|Keiran Powel made 117|
Bangaldesh don't play Test cricket very often - their last outing being nearly twelve months ago - and with only a limited palette of players to paint with, the faces don't change that often. One new face is appearing in the First Test: Sohag Gazi, an off spinner who is a graduate of the Bangladesh Cricket Academy. He is one of three frontline spinners the Bangers have chosen against the Windies.
Darren Sammy won the toss and batted and at 3-106, with a long tail ready to drop off like panicked skint, his side was in a spot of trouble on the stroke of lunch. Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels had all come and gone, Gayle and Bravo to reckless slaps against the debutante Gazi. It was quite a morning for the 21 year old, opening the bowling with success and also catching Samuels.
|Ramdin & Chanderpaul|
added 296 unbeaten
Bangladesh started in a similar fashion, racing to 3-119, thanks to a run a ball 72 by Tamim Iqbal with Ravi Rampaul and Sammy sharing the wickets. Nareem and Shakib steading things until stumps. On a dead track, perfect for the wristy batsmen Bangladesh have, there is is still every reason to believe they can at least avoid the follow on.