West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 1: Johnson and Brathwaite wear Bangladesh down

Johnson scored 66 on debut

Johnson scored 66 on debut

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West Indies debutant Leon Johnson and opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite both scored half-centuries to wear Bangladesh down at the end of the first day of the second Test in St Lucia.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim would have been regretting his decision to bat first since Johnson and Brathwaite amassed a 143-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Brathwaite was caught by Taijul Islam at point off the bowling of Shafiul Islam.

Brathwaite’s brilliant knock of 63 came off 150 balls and included five boundaries.

Brathwaite hit five boundaries during his knock of 63

Brathwaite hit five boundaries during his knock of 63

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Johnson went on to score 66 off 162 deliveries, which included five boundaries and a six, before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Taijul Islam.

However, Johnson should not have been given out since replays showed that the ball was missing leg stump.

Kirk Edwards only made 16 runs before he was caught by Shamsur Rahman at cover off the bowling of Mahmudullah.

Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul stabilised the innings with an unbeaten 61-run partnership before stumps was called.

Bravo finished on 44 off 96 balls, which included four boundaries and two sixes, while Chanderpaul remained undefeated on 34 off 84 deliveries, which included three boundaries.

Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah picked up one wicket apiece.

The West Indies ended day one on 246/3 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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