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Narine's entry
West Indies' ace spinner Sunil Narine had a quiet first three days in the Test. He, however, announced his arrival with a 'bang' by taking two wickets in the 137th over. He first got rid of a set Mahmudullah who bat-padded a turning delivery to silly point, before getting debutant Shohag Gazi caught behind off the last ball of the over, turning the game on its head.

Nasir's anguish and a new record
Nasir Hossain played a stroke-filled 96 before being deceived by a slower delivery from Tino Best. He may have missed his maiden Test century, but his fifty-plus score along with Mahmudullah's half-century meant that this was the first time that five individual players scored half-centuries in an innings for Bangladesh.

Gazi'marathon spell
Bangladesh's dependency on Shohag Gazi in this match was evident from his figures. He bowled 47 overs in the first innings and 19 overs in the second. He also picked up a crucial wicket with a beauty in the last over. His 66 overs made him the only Bangladesh bowler to have bowled more than 60 overs in his first game.

From a duck to a double
Kieron Powell began his one-day career with a 'duck' against Bangladesh in 2009. His dramatic progress in the last three years, however, was reflected in the way he batted in this match. His patient 110 yesterday made him only the ninth West Indian batsman to score two centuries in a Test match.

A dramatic last hour
It seemed as though the visitors were going to finish the day in a comfortable position having lost just one wicket. Then a dramatic turn of events inspired by a burst from Rubel Hossain, changed the scenario of the game. With just 15 more overs left in the day, Rubel got Darren Bravo caught behind. This was followed by four quick wickets taken by Shakib Al Hasan and Shohag Gazi, as the West Indies ended the day on 244 for 6.

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