Bangladesh down Guyana in warm up

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Half centuries from Mossadek Hossain Saikat and Uddin Jashim, backed later by discipline bowling and fielding guided the visiting Bangladesh Under-19 team to a humiliating 111 runs victory over Guyana Under-19 in their warm up fixture at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground yesterday.

The Bangladeshis, who are here to take on the West Indies Under-19 lineup in a seven match series, won the toss and opted to take first strike on a two paced track in hazy conditions, to which they posted 242 for 5 from their 50 overs, following the early demise of Joyraj Emon (00) who was caught off the second ball of the day by Steven Sankar at slip of Romario Shepherd (1 for 54).

However, Saikat blasted five sixes and four fours in his 77 balls 75, while Jashim struck seven fours in his unbeaten 65 which was scored off 77 deliveries, which together with Nazmul Hasan Shanto’s 43 (62 balls, 5x4), steered the sub-Asian team to their eventual total.

Shailendra Shameer was the pick of the Guyana bowlers, ending with 2 for 36 from his 10 overs, but watched on later as the Guyanese stumbled to 72 for 6 before being bowled out for 131 in 44.3 overs, of which Shiraz Ramcharran topscored with 33 batting at number five and Ryan Shun made 27.

Having seen Shepherd send down a no-ball to get the action started, followed by a short rising delivery for a free hit, Emon went on strike for the second delivery of the day, which he steered comfortably into the hands of Sankar at first slip.

His dismissal brought Shanto and Sadman Islam Anik (33) together and they added 77 for the second wicket, with Anik hitting Shepherd through point for four, while Shanto struck both Shepherd and his new ball partner Kemo Paul, for four through mid-on.

Ramcharran was introduced into the attack at the start of the 9th over with Bangladesh 40 for 1 and after seeing the team’s 50 being posted from 11.2 overs, watched as the pair posted their 50 runs partnership one ball later.

Guyana removed Shanto, who was caught at the wicket b y Kemol Savory off Shameer for a well played 43 (62 balls 5x4) and his wicket was quickly followed by that of Anik and Mehedi Husan Miraj (08), leaving Bangladesh on 95 for 4.

At this stage, Saikat joined forces with Jashim to post 122 for the fifth wicket, hitting boundaries at will, as he (Saikat) posted his 50 from 64 deliveries with four fours and two sixes-struck off Herry Greene and Shawn Pereira respectively over long on.

Jashim also got into the boundary act, hitting Shepherd for four, while he got boundaries off Shameer, Pereira and Sankar in that order, as the pair punished anything that was wide or loose from the Guyanese bowling attack.

Jashim got to his 50 from 59 balls, counting six fours in the process then watched from the other end as Saikat struck Pereira back over his head for six after posting his half century, as the pair realised their 100 run partnership from 119 deliveries.

In his bid to increase the scoring rate, Saikat picked out Sankar at deep cover in the 46th over, a wicket that came too late for the home team who seemed bent on waiting for something to happen rather than making it happen, while Jashim capitalized on their tardiness in the field to 25 from the final four overs with Yasir Ali Rabbi (7*).

When Guyana batted, they saw Martin Pestano-Belle (14, 2x4) hitting both Abu Haider Rony and Yasir Ali Chowdhury Rabbi for four during his 25 runs first wicket partnership with Shun, before he (Pestano-Belle) was run out in the 9th over.

His wicket opened the floodgates for the Bangladeshis who quickly sent back Ricardo Peters (01), Kamesh Yadram (00) and later Shun, leaving Guyana on 44 for 4 which soon became 72 for 6, following the further demise of Kemol Savory (11, 1x4) and Shepherd (04).

Pereira (08) and Ramcharran added 21 for the seventh wicket from 13 painstaking overs in which they struggled to get the ball out of the 30 yards circle, before Zubair Likhon who ended with 3 for 19 from 8.3 overs of controlled spin, sent back Pereira.

Some lusty hitting from Shameer who struck two fours and a six in his 21 balls 17, brought a glimmer of hope for the host, but it was all over bar the shouting, when Ramcharran was run out by the full length off the pitch after being sent back by Shameer, who along with Shivram Persaud (04) was dismissed in quick succession by the visitors.

Likhon got support from Rabbi 2 for 19 while there was a wicket each for Miraj, Hasan Nahid and Uzzman Nehad, as the victors prepared for their seven match series against the West Indies, starting with a day/night fixture at the Guyana National Stadium tomorrow, with a positive start.


Bangladesh Innings

Sadman Islam Anik b Shameer 33

Joyraj Emon c Sankar b Shepherd 00

Nazmul Hasan Shanto c wkpr Savory b Shameer 43

Mehedi Husan Miraj c Ramcharran b Greene 08

Mossadek Hossain Saikat c Sankar b Mohammed 75

Uddin Jashim not out 65

Yasir Ali Chowdhury Rabbi not out 07

Extras (2nb, 6w, 3 lb) 11

Total (for 5 wickets off 50 overs) 242

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-79, 3-90, 4-95, 5-217

Bowling: Shepherd 8-0-54-1 (2nb, 2 w), Paul 4-0-17-0 (3w), Ramcharran 10-2-33-0, Mohammed 4-0-21-1 (1w), Shameer 10-2-36-2, Greene 6-0-26-1, Pereira 6-0-39-0, Sankar 2-0-13-0

Guyana Innings

M. Pestano-Belle run out (Likhon) 14

R. Shun c Miraj b Nahid 27

R. Peters lbw b Rabbi 01

K. Yadram c Shanto b Rabbi 00

S. Ramcharran run out 33

K. Savory c Shanto b Miraj 11

R. Shepherd b Likhon 04

S. Pereira b Likhon 08

S. Shameer c Rabbi b Nehad 17

K. Paul not out 08

S. Persaud c wkpr Jashim b Likhon 04

Extras (1w, 1nb, 2b) 04

Total (all out off 44.3 overs) 131

Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-30, 3-30, 4-44, 5-63, 6-72, 7-93, 8-105, 9-122, 10-131

Bowling: Abu Haider Rony 6-2-13-0, Rabbi 6-0-19-2 (1nb), Nahid 4-0-12-1, Rahatul 6-0-23-0 (1w), Miraj 3-0-12-1, Likhon 8.3-3-19-3, Nehad 7-2-22-1, Saikat 4-1-9-0

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:50