The West Indies head into the final day of the first Test against Bangladesh with a lead of 215, thanks to a second consecutive century from opener Kieran Powell, who made 110 to erase the Tigers' slender advantage.

The Windies began their second knock in the afternoon of day four in Dhaka, having dismissed the hosts for 556, needing to erase the lead of 29 before they could accelerate and try to get a quick big score and have a chance of winning. At stumps they were 244 for six.

Powell, adding to his 117 from the first innings, played with assurance again, hitting 12 boundaries and a six, recovering the innings after Chris Gayle was dismissed early on. Darren Bravo did most of the damage with him, going out for 76.

Bangladesh started the day on 455 for six, with Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain in the middle, both well set. Mahmudullah added 20 runs to his overnight score before becoming Narine's first victim, falling for 62.

Sohag Gazi was the other man to fall in that over, hitting a single boundary before being bowled. Nasir was then joined in the middle by Shahadat Hossain and they pushed the score past 500, past the target and to 554, before Nasir was caught for 96 by Gayle off Tino Best.

Bangladesh were all out for 556, overtaking the first innings target of 527 to leave a lead of 29 runs before lunch. The only man to fall early wasGayle, who made 19 before being dismissed, leaving Powell (56) and Darren Bravo (42) to continue towards building a quick lead at tea.

It went slightly awry for the Windies near the end of the day though, as they lost Marlon Samuels, Powell, Denesh Ramdin and Veerasammy Permaul in quick succession. with Shakib-al-Hasan taking two wickets.