 (Chanderpaul 109*, Ramdin 4*)
On a placid track, West Indian batsmen made hay as Marlon Samuels registered his maiden Test double century. Shivnarine Chanderpaul also scored a century and was unbeaten at the close of the day’s play. Samuels made 260 runs before being caught by Sunny off Hossain. Only two wickets fell on the third day – the other being Darren Bravo who also scored a century before departing.
WEST INDIES Over: 171 II Score: 562/4 (Chanderpaul 108*, Ramdin 3*)
Rubel Hossain finally broke the stand between Chanderpaul and Samuels by removing the latter. Samuels was caught at point at the score of 260 (455b, 4X 31, 6X3). Meanwhile, Chadepraul has scored his 27th Test century.
WEST INDIES Over: 164 II Score: 545/3 (Samuels 260*, Chanderpaul 94*)
Chanderpaul and Samuels collected three boundaries from pacer Abul Hasan’s 24th over. The first two were coming from the bat of Chanderpaul through cover and point region. The third hit to the fence came from Samuels towards backward square leg region. West Indies are leading by 158 runs with seven wickets remaining.
WEST INDIES Over: 159 II Score: 516/3 (Samuels 244*, Chanderpaul 82*)
Samuels and Chanderpaul have struck an unbeaten century stand and have added 147 runs so far. Rahim has used seven different bowlers. The only success that the home team had today came in Bravo who was out lbw.
WEST INDIES (AT TEA) Over: 141 II Score: 462/3 (Samuels 220*, Chanderpaul 52*)
30 overs were bowled in the second session of play on the third day in which West Indies scored 93 runs without losing a wicket. Chanderpaul has completed his half century.
WEST INDIES Over: 133 II Score: 436/3 (Samuels 214*, Chanderpaul 39*)
Samuels and Chanderpaul have now added 67 runs for the fourth wicket and on a flat track like thism they are facing absolutely no problem. Chanderpaul has hit four boundaries. Samuels has scored 126 runs from fours and sixes in his innings of 214 so far.
WEST INDIES Over: 125 II Score: 385/3 (Samuels 207*, Chanderpaul 10*)
West Indies have completed 400 runs in their first innings in response to Bangladesh’s 385/10. They are in the lead now and are now 13 runs ahead with seven wickets in hand. The current partnership is now worth 31 runs.
WEST INDIES Over: 118 II Score: 385/3 (Samuels 200*, Chanderpaul 6*)
Middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has completed his maiden Test double ton. He has taken 329 deliveries to reach the milestone and has 26 boundaries and three sixes to his name in this innings so far.
WEST INDIES (AT LUNCH) Over: 111 II Score: 369/3 (Samuels 191*, Chanderpaul 0*)
West Indies were going along nicely with both their overnight batsmen Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo looking solid in the middle. However, at the stroke of lunch, Sohag Gazi trapped Bravo after the batsman went for a cut. He scored 127 (288b, 4X10). Meanwhile, Samuels is nearing his maiden Test double ton.
At stumps on Day 2 West Indies were 241 for the loss of two wickets after Bangladesh were bundled out for 387. Marlon Samuels was batting on 109* and Darren Bravo was batting on 85*. For Bangladesh Sohag Gazi and Rubel Hossain picked up a wicket each. The West Indies were in a bit of trouble when they lost Powell and Gayle in quick succession but Bravo and Samuels have pulled it back for the Windies.
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