West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 2: Holder takes five to leave Bangladesh in shambles

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Jason Holder finished with figures of 5-44 off 10.1 overs

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West Indies captain Jason Holder led by example as he took a five-wicket haul before his side extended their lead to 224 on the second day of the second Test in Jamaica.

Starting off the day on 295/4, the West Indies only added two runs to their overnight score before Shimron Hetmyer was caught behind off the bowling of Abu Jayed for 86, which came off 105 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.

Once Hetmyer was gone, the West Indies began to lose wickets in a hurry, but thanks to Holder’s unbeaten 33, the hosts managed to score 354 before being bowled out.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets, while Jayed took three and Taijul Islam snapped up two.

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Mehidy Hasan Miraz is mobbed by his teammates after taking a five-wicket haul

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Trailing by 354 runs, Bangladesh were dealt a double blow in the seventh over as Liton Das and Mominul Haque were both dismissed by Shannon Gabriel in the space of three balls.

Tamim Iqbal and captain Shakib Al Hasan stabilised the innings with a 59-run partnership before Shakib was clean bowled by Holder for 32.

Mahmudullah was trapped lbw two balls later, while Tamim went on to score 47 before he was cleaned up by debutant Keemo Paul, who trapped wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan lbw the very next ball.

Holder returned to spear through Bangladesh’s lower order, which led to the tourists being bundled out for 149, giving the West Indies a 205-run lead.

Holder was the most successful bowler with five wickets, while Gabriel and Paul took two wickets apiece. As for Miguel Cummins, he chipped in with one.

With a 205-run lead in hand, the West Indies made a cautious start to their second innings, but on the first ball of the last over of the day, Kraigg Brathwaite was clean bowled by Shakib for eight runs.

Devon Smith and Paul, who was sent in as the nighwatchman, saw out the last five balls without adding to the score before stumps was called.

Smith finished on eight off 25 balls, which included two boundaries, while Paul has yet to get off the mark.

Shakib was the only bowler to take a wicket.

The West Indies ended day two on 19/1 and will continue batting on Saturday at 10:00 local time or 15:00 GMT.

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