Bangladesh managed to survive past day four of the second Test against the West Indies, after looking in danger of an innings defeat, thanks to a 144-run stand between Shakib-al-Hasan and Nasir Hossain.

The Tigers ended the day still 35 runs behind in making the Windies bat again, but they scored 226 for six after being five down for 82. Shakib was the sixth wicket to fall, having made 97 off 117 balls before departing to bring about stumps.

At one stage, Bangladesh were in danger of not reaching the final day, as they were still 176 runs lacking make the Windies bat again. But Hossain, not out on 64, stuck by Shakib and repelled the Windies bowlers.

They were chasing 261 to overtake the visitors, after Shiv Chanderpaul led them to a massive 648 declared earlier in the day. But the reply fell well short of expectations, as Tino Best took three wickets for 11 runs before tea.

The Windies were on 564 for four at the start of play, their score so large thanks to Chanderpaul's 150, as well as a double century from Marlon Samuels the day before, as well as a ton by Darren Bravo.

Chanders and Ramdin pushed the lead over 200 without much fuss, before Shakib came on to induce a collapse. The all-rounder took four wickets, broken up in two double-wicket overs.

He got rid of Denesh Ramdin, who was with Chanderpaul overnight, for 31, and then added Darren Sammy, Veerasammy Permaul and Sunil Narine to his records.

The Tigers' innings got off to a terrible start as Nazimuddin was trapped LBW by Fidel Edwards with the score on one. Tamim Iqbal and Sharihar Nafees then tried to rally and pushed the score up to 49.

Tamim was then bowled by Best, who then also removed Naeem Islam in the same over to send the Tigers to 51 for three. A recovery was not on the cards though as Nafees was caught by Darren Sammy off Best 11 runs later.

Permaul then got into the wicket-taking action, bowling skipper Mushfiqur Rahim for 10 just before the tea break. But it was all about the rescue in the evening session, and now Hossain will need to hope his tail can stick by him if they are to put on a defendable lead.