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Tigers win lone warm-up by four wickets

  • Published at 06:58 pm July 21st, 2018
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CWI Chancellor's XI batsman Chris Gayle plays a shot during their warm-up match against Bangladesh in Jamaica Thursday Windies

All-rounder Shakib al Hasan and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal did not take part in the practice game

Bangladesh beat University of West Indies Chancellors XI by four wickets in their lone warm-up match in Jamaica Thursday.

All-rounder Shakib al Hasan and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal did not take part in the practice game. ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza was also rested and only took part in a few overs during the match. Middle-order batsman Mahmudullah led the side in Mashrafe’s absence.

UWI fielded a strong team against the Tigers as all-rounders Chris Gayle and Andre Russell were included while wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton played as the skipper.

UWI won the toss and batted first. Gayle opened the innings alongside Walton. Bangladesh struck early, removing Walton for nought in the very first over. Gayle on the other hand made 29 before being cleaned up by spinner Mosaddek Hossain.

Mosaddek took three more quick wickets to put pressure on the UWI. The well-set Amir Jangoo (36), Nicholas Carton (five) and Rovman Powell (six) all fell victims to Mosaddek’s off-spin. Mosaddek bowled brilliantly in the middle overs as his bowling figure read 4/8 in six overs.

Left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman then took the important wicket of Russell for 11. At that stage, UWI were struggling as the scoreboard read 89/6 in 25.5 overs.

But Kavem Hodge and Yannick Ottley formed a brilliant 91-run stand for the seventh wicket to lay the platform for a challenging total. Ottley scored 58 in the end while Hodge made 44. 

UWI eventually posted 227 runs losing nine wickets in their stipulated 50 overs. Pacer Rubel Hossain impressed with his bowling figure of 3/44.

In reply, the visiting side also lost an early wicket in the first over when Anamul Haque was trapped in front by Russell in the third ball. The other opener Liton Das and No 3 batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto then added 90 for the second wicket.

Liton retired hurt after scoring 41 as he was struck on his hand. Shanto (43) was then dismissed by Powell.

Mahmudullah (10), Mosaddek (11) and batsman Sabbir Rahman (four) failed to score big. Stumper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim though stood tall, scoring an unbeaten 75.

The Tigers chased down the target in 43.4 overs. The first ODI between the Windies and Bangladesh will be played Sunday in Guyana.

UWI: Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton (C), OJ Shields, Oshane Walters, Andre Russell, Amir Jangoo, Yannick Ottley, Jarlani Searles, Vikash Mohan, Nicholas Kirton, Kavem Hodge, Jermaine Levy and Gillon Tyson

Bangladesh 230/6 in 43.3 overs (Mushfiq 75*, Liton 70, Shanto 43, Mosaddek 11, Mahmudullah 10, Miraz 4*, Sabbir 4, Anamul 0, Powell 2/32) beat UWI Chancellor's XI 227/9 (Ottley 58, Hodge 44, Jangoo 36, Gayle 29, Russell 11, Powell 6, Carton 5, Walton 1, Mohan 1, Mosaddek 4/14, Rubel 3/40) by four wickets