Bangladesh lost 5 wickets and scored 242 runs on Day 1 of the first Test match against West Indies in Chattogram on Wednesday. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Bangladesh lost their senior batsmen Tamim Iqbal early. Experienced Kemar Roach castled the stumps of the left-hander in the 5th over of the day.

A mini partnership brewed between opener Shadman Islam and Najmul Hossain Shanto but it got over after the latter got run-out after a relay throw from West Indies side. The third wicket partnership between Shadman Islam and captain Mominul Haque flurished for more than 50 runs. Bangladesh were looking well on course for a big total on the very first day of the Test but their plan was marred by left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican .

He scalped the wicket of Mominul (26) before hunting down Shadman Islam (59) and Mushfiqur Rahim (38). Mushfiqur Rahim and Shaib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh recover from the early blows and stitched up a 59-run partnership.

Liton Das (34) and Shakib Al Hasan (39) remained not out at the end of the day, scoring 49 in the sixth-wicket stand.

It was Bangladesh’s first test since the start of the coronavirus nearly a year ago, while the West Indies has played five matches.

Shakib is making a return after serving a ban imposed by the ICC for failing to report corrupt approaches made to him by bookmakers.

The West Indies have three players making their test debuts — Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers and Shayne Moseley. While Bonner is a leg-spinner, Mayers and Moseley made it to the national side with their all-round performance in the domestic circuit.

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