Chanderpaul hits 83* as West Indies ‘A’ set Bangladesh ‘A’ 461 for victory

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) and 220-5 declared from 55.2 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 83*, Joshua Da Silva 47, Tevin Imlach 28*; Saif Hasan 3-62, Nasum Ahmed 2-56) vs Bangladesh ‘A’ 205 all out from 54 overs (Nasum Ahmed 38*; Saif Hassan 32, Zakir Hasan 29, Nurul Hasan 28; Veerasammy Permaul 3-38, Anderson Philip 2-36, Kevin Sinclair 2-75) and 47-0 from 13.5 overs (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 28*)


Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored his second half-century of the match that allowed West Indies ‘A’ to declare and set Bangladesh ‘A’ a stiff target of 461 to level the three-match Four-Day ‘Test’ series in Sylhet.

By stumps on day three, Bangladesh ‘A’ were 47-0, facing the improbable task of scoring 414 runs on the final day to square the series.

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Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul took three wickets (Photo: Bangladesh Cricket: The Tigers Facebook)

Bangladesh ‘A’ started the day on a shaky 157-7 in response to West Indies ‘A’ first innings 445, and the home side was dismissed for 205 with left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul taking 3-38.

Nasum Ahmed (38*), Saif Hassan (32), Zakir Hasan (29) and Nurul Hasan (28) were the main scorers.

West Indies ‘A’, batting a second time with a lead of 240, piled on the runs as Chanderpaul forged several crucial partnerships that facilitated a declaration at 220-5.

When the declaration came, Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 83 off 166 balls (7x4s, 1×6), his third such identical score in the series. It was also the 27-year-old’s 17th fifty in his 64th First-Class game.

Skipper Joshua Da Silva made 47 and Tevin Imlach an unbeaten 28.

Saif Hasan (3-62) and Nasum Ahmed (2-56) were the wicket-takers for Bangladesh ‘A’.

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