BD A earn three points in draw

July 31, 2012

Bangladesh A earned three points from their drawn opening match against Baroda Cricket Association XI in the Shafi Darashah cricket tournament at the KSCA ground in Alur yesterday.
Mominul Haque’s second fifty of the game shepherded the side’s second innings after it was set 344 runs to win the game. Baroda made a comeback when they finished their second innings on 445 all out in 109.5 overs.
The young left-hander struck nine boundaries and a six in his unbeaten 72-ball 52, as he added 75 for the unbroken fifth wicket partnership with Naeem Islam, who was not out on 29 at the close of play.
Skipper Shahriar Nafees gave the A team a rapid start through 32 which had five fours but fell in the 15th over. His opening partner Imrul Kayes however stuck around longer, scoring 59 off 136 balls with the help of eight fours.
Earlier, the Baroda side added a rapid 57 runs from 8.5 overs after starting the day on 388-5.
Kedar Devdhar was caught behind off Shahadat Hossain for 91 but his initial burst was enough to give them a substantial lead that was beyond the Bangladesh A team.
The plus point with the ball remained Enamul Haque Jr, who took a five-wicket haul for 130 runs while Farhad Hossain took three wickets.
Bangladesh A now take on Karnataka State Cricket Association XI in their next match from August 1.
SCORE IN BRIEF
BARODA CRICKET ASSOCIATION XI: First innings 202 all out; second innings 445 all out in 109.5 overs (Rayudu 86, Shah 76, Gupta 67, Devdhar 91; Farhad 3-54, Enamul 5-130).
BANGLADESH A: First innings 314 all out; second innings 184-4 in 68 overs (Imrul 59, Mominul 52 not out, Nafees 32; Bhaja 2-16, Bhatt 2-88).

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