Dhaka, Dec 1 (UNB) - Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will lead the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI in the lone warm –up match against the West Indies at BKSP Cricket Ground-3 in Savar on Thursday (December 6).
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, who has not played any match since suffering a hand injury in the Asia Cup Cricket last September, is also set to play in the match.
BCB X1: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarker, Mohammad Mithun, Tawhid Riday, Ariful Hoque, Akbar Ali, Rubel Hossain, Mithun Joy, Shahin Alam, Medidy Hasan Rana and Nazmul Islam Apu
Dhaka, Dec 1 (UNB) – Both the 2nd round four-day matches of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) ended in draw on the 4th and final day at two separate venues across the country on Saturday.
Walton Central Zone played to a draw with BCB North Zone at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bagura while Prime Bank South Zone settled for a draw with Islami Bank East Zone at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi.
After the 2nd round matches, Walton Central Zone maintained their top slot in the four-team league securing 13.32 points, followed by BCB North Zone with 7.99 points, Islam Bank East Zone with 7.94 points and Prime Bank South Zone with 4.39 points.
At the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi, Prime Bank South Zone resumed the 2nd innings against Islami Bank East Zone with overnight 135 for no loss and finally scored 377 for 5 in 115 overs when the bails were for the 4th and final day (Saturday).
Earlier, Prime Bank South Zone scored 258 for all in 81.1 overs in the first innings replying to BCB East Zone’s mammoth first innings total of 473 all out featuring two tons by Shamsur Rahman (153) and Yasir Ali (112). Later, Shamsur Rahman was adjudged man of the match.
In the South Zone’s 2nd innings, national opener Anamul Haque, who was in batting with 46 runs, hammered an entertaining innings of 133 runs off 253 balls, featuring 15 fours and one six.
Another overnight batsman Shahriar Nafees failed to add any run to his previous 81 runs off 134 balls, hitting 12 fours, two down Tushar Imran (41), Mahedy Hasan (not out 37), middle order batsman Raqibul Hasan (not out 28), Fazle Mahmud (22) and Nurul Hasan (10) were the other notable batsmen reaching the double figures.
All-rounder Afif Hossain and spinner Enamul Haque Junior picked up two wickets each conceding 83 and 105 runs respectively.
In the day’s another league match at the Shaheed Chandu Stadium, BCB North Zone, having 255 runs in the first innings, resumed the 2nd innings in the morning with overnight score of seven runs for one wicket and scored 255 runs for 9 in 89.4 overs at the end of the 4th and final day to settle for a draw.
Earlier, Walton Central Zone scored 220 runs in the first innings and made 318 runs in the 2nd innings.
One down Sunzamul Islam hammered a polished 92 runs off just 227 deliveries hitting 10 fours in the day’s 2nd innings for BCB North Zone.
Besides, captain Jahurul Islam with 52 runs, two down Farhad Hossain added 47 runs, all-rounder Sabbir Rahman not out 26 and Dhiman Ghosh 17 runs for the North Zone.
Abu Hider Rony made the major damage to the North Zone innings grabbing six wickets for 86 runs while Robiul Hossain took three for 54 runs.
Ebadat Hossain of North Zone, who claimed six wickets for 51 runs in the first innings, was adjudged the man of the match.
Dhaka, Dec 1 (UNB) – The West Indies found themselves along a cliff edge replying to Bangladesh’s mammoth total of 508 in the first innings of the second Test here at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Saturday.
The Caribbeans posted 75 at the end of the play of the second day losing five wickets. They trail by 433 runs in the first innings.
The tourists lost their five wickets in 29 runs, all bowled by the spinners. This is only the third time in Test history, and the West Indies’ first, when the top five batsmen were bowled out. The last time it happened was 128 years ago when at Kennigton Oval Australia’s top five batsmen lost their wickets cartwheeled. And as if this was not enough for West Indies as their 29/5 is the lowest score for any team down five wickets.
Shakib Al Hasan took the first wicket when he trapped the touring team captain Kraigg Brathwaite by a delivery that has turned inwards. Brathwaite missed it completely and his stumps were shattered.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz, the right-arm off-spinner scalped the second wicket before Shakib hunted his second. Right after that, Miraz sent Roston Chase and Shai Hope to dressing room.
Brief score at the end of the second day:
Bangladesh 508/10 (154 Overs), Mahmudullah 136, Shakib 80, Shadman 76; Kraigg Brathwaite 2/57, Kemar Roach 2/61.
West Indies 75/5 (24 Overs), Shimron Hetmyr 32*, Shane Dowrich 17*; Mehidy 3/36, Shakib 2/15.
Dhaka, Nov 30 (UNB) - Devendra Bishoo, the West Indian spinner, on Friday expressed the hope that they will be able to put pressure on the hosts if they can manage two early wickets in the second day of the second Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.
Bangladesh posted 259 for five on the first day of the final Test of the two-match series on Friday.
“At the end of the day, we should have taken two more wickets, but 259-5, I think, is an honest day’s work. We just have to take the two wickets early tomorrow and get into the tail,” Devendra Bishoo said at a post-day press meet.
The legspinner scalped two wickets to be the best West Indian bowler of the match so far. He managed to trap Mohammad Mithun by googly and Shadman Islam by a non-turning delivery.
Devendra insisted that they are playing this match keeping a win in mind. He also said they have to bat to win the match without thinking about the unpredictable nature of Mirpur wicket.
“The wicket will hold up a bit for the first three days. It will play well. But we have to see how it goes from the third afternoon. No matter how the wicket behaves, we have to bat according to our plan. We have to play to win the match. It is a long way ahead, but we are focused on what we have to do. We have to find a way to bat against the spinners properly,” he further added.
Earlier, in the series opener in Chattogram, West Indies capitulated to the hosts by 64 runs. They struggled to face the Bangladesh spin arsenal as their all 20 wickets fell to the Tigers’ spinners.
Dhaka, Nov 30 (UNB) - Shadman Islam, the southpaw newcomer of Bangladesh, hit a fifty on debut against West Indies on the first day of the second Test of the two-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
The 23-year-old opener showed extreme patience at the crease as he faced 199 deliveries to post 76 on the board. The batsman believes that the intention to steady on basics helped him flourish at the highest level of the game.
“I didn’t think to do anything extra while batting in the middle. I just wanted to steady on the basics of batting and I just wanted to play the way I do in the domestic circuit,” the youngster said at a post-day press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
“They are (Soumya and Shakib) more experienced than me. They told me to follow my own instinct in the middle, and they advised me to do what I usually do in the domestic cricket,” Shadman further added.
The left-handed batsman scored 648 runs in the last National Cricket League (NCL) which is the biggest First-class competition of Bangladesh. He topped the list of most runs scorer of the contest with two centuries and three half-centuries to his credit.
And right after that, he hit a significant fifty in a practice match against West Indies in Chattogram that paved the way for his inclusion in the national side.
“That experience (of hitting a fifty in the practice game) helped me understand their bowlers. The plan I have followed in that game helped me here do something remarkable,” the left-hander said.
Shadman looked determined to play big innings at the stroke of his exposure in the international cricket. But, he fell on 76 while facing a delivery of Devendra Bishoo. The batsman insisted at the post-day press meet that he has no regret for not to manage a big total.
“Everyone wants to hit a ton on debut. But, I couldn’t do that. There’s no feeling of disappointment. My plan was to do something for the team, and I played accordingly. But, I believe I would have done more for the team,” Shadman further said.