Chanderpaul stands firm as Windies seek to press home advantage against Bangladesh

September 16, 2014 2:04 PM

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West Indies can wrap up victory and complete a 2-0 sweep over Bangladesh on today's fourth and penultimate day of the second test at the Beasujour Stadium in St. Lucia.

The home team, who won the 1st test by 10 wickets, are set to resume on a commanding 208 for 4 with an overall lead of 427 runs with 6 wickets in hand.

Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is yet to be dismissed in the series and is set to resume on 63. He will be joined at the crease by Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood who will return on 43.

They have so far shared in an unbroken 108-run stand for the 5th wicket..

The pair came together when West Indies had lost their third and fourth wickets in the space of two overs. Darren Bravo dragged the ball from his bat to his pads and onto his stumps and Kraigg Brathwaite fell for 45, as Mahmudullah lured the outside edge to slip.

Debutant Leon Johnson who made 41 was the other principal scorer while Darren Bravo went for 7 and Kirk Edwards 2.

Action on the third day saw Windies captain Denesh Ramdin opting not to enforce the follow on after Bangladesh were dismissed for 161 to by 219 runs.

Kemar Roach ended with 5 for 42, Jerome Taylor 2 for 41, Sulieman Benn 2 for 19 and Shannon Gabriel 1 for 49.

Scores entering the day 4, West Indies 380 and 208 for 4, Bangladesh 161.


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