West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 1: Brathwaite, Hetmyer punish lacklustre Bangladesh

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Kraigg Brathwaite celebrates after scoring his eighth Test century

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West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite scored a superb 110 and Shimron Hetmyer struck an unbeaten 84 as their side tormented Bangladesh on the opening day of the second Test in Jamaica.

Being put in to bat, the West Indies were dealt an early blow as opener Devon Smith was caught by Mominul Haque at short leg off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan Miraz for two runs.

Brathwaite and Kieran Powell made up for the loss of Brathwaite with a 50-run partnership before Powell was trapped lbw off the bowling of Mehidy for 29.

Brathwaite and Shai Hope kept the scoreboard ticking with a 79-run stand, during which Brathwaite surpassed his fifty, before Hope was caught behind off the bowling of Taijul Islam for 29.

West Indies’ dominance with the bat continued as Brathwaite and Hetmyer added 109 runs to the score, during which Brathwaite brought up his hundred and Hetmyer his fifty.

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Shimron Hetmyer struck nine boundaries and a six during his unbeaten knock of 84

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With the duo cruising, Bangladesh found themselves getting increasingly frustrated.

However, Mehidy got the much-needed breakthrough as he returned to take out Brathwaite, who scored 110 off 279 balls, which included nine boundaries.

Hetmyer and Roston Chase proceeded to put together an unbeaten 48-run partnership before stumps was called.

Hetmyer finished on 84 off 98 balls, which included nine boundaries and a six, while Chase remained undefeated on 16 off 25 deliveries, which included two boundaries.

Mehidy was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Taijul claimed one.

The West Indies ended day one on 295/4 and will continue batting on Friday at 10:00 local time or 15:00 GMT.

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