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Zimbabweans post 291/7 on day one

  • Published at 09:33 pm February 18th, 2020
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BCB XI's Shahadat Hossain celebrates trapping Zimbabweans' Regis Chakabva in front during day one of their two-day practice match in Savar Tuesday Dhaka Tribune

Six members of the U-19 team are taking part in the practice match – Shahadat Hossain, Shariful Islam, Akbar Ali, Parvez Hossain Emon, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Tanzid Hasan Tamim

The Zimbabweans finished the first day of their two-day practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI on 291 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 90 overs at BKSP ground in Savar Tuesday.

Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine batted first as the openers Prince Masvaure and Kevin Kasuva built a strong partnership.

These two put on 105 inside 30 overs before skipper Al Amin broke the stand in the 31st over with his off-spin.

Masvaure made 45 off 77 balls, including seven fours.

Members of the Bangladesh U-19 World Cup winning squad (L-R) Shariful Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Parvez Hossain Emon, Akbar Ali, Tanzid Hasan Tamim and Shahadat Hossin Dhaka Tribune

The other opener Kasuza batted well at the other end and registered a half century before getting dismissed on 70 off 130 deliveries, featuring a dozen boundaries.

BCB XI spinner then dominated the middle part of the day as the opposition lost regular wickets.

Ervine scored just 10 before being dismissed by young off-spinner Shahadat Hossain.

Shahadat, member of the title-winning U-19 World Cup squad, was the standout performer with the ball, taking three wickets conceding only 16 runs in eight overs, including a couple of maidens.

Shahadat bowls Dhaka Tribune

Al Amin also bowled well, bagging two wickets giving away 40 runs, while left-arm pacer Shariful Islam, also a member of the U-19 side, picked up one.

At stumps, Carl Mumba was not out on 54 while Ashley Ndlovu was unbeaten on 25.

Six members of the U-19 team are taking part in the practice match – Shahadat, Shariful, Akbar Ali, Parvez Hossain Emon, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Tanzid Hasan Tamim.

2-DAYER, DAY 1

ZIMBABWEANS 291/7 in 90 overs (Shahadat 3/16, Al Amin 2/40) v BCB XI