Bangladesh A win a thriller

Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: ‘A’ crew powered beyond their Sri Lankan opposite numbers through a wafer-skinny margin of two runs inside the difficult-contested commencing fixture of the unofficial one-day series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) in Sylhet the day prior to this.

The subsequent suit of the 3-suit series will be performed on the equal venue on Thursday (July 19).

Asked to bat first, Bangladesh 2d string team controlled to place on a comprehensive 280 for seven in 50 overs after which Sri Lanka had been shot out for 278 to run down the goal.

After dropping Soumya Sarkar (24) and Zakir Hasan (18), opener Mizanur Rahman clouted a beneficial forty three with Fazle Mahmud for the 0.33 wicket partnership earlier than the exit of Mizanur, who made sixty seven off 107 with three sixes and four fours.

Together with wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun, Fazle Mahmud hit a useful 95 for the fourth-wicket stand that gave a strong basis for Bangladesh. Although Mithun overlooked his fifty for 4 runs, Fazle Mahmud completed his half-century having run-out.

Mahmud clobbered sixes and as many fours in his a-run-a-ball forty four.
Later, Ariful Haque’s brief-fireplace of 22-ball 47 that supplied a comprehensive general for preventing on the scoresheet. Haque innings turned into affected by four sixes along with 3 obstacles.

Chasing the goal of 281 runs to win, the touring Sri Lanka A Team mislaid Sadeera Samarawickrama and Upul Tharanga cost effectively. Lahiru Thirimanne tried to address the preliminary fuss with Shehan Jayasuriya but Ariful Haque’s electrifying fielding spoiled their efforts as he sent again them within the space of eight runs at the same time as Sri Lanka were stuttering at 72 for four in 18.1 overs.

Dasun Shanaka performed a rescue role as he struck 84 runs with Ashan Priyanjan, who fell for 42, for the fifth-wicket and some other forty five with captain Thisara Perera, who were given out for 22, for the 6th-wicket.

Dasun Shanka pinnacle-scored for Sri Lanka with a run-a-ball seventy eight that emblazoned with half of-a-dozen sixes and two fours.

Shammu Ashan (28) and Shehan Madushanka (21) efforts have been not sufficient to fit the group home. As a result, they lost the suit by means of wafer-skinny regardless of K Peiris’s a-run-a- ball-11 to the ultimate.

Fast-bowler Khaled Ahmed picked up 4 wickets, Shoriful Islam grabbed 3, even as Ariful Haque claimed wickets for the home side.

Ariful Haque become named player-of-the-match for his all-round overall performance.


Sports Desk,