West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 4: Rahim keeps Bangladesh alive

Rahim held Bangladesh's innings together with his unbeaten knock of 70

Rahim held Bangladesh’s innings together with his unbeaten knock of 70

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten 70 to keep his side alive at the end of the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies in St Vincent.

Rahim was well supported by opener Tamim Iqbal and all-rounder Mahmudullah as they both hit half-centuries.

After being asked to follow on since they were bowled out for 182 in their first innings, Bangladesh got off to a horrible start as opening batsman Shamsur Rahman was caught behind off the bowling of Kemar Roach for four runs.

Iqbal and Imrul Kayes made up for the early loss of Rahman with a 70-run partnership before Kayes was caught by Kirk Edwards at short cover off the bowling of Chris Gayle for 25.

Mominul Haque only made 12 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Sulieman Benn.

Iqbal ended up making 53 off 107 balls, which included four boundaries and three sixes, before he was clean bowled by Benn.

Iqbal hit four boundaries and three sixes during his innings of 53

Iqbal hit four boundaries and three sixes during his innings of 53

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Rahim and Mahmudullah stabilised the innings with a 130-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Mahmudullah was caught behind off the bowling of Roach.

Mahmudullah’s fantastic knock of 66 came off 151 deliveries and included seven boundaries and a six.

Mahmudullah scored his first Test half-century after nearly 21 months

Mahmudullah scored his first Test half-century after nearly 21 months

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Rahim and Nasir Hossain put together an unbeaten 19-run partnership before stumps was called.

Rahim finished on 70 off 193 balls, which included eight boundaries, while Hossain remained undefeated on seven off 32 deliveries, which included one boundary.

Roach and Benn picked up two wickets apiece, while Gayle chipped in with one.

Bangladesh ended day four on 256/5 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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