Windies whip through tame Tigers' order

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A five-fer from spinner Suleiman Benn, and a dire batting display from the Bangladesh order, saw the West Indies well in control at stumps on day three of the first Test in St Vincent.

A five-fer from spinner Suleiman Benn, and a dire batting display from the Bangladesh order, saw the West Indies well in control at stumps on day three of the first Test in St Vincent.

Having started the day on 407 for three, with Kraigg Brathwaite on a double ton, the Windies advanced to 484 for seven declared. They then removed Bangladesh before the close of play, all out for 182.

The day began with Brathwaite on 205 not out, and veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul on 51, having lost much of the previous day to rain. Brathwaite had recorded his ton on day one already, and his vigil ended soon after play began.

He was out for 212, to debutant Taijul Islam, who later removed Dinesh Ramdin and Jerome Taylor to record his five-fer. Chanderpaul was on 85 off 226 balls when the declaration arrived, wickets tumbling.

The Windies clearly saw that bowling was the best bet and got themselves on the park ASAP. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes were soon out for single figures, before Shamsur Rahman and Mominul Haque took the score to 80 from 18.

Rahman was Benn's first wicket, before the spinner cleaned up the tail, following a valiant 48 not out from skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Aside from his knock, and Mominul's 51, there was nothing to shout about for the Tigers.

Benn ended with figures of five for 39, while Jermaine Blackwood chipped in with two wickets. As such, Bangladesh are 302 runs behind going into the fourth day, and could be asked to follow on.

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