West Indies move closer to a 2-0 series victory over Bangladesh

Last updated: 25th November 2012  

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West Indies are on the brink of claiming a 2-0 Test series whitewash over Bangladesh after another day of dominance in Khulna.

After amassing a mammoth 648-9 declared - a first-innings lead of 261, West Indies then reduced Bangladesh to 226-6 at stumps on the penultimate day.

The bleak scenario means Bangladesh still require another 35 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Shakib Al-Hasan bravely held up Windies with a counter-attacking 97, however he fell three runs short of his century to Veerasammy Permaul, in what turned out to be the final delivery of the day.

West Indies, who won the first Test of the two-match series by 77 runs in Dhaka last week, had looked set to wrap-up victory inside four days when three wickets for Tino Best reduced Bangladesh to 88-5 at tea.

However Shakib and Nasir Hossain (64no) led a spirited fightback, only for Permaul to end their 144-run partnership and surely any hopes of avoiding a defeat.

West Indies had earlier declared with a lead of 261, moving on from their overnight 564-4 to 648-9 with left-handed lynchpin Shivnarine Chanderpaul unbeaten on 150.

Pace bowlers Best and Fidel Edwards then made immediate inroads into the Bangladesh top order, the latter trapping Nazimuddin lbw just three balls into the innings.

Best clean bowled Tamim Iqbal (28) and Naeem Islam (2) in quick succession and Shahriar Nafees (21) swiftly became the Barbados bowler's third wicket from a superb spell.

Shakib rallied gamely, finding the boundary on 10 occasions and clearing it once, but failed to see out the day when Permaul lured him into a rash shot and Best held a skier at mid off.

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