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Dhawan eclipses Sabbir ton as India A take control

Update : 27 Sep 2015, 06:56 PM

Bangladesh A are looking down to another grueling result in their tour to India as the visiting batsmen were once again the focal point of their disappointment in day one of their three-day match against India A yesterday.

Sabbir Rahman’s unbeaten 122 off 132 deliveries restored sanity in the second string Bangladesh line-up who otherwise were in a heap of trouble losing four wickets for only six runs on the scorecard.

Apart from Sabbir only Nasir Hossain (32) and Shuvagata Hom (62) entered double digits as Bangladesh A consisted six ducks in their first innings with Varun Aaron and Jayant Yadav sharing eight wickets between them.

In reply, India A were in a strong position at stumps on day one after skipper Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 116 to help his side post 161/1 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.

Earlier, the visitors’ top order collapsed like a house of cards. Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Kumar Das returned without troubling the scorer while Mominul Haque made only two before Sabbir added 44 with Nasir.

However, it was the 132-run sixth wicket partnership between Sabbir and Shuvagata that repaired the early damage.

Shuvagata’s departure deprived Bangladesh from a formidable total as the 23-year-old Sabbir, who played some mesmerising strokes, ran short of partners to see his side bundled out for 228. Sabbir clobbered 23 fours and a six in his attacking knock.

Later, Dhawan had put on 153 with Abhinav Mukund (34) before off-spinner Shuvagata removed the latter. 

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