Nkruma Bonner made up for lost time with his second half in a row when the West Indies tied 223-5 against Bangladesh on the first day of Thursday’s second cricket test.
Bonner was not 74, and Wicket goalkeeper Joshua Da Silva was with him at 22 after even the first day.
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite contributed with 47 and his colleague John Campbell 36, but the West Indies were locked in the bunker in the face of tirelessly disciplined bowling. The home team had the initiative until the invincible 45-minute, risk-free mandate of Bonner and Da Silva to see the day.
How long Bonner lasts will be the key to West India’s inning, with a total of 300 looking impressive. After nearly a decade off the national lineup, his 86 debut last weekend helped the West Indies win its first test in a remarkable return to Chattogram.
“Every inning, when I play, I put pressure on myself. “We get paid to run and be consistent,” Bonner said.
“This strap has a little more rebound, but it’s similar (to Chattogram). So it’s basically the same game plan. I tried to play as many balls on the front foot as possible and keep the ball in the V for as long as possible. “
After choosing to fight first, Brathwaite and Campbell shared a decent start from 66 starts.
Campbell cut off the worshiper Mehidi Hassan past the boundary point to start scoring on his 12th ball. Campbell also hit offspring Nayem Hassan for six long. But because the West Indies seemed restless, Campbell gave up his leash when he was trapped in a plumb line, trying to sweep away left-handed Taijul Islam.
Campbell examined in vain. His 68-ball passes include five fours and one six. The bowlers regrouped well in the afternoon to take three leashes.
Fast bowling Abu Jade was rewarded for hitting the right length consecutively with the door of Shane Moseley for 7, after which Brotherwight died from a cut Sumia Sarkaris at an average pace, three times less than its 21st half-century test.
Kayle Mayers, the first batsman to win a double century in the fourth inning on his debut in the first test, was out for 5 drives at Jayed and gave an outside edge to the slips.
The West Indies had problems at 116-4, but Bonner created a recovery, first with Jermaine Blackwood. Their 62-run for the fifth gate continued until Blackwood was caught and bowled by Taijul for 28.
“The gate wasn’t what we expected,” Jayed said. “We expect some turnaround for the spinners. But I think it takes time. “It is currently important to indicate their assessment rate.”
Bonner raised his half-century, managing a delivery for Taijul to long for single 98 balls. But for the sake of good bowling, he chose a defensive approach that paid off. His tapping of 173 balls so far includes six limits. Jayed and Tayjul have two doors each.