In spite of Shakib fightback, Bangladesh face uphill task

Shakib Al Hasan made 97 runs and Nasir Hossain smashed an unbeaten half-century to help Bangladesh reach 226 for 6 at stumps on Saturday on the fourth day of the second Test.

Bangladesh was 85/5 at tea but Shakib and Nasir fought back to yield a 144-run, sixth-wicket partnership at the end of the day after the West Indies declared its first innings at 648/9 with a 261-run lead.

At stumps, Bangladesh still trailed the visitors by 35 runs. Nasir was not out on 64 after Shakib was out three runs shy of a century. Tino Best returned figures of 3/26, while Veerasammy Permaul took 2/51 to put the West Indies on course to sweep the two-Test series 2-0.

Best removed opener Tamim Iqbal (28), Shahriar Nafees (21) and Naeem Islam (2) while Veerasammy Permaul (2/51) dismissed skipper Mushfiqur Rahim for 10 and Shakib for 97.

Earlier, Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored an unbeaten 150 before the declaration that left the West Indies almost five sessions to dismiss Bangladesh. After resuming on the overnight score of 564 for 4, the West Indies lost four wickets to Shakib Al Hasan for 146 runs.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 1st innings 387 & 226 for 6 in 56.1 ovs (Shakib Al Hasan 97, Nasir Hossain batting 64; Tino Best 3/26) vs West Indies 1st innings 648/8 in 200.3 ovs (D Bravo 127, M Samuels 260, S Chanderpaul 150 n.o; Sohag Gazi 3/167, Shakib Al Hasan 4/151)

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