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Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 314 for six in 41 overs (Tamim 107, Sarkar 103*, Chase 2-57) beat West Indians 331 for eight (Hope 81, Chase 65*, Rubel 2-55) by 51 runs (DLS technique)
Tamim Iqbal marked his return from injury with a blazing century for the BCB XI. The touring West Indians – beneath brand-new captain Rovman Powell – misplaced their solely warm-up sport earlier than the three-match ODI sequence that begins on Saturday in a high-scoring rain-hit contest.
Tamim, who fractured his left wrist throughout the Asia Cup in September, scored at a strike-rate near 150, as he pummelled the West Indian bowlers for 13 fours and 4 sixes, making a 73-ball 107 whereas chasing 332.
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In a sport the place the BCB XI bowlers had been themselves clattered for 331 within the first innings, Tamim joined forces with No. three Soumya Sarkar early within the chase so as to add 114 runs for the second wicket in simply 83 balls. Sarkar smacked a quickfire unbeaten ton of his personal, ending on an 83-ball 103, as BCB XI received by 51 runs (by way of DLS technique) with rain stopping play within the afternoon.
Even when it wasn’t for the downpour, BCB XI had been anyway cruising in the direction of their goal of 332 on the again of the Tamim-Sarkar stand. When the sport stopped after 41 overs within the second innings at 314 for six, the hosts had been simply 18 runs away from victory. What would disappoint Bangladesh, although, is that the following highest rating among the many six different batsmen was solely 27.
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Earlier within the day, the West Indians, too, had a area day with the bat after profitable the toss. A century stand between openers Kieran Powell (43) and Shai Hope (81) gave them a fast begin, however 5 wickets within the center overs derailed their progress. Mehedi Hasan Rana and Nazmul Islam shared two wickets every because the guests went from 101 for no loss to 176 for five. However a late surge by the unbeaten Roston Chase and No. eight Fabian Allen took them previous the 330-run mark. Chase completed on 65 off 51 balls, whereas Allen hit a 32-ball 48. Rubel Hossain and the captain Mashrafe Mortaza had been the one two bowlers to concede lower than six per over.
As for the West Indian bowlers, spinners discovered probably the most reward, with Chase and Devendra Bishoo taking 4 wickets between them. Chase’s offspin dismissed each Bangladesh openers whereas Bishoo’s legbreak earned him the wickets of Mohammad Mithun and Ariful Haque. Allen, the left-arm spinner, chipped in with Towrid Hridoy’s wicket. The West Indian pacers, although, discovered it more durable on a batting-friendly floor. Keemo Paul and Kemar Roach went wicketless at over 9 per over whereas Oshane Thomas leaked 57 runs in his seven-over spell.
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