Sinclair impresses as West Indies ‘A’ take control against Bangladesh ‘A’

SUMMARY: West Indies ‘A’ 445 all out from 116.2 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 83, Joshua DaSilva 82, Kevin Sinclair 60, Alick Athanaze 59, Raymon Reifer 56, Akeem Jordan 47; Nasum Ahmed 5-133, Musfik Hasan 2-59, Shoriful Islam 2-80) vs Bangladesh ‘A’ 157-7 from 47 overs (Saif Hassan 32, Zakir Hasan 29, Nurul Hasan 28; Anderson Philip 2-36, Kevin Sinclair 2-51)


Guyanese all-rounder Kevin Sinclair continued his fine form with bat and ball as West Indies ‘A’ seized control against Bangladesh ‘A’ by stumps on day two of the third and final Four-Day ‘Test’ in Sylhet on Wednesday.

Responding to West Indies ‘A’ mammoth first innings score of 445, Bangladesh ‘A’, trailing 0-1 in the series, closed on a shaky 157-7, still 288 runs in arrears.

Resuming on a solid 320-6, West Indies ‘A’ strengthened their position, thanks largely to Sinclair and Akeem Jordan after overnight batsman Raymon Reifer was dismissed without addition to his 56.

Kevin Sinclair made his sixth First-Class fifty and fifth of 2023 (Photo: WIPA)

Sinclair and Jordan added 87 for the eighth wicket to take West Indies ‘A’ beyond the 400-run mark and frustrate the Bangladesh ‘A’ bowlers.

Sinclair fell for 60 off 122 balls (7x4s, 1×6), his second half-century of the series, and his sixth overall in his 18th First-Class game. Notably, it was his fifth fifty in First-Class cricket since the start of 2023.

Jordan offered valuable support by striking 47 off 63 balls (5x4s, 1×6), while Veerasammy Permaul and Anderson Phillip made 18 and 13 not out respectively in a last wicket stand worth 28.

Nasum Ahmed took 5-133 for Bangladesh ‘A’, who lost wickets at regular intervals.

Phillip and Sinclair have so far taken 2-36 and 2-52 respectively, with Saif Hassan (32), Zakir Hasan (29) and Nurul Hasan (28) being the leading scorers for the home side.

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