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West Indies make dominant start against Bangladesh

An unbeaten century from Kraigg Brathwaite put the West Indies in control after day one of the first Test against Bangladesh on Friday.

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Brathwaite was 123 not out at stumps, helping his team to 264-3 after they were put in to bat at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown.

The 21-year-old right-handed opener's second Test century helped the hosts reach a dominant position.

Chris Gayle (64) and Darren Bravo (62) were also good contributors, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul (one) will resume with Brathwaite on day two.

Debutant Taijul Islam (2-69) was the pick of the bowlers on a tough day for Bangladesh, who opted to bowl first on a decent batting wicket.

Only drizzle stopped Gayle and Brathwaite early in the innings before the former was dropped on 52.

The openers put on 103 in the first session before Gayle fell with the score on 116, trapped LBW by off-spinner and another Test debutant in Shuvagata Hom.

Kirk Edwards only made 10 " hitting a four and a six " before getting a leading edge to an Islam delivery.

Brathwaite and Bravo put on 128 before the latter fell, but the West Indies remain in a good position heading into day two.

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