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Windies still in control at tea against Bangladesh

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 3:55 PMJermaine Lannaman

The Windies have moved into a commanding position at tea on the opening day of the decisive second Test against Bangladesh at Sabina Park.

They are 164 for three at the interval, after resuming on 79 for two at the start of the session, with opener Kraigg Brathwaite leading the way with an unbeaten 81.

The out-of-form Shai Hope, who scored 29, was the only wicket to fall after being dismissed caught behind off the bowling of left-arm spinner, Taijul Islam. He faced 76 balls and hit two fours during his vigil, while his third wicket stand with Brathwaite yielded 79 runs.

Emerging batsman Shimron Hetmyer, handed his first start of the 2018 home series, is unbeaten on 13. Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan with two for 55 remains the leading bowling for the men from the sub-continent.

The first Test at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua saw the Windies winning by an innings and 219 runs.