West Indies started the second innings with a target of 74 runs to win. But Khaled Ahmed put a lot of pressure on the Caribbeans with 3 wickets in the beginning. However, in the fourth wicket partnership, John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood have eased the pressure a lot. West Indies finished the third day without losing any more wickets in the 40-run partnership. They need another 35 runs to win.
West Indies lost 3 wickets and scored 49 runs in the second innings at the end of the third day at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday night.
Khaled hit his first ball in the second over of the innings. Captain Craig Brafet was caught by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan. The second wicket came in that over. Ramon Referer was out.
Caribbeans on the way to victory at the end of the third day
Khaled came in the next over and challenged again. Bangladesh took a cut-behind review against the first Encruma boner, but it was not successful. Khaled, however, did not take much time. Bonner was bowled for a great delivery after one ball.
However, Bangladesh could not continue the pressure of Khaled. The Caribbeans are now on the road to victory under pressure. They need 35 runs to win. He has 6 wickets in hand. You can play for two more days.
Earlier, Bangladesh were all out for 245 in the second innings. Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan Sohan’s 123-run batting partnership gave Bangladesh an 83-run lead in the match which was in danger of losing the innings. The Caribbeans need 84 runs to win.
Starting the third day with 2 wickets for 50 runs on Saturday, Bangladesh lost 4 wickets in the morning session – Nazmul Hossain (18), Mominul Haque (4), Liton Das (18) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (42). At one stage, Bangladesh’s innings was in danger of losing.
However, Shakib and Nurul did not allow that to happen. The Tigers took the lead with their bat. Shakib and Sohan’s fighting duo had all the hopes of Bangladesh. This is the last pair of recognized batsmen in the team. Caribbean fast bowler Kemar Roach finally broke the century pairing. The pair made 231 balls was 123 runs. Shakib was out for 63 runs.
Sohan could not stay for long after that. Roach also took this wicket. He played an innings of 84 runs. After his dismissal, the game kind of ended. Later, Ebadat (1), Mustafiz (8) and Khaled (0) could not lengthen the innings.
Among the West Indies bowlers, Kemar Roach took 5 wickets for 53 runs. Algerie Joseph took 3 wickets. Kyle Myers took two wickets.
In reply to Bangladesh’s 103 runs in the first innings on Friday, the Caribbeans stopped the innings at 265 runs. After falling behind by 162 runs, Bangladesh started batting in the second innings on the same day. In the beginning, two openers Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan showed hope of winning the fight.