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BCB XI won by 51 runs after Tamim, Soumya tons

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With the fastest century of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar, BCB XI won the only warm-up match against the West Indies. Tamim- Soumya made easy for target BCB XI against Caribbean’s 332 runs.

The game ends in light shortage before the scheduled time. But the win was a matter of time. As a result, Tamim and Soumya have taken the win by 51 runs in the D / L method.

In reply to the 332 runs, the opening pair of BCB XI Imrul and Tamim did exactly what was needed. They made 80 runs before 10 overs.

After Imrul Kayes's dismissal with the score on 81 off nine overs, Tamim Iqbal has ensured that the scoring rate has not slowed down. Tamim made century with stormy innings and scored 107 off 73 balls.

In the meantime, BCB XI lost six wickets quickly. But, Soumya Sarkar who came to crease in number three, kept the team on the winning side. Like Tamim, Soumya also played a the stormy innings. Soumya Sarkar was unbeaten on 103 along with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on 22.

Earlier, West Indies sets up a 332-run target to chase down for Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI in the only 50-over warm-up match at the BKSP.

West Indies have lost four wickets for 17 runs as BCB XI roar back into contention. Skipper Rovman Powell departs for a duck, caught behind off off-spinner Shamim Hossain Patoary.

After a quickfire 39-run sixth-wicket partnership with Roston Chase in 6.2 overs, talented West Indies youngster Shimron Hetmyer is caught off Rubel Hossain when he gets a top-edge off an attempted pull shot on 215/6.

After a middle-order collapse West Indies' lower-middle order batsmen have gotten them back on track and although Shimron Hetmyer's wicket set them back, they will count on the current pair to take the total to 300.

Rubel removes the dangerous-looking Fabian Allen (48), who swipes across the line without any feet movement to be caught plumb in front. Then Mehedi removes Paul (2) on 296. But RL chase unbeaten 65 off 51 help the visitor to reach 331/8 in 50 overs.

Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, and Mehedi Hasan Rana each took 2 wickets for BCB XI. Mashrafe and Shamim took 1 each.

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