Bangladesh A reach 175-5 on rain-hit 1st day


Bangladesh batters put up yet another mediocre

batting show before reaching 175-5 against West Indies A on day one of the

second unofficial Test, hit by rain at the Academy ground of the Sylhet

Cricket Stadium today.

The toss was delayed due to the rain and only 49 overs were possible.

The visitors won the toss and put Bangladesh into batting first but the hosts

had a horrible start with opener Shadman Islam being retired hurt due to

injury. The extent of his injury is yet to be known.

Shadman made only 11 before his opening partner Zakir Hasan perished to 13


Captain Afif Hossain and Saif Hasan appeared to play a long innings but they

too failed to count the start. Afif made team-high 37 on day one while Saif

was dismissed on 31.

Irfan Shukkur who was included in to the squad at the eleventh hour was the

other one to get a start. However, he fell for 21.

Shahadat Hossain Dipu was batting on 28 with Nayeem Hasan on 12 at stumps.

Akeem Jordan and Kevin Sinclaire took two wickets apiece for West Indies A

while Anderson Phillip picked up one wicket.

The first unofficial Test between the two sides ended in a draw after being

thoroughly dominated by the visitors.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha