Edwards and Edwards rattle Bangladesh

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The West Indies rode to 355 all out on the back of Kirk Edwards' century before Fidel Edwards' five-for reduced Bangladesh to 204 for seven and a deficit of 151 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Dhaka on Sunday.

The West Indies rode to 355 all out on the back of Kirk Edwards' century before Fidel Edwards' five-for reduced Bangladesh to 204 for seven and a deficit of 151 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Dhaka on Sunday.

Fast bowler Edwards finished the day with five for 58 after Shakib Al Hasan defied the visiting attack with a 74-ball knock of 73 before being bowled by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.

Bangladesh were reeling at 59 fore five following Edwards' five-wicket burst off 29 balls on a slow pitch before being steadied by Shakib, who put on 84 for the sixth wicket with Naeem Islam.

The home side went for big shots early in their innings as they raced to 60 off just 10 overs, but lost five wickets in the process to find themselves in deep trouble.

Pace ace Fidel had opener Tamim Iqbal and Shahriar Nafees caught by Darren Bravo at short-leg in his opening three overs, after which he removed Raqibul Hasan and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim off successive deliveries in his fourth over.

His fifth victim was opener Imrul Kayes, who hit one six and five fours in his 26-ball 29 before being caught by Kraigg Brathwaite at square-leg.

The run-out Naeem late in the day added to the Tigers' woes.

Earlier the tourists were set for a much more impressive total at 319 for five, but Shakib delivered the eighth five-for of his Test career to haul the hosts back into the contest.

235 for five overnight, the Windies headed into Sunday with great ambitions of a 400-plus total.

Marlon Samuels dug deep for his 48, but his attempt to see Edwards to his second Test ton was ended by Nasir Hossain's third scalp of the match. Hossain did well to complement fellow spinner Shakib on a track offering very little help for the bowlers.

Carlton Baugh and Darren Sammy came and went in quick succession, with the right-handed Edwards running out of partners and in danger of not adding to the fine three-figure vigil he racked up against India in July.

Tail-enders Fidel Edwads and Devendra Bishoo, however, obliged their team-mate with some last-gasp defence to see the talented 26-year-old to his much-anticipated milestone.

He was eventually out for a Test-best 121 as umpire Kumar Dharmasena coughed up a questionable lbw decision.

The opening Test of the two-match series ended in a draw in Chittagong.

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