Khulna: Bangladesh number 10 Abul Hasan scored a unbeaten century on his test debut on Wednesday to complete an astonishing comeback by the home team on the opening day of the second test against West Indies.
After fast bowler Fidel Edwards had taken five wickets to help reduce Bangladesh to 193 for eight, Abul and Mahmudullah (72 not out) added 172 runs in an unbroken ninth-wicket partnership.
At the close, Bangladesh were a respectable 365 for eight after adding a staggering 179 runs in the final session from only 32 overs.
Abul, 20, became the second debutant only in test history to score a century on debut batting at number 10 after Australian Reggie Duff who scored 104 against England at Melbourne in 1902.
West Indies, one-up in the two-match series, were completely in control when Edwards dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim (38) and Sohag Gazi (0) in the same over to complete his 12th five-wicket test haul.