Bangladesh make solid start

2011-10-21 08:13

Chittagong - Bangladesh justified its decision to bat first by moving to a creditable 74-1 at lunch on Friday's opening day of the first Test against West Indies.

Opener Imrul Kayes scored ten before becoming the only player dismissed in the opening session, caught by wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh off Ravi Rampaul.

Shahriar Nafees reached 21 before retiring hurt when a Fidel Edwards bouncer got between peak and grille on his helmet and hit his face.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy bowled himself and used four others but failed to make any major impact on the hosts at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Bangladesh named Nasir Hossain and Mohammad Ilias Sunny for their Test debuts.

West Indies named Baugh as wicketkeeper, replacing Denesh Ramdin, who was behind the stumps in the limited overs contest.


Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees, Raqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Elias Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam

West Indies:
LMP Simmons, KOA Powell, KC Brathwaite, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, S Chanderpaul, DJG Sammy (catp), CS Baugh (wk), R Rampaul, FH Edwards, D Bishoo