Joy secures draw for Bangladesh ‘A’, but West Indies ‘A’ take series

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 306-4 from 91 overs (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 114*, Yasir Ali 67, Zakir Hasan 43, Saif Hassan 38; Kevin Sinclair 3-94)


A solid hundred from Test batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy anchored Bangladesh ‘A’ innings on the last day of the third and final Four-Day ‘Test’ against West Indies ‘A’ to secure a high-scoring draw in Sylhet.

With the result West Indies ‘A’ emerged series winner, having won the second game to end with a 1-0 lead.

Final scores: West Indies ‘A’ 445 and 220-5 declared; Bangladesh ‘A’ 205 and 306-4.

Opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy celebrates the moment he reached 100

Resuming the final day on 47-0 in pursuit of an improbable target of 461 to level the series, Bangladesh ‘A’ managed to survive the entire day, thanks largely to opener Joy’s brilliant 114 not out.

The 22-year-old right-hander, who has played eight Test matches for Bangladesh, spent 422 minutes at the crease and faced 268 balls to spearhead the home side’s batting effort.

During his knock that included 14 fours, Joy shared an opening partnership of 93 with Zakir Hasan (43), 53 for the third wicket with skipper Saif Hassan (38) and 117 for the fourth wicket with Yasir Ali (67).

Bowling for West Indies ‘A’, Guyanese off-spinner Kevin Sinclair crowned a fine all-round match by taking 3-94. Sinclair also took 2-75 in the first innings and made 60.

Below are the summarised scores from the first two Test matches, which were also played in Sylhet

FIRST ‘TEST’ Match drawn

SUMMARY: West Indies ‘A’ 427-7 declared from 126.3 overs (Kirk McKenzie 86, Alick Athanaze 85, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 83, Joshua DaSilva 77, Kevin Sinclair 53*; Musfik Hasan 3-54, Nayeem Hasan 2-116) vs Bangladesh ‘A’ 264 all out from 67.4 overs (Saif Hassan 95, Jaker Ali 64; Jair McAllister 5-60, Raymon Reifer 2-44, Akeem Jordan 2-53) and 187-7 from 51.1 overs (Shadman Islam 64, Jaker Ali 36*; Gudakesh Motie 2-13, Jair McAllister 2-48)

SECOND ‘TEST’: West Indies ‘A’ won by three wickets

SUMMARY: Bangladesh ‘A’ 237 all out from 65.3 overs (Shahadat Hossain 73; Akeem Jordan 5-45, Kevin Sinclair 2-44, Anderson Phillip 2-67) and 297 all out from 72.4 overs (Shadman Islam 74, Irfan Sukkur 72, Shahadat Hossain 50; Kevin Sinclair 5-79, Jair McAllister 2-42) vs West Indies ‘A’ 345 all out from 96.1 overs (Kirk McKenzie 91, Keacy Carty 68, Joshua DaSilva 47*, Alick Athanaze 45, Raymon Reifer 37, Kevin Sinclair 32; Tanzim Hasan Sakib 4-59, Saif Hassan 2-37) and 191-7 from 49.5 overs (Brandon King 54, Joshua DaSilva 47*; Tanvir Islam 4-52)

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