Mehedi Hasan Miraz's lady century assisted Bangladesh with posting a major first-innings absolute of 430 preceding Mustafizur Rahman, the solitary pacer in the side, asserted two early West Indian wickets to keep the hosts on top as they lead by 355 pursues the second day of the primary Test.
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite was unbeaten on 49 and Nkrumah Bonner batting on 17 as West Indies finished the third day on 75 for two. It will be a gigantic test for the guests as the pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram is required to offer a lot for the four home spinners on the third day.
However, it was Mehedi who was the champion for the Tigers. Coming in at number eight, Mehedi pounded 103 off 168 balls, striking 13 fours and all the more critically, ensuring Bangladesh go past the 400 imprint which at one point looked impossible.
Bangladesh lost both short-term batsmen inside the main meeting in the wake of continuing on 242 for five with Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das in their thirties.
Liton was the first to withdraw subsequent to adding the innings' third fifty-run organization with Shakib. The right-hander was bowled attempting to cut a ball from left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican that was excessively near the off stump.
Mehedi at that point joined Shakib who batted in minimized way in his first Test coordinate back since finishing a one-year restriction from global cricket, finishing a very much aggregated fifty.
The 23-year-old at the opposite end looked strong and played a lovely back-foot punch to pacer Shannon Gabriel to begin procedures. However, Shakib was gotten off a top edge at point playing away from his body against off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall in the wake of scoring 68 off 150 conveyances that likewise highlighted five limits.
After Shakib's flight, Mehedi assumed liability to score runs with the lower request as Bangladesh went for lunch on 328 for seven.
Taijul Islam gave significant help and the pair disappointed the guests, adding 48 runs for the eighth wicket before the left-hander withdrew for 18 off 72 balls. Mehedi arrived at his fifty off 99 balls in the organization of Nayeem Hasan, with whom he added 57 runs for the 10th wicket.
Nayeem turned into Bonner's lady scalp in the wake of scoring 24 when Mehedi was eight runs low on his hundred.
Mehedi in the long run arrived at the achievement with an oar clear off left-arm spinner Warrican and punched the air in festival.
In the last meeting, left-arm seamer Mustafizur bowled splendidly as he figured out how to get the ball to shoot once again into the left-hander forcefully alongside his enchanted cutters.
He caught John Campbell with a conveyance calculating into the left-hander's cushion, which the on-field umpire denied at first. However, the Fizz was certain and took the survey which indicated that the ball would have proceeded to hit the stumps.
Mustafizur at that point terminated in an approaching yorker that hit the toe of Shayne Mosely and the umpire raised his finger, a choice maintained on audit to leave the West Indies battling on 24 for two.
Tigers' turn group of four as Shakib, Taijul, Mehedi and Nayeem anyway didn't get a lot of help from the pitch.