Bangladesh registered a confidence-boosting four-wicket victory over a University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice Chancellor’s XI in a one-off day/night 50 over contest at Sabina Park on Thursday, Jamaica Observer reports.
Set a target of 228, after the Vice Chancellor’s XI mustered 227-9 from their allotment, Bangladesh made heavy weather of the chase in parts, but were comfortable victors in the end at 230-6 off 43.3 overs.
Top order batsman Litton Das (70) and former captain Mushfiqur Rahim (75 not out) contributed significantly to the Bangladeshi’s victory with a 52-run sixth wicket stand.
The performance saw them gaining some confidence heading into the first of three One-day Internationals against West Indies starting in Guyana on Sunday.
West Indies recently swept the Test series 2-0.
Das had six fours and two sixes in his 79-ball knock , while Rahim was left unbeaten on 75 off 70 deliveries and includes six fours and one six. Nazmul Shanto (43) was the next best scorer for Bangladesh. Rovman Powell (2-32) had best figures for the Vice Chancellor’s XI.
Earlier, with Chris Gayle (29), Rovman Powell (six) and Andre Russell (11) all failing to spark, it took a solid 91-run seven-wicket stand between Yanick Otlley (58) and Kavem Hodge (44) to see the Vice Chancellor’s XI to a respectable total.
Both batsmen slammed four boundaries and one six each while wicketkeeper/batsman Amir Jangoo (36) had three boundaries and one six. Jangoo had earlier partnered with Gayle to put on an even 50-run second wicket stand. Gayle also had three boundaries and one six in his 44-ball 29. Musaddek Saikat was the chief destroyer for Bangladesh with 4-14 from 10 overs including three maidens. Mushfiqur, Liton half tons take Tigers to victory
Bangladesh won by four wickets against UWI Vice Chancellor in a practice match at Sabina Park today.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das were among the runs as Tigers chased down UWI Vice Chancellor’s score of 227 for nine with more than six overs to spare.
UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI were in early trouble, losing six wickets for 89 runs before a 91-run partnership between Yannick Ottley and Kavem Hodge took them to a fighting total. Mosaddek Hossain bagged four wickets for 14 runs.
Tigers chased down the target comfortably reaching 230 in 43.3 overs with four wickets to spare as Mushfiqur remained unbeaten on 75 while Liton was dismissed after scoring 70.
Bangladesh XI: Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah(c), Mosa­ddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidi Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam UWI Vice Chancellors XI : Chadwick Walton(w/c), Chris Gayle, Amir Jangoo, Kavem Hodge, Vikash Mohan, Andre Russell, Nicholas Kirton, Jermaine Levy, Oshane Walters, Yannick Ottley, Ojay Shields.
Score: UWI XI: 227/9 (Ottley 58; Mosaddek 4/14); Bangladesh: 230/6 (Mushfiqur 75*; Powell 2/32); Bangladesh won by 4 wickets.