For the first time in the two-Test series, Bangladesh did not lose any wicket in a session. And in that regard, this has been a very good session for the Tigers as they amassed 91 runs in 27 overs in the session before Tea. Both Liton Das and Mehedi Hasan Miraz have brought their fifties up and also notched up hundred-run partnership between them. There were a few scares, especially when Mehedi was challenged by a few short deliveries from Shannon Gabriel after West Indies opted for the new ball. However, with Mehedi on 53 and Liton on 66, Bangladesh seem to be getting back momentum in the game.
87.6 Ov BAN 272/6: Mehedi Hasan Miraz goes on the back foot and plays it straight towards the bowler Rahkeem Cornwall. No runs taken and umpire signals for Tea.
Mehedi brings up fifty as partnership with Liton keeps growing
84.6 Ov BAN 268/6: A fullish delivery from Shannon Gabriel that is angled in towards Mehedi Hasan Miraz and the right-handed batsman flicks it towards square leg region. A brilliant effort by the fielder in the deep stops the ball going from a boundary. However, Mehedi picks up three runs and with that also brings up his fifty. Mehedi has been challenged by a few short deliveries by Gabriel and the right-hander did get tempted to play at some of the outside off deliveries. Apart from that, both Mehedi and Liton Das looked solid throughout this session as the partnership between them keep growing, much to the delight of the Tigers.
Liton, Mehedi star in hundred-run partnership
80.3 Ov BAN 256/6: Short and a wide delivery from Shannon Gabriel and the wicket-keeper could do nothing but watch the ball go past him for a boundary. That also see the hundred run partnership between Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Liton Das come up. Both these batsmen played brilliantly since Bangladesh lost two early wickets -- those of overnight batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun -- in the morning session.
West Indies take the new ball and Shannon Gabriel to begin the 80th over with Mehedi Hasan Miraz on strike.
Liton notches fifty; 250 comes up for Tigers
79.6 Ov BAN 250/6: Mehedi Hasan Miraz drives a Nkrumah Bonner delivery towards long-off and takes a single to bring up 250 for Bangladesh.
75.2 Ov BAN 234/6: Liton Das plays a well-timed cut off a Nkrumah Bonner delivery and gets a boundary through the deep point region. And with that shot, Liton brings up his seventh Test fifty. The partnership between Liton and Mehedi Hasan Miraz is now looking solid and lending hopes to the Tigers' camp.
Mehedi, Liton notch up fifty stand as Tigers avoid follow on
69.6 Ov BAN 210/6: Mehedi Hasan Miraz goes on his back foot and plays a Rahkeem Cornwall delivery towards deep midwicket to take a single. And with that, Bangladesh avoid follow on with four wickets in hand.
66.4 Ov BAN 205/6: Mehedi Hasan Miraz drives Jomel Warrican inside-out to extra cover for a single. And that's a no-ball from Warrican. Two runs added on the scoreboard for the Tigers and that also brings up fifty-stand between Mehedi and Liton Das. Meanwhile, Liton, who is on 35, has now reached 1000 Test runs playing in his 37th innings.
12:06pm: Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Liton Das are out in the middle and Rahkeem Cornwall will begin proceedings after Lunch.
Tigers' hopes pinned on pair of Mehedi, Liton
Bangladesh failed to complete their primary objective of not losing any wickets in the first session as both overnight batsmen -- Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun -- are now back in the hut. Mithun was the first one to fall when he chipped a Rahkeem Cornwall delivery to short mid-wicket just shortly after hitting the off-spinner for a boundary. The most shocking one was the way Mushfiqur got out. The experienced campaigner, who looked solid and played well as he brought his 22nd Test fifty earlier in the session, played an unnecessary reverse sweep off Cornwall and ended up lofting it to short cover. Liton Das and Mehedi Hasan Miraz -- the last recognized pair of batsmen -- have since then negotiated well and ensured Bangladesh go into Lunch without any more hitches on the way. Liton remains unbeaten on 23 while Miraz is on 11 and the fate of this game will heavily depend on the way this duo bats in the rest of the day's sessions.
60.6 Ov BAN 181/6: Mehedi Hasan Miraz goes drives a Jomel Warrican delivery towards cover. No runs taken and that will be Lunch on Day 3.
Tigers in deep trouble as Mushfiqur throws his wicket away
49.2 Ov BAN 155/6: After almost giving a catch to the leg-slip the previous delivery with a half-attempted sweep shot, Mushfiqur Rahim goes for a reverse sweep the very next ball and perishes. A short of a length delivery from Rahkeem Cornwall and Mushfiqur tries to reverse sweep and ends up lofting it to the hands of the fielder at short cover. Mushfiqur looks at his bat and thinks what has he done. A shocking choice of a shot from the experienced campaigner. With both the overnight batsmen -- Mithun and Mushfiqur -- back in the hut, things do not look so good for the hosts. Mushfiqur Rahim c Mayers b Cornwall 54 (105b 7x4 0x6) SR: 51.43
Mithun departs early
45.1 Ov BAN 142/5: Mohammad Mithun tries to play an outside off delivery past through the cover region but mistimes it and the man at short midwicket takes a good diving catch. The umpire wants to confirm if the catch is taken cleanly and the replay confirmed that Mithun is out. Cornwall strikes and breaks a crucial partnership. Mohammad Mithun c Brathwaite b Cornwall 15 (86b 2x4 0x6) SR: 17.44
43.2 Ov BAN 138/4: Mushfiqur Rahim plays a Rahkeem Cornwall delivery towards mid-on and takes a single to bring up his fifty off 89 deliveries. That's his 22nd Test fifty.
Mushfiqur, Mithun star in fifty stand
40.2 Ov BAN 122/4: A fuller length outside off delivery from Shannon Gabriel and Mushfiqur Rahim makes a stride forward and punches it past the cover fielder for a boundary. That also brings up the fifty-run stand between Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur. Both these batsmen would need to carry on and bat long if Bangladesh are to stage a comeback in this game. It has been an aggressive start from West Indies bowlers, especially Gabriel, who started by challenging the batsmen with bouncers and Mithun, who faced most of the music, did well to negotiate them.
Bangladesh started the day on 105 for 4, trailing by 304 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun out in the middle on the third day of their second and final Test against West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.