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Ton-up Islam leads strong Bangladesh reply

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Middle-order batsman Naeem Islam made a maiden Test century while Shakib Al Hasan smashed a dominating 89 to help Bangladesh thwart the West Indies in the first Test in Dhaka on Thursday. 

Bangladesh cricketer Naeem Islam acknowledges the crowd as he reacts after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test match between Bangladesh and The West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, on November 15.

The pair made a record fourth-wicket stand of 167 to help the home team close the third day on 455-6, just 72 shy of the visitors' imposing first innings total of 527-4 declared.

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