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West Indies set 332 targets for BCB XI

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 Published: 01:46 PM, 6 December 2018   Updated: 01:57 PM, 6 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

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

Send to bat first, Kieran Powell has opened with Shai Hope. Their 101 runs opening stand ended by Nazmul Islam. Who send KOA Powell for 43 off 49. 

Shai Hope and DM Bravo added 58 runs in the second wickets stand. Bravo scored 24 off 33 before being gone out by Mehedi Hasan Rana. After an entertaining inning during which he struck, six fours and three sixes, West Indies opener Shai Hope 81 off 84 is stumped off Nazmul Islam Apu. Hope followed Darren Bravo, who was out three overs ago as the BCB XI fight back.

After going for 14 runs in his fourth over, Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza comes back in style, getting fellow veteran Marlon Samuels caught for five on 175.

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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