Tamim digs in but Windies scent victory

DHAKA, (Reuters) – Darren Bravo fell five runs short  of a maiden double century but West Indies maintained their  domination of the second and final test to inch closer to a  series victory against Bangladesh today.
Bravo’s sparkling 195 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s unbeaten  half-century allowed skipper Darren Sammy to declare the second  innings on 383 for five.
Set an unlikely target of 508 runs, Bangladesh showed early  signs of crumbling but opener Tamim Iqbal’s defiant unbeaten 82  and an unbeaten 33 from Mushfiqur Rahim guided them to 164 for  three wickets at stumps.
West Indies declared immediately after Bravo missed his  personal milestone.
Left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo induced a leading edge from  Bravo and Rahim took the skier to end his 297-ball innings  featuring 12 fours and five sixes.
Three of those sixes were struck in the post-lunch session  when West Indies added 74 runs in little over 10 overs.
Chanderpaul was 59 not out when the declaration was made.
Bangladesh were jolted early by Fidel Edwards who struck in  his second over to remove Imrul Kayes, caught by Kirk Edwards at  slip for nine.
Sammy then took a sharp return catch to dismiss Shahriar  Nafees for 18 off the last ball before tea was called.
Tamim, then on 12, was lucky to linger as Marlon Samuels  dropped him off Edwards at gully.
The left-hander raced to his fifty off 58 balls before  curbing his attacking instincts.
He received some support from Raqibul Hassan, who made 17  off 52 balls before edging Samuels to Sammy at slip.
The rain-hit first test was drawn.

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