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Shadman departs after scoring comeback fifty

Shadman Islam was impressive with the bat on his return to Bangladesh Test side.

Shadman Islam raises his bat on reaching half-century


The left-handed opener brought up his second half-century during the second session of day one in the first Test against West Indies.

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71 runs have been scored in the session at the loss of two wickets in 29 overs.

After electing to bat first in Chattogram, Bangladesh went to lunch on 69/2. Tamim Iqbal (9) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (25) were the two men to be dismissed in the opening session.

With Shadman at the other end, skipper Mominul Haque put up a 53-run stand for the third wicket. Mominul fell to Jomel Warrican, caught at mid-wicket by John Campbell. He batted 97 balls for his 26.

Shadman bide his time to make a big score but he was given lbw off Warrican while sweeping a full-ish ball. No DRS was taken and it was later showed on screen the ball would have comfortably missed the leg-stump.

The 25-year-old made 59 runs off 154 deliveries, hitting 6 fours.

Senior pros Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan are unbeaten on 9 and 3 runs respectively. Bangladesh go into tea on 140/4 in 58 overs.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 140/4 in 58 overs (Shadman 59, Mominul 26; Warrican 2/31, Roach 1/22)

Tea- Day 1

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