• Shadman Islam marks Test debut with impressive 76

    Bangladesh strengthened their grip on the Test series with a solid performance on day one of the second Test against the West Indies at Dhaka.

    Making his Test debut, 23-year-old opening batter Shadman Islam came close to becoming the fourth Bangladesh cricketer to score a century on Test debut. Islam was trapped leg before by Devendra Bishoo after a well-played 76 off 199 balls (6×4).

    Islam added 42 for the first with Soumya Sarkar (19 off 42 balls), 45 for the second wicket with Mominul Haque (29 off 46) and 64 with Mohammad Mithun (29 off 61).

    Islam was the fourth wicket to fall with the score on 161-4, after which skipper Shakib Al Hasan (55 not out off 113 balls) and Mahmudullah (31 not out off 59 balls) guided Bangladesh to a decent 259-5 off the day’s 90 overs.

    Bishoo ended the day with figures of 2-69, with Shermon Lewis (1-35), Kemar Roach (1-38) and Roston Chase (1-61) each picking up a wicket.


    Photo: Salahuddin Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images

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