BAN vs WI 2nd Check: Nkrumah Bonner’s half-century guides West Indies to 223/5 on Day 1


Nkrumah Bonner

Nkrumah Bonner was making up for misplaced time together with his second successive half-century as West Indies floor out 223-5 in opposition to Bangladesh on day one of many second cricket check on Thursday.

Bonner was 74 not out and wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva was with him on 22 after a good first day.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite contributed 47 and fellow opener John Campbell 36 however the West Indies was bunkered down within the face of relentlessly disciplined bowling. The house group had the initiative till the unbeaten 45-run, no-risk stand by Bonner and Da Silva to see out the day.

How lengthy Bonner lasts would be the key to West Indies’ innings, with a 300 complete trying imposing. After nearly a decade out of the nationwide setup, his 86 on debut final weekend helped West Indies win the primary check in a exceptional comeback in Chattogram.

“Each innings I play, I put stress on myself. We receives a commission to make runs and to be constant,” Bonner stated.

“This wicket has a bit of extra bounce, however it’s related (to Chattogram). So mainly it’s the identical gameplan. I attempted to play as many balls as potential on the entrance foot, and preserve the ball within the V for so long as potential.”

After opting to bat first, Brathwaite and Campbell shared a good 66-run begin.

Campbell reduce offspinner Mehidy Hasan previous level for a boundary to start his scoring on his 12th ball confronted. Campbell additionally struck offspinner Nayeem Hasan for a six over lengthy on. However with West Indies showing untoubled, Campbell gave up his wicket when he was trapped plumb attempting to comb left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.

Campbell reviewed in useless. His 68-ball innings included 5 fours and one six. The bowlers regrouped nicely after lunch to take three wickets.

Quick bowler Abu Jayed was rewarded for hitting the correct size constantly with Shayne Moseley’s wicket for 7, after which Brathwaite perished to a reduce shot off Soumya Sarkar’s medium tempo, three runs in need of his 21st check half-century.

Kayle Mayers, the primary batsman to attain a double century within the fourth innings on debut within the first check, was out for five driving at Jayed and giving an out of doors edge to the slips.

West Indies was in hassle at 116-Four however Bonner engineered a restoration, first with Jermaine Blackwood. Their 62-run for the fifth wicket lasted till Blackwood was caught and bowled by Taijul for 28.

“The wicket was not what we anticipated,” Jayed stated. “We predict some flip for the spinners. However I believe it wants time. “In the intervening time, it’s essential to comprise their scoring price.”

Bonner introduced up his half-century driving a Taijul supply to lengthy off for a single off 98 balls. However due to the nice bowling, he opted for a defensive method, which paid off for him. His 173-ball knock up to now contains six boundaries. Jayed and Taijul have two wickets every.

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