CASTRIES, St. Lucia: Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck an unbeaten 69 Sunday before Bangladesh fought back to limit West Indies to 341-8 at lunch on the second day of the second and final test.
The hosts, 246-3 overnight at Beausejour Stadium, lost five wickets for 95 runs in the morning session. Fast bowlers Al-Amin Hossain (2-62), Shafiul Islam (2-79) and Robiul Islam (1-62) all got appreciable swing while left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (2-89) also chipped in.
West Indies added just five runs in eight overs before Bangladesh struck through Robiul as Darren Bravo edged a drive through to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Bravo went for 46 at 251-4.
The visitors soon deflated West Indies even further with three wickets for one run in the space of five balls, going from 268-4 to 269-7.
Al-Amin removed Jermaine Blackwood (8) and captain Denesh Ramdin (0) in successive deliveries while Shafiul claimed Kemar Roach (0).
Blackwood nicked low to first slip while Ramdin and Roach were snapped behind off outside edges.
But Chanderpaul remained steadfast and Jerome Taylor played some expansive strokes to shift the balance.
Taylor blasted five fours and two sixes in 40 off 32 balls, dominating an eighth-wicket stand of 54 with Chanderpaul.
Taylor was dropped on 18 by Mominul Haque off Shafiul and was closing in on a half century when he holed out to long-on off Taijul.
The 40-year-old Chanderpaul was unbeaten at the break after spending 223 minutes at the crease. Sulieman Benn was 5 not out.