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West Indies collpase against Bangladesh on day three

Only five runs ahead in the first innings, West Indies capitulated to 192/8 on the third day, in their second essay as rain continued to play a part in the game. Only 42 odd overs were possible by the end of the day’s play.

Resuming from their overnight total of 56/1, the West Indian team never got a partnership going. West Indies’ first test match hero, Omar Phillips was the first to go on the third day, and was quickly followed by Ryan Hinds and Floyd Reifer to leave the hosts at 95/4. At this stage, Shakib-al-hasan had three wickets and was looking very dangerous with his odd ball spinning and bouncing and causing issues for the batsmen. Spell of 4/61>

Enamul Haque also got amongst wickets when Tony Hill ruled Travis Dowlin lbw for 49, with the replaying showing it to be a really poor decision. Darren Sammy hung around with Dave Bernard to add a valuable 56 runs, but two quick wickets pegged the West Indian back again at 167/7.

Ryan Austin survived 16 balls for his three and added 20 for the eighth wicket before playing a terrible shot to offer a tame catch to Tamim Iqbal off Shahadat Hossain; West Indies 187/8.

Bernard was batting on 61 – from only 71 deliveries – when rain forced the early closure of the day’s play, with the hosts at 192/8. They will now need to hope that Bernard hits out well and gets the lead up to 250 or so, and they then have something to bowl out on the fourth day.

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