West Indies survived the onslaught from the Bangladesh spinners, without further loss of wickets after Miraz and Shakib's strikes with Hetmyer and Dowrich holding on. The Windies duo starred in a 45-run partnership after the visitors lost five quick wickets to Bangladesh's spin prowess and ended Day 2 with the score on 75 for five.
Shakib and MIraz bagged five wickets bwtween them with Miraz bagging three and the former scalping two wickets in a destructive twin spell after Bangladesh had posted a huge first innings total of 508 with Riyad hitting a brilliant hundred.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan bagged a wicket in the very first over, picking up the wicket of his Windies counterpart Kreigg Brathwaite. The Windies skipper played for the turn but the wrong one from Shakib completely bamboozled the Windies captain and bowled him through the gap between bat and pad.
Mehedi Miraz then used the slider to great effect, as Kieran Powell fell in the sixth over. Sunil Ambris then played a mindless shot to Shakib to give the Tigers skipper his second wicket of the day. Miraz then immediately removed Roston Chase in the next over with a delivery that did not turn as much as the batsman expected. The right-armer then flattened Shai Hope's stumps as Windies lost their fifth, looking down into the barrel of despair.
Bangladesh bowled out for 508 after Riyad ton
Bangladesh 508 all out in 154 ovrs, Mahmudullah 136; Nayeem 10*, FOWs: 1-42 (Soumya 19), 2-87 (Mominul 29), 3-151 (Mithun, 29), 4-161 (Shadman Islam, 76), 5-190 (Mushfiqur , 14, 67.3 ov), 6-301 (Shakib, 80, 96.5 ov), 7-393 (Liton, 54, 118.1 ov), 8-416 (Miraz, 18, 123.5 ov), 9-472 (Taijul Islam, 26, 144.4 ov), (Mahmudullah, 136, 153.6 ov)
Mahmudullah Riyad hit a classy 136 as Bangladesh posted 508 on the board in their first innings of the second Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The 32-year old suffered nervous moments, spending 10 overs in the nineties but overcame a few dramatic moments to complete his third career ton.
Following his ton he went after the bowling and together with youngster Nayeem Hasan took the Bangladesh score past 500 after Taijul Islam's wicket. Riyad was the last wicket to fall, beaten by Jomel Warrican's flight to see his stumps disturbed while Nayeem remained unbeaten at the other end.
Tigers look towards big total after Riyad ton
Bangladesh 469/8 in 131 ovrs, Mahmudullah 109*, Taijul 26*
Classy Mahmudullah Riyad hit his third career hundred as Bangladesh crossed the 450-run mark. There was a comedy of errors as Riyad almost ran himself out while on 98 but the experienced batsman went on to complete his ton, robbing back onto the back foot and hitting Roston Chase through point for four to complete his second ton this year.
The batsman faced 12 deliveries to get to his century from 96 but those moments seemed longer mainly because he had rotated the strike which meant that his nervy period lasted for a little more that 5 overs. He spent 10 overs in the 90s but the right-hander, who had been struggling to make big scores in Tests and did not manage a single ton over a period of eight years, now has two in his last three innings after he also scored a ton in the second and final Test against Zimbabwe.
Tigers lose Liton, Miraz post lunch
Bangladesh 428/8 in 131 ovrs, Mahmudullah 91*, Taijul 5*
Four overs into the second session, Liton Das went for a reverse-sweep having played proper cricketing shots all morning and while he missed, the Windies skipper hit as the ball crashed onto the stumps. Liton fell after a 62-ball 54 and following his wicket, Bangladesh crossed the 400-run mark in their first innings.
Mehedi Miraz had come in after Liton and he added 18 runs to the score before he became Jomel Warrican's first victim of the innings as Miraz got the faintest of edges when the ball passed his bat and Windies bagged the wicket following a good review. Mahmudullah Riyad meanwhile is looking good and o course for his third Test ton.
Lunch: Liton hits breezy fifty before lunch
Bangladesh 387/6 in 115 ovrs, Mahmudullah 75*, Liton 53*
Liton Das hit a breezy fifty against West Indies after coming in to bat at number 8. The right-hander dealt in boundaries hitting eight fours and a six in his unbeaten 52-ball 53 knock while starring in a brilliant 86-run partnership with Mahmudullah, who is batting on 75.
Liton dispatched Roston Chase over mid-wicket for six to get to 48 before an exquisite cover drive two deliveries later saw him bring up his fifty. Riyad, batting on 75 handed the baton to Liton, who punished anything wavering in line or length, playing some beautiful cricket shots.
The tone for the morning was set by skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who hit Roston Chase for three consecutive boundaries to signal an attacking-minded intent as Bangladesh scored 128 runs in the morning session before lunch from just 128 runs. Even as Shakib fell after scoring 80, Windies were not able to stem the flow of runs as the Liton-Riyad duo scored 86 runs in 109.
Liton-Riyad star in 50 partnership
Bangladesh 355/6 in 110 ovrs, Mahmudullah 66*, Liton 30*
Liton Das has been quick to pounce on anything loose while Mahmudullah Riyad has grown in confidence the more this Test match wears on. The duo starred in a 50-run partnership, scoring their runs quickly as Bangladesh crossed thee 350-run mark.
Liton has played some good-looking shots after coming in to bat this morning. The opener was only included in the squad after Mushfiqur Rahim's injury rendered him unable to keep wickets. Trading in boundaries, Liton has hit five fours in his innings so far.
Shakib misses out on ton
FOWs: 6-301 (Shakib, 80, 96.5 ov)
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan missed out on a ton and fell to Kemar Roach after a well-made 80 right after Bangladesh stretched their score past 300 in the second Test against the Windies at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Shakib continued on from his overnight score off 55 and picked up runs quickly this morning. He and Mahmudullah Riyad starred in a 111-run sixth-wicket partnership before Roach broke the partnership. Riyad hit the third fifty of the Tigers innings after Shadman Islam and Shakib had hit fifties yesterday.
It has been a rapid-fire first hour at Mirpur today. West Indies bowled 12 overs in which Bangladesh added 55 runs to their overnight score of 301. Liton Das came to the crease after Shakib's wicket.