West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 2: Roach’s five-for leaves Bangladesh in a state of disarray

Roach finished with figures of 5-33 off his 16 overs

Roach finished with figures of 5-33 off his 16 overs

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West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach took a five-wicket haul to leave Bangladesh in a state of disarray at the end of the second day of the second Test in St Lucia.

Roach was well supported by veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who made an unbeaten 84.

Starting out the day on 246/3, the West Indies’ batting duo of Darren Bravo and Chanderpaul only added five runs to their 61-run partnership before Bravo was caught behind off the bowling of Robiul Islam for 46 runs.

Jermaine Blackwood only made eight runs before he was caught by Anamul Haque at slip off the bowling of Al-Amin Hossain.

Hossain struck again the very next ball when West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin was caught behind for a golden duck.

Roach was also dismissed for a golden duck when he was caught behind off the bowling Shafiul Islam.

Chanderpaul and Jerome Taylor stabilised the innings with a 54-run partnership, during which Chanderpaul brought up his 65th half-century, before Taylor was caught by Mahmudullah at long-on off the bowling of Taijul Islam for a quickfire 40.

Chanderpaul and Sulieman Benn kept the runs flowing with a 52-run partnership before Benn was caught by Shafiul Islam at deep fine leg off the bowling of Al-Amin Hossain for 25.

Shannon Gabriel scored four runs before he was cleaned up by Robiul Islam.

Chanderpaul was left stranded on 84 off 198 balls, which included eight boundaries, as the West Indies were bowled out for 380.

Chanderpaul hit eight boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 84

Chanderpaul hit eight boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 84

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Hossain was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Shafiul Islam, Robiul Islam and Taijul Islam snapped up two wickets apiece and Mahmudullah chipped in with one.

Trailing by 380, Bangladesh got off to a poor start as opening batsman Shamsur Rahman was caught behind off the bowling of Roach for one run.

Anamul Haque only made nine runs before he was caught by Bravo at slip off the bowling of Roach.

Following Haque’s wicket, Bangladesh’s top and middle order, with the exception of opener Tamim Iqbal, collapsed in quick succession as they went from 43/2 to 89/7.

Iqbal was the only batsman to put up a fight as he scored a valiant 48, which came off 75 balls and included six boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Roach.

With Bangladesh struggling at 89/7, Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam amassed an unbeaten 15-run partnership before stumps was called.

Roach was easily the most successful bowler after taking his sixth five-wicket haul, while Taylor chipped in with two wickets.

Bangladesh ended day two on 104/7 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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