Bangladeshi’s spinners shared the early loopholes to stop the West Indies from taking full control of the second and final test on Saturday.
West India reached 41-3 in its second inning on stumps on the third day for a lead of 154 tracks.
Nkrumah Bonner (8) and nightwatchman Jomel Warrican (2) are on the crease.
Offspinner Rahkeem Cornwall had previously helped the West Indies take the 113th lead from the first pass, claiming 5-74, while Bangladesh was dropped by 296 in response to 409. West India cricket
Fast bowling Shannon Gabriel (3-70) and Alzari Joseph (2-60) also had an impact.
Liton and Mehidy shared a 126-fold stand for the seventh gate to reduce the deficit for first entry.
Cornwall solidified West India’s position by releasing both overnight batsmen, Mushfiqur and Mohammad Mithun, after Bangladesh resumed 105-4.
Cornwall made Mithun captured by Captain Craig Bratwith on the 15th. Mushfikur raised his 22nd test to 50, pushing Cornwall’s delivery to the middle by one. But he was fired from Cornwall shortly afterwards while trying to play a kickback.
The West Indies seemed set for a big lead, but Lytton and Mehidi resisted.
Liton raised its seventh test 50 with a furious cut to the last point for the border and reached 1,000 test tracks in 22 games.
Cornwall broke with Liton’s wicket and Bangladesh collapsed after his dismissal, losing their last four wickets for 15 runs.
But the spinnings brought the hosts back to the track, bowling with a solid line and length.
Offspinner Nayeem Hasan broke through in the fourth game, firing West India captain Kraigg Brathwaite (6) after a video review.
Offshore spinner Mehidi Hassan then spun one to remove Shane Moseley (7) for her 100th test leash. Left-handed spinner Taijul Islam grabbed the door of John Campbell, who scored 18 of 48.
West India won the first test with three wickets.