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BCB HP Unit return home after successful Australia tour

  • Published at 08:08 am July 18th, 2017
BCB HP Unit return home after successful Australia tour
The BCB High Performance Unit returned home on Monday night following their 16-day long tour of Darwin in Australia. The BCB HP Unit reached Dhaka with a 100% winning record having won the five-match one-day series. They also clinched victory in the lone three-day game. All the matches were played against Northern Territory Invitational XI at Marrara Cricket Ground in Darwin. Following a short break, the BCB HP Unit cricketers Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Saifuddin, Abul Hasan and Tanbir Hayder will join the national camp ahead of the Australia series and tour of South Africa.

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Bangladesh were victorious down under riding on joint effort by the team. Almost every single time when the chips were down, a different player stood up to the occasion. The BCB HP cricketers in the tour registered three centuries and as many half-centuries. The century tally started with youngster Nazmul Hossain Shanto’s 101 off 102 before he retired out in the second one-dayer. The second century came from all-rounder Saifuddin, in the third one-dayer.

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Saifuddin struck an unbeaten 104 off as many deliveries to guide his side to a defendable target. The third century came from the willow of wicketkeeper-batsman Irfan Sukkur. The right-handed batsman struck an unbeaten 104 in the three-dayer as the visiting side sealed a 21-run victory. As far as fifties are concerned, all-rounder Tanbir scored 51 in the first one-dayer while BCB HP captain Liton struck an undefeated 72 in the fourth one-dayer.

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In the fifth and final one-dayer, stumper-batsman Anamul registered 53 as the tourist whitewashed the home side. With the ball, Saifuddin, Tanbir and seamer Abul were in the limelight. Saifuddin and Abul picked up four and three wickets each in the second one-dayer while Tanbir grabbed four in the fourth one-dayer as BCB HP restricted Northern Territory to a low total. In the fifth one-dayer, Saifuddin and Abul put up a joint effort once again as the duo bagged three wickets each to steer BCB HP to a massive win.