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Tamim, Soumya tons give BCB XI win in warm up

  • Published at 10:38 am December 6th, 2018
BCB XI's Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during their practice match against the West Indians in Savar Thursday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Play was called off early due to bad light with Bangladesh on 314/6 after 41 overs, chasing 332, and the host were victorious by 51 runs via the D/L method

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal returned to competitive cricket with a brilliant century, scoring 107 off 73 deliveries for BCB XI against the West Indians in their lone practice match at BKSP Ground 3 in Savar Thursday. 

Play was called off early due to bad light with Bangladesh on 314/6 after 41 overs, chasing 332, and the host were victorious by 51 runs via the D/L method.  

No 3 batsman Soumya Sarkar also struck a superb unbeaten century to finish the game high for BCB XI. 

Captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza was unbeaten on 22 at the other end. 

Chasing 332, BCB XI openers Tamim and Imrul Kayes made a flying start. 

The left-handed duo added 81 in just 8.5 overs before Imrul lost his wicket to Roston Chase. 

Imrul scored 27 off 25 deliveries with five boundaries.

Tamim was brilliant from the beginning and played his natural shots all over the park. 

Tamim continued to dominate the West Indies bowling, even after losing his opening partner, and formed a 114-run partnership with Soumya.

Tamim’s fluent and confident batting was a treat to watch for spectators at BKSP as the left-hander played his first match after two-and-a-half months due to an injury he incurred in the Asia Cup, earlier this year in September in the UAE.

Tamim struck 13 fours and four huge sixes in his 107-run innings, before being stumped by Windies spinner Chase in the fifth ball of the 25th over.

BCB XI then lost some quick wickets in the middle of the innings as Mohammad Mithun (five) and Ariful Haque (21) could not mange to score big. 

But Soumya was magnificent at the other end, and played some delightful strokes.

Soumya stitched together a 49-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Mashrafe. 

With the light going off quickly in the winter afternoon at BKSP, both teams agreed to call the play off at that time.

Soumya’s brilliant innings consisted of seven fours and six sixers. 

He reached his century by hitting a gigantic six, pulling a short ball to deep square-leg against West Indies pacer Kemar Roach. 

It was consecutive centuries for Soumya at this ground as he also scored a ton against Zimbabwe during a practice match prior to the Zimbabwe ODI series back in October this year.     

Meanwhile, Mashrafe also scored a cameo innings in the late order and remained unbeaten on 22 off 18 balls with two fours and a six.

Earlier, the Windies elected to bowl first.

West Indies openers formed a brilliant opening stand as they scored 101 in 15 overs. 

Spinner Nazmul Islam Apu made the first breakthrough in the 16th over by taking the wicket of Kieran Powell (43 off 49 balls).

Spinners checked the run rate in the middle part as at one stage, the West Indies were 176 for the loss of five wickets after the 32nd over. 

Shimron Hetmyer continued his form from the Test series, playing an aggressive knock of 33 off 27 balls.

A late charge lifted the West Indies in the slog overs as they eventually posted a challenging 332 on the board losing eight wickets in their stipulated 50 overs.

Shai Hope was the top-scorer with 81 while Chase and Fabian Allen made 65 and 48 respectively.

Mashrafe bowled in two spells and finished with bowling figure of 8-1-37-1.

Rubel Hossian, Mehedi Hasan Rana and Nazmul Islam took two wickets each for BCB XI.

The first ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies will take place at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday.

WEST INDIANS            R    B

Powell c Imrul b Nazmul     43    49

Hope st Akbar b Nazmul     81    84

Bravo c Akbar b Mehedi     24    33

Samuels c Mehedi b Mashrafe 5    12

Hetmyer c Soumya b Rubel     33    27

Rovman c Akbar b Shamim     0    5

Chase not out            65    51

Allen lbw b Rubel         48    32

Paul c Hridoy b Mehedi     2    4

Ambris not out        10    9

Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 13)        20 

Total (50 Overs)        331/8 

Fall Of Wickets

1-101 (Powell), 2-159 (Bravo), 3-167 (Hope), 4-175 (Samuels), 5-176 (Rovman), 6-215 (Hetmyer), 7-293 (Allen), 8-296 (Paul)


Rubel 10-0-55-2, Mashrafe 8-1-37-1, Mehedi 10-0-65-2, Sahin 2-0-18-0, Soumya 8-0-72-0, Nazmul 10-0-61-2, Shamim 2-0-16-1

BCB XI                R    B

Tamim st Hope b Chase    107    73

Imrul c Hetmyer b Chase    27    25

Soumya not out        103    83

Mithun c Bravo b Bishoo    5    14

Ariful c & b Bishoo        21    18

Hridoy b Allen            0    5

Shamim b Thomas        9    12

Mashrafe not out        22    18

Extras (lb 9, nb 2, w 9)        20 

Total (41 Overs)        314/6 

Fall Of Wickets

1-81 (Imrul), 2-195 (Tamim), 3-202 (Mithun), 4-233 (Ariful), 5-234 (Hridoy), 6-265 (Shamim)


Roach 5-0-49-0, Thomas 7-0-57-1, Chase 10-0-57-2, Paul 4-0-42-0, Bishoo 10-0-81-2, Allen 5-0-19-1

BCB XI won by 51 runs (D/L method)

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