GROS-ISLET- Bangladesh's seamers ripped through the West Indies middle-order but an unbeaten 69 from Shivnarine Chanderpaul was holding the innings together at 341 for eight at lunch on the second day of the second and final Test on Sunday. Chanderpaul, who has occupied the crease for more than three-and-a-half hours, will resume in the afternoon session in partnership with Sulieman Benn.

Al-Amin Hossain claimed two wickets in two balls after Robiul Islam separated the fourth-wicket pair of Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo, their stand being worth 66 runs when Bravo was caught at the wicket driving loosely after 45 minutes' play. When Shafiul Islam then had Kemar Roach taken behind by wicketkeeper and captain Mushfiqur Rahim, the West Indies had lost three wickets for one run in slipping to 269 for seven.

Chanderpaul continued to soldier along at his very serene pace to his 65th Test half-century, being overshadowed by the big-hitting Jerome Taylor who blazed 40 in a 54-run eighth-wicket stand before finding Mahmudullah on the long-on boundary off the bowling of left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.

 Taylor should have departed on 18 but Mominul Haque dropped a skier at cover when the fast bowler sliced another attempted heave off Shafiul Islam.

Bangladesh looked much more purposeful with the ball on the second morning under overcast skies, maintaining a tight, full line that offered few liberties to the overnight pair of Chanderpaul and Bravo. Al-Amin, whose bowling action was reported during the first Test in St Vincent, was the most impressive of all.

Following Robiul's dismissal of Bravo, he induced an edge from Jermaine Blackwood for Anamul Haque to take the catch at first slip and then West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin caught behind first ball to spark celebrations among the Bangladeshis.



(OVERNIGHT: 246-3):

K Brathwaite c Taijul b Shafiul    63

L Johnson lbw b Taijul    66

K Edwards c Shamsur b Mahmudullah    16

D Bravo c Mushfiqur b Robiul    46

S Chanderpaul not out    69

J Blackwood c Anamul b Al-Amin    8

D Ramdin c Mushfiqur b Al-Amin    0

K Roach c Mushfiqur b Shafiul    0

J Taylor c Mahmudullah b Taijul    40

S Benn not out    5

EXTRAS: (b8, lb4, w10, nb6)    28

TOTAL: (113 overs, 8 wickets)    341

FOW: 1-143, 2-145, 3-185, 4-251, 5-268, 6-268, 7-269, 8-323

BOWLING: Al-Amin Hossain 26-6-62-2, Shafiul Islam 26-7-79-2, Robiul Islam 24-6-62-1, Taijul Islam 22-4-89-2, Mahmudullah 13-2-30-1, Nasir Hossain 2-0-7-0


Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Nasir Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Robiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain.

UMPIRES: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Steve Davis (AUS)

TV UMPIRE: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

MATCH REFEREE: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)