Athletic

2nd four-day match between Bangladesh A and West Indies A team ends in draw

The 2nd unofficial four-day test match between touring Bangladesh A team and hosts West Indies A team ended in a draw on the 4th and final day at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium , Gros Islet in St Lucia on Saturday.

After the match, the two-match first class series between the two teams ended in 0-0 draw.

Sent into bat first, the 2nd string Bangladesh team, riding on a century by Saif Hasan, declared the first innings scoring 300 runs for 9 against hosts West Indies on the 3rd day (Friday).

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Bangladesh team reached three hundred marks featuring 146 runs by one down batsman Saif Hasan, who furnished his 348 balls innings with13 fours and four sixes.

Besides, wicket keeper Jaker Ali (33), Shadman Islam (25), Mahmudual Hasan Joy (17), Zakir Hasan (15), Fazle Mahmud (14), captain Mohammad Mithun (14) and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (14) were the other notable batsmen of Bangladesh reaching double figure

Colin Archibald and Anderson Phillip claimed three Bangladesh wickets each conceding 48 and 72 runs respectively. .

In reply, West Indies A team, which was on batting with 43 for 2 in 18 overs on the 3rd day (Friday), scored 277 runs for the loss of five wickets in 115.1 overs when the bails were drawn for the 4th and final day (Saturday).

Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul hammed a century scoring 109 runs off 337 balls with the help of nine boundaries before he was retired hurt. Lower order Alick Athanaze contributed a polished 82 runs off 121 balls featuring seven boundaries to carry the home side in a respectable total.

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Nayeem Hasan captured three Caribbean wickets conceding 69 runs in his 42.1 overs spell while Mrittunjoy Chowdhury took two wickets for 38 runs.

The three-match one-day series between two teams will be held on August 16, 18 and 20 at the same venue in Jamaica.

Source: United News of Bangladesh