Tons from left handed batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar saw BCB XI beat Windies by 51 runs in Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the lone warm up ODI match held at BKSP in Savar on Thursday. Chasing 332, BCB XI made 314/6 in 41st over as the match was called off due to bad light, giving BCB XI the win over Windies. Tamim, who returned from injury, played a blazing knock of 107 runs off 73 deliveries, with 13 fours and four maximums. Meanwhile, Soumya’s quick-fire unbeaten knock of 103 off 83 included, 7 fours and eight maximums.
Chasing mammoth 332, BCB XI were off to blistering start, courtesy of southpaw opener Tamim Iqbal. He and Imrul Kayes had an 81 run alliance for second wicket stand, before Imrul was dismissed by Chase. Tamim and Soumya Sarkar didn’t looked back and kept on going with their aggressive approach. Tamim raced to 50 off 34 balls, with eight fours and a maximum in 12th over of the innings. Tamim reached his ton in 21st over off 71 deliveries, with 13 fours and 3 maximums. However, Chase trapped him to end his remarkable innings of 107-run, leaving BCB XI at 195/2 after 22 overs. Soumya reached his half-century off 45 balls in 27th over. During that over, Ariful was dismissed by Bishoo, leaving BCB XI at 233/4.
Then Shamim tried to partner Soumya but Thomas dismissed him, leaving BCB XI 265/6 in 35 overs. Wickets kept falling at the other end but Soumya stood his ground with aggressive batting. Skipper Mashrafe then came at the crease with BCB XI needing a very manageable 67 runs off the last 15 overs with four wickets in hand. He and Soumya then finished off Windies as BCB XI reached 314/6 as bad light halted play. Mashrafe was unbeaten on 22.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. The Caribbean’s were dominant from the start. Opener Kieran Powell and Shai Hope had a 101-run alliance for the second wicket stand. Powell got out scoring 43 runs, as spinner Nazmul Islam got the first breakthrough for Bangladesh. The other opener, Shai Hope, shared another 58-run stand with Darren Bravo, before Mehedi Rana broke the partnership by dismissing Bravo for 24 runs. Two over’s later, Nazmul struck once again to trap Shai Hope for 81 runs, leaving Windies at 167/3 after 30 overs.
Then Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza came back in style, getting fellow veteran Marlon Samuels caught for 5. Spinner Shamimn Hossain Patoary then got the wicket of Windies skipper Rovman Powell, leaving them at 176/5. Chase made a well-struck 65 not out, sharing two vital partnerships with Allen and Hetmeyer, both of whom were dismissed by Rubel Hossain. West Indies also lost the wicket of Keemo Paul, leaving them at 296/8. However, Chase finished things off in style for West Indies as they posted 331/8. The first of three match ODI series between Bangladesh and Windies will start in Mirpur on Sunday (November 9).

Talha Kamal