Cornwall, Bonner and Campbell put West Indies in control

SUMMARY: West Indies 257 (Brathwaite 85, Campbell 44, Mayers 40, Rishad 5-75) and 179-5 (Bonner 80*, Campbell 68, Hassan 2-32) lead BCB XI 160 (Naim 45, Hasan 30, Cornwall 5-47, Warrican 3-25) by 276 runs

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West Indians had their best day on the tour on the second day of their three-day warm-up match against the BCB XI. After bowling out the home side for 160 with the help of Rahkeem Cornwall‘s five-wicket haul, they proceeded to post 179-5 at stumps and took their lead to 276.

Nkrumah Bonner, who had a wretched time like the rest of the batsmen during the ODI series, was unbeaten on 80. He struck 12 fours in his 131-ball stay, while John Campbell struck nine fours in his 68 off 98 balls.

West Indies Nkrumah Bonner (left) and John Campbell bump their fists during a tour match between West Indies and Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Munir Uz zaman/AFP)

The pair got together in the first over of their second innings, after Shayne Moseley fell for a duck, and went on to add 130 for the second wicket. Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers and Kavem Hodge fell cheaply but Bonner has Joshua Da Silva for company when they start the third day.

Saif Hassan was a surprise with the ball, picking up 2-32, while Khaled Ahmed, Mukidul Islam and Tohwid Hridoy picked up one wicket each.

Earlier in the day, off-spinner Cornwall took the important wickets of Mohammad Naim and Yasir Ali. His haul also included Akbar Ali and Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Ahmed.

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took out the middle order with his three-wicket haul, removing Shahadat Hossain, captain Nurul Hasan and Hridoy. Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joesph took the other two wickets.

The BCB XI’s batting line-up is considerably strong, so the visitors would be pretty happy with their showing. Their batsmen, at least Bonner and Campbell, also have got runs under the belt. (ESPNCricinfo)

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