Bangladesh 103 and 50 for 2 (Mahmudul 18*, Joseph 2-14) trail West Indies 265 (Brathwaite 94, Blackwood 63, Mehidy 4-59) by 112 runs
Brathwaite, the opener, led his side with a half-century or better for the fifth time in his last eight test innings dating to November. He was unlucky, after facing 267 balls and closing on an 11th test century after more than 6 1/2 hours, as a Khaled Ahmed delivery stayed low and hit his pad in front of leg stump. Brathwaite didn’t dispute it.
By then, he’d long helped his side pass Bangladesh’s total in the morning, and almost double it when he was out at 197 for 4. But rather than inspire West Indies to continue grinding away, Brathwaite’s demise appeared to stiffen Bangladesh’s resolve.
West Indies, after losing only Nkrumah Bonner’s wicket in the morning, lost three in the middle session after the new ball was taken, and the last four wickets in the nine overs after tea.
Offspinner Mehidy picked up 4 for 59 for Bangladesh.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy was left on 18 not out and Najmul Hossain Shanto, who took 14 balls to get off the mark, was 8 not out.
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