Bangladesh certainly weren't shy about chasing the 527 the West Indies made, going at a rapid clip to finish day two of the first Test in Dhaka on 164 for three, still 363 runs behind.

The West Indies had declared, four wickets down, at tea, leaving a session for the Tigers to bat, and the home side made quick in-roads into the chase. They lost three wickets in the process, throwing caution to the wind, including Tamim Iqbal, who made 72 off 71 balls.

At stumps, Naeem Islam and Shakib-al-Hasan were in the middle, the former on 27 and the latter on 16, both going at a distinctly more cautious pace than the men before them. Ravi Rampaul had taken two of the wickets to fall, but had also gone at more than six to the over.

The Windies had started the day on 361 for four and Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin continued from where they'd left off the day before, pushing their partnership over the 200 mark.

Chanderpaul was on 156 not out and Ramdin on 84 when the lunch interval arrived, having added just 76 runs in the session at an agonising pace.

The Bangladeshi spinners toiled, and while they kept the runs down a lot more than they had on the first day, the could not get the break through on the unhelpful deck. Only once did Chanderpaul look in danger, edging a Sohag Gazi delivery, but it flew harmlessly away.

Skipper Darren Sammy was clearly waiting for Chanderpaul to record his second Test double ton, and when the veteran batsman reached 203 not out, they players were called to swap innings.

Denesh Ramdin was in the middle with Chanderpaul at the declaration, having scored 126 off 236 deliveries, while the duo shared a 296-runs stand after coming together in the afternoon of day one.

The Tigers' chase started off briskly, going at five to the over, before Junaid Siddique fell with the score on 25. Shahriar Nafees joined Iqbal in the middle and they pushed the score to 88 before Nafees fell for 31.

This left Iqbal to continue his onslaught, but he played one big shot too many and was caught at mid on by Sunil Narine off Sammy's bowling in the 23rd over. This left Shakib and Islam to guide the side to the close.