Marlon Samuels hit a fighting century to help the West Indies reach 241 for two at close on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh yesterday.
The 31-year-old Jamaican scored 109 not out and added 198 for the unbroken third-wicket stand with Darren Bravo (85 not out). The tourists, who lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Dhaka by 77 runs, are now 146 behind Bangladesh’s first-innings total of 387.
West Indian captain Darren Sammy praised Samuels and Bravo.
“Both Samuels and Bravo played well,” said Sammy. “I think Marlon did not get runs in the first match so he was looking for runs here and I am happy that he got a hundred. Bravo was equally good and both gave us a good stand.”
Fidel Edwards was the pick of the bowlers with 6-90, his 12th five-wicket haul in Test matches. Sammy chipped in with 3-74. Earlier, Bangladesh added 22 to their overnight score of 365 for eight.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2012.
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