Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell hit half-centuries after Rahkeem Cornwall five-for


Jomel Warrican also picked up three wickets for the visitors to help bundle the BCB XI for 160

West Indians 257 and 179 for 5 (Bonner 80*, Campbell 68, Hassan 2-32) lead BCB XI 160 (Naim 45, Hasan 30, Cornwall 5-47, Warrican 3-25) by 276 runs

West Indians had their best day on the tour on the second day of their three-day warm-up match against the BCB XI. After bowling out the home side for 160 with the help of Rahkeem Cornwall‘s five-wicket haul, they proceeded to post 179 for 5 at stumps and took their lead to 276.

Nkrumah Bonner, who had a wretched time like the rest of the batsmen during the ODI series, was unbeaten on 80. He struck 12 fours in his 131-ball stay, while John Campbell struck nine fours in his 68 off 98 balls.

The pair got together in the first over of their second innings, after Shayne Moseley fell for a duck, and went on to add 130 for the second wicket. Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers and Kavem Hodge fell cheaply but Bonner has Joshua Da Silva for company when they start the third day.

Saif Hassan was a surprise with the ball, picking up 2 for 32, while Khaled Ahmed, Mukidul Islam and Tohwid Hridoy picked up one wicket each.

Earlier in the day, offspinner Cornwall took the important wickets of Mohammad Naim and Yasir Ali. His haul also included Akbar Ali and Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Ahmed. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took out the middle order with his three-wicket haul, removing Shahadat Hossain, captain Nurul Hasan and Hridoy. Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joesph took the other two wickets.

The BCB XI’s batting line-up is considerably strong, so the visitors would be pretty happy with their showing. Their batsmen, at least Bonner and Campbell, also have got runs under the belt.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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