Bangladesh fold again after Brathwaite century

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Kraigg Brathwaite

The West Indies are four wickets away from winning the first Test against Bangladesh after the visitors’ batsmen once again folded to the home team’s pace bowlers.

After being bowled out for a paltry 43 in the first session of the first day, Bangladesh found themselves rocking at 60/6 at the close of day two, still a mammoth 331 runs behind after the Windies compiled 406 all out.

Windies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite hit his seventh century in Test cricket as made 121 while Shai Hope (67) contributed hit his fourth half-ton as the hosts piled on the agony for the hapless tourists.

Perhaps the one positive for Bangladesh is that debutant seamer Abu Jayed acquitted himself well the ball as returned figures of 3-84 in 26.3 overs.

After the first innings calamity, the Tigers would have hoped for better showing with the willow second time round however it did not materialise..

Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was the destroyer in chief as finished the day with 4-36 in seven overs while captain Jason Holder had 2-15 to put the home team on the verge of victory.

Kemar Roach, who took five wickets for the Windies in the first innings, did not take the field in the second as he recovers from a hamstring injury but it really did not matter.