Dhaka: Patience and restraint were in short supply from both teams in the post-lunch session. West Indies were in pursuit of quick runs to maximise their lead, which eventually reached 507, and the Bangladesh top-order batsmen continued what they set out to do and failed to accomplish in the first innings. They opted for aggression over caution, even while staring at an imposing target, and while there was a healthy dose of bad deliveries, their approach also came with a significant amount of risk - it cost them two wickets, and it could have been worse.
Attacking batting makes for entertaining cricket and the Bangladesh line-up is packed with attractive strokemakers, but if there was a lesson to be learnt from the first innings for the hosts it was that sustaining aggression for an extended period of time in Test cricket is a major challenge. The opening seamers Fidel Edwards and Kemar Roach bowled too short too often but despite their poor lengths the Bangladesh batsmen were only too happy to keep them interested. Tamim slashed Roach uppishly over point and cover as early as the second over.