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Bangladesh A crumble in WI

Staff Correspondent
06 Aug 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 06 Aug 2022 00:21:39
Bangladesh A crumble in WI
Unbeaten Bangladesh A batsmen Mohammad Mithun (R) and Nayeem Hasan (L) leaving the field in St Lucia after the first day – BCB Photo

Bangladesh A team managed only 135-6 on the first day of the first four-day match against West Indies A at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium in Saint Lucia on Friday.

Due to inclement weather, only 43 overs could be played on the first day.

Skipper Mohammad Mithun and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan remained unbeaten on 42 and 23 runs .

West Indies A’s Marquino Mindley scalped three Bangladeshi wickets, while Justin Greaves picked up two.

The Caribbeans won the toss and put Bangladesh into bat.

Opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy went for a nought, and his partner Shadman Islam managed 17.

Saif Hassan scored a 20, while Fazle Rabbi went after scoring one.

Bangladesh A’s first innings total rests upon the Mithun-Nayeem pair, who’ve stitched a 44-run partnership.

Bangladesh national selector Abdur Razzaque, who is touring with the team, believes his team is still in the contest.

“Since this innings isn’t over yet, I won’t say that we have drifted away from the match completely. There are three days left in the match, and the Mithun-Nayeem pair has been batting well,” he said on Friday.

Razzaque also pointed out the approach of the dismissed batsmen, saying they could not afford such an approach in the longer version.

“In the wickets that fell, you’ll see that in the longer version, we can’t afford that type of approach. Our head coach has talked to the players about the ways they can follow to do better. If we are to come back, we have to come back strongly. The players who were dismissed still have the second innings,” he said.

“In the longer version, losing early wickets is a big loss. Our opening partnership couldn’t stand, and we lost six wickets. A reason I think might be the interruptions in play, but it shouldn’t be a big reason as those who are playing here are all professional players. They should be able to handle all kinds of situations,” he added.