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B'desh take honours in drawn Test vs WI

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Oct 25, 2011 at 04:59pm IST

Chittagong: Bangladesh debutant Elias Sunny grabbed six wickets against the West Indies as the opening Test headed for a draw on the fifth and final day in Chittagong on Tuesday.

The left-arm spinner (6-94) became the third Bangladeshi to bag six wickets in an innings on debut as the West Indies were bowled out for 244 in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh's 350-9 declared.

Bangladesh lost Shahriar Nafees (50), and openers Imrul Kayes (13) and Tamim Iqbal (37) before declaring at 119-3 at tea in their second innings for an overall lead of 225 runs.

B'desh take honours in drawn Test against WI

The first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies ended in a draw at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Seamers Darren Sammy and Ravi Rampaul, and spinner Marlon Samuels each took one wicket.

The West Indies earlier added 100 runs in 17 overs to their overnight total of 144-5, with skipper Sammy smashing a brisk 43-ball 58 with the help of two sixes and eight fours for his maiden Test half-century.

Sunny, 25, took two of the five wickets to fall in the morning session while left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took the last three wickets to finish with 3-53 off 18 overs.

Sunny, who took four wickets on Monday, struck in his second over when he had Samuels caught by Raqibul Hasan in the covers. Samuels could add just seven runs to his overnight score of 17.

Sammy and Carlton Baugh (30) then counter-attacked to add 60 runs in just seven overs for the seventh wicket before Sunny broke the stand when he bowled Baugh for his sixth victim.

The West Indies captain completed his half-century with a six off Sunny, but did not last long as he was bowled by Shakib after hitting the second six of his innings.

Shakib also dismissed Devendra Bishoo for no score in the same over.

The second and final Test starts in Dhaka on Saturday.

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