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Bangladesh A toil in run-fest on day two

Staff Correspondent
01 Dec 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 01 Dec 2022 13:04:17
Bangladesh A toil in run-fest on day two
Bangladesh A left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (C) celebrates a wicket with his teammates during their four-day match against India A in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday – BCB Photo

Bangladesh A had yet another dire day in the first match of their two-match four-day series against India A as the visitors took a 292-run by the end of the second day in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.

After Bangladesh A were bowled out for a meagre 112 in their first innings, centuries from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Abhimanyu Easwaran ensured that they ended the second day on 404-5.

For Bangladesh A, Taijul Islam picked three wickets while Khaled Ahmed took two.

Jaiswal and Easwaran had both picked up fifties in the first day, and on the following, they continued from where they left off to trouble the Bangladesh A bowlers.

Jaiswal reached his century from 159 deliveries, while Easwaran took 184 to reach triple figures.

The left-handed Jaiswal was the first batter to go as Bangladesh A finally found a wicket through the left-arm spin of Taijul, who broke the 283-run stand by trapping the 20-year-old LBW for 145, where he hit 20 fours and a six.

Yash Dhull was the next to go for 20 as Khaled picked up his first scalp of the match before he trapped India A skipper Easwaran LBW for 142, an innings where he hit 11 fours and a six.

Sarfaraz Khan managed 21 before Taijul got him LBW too, and before the end of the day’s play, the left-arm orthodox struck again, this time to get rid of Jayant Yadav, who scored 10.

Tilak Varma and Upendra Yadav were unbeaten at the end of the day on 26 and 27 respectively.

Earlier in the match, Bangladesh A crumbled for only 112 as only three of their batters managed to go into double digits. Mosaddek Hossain was the lone man fighting throughout the innings as he scored 63, more than half of his team’s total.

This series, which is being played as part of Bangladesh’s preparations for the upcoming two-match Test series against India in December, includes several Test players for Bangladesh such as Taijul, Khaled, Mominul Haque, and Najmul Hossain Shanto.