The West Indies were 146 runs behind Bangladesh's first innings score at stumps on day two of the second Test, having reached 241 for two thanks to Marlon Samuels' unbeaten century in Khulna.
Samuels was on 109 off a fairly hefty 231 deliveries at the close, while Darren Bravo was his very able assistant on 85, having faced 197 balls. The Tigers' bowlers had done a good job to contain the scoring, but the wicket did little to help them get wickets as the day wore on.
The Windies were chasing the 378 all out the hosts made earlier in the day. The visitors took the final two wickets in the Bangladesh line up without much fuss early in the morning, with debutant centurion Abul Hasan ending four runs short of the record for a number 10.
Hasan was 100 not out overnight, and was only the second man to make a century on debut while batting at number 10. The last time that happened was in 1902. He needed 117 to equal Walter Read's record for that position, but he was the last man to fall, dismissed by Fidel Edwards.
The fast bowler, in for the injured Kemar Roach, took six wickets in the innings as the Windies struggled to get rid of the final few scalps on day one. Day two was much easier for them as the Tigers could only add 22 more runs onto their overnight score.
Hasan and Mahmudullah were in the middle at the start, the latter on 72, and he was caught and bowled by Darren Sammy four runs later. The skipper ended the innings with three wickets.
The West Indies lost both openers early in their first innings, going into lunch on 62 for two. Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell both failed to put decent scores on the board, and at the lunch break Bravo and Samuels were in the process of rebuilding the innings.
Powell was the first to fall for 13, caught with the score on 37 off the bowling of Rubel Hasan. Gayle departed six runs later for 25, caught behind off Sohag Gazi.
Samuels and Bravo batted cautiously in the afternoon, defending for much of the session, but pushed up the scoring rate as tea drew closer, ending up with 84 runs in 30 overs. Samuels was on 62 at the interval, off 124 balls. Bravo was alongside him on 41, having struck only two boundaries as they defied the Tigers' spinners.
The evening session was much of the same as Bravo and Samuels pushed their partnership to 198, having put on 95 runs in the session.