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Tigers stretch lead to 320 at 3rd day lunch as Mominul hits 50

Bangladesh have stretched their lead to 320 runs at the lunch break of day three of the first Test of two-match series against West Indies on Saturday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

At the lunch break of day three, Bangladesh were batting at 149 for four in 49 overs. They also have a handy lead of 171 runs in the first innings. Overall, Tigers are ahead of 320 runs in this Test

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque was batting at 83 before the break while Liton Das was partnering scoring 38.

At the end of day two, Bangladesh were batting at 47 for three. Two overnight batsmen added 26 runs this morning before Mushfiqur Rahim fell prey to Rahkeem Cornwall who bagged two early wickets yesterday.

Earlier, in the first innings of the match, Bangladesh posted 430 riding on the maiden Test hundred of Mehidy Hasan Miraz (103). Shadman Islam (59) and Shakib Al Hasan (68) have also hit a fifty each.

Jomel Warrican was the best bowler for the tourists scalping four wickets while Cornwall took two.

In reply, West Indies tumbled for 259 runs in their first innings as they lost the last five wickets in six runs despite some good batting displays from the captain Kraigg Brathwaite (76) and Jermaine Blackwood (68).