"--IANS/CMC"
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 3 (IANS/CMC) Half-centuries from left-handers Leon Johnson and Jonathan Carter helped West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) to a challenging total on the opening day of their second four-day Test match against Bangladesh A here.

Opting to bat first, the hosts Monday piled up 354 all out at Kensington Oval, with Johnson stroking the top score of 74 and Carter getting 54, reports CMC.

The in-form Jermaine Blackwood chipped in with 45 while captain Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell both struck 42, and Sunil Ambris, 34.

Off-spinner Shuvagoto Hom (2-44), seamers Muktar Ali (2-48) and Robiul Islam (2-65) and left-arm spinners Elias Sunny (2-77) and Taijul Islam (2-95), shared the wickets.

Brief scores:

WI HPC: 354 (Leon Johnson 74, Jonathan Carter 54, Jermaine Blackwood 45, Carlos Brathwaite 42, Sheldon Cottrell 42, Sunil Ambris 34; Shuvagoto Hom 2-44, Muktar Ali 2-48) vs Bangladesh A.

--IANS/CMC

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