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In Elite companyPowell got his 100 off 164 balls, including 12 fours and a six before eventually being dismissed for 110. With his 117 in the first innings, he became only the ninth West Indian to score two hundreds in the same test, and the first since Brian Lara in 2001.photo: afp
In Elite companyPowell got his 100 off 164 balls, including 12 fours and a six before eventually being dismissed for 110. With his 117 in the first innings, he became only the ninth West Indian to score two hundreds in the same test, and the first since Brian Lara in 2001.photo: afp

 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


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