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Samuels, Bravo lead West Indies’ strong reply
Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Jamaican batsman Marlon Samuels hit his fifth Test century to lead West Indies to 241 for two on day two of the second and final Test against hosts Bangladesh in Khulna today.

Samuels is unbeaten on 109 from 231 deliveries, while Darren Bravo finished the day on 85.

The pair has so far shared in a 198-run third wicket stand after West Indies were at a shaky 43 for two in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings of 386.

That total leaves the West Indies 146 runs behind with eight wickets in hand.

West Indies have lost danger man Chris Gayle for 25 and Kieran Powell, who hit a century in each innings in the first Test, for just 13.

Earlier, Bangladesh added 22 runs to their overnight 365 for eight.

Mohammad Mahmudullah was dismissed for 76 by captain Darren Sammy before Abul Hasan handed Fidel Edwards his sixth success of the innings to go for a memorable 113.

Paceman Edward had figures of six for 90, while Sammy picked up three for 74.

The West Indies lead the two-Test series 1-0 after winning last week's first Test in Dhaka by 77 runs.

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Published: 2012-11-22 10:38:44
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