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Windies in control against Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin frustrated Bangladesh as they took the West Indies to an imposing score of 437-4 at lunch on the second day of the first Test on Wednesday.

Resuming at 361-4, the pair added 76 runs in the morning session as Bangladesh's attack failed to make a breakthrough on a lifeless pitch at the Shere Bangla stadium.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, pictured, and Denesh Ramdin frustrated Bangladesh as they took the West Indies to an imposing score of 437-4 at lunch on the second day of the first Test. Photo by: Munir uz ZAMAN. Credit: AFP

Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 156 and Ramdin, on 84, was approaching his third Test century as the pair extended their fifth wicket partnership to 206.

Debutant off-spinner Sohag Gazi, who took three wickets on the first day, opened the bowling and kept a tight line and length. He forced an edge off Chanderpaul's bat which fell short of first slip and went for two runs.

The experienced left-hander then hit paceman Shahadat Hossain to the third-man boundary to reach his 150. He has so far hit 19 fours during his 282-ball stay at the crease.

Ramdin, 52 overnight, looked unperturbed in the company of his illustrious partner, helping take the West Indies to a score which will be a daunting prospect for the vulnerable Bangladeshi batting line-up.

Ramdin has hit eight boundaries during his 170-ball knock. – Sapa-AFP

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