Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | International

Ton-up Naeem helps Tigers recover



Middle-order batsman Naeem Islam made a maiden test century while Shakib Al Hasan smashed a dominating 89 to help Bangladesh thwart the West Indies in the first test in Dhaka on Thursday.

The pair made a record fourth-wicket stand of 167 to help the home team close the third day on 455-6, just 72 shy of the visitors' first innings total of 527-4 declared.

Islam, whose previous test best was 59 not out against England in Dhaka in 2010, added another 76 for the fifth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (43) to end West Indies's hopes of enforcing the follow-on.

At stumps, Mohammad Mahmudullah was unbeaten on 42 and Nasir Hossain 33 not out. The pair have so far added 87 on the unresponsive Shere Bangla stadium pitch.

The West Indian bowlers laboured, as the home team had done on the first two days.

Paceman Ravi Rampual was the pick with 3-101, Darren Sammy took two wickets and debutant spinner Veerasammy Permaul got one.

Spinner Sunil Narine failed to transform his Twenty20 success into the longer form of the game as he conceded 89 runs in his 21 wicketless overs.

Islam finally lost concentration after tea, caught at the wicket from a tired shot off Sammy'a bowling. His 108 included 17 boundaries and lasted 255 balls.

Islam said he was happy to help his team mount a spirited reply.

"It's a great honour to score a Test hundred," said the 25-year-old. "I always try to follow a gameplan and all through this innings I tried to maintain that, selecting my shots as my team needed me to stay at the crease.

"In the end it's a good feeling to help the team with a hundred. It was great to bat alongside Shakib and Tamim (Iqbal) and I am happy about contributing in my team's recovery."

In the morning session Shakib provided the aggression while Islam proved a rock at the other end as they added 88 runs before lunch.

Shakib, who hit 10 fours and a six in his 143-ball innings, was dismissed by Rampaul for 89 soon after the break.

He failed to keep a drive down and was caught in the covers, showing great disappointment at missing out on a well-deserved hundred.

His stand with Islam was the best fourth-wicket partnership for Bangladesh in all tests, topping the 120 by Habibul Bashar and Manjural Islam against the West Indies at Kingston in 2004.

Naeem reached his first test century with a four to fine leg off paceman Tino Best.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim also gave a gutsy performance, hitting seven fours and a six for his 43 before giving Permaul a return catch for his first Test wicket.

The second and final test will be in Khulna from November 21.


Report Day 1
Report Day 2


BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Shahriar Nafees, Junaid Siddique, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Sohag Gazi, Shahadat Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain

WEST INDIES: CH Gayle, KOA Powell, DM Bravo, S Chanderpaul, MN Samuels, D Ramdin (wk), DJG Sammy (capt), V Permaul, SP Narine, TL Best, R Rampaul

Shop

The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
R171.00
The extraordinary book of SA cricket
The Extraordinary Book of South African Cricket is the perfect gift for any cricket fanatic.
R140.00
Jackers - A Life in Cricket
Robin Jackman has been entertaining cricket followers for more than forty years
R169.00
Bouch
Through my eyes
R147.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Number 6 spot a problem or just fine?
Seeing the good in things is not such an easy thing as the tendency for most people is to point out...

Haze's Comment
T20 secrets of success
The wham bam Ram Slam is rocketing your way soon. It all kicks off with a triple-header on Sunday...

Neil Manthorp
Gripping contest atones for Hartal
For two days the whipping boys of international cricket stood toe-to-toe and gave each other a good...

Faf du Plessis
Giving the hip a rest in Cape Town
It’s really great to be back at home in Cape Town, although it is taking a while to adjust to the...

Kepler Wessels
Different game waits against Australia
The New Zealand leg of the one day international tour by the Proteas went according to plan. In...