Dhaka, Oct 6 (UNB)— Sri Lanka A took a 64-run against Bangladesh A team on the 3rd day of the ongoing four-day match on Sunday that almost heading for a draw at Hambantota in Sri Lanka
The 2nd string Bangladesh team resumed the first innings Sunday morning with overnight total 283 for 6 and were all out for 330 runs in 83.1 overs.
Overnight batsman Mehidy Hasan Miraz (6) contributed 30 runs off 61 balls hitting three fours and one six, apart from 117 runs by captain Mominul Haque and 77 runs by Shadman Islam, scored on the 2nd day (Saturday).
M Shiraz captured five wickets for 63 runs while NGRP Jayasuiya took three for 11 4 runs.
Sri Lanka, which scored 268 runs in the first innings against Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s devastating bowling of seven wicket haul on Saturday, Sunday scored 126 runs for no loss in 38 overs in the 2nd innings at the end of day three to take a 64 runs lead with Pathum Nissanka and Sangeeth Cooray were in batting with 75 and 55 runs respectively.
It means the match is almost heading for draw on the 4th and final day (Monday). The first match of the series also ended in draw.
Right after the two four-day games, both teams will face each other in a three-match one-day series.
The matches of one-day series will be held on October 9, 10 and 12. The first two games will be played at Hambantota and the last match will take place in Colombo.
Dhaka, Oct 6 (UNB)— Three veteran national cricketers and domestic campaigners who have failed to score 11 in fitness test ahead of the National Cricket League (NCL) 2019 are likely to get tickets to participate in the event.
National selector Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Habibul Bashar Sumon hinted this on Sunday.
Tushar Imran, Abdur Razzak and Mohammad Ashraful, among the senior cricketers who have failed to score required 11 in the beep test, are likely have chance to play in the ensuing NCL.
Tushar scored 10.1 in the test, Razzak and Ashraful ended on 10. All of these players have scored fewer in the previous test.
“We are considering age, performance and fitness to include a player in the NCL, We have received the result of the players who had the test for the second time,
We may consider some senior guys in NCL despite not meeting the desired fitness level this time but not for future,” Habibul Bashar told UNB on Sunday.
Since some senior guys have been performing well in NCL over the years, Habibul hinted that the selection committee might take a decision in their favour this time.
Tushar, who has played 117 First-class matches and scored 11433 with 31 centuries - both are the national records of scoring most first-class runs and hitting most centuries in first-class cricket- also said that they are also expecting favour from BCB.
“I improved my beep test result. I ended on 10.1 today which is better than my previous test. I hope the selectors will select me for the NCL team considering my performance and age,” Tushar told media on Sunday.
Razzak, who bagged 581 scalps with 38 five-for in his 128 First-class matches, also echoed Tushar. According to Razzak, had the selectors set the benchmark of 11 in beep test two months earlier, that would have been easier for the players to take the preparation of the most prestigious first-class event of the country.
“It was better today. I did well in the beep test than my previous test,” Razzak told the media on Sunday at the indoor practice ground in Mirpur. “Fitness is the most important thing for professional cricketers because you cannot do well without having a good quality of fitness.”
Razzak also said that the board can consider a training camp involving the players who are capable of playing NCL ahead of every new domestic season. According to him, this camp will help the cricketers to look after their fitness before starting a long cricketing year.
“We have many fitness trainers in BCB. Now if the board will arrange a long camp ahead of a new season, it will help us a lot. It is just a matter of the right decision. At the same time, it will help the trainers to set the right beep test target for each and every player. It is clear that scoring 11 in beep for the players my age is really tough,” Razzak added.
Like Tushar and Razzak, Ashraful also failed to touch the bar of 11 in beep test but the former national team captain is hopeful to get better by the times ahead.
“I did well today. I believe it will get better day by day. Everyone who had the test today did well. We used to not take the national league so seriously before, but from now, everyone will be aware of fitness and everything,” Ashraful told the reporters on Sunday.
The 21st edition of the national cricket league will kick off on October 10 throughout the country in four different venues. A total of eight teams will participate in the event and the games will be played under two tiers.
Chittagong, Oct 6 (UNB) – Touring Indian A team won the three-match one-day series 2-0 beating Bangladesh A team by a huge margin of 68 runs in the 2nd match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the ports city here on Sunday.
The string Indian Women’s team, which made a flying start in the three-match one-day series beating the hosts by eight wickets in the first match last Friday, will play the remaining one-day match on Tuesday (October 8) at the same venue.
After the one-day series, both the teams will lock the horns in the three match T20 series against their Bangladesh counterpart on October 11, 12 and 14, all at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar.
Sent into bat first in the day’s 2nd one-dayer, Indian A team scored 133 for 6 in curtailed 24 over--a-side match with opener Yastika Bhatia scoring 32, Tejal Hasabn is not out 26, Minnu Mani 24, Devika Vadiya 22 and S Meghna 10 runs.
Spinner KhadizaTul Kubra and Ritu Moni grabbed two Indian wickets each conceding 21 and 30 runs respectively while Shaila Sharmin took one for 20 runs.
In reply, the 2nd string Bangladesh women’s team were forced to fold their innings at 65 runs for 8 in reduced 24 overs.
After the departure of five top order batsmen cheaply for 12 runs in 10 overs, number five Ritu Moni (25), number seven Sobhana Mastray(13) number eight Nuzhat Tumpa ( not out 12) were the other batters for Bangladesh, reaching the double digit.
Indian all-rounder Devika Vadiya, who earlier scored 22 runs, also bowled devastatingly to claim three wickets conceding only eight runs in her four-over spell was adjudged the player of the match.
Deputy Commissioner (In Charge) of Chattogram Yasmin Parvin Tibriji was the chief guest in the day’s match and later she distributed the prizes.
Visakhapatnam, Oct 6 (AP/UNB) — India honed in on victory in the first test as Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja shared six wickets and triggered a dramatic South Africa batting collapse in the morning session on the fifth and final day.
Shami took 3-21 while Jadeja had returned 4-51 as South Africa lost seven wickets in 33 overs Sunday to limp to lunch at 117-8, still trialing hosts by 278 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin (1-29) started the slide by bowling Theunis de Bruyn (10) in the second over of the day. It was his 350th wicket in 66 tests and he equaled Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan as joint quickest to reach the milestone.
Shami then got into the act and bowled Temba Bavuma second ball for no score.
Aiden Markram (39) and Faf du Plessis (13) provided some resistance and pushed the score past 50, after which the Proteas completely collapsed.
First, du Plessis was bowled off Shami in the 22nd over, shouldering arms to an incoming delivery. Two overs later, Shami bowled first inning's centurion Quinton de Kock (0).
Jadeja then broke the back of South African batting with three wickets in the 27th over.
He sent back Markram with an excellent one-handed return catch and then trapped Vernon Philander (0) lbw three balls later. In the final ball of the over he had Keshav Maharaj (0) also out lbw.
Play was extended by 15 minutes considering the possibility for an early result. But Senuran Muthusamy (19 not out) and Dane Piedt (32 not out) managed to defy the Indian bowling with a 47-run partnership.
Piedt hit five fours and a six, with the latter breaking the record for the most sixes in a test match, passing the previous best of 35 set during a test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah in 2014 .
Mominul hits ton, Miraz grabs seven wickets
Dhaka, Oct 5 (UNB) – A brilliant century by Mominul Haque and a seven-wicket haul by spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz enabled touring Bangladesh A to take a 15-run lead in the first innings over hosts Sri Lankan A with six wickets in hand on the 2nd day of the four-day unofficial Test at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota on Saturday.
Sri Lanka resumed the first innings on Saturday morning with their overnight total of 223 for 5 in 74 overs and were bundled out for 268 runs in 90.2 overs against devastating bowling by Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who grabbed seven wicket for 84 runs.
Two overnight batsmen-- Charith Asalanka (17) contributed 44 runs off 100 balls hitting eight boundaries and Lu Iqalagamage (2) scored 50-ball 20 runs with two boundaries.
Miraz, 21-year-old right arm off-break bowler from Khulna who grabbed three wickets on Friday, made a brilliant finish of 37-14-84-7 while Ebadat Hossain picked two conceding 62 runs.
In reply, the 2nd string Bangladesh team opened the first innings and scored 283 runs for 6 in 67 overs to take the 15- run lead, featuring 154 runs in the 3rd wicket stand by captain Mominul and opener Shadman Islam.
After the dismissal of two top batsmen –Jahurul Islam (1) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (9) –for 22 runs in 5.1 overs, two down Mominul Haque played a captain’s knock of 117 runs off 190 balls hitting 15 four and one six while Shadman Islam scored 104-ball 77 runs with eight fours and one six.
Nurul Hasan and Miraz were in batting with 35 and six runs respectively after Mohammad Mithun’s 21 runs.
M Shuraz claimed three Bangladesh wickets for 56 runs while NGRP Jayasuriya took two 87 runs.