Shakib Al Hasan struck 68 and Mehidy Hasan shut on 50 years as Bangladesh arrived at 328-7 at lunch on the second day in the principal Test against the West Indies in Chittagong on Thursday.
Shakib Al Hasan was out for 68 off 150 balls, with Mehidy not out 46 and Taijul Islam on five at the span after the hosts continued at 242-5.
The West Indies had an early achievement, excusing Liton Das for 38 after the right-hander added only four races to his short-term score, bowled by Jomel Warrican.
Yet, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy at that point added 67 runs for the seventh wicket before pff-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall struck not long before lunch.
Shakib Al Hasan slice a free to Kraigg Brathwaite at point in the wake of hitting five fours out of a patient thump.
The guests dropped Mehidy at 24 as Shayne Moseley put down a straightforward catch at senseless point off which would have given Warrican (4-100) a lady five-wicket Test pull.