Tigers scalp two before rain halts play, Mayers still unbeaten

Mehedi Hasan Miraz celebrates the dismissal of Joshua Da Silva during the third day of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, on June 26, 2022. Photo: AFP

Shakib Al Hasan and Bangladesh team would be pleased to have scalped two wickets before bad weather stopped proceedings in the morning session on day three of the second and series-deciding Test in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia today.

Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz and pacer Khaled Ahmed picked a wicket apiece and both had raised their wickets tally to three. Joshua Da Silva was the first to depart after scoring 29 off 115 deliveries as the wicket-keeper paid the price for playing across the line to a straight delivery from Miraz and got trapped plumb in front. Three overs later, Khaled removed Alzarri Joseph, who mistimed a pull shot as Liton Das took an easy catch at mid wicket.   

However, the home side would still be comfortable at 376 for seven in their first innings as they lead by a handsome 142 runs with centurion Kyle Mayers still unbeaten. previously, on day one, Bangladesh were bundled out for 234.