Kieran Powell’s second century of the test and Darren Bravo’s 76 propelled West Indies to 244-6 and a 215-run lead against Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first test.
Powell and Bravo shared 189 for the second wicket but were among five wickets to fall after tea, as Bangladesh struck back to keep hopes alive. Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel Hossain and Sohag Gazi shared two wickets each.
Bangladesh was dismissed for 566 – its first time past 500 – just before lunch to earn a rare first-innings lead of 29 runs. Nasir Hossain missed out on his first test century, falling for 96.
West Indies began inauspiciously, as Chris Gayle was out caught behind for a quickfire 19 to paceman Rubel Hossain, who struck again in the final session to take out Bravo and start a collapse. Until then, Powell and Bravo combined well, although Bangladesh blew chances to end that partnership early.AP