West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 2: Gabriel, Brathwaite leave Bangladesh reeling

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Shannon Gabriel ended the day with figures of 4-36 off seven overs

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Bangladesh were left on the verge of a massive innings defeat on the second day in Antigua as West Indies pace bowler Shannon Gabriel ripped through their batting line-up with a four-wicket haul after Kraigg Brathwaite struck a superb 121.

Starting off the day on 201/2, the West Indies added 45 runs to their overnight score before Devendra Bishoo, who was sent in as the nightwatchman, was clean bowled by Kamrul Islam Rabbi for 19.

Brathwaite, who was at the crease with Bishoo, went on to score 121 off 291 balls, which included 11 boundaries, before he was dismissed by Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan.

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Kraigg Brathwaite celebrates after scoring his seventh Test century

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Roston Chase and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich fell shortly after, but Shai Hope and West Indies skipper Jason Holder stabilised the innings with a 50-run partnership before Holder was removed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 33.

Hope and Kemar Roach kept the runs flowing with a 56-run stand before Roach was trapped lbw off the bowling of Mehidy for 33.

Hope ended up scoring 67 off 127 deliveries, which included three boundaries and a six, before he was caught by Tamim Iqbal at long leg off the bowling of debutant Abu Jayed.

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Shai Hope struck his fourth half-century in Test cricket

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The West Indies were ultimately bowled out for 406, which gave them a 363-run lead, when Gabriel was sent packing by Jayed for five runs.

Jayed and Mehidy picked up three wickets apiece, while Shakib took two, and Rabbi and Mahmudullah chipped in with one wicket each.

Trailing by 363 runs, Bangladesh made a horrible start to their second innings as Tamim was caught by Hope at gully off the bowling of Gabriel for 13.

Mominul Haque was on his way back to the pavilion two balls later as he was clean bowled by Gabriel for a duck.

Liton Das only mustered two runs before he was caught by Brathwaite at first slip off the bowling of Holder.

Gabriel then proceeded to remove Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib before Mehidy was caught behind off the bowling of Holder for two runs.

Mahmudullah and wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan managed to amass an unbeaten 12-run partnership before stumps was called.

Mahmudullah finished on 15 off 29 balls, which included two boundaries, while Nurul remained undefeated on seven.

Gabriel was the most successful bowler with four wickets, while Holder snapped up two.

Bangladesh ended day two on 62/6 and will continue batting on Friday at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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