Windies suffer defeat in 1-day practice match

2018 West Indies tour of Bangladesh

– Tamim, Sarkar record tons

By Brandon Corlette

In preparation of the One Day International series that is scheduled for December 9, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) hosted a one-day practice match for the visiting West Indies team. A match played between the strong Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, the West Indies were defeated by 51 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method (D/L method) due to bad lights.

Tamim Iqbal

West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first, scoring a respectable 331-8 in their allocation of 50 overs. The classy Shai Hope stroked his way to a top score of 81 while Roston Chase, making an ODI return, scored 65. Fabian Allen chipped in with 48, Keiran Powell made 43, while Shimron Hetmyer scored a brisk 33. The opening stand between Keiran Powell and Hope was an aggressive one, with BCB XI removing Powell in the sixteenth over, with the score on 101. Darren Bravo then joined Hope and the pair added 58 runs for the second-wicket partnership until Bravo was removed for a 33-ball 24. In the process, Hope continued to showcase his brilliant technique, but was dismissed for 81 off 84 balls, including six hallmark boundaries and three maximums. Veteran batsman Marlon Samuels continued his failure, scoring five runs; newly-appointed Captain Rovman Powell was removed for a five-ball duck. Hetmyer and Chase consolidated after Samuels and Powell fell in the space of one run. The pair added 39 runs together until the dominant Hetmyer was removed for 33. Fabian Allen, a useful player who offers variety with his left arm spin, occupied the crease with Chase and the pair put on 78 runs together. Allen was dismissed by the lively Rubel Hossain for an attractive 48 while Chase was left unbeaten on a classical 65, that included six fours and one six.

Shai Hope

The BCB XI bowlers shared wickets among themselves with Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Rana and Nazmul Islam capturing two wickets each.

Soumya Sarkar

In reply, the pugnacious Tamim Iqbal, who is returning from injury, was presented with game time ahead of the important ODI series. Iqbal and Kayes added 81 for the first wicket scoring at nine runs per over. The Bangladeshi batters scored briskly to remain ahead of the game. Iqbal was removed for a 73-ball 107 that included 13 textbook fours and four huge sixes. Soumya Sarkar was at his best making the ordinary West Indies bowlers pay. Sarkar was left unbeaten on 103 from 83 balls, ensuring that the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI ended on 314-6 in only 41 overs. With Iqbal and Sarkar setting the tone earlier, the BCB XI was ahead of the game winning by 51 runs by the D/L method. Roston Chase returned with the ball capturing two wickets while Devendra Bishoo captured two wickets in his expensive spell of bowling.