Bonner leads Windies to 5-223 v Bangladesh

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Nkrumah Bonner was making up for lost time with his second successive half-century as West Indies ground out 5-223 against Bangladesh on day one of the second cricket Test.

Bonner was 74 not out and wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva was with him on 22 after an even first day.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite contributed 47 and fellow opener John Campbell 36 but the West Indies was bunkered down in the face of relentlessly disciplined bowling.

The home team had the initiative until the unbeaten 45-run, no-risk stand by Bonner and Da Silva to see out the day.

How long Bonner lasts will be the key to West Indies' innings, with a 300 total looking imposing.

After almost a decade out of the national set-up, his 86 on debut last weekend helped West Indies win the first Test in a remarkable comeback.

The West Indies were in trouble at 4-116 but Bonner engineered a recovery, first with Jermaine Blackwood.

Their 62-run for the fifth wicket lasted until Blackwood was caught and bowled by Taijul Islam for 28.

Bonner brought up his half-century driving a Taijul delivery to long off for a single off 98 balls.

But in the face of good bowling, he opted for a defensive approach, which paid off for him.

His 173-ball knock so far includes six boundaries.