Hossain & Haque punish Windies A
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies-A endured stiff punishment when Mominul Haque and Nasir Hossain went on the rampage collecting hundreds to lead a spectacular Bangladesh-A revival in the first “Test” on Sunday.
No Windies-A bowler was spared before Mominul was dismissed in the final hour on the second day for 150, leaving Nasir undefeated on 123 to drive Bangladesh-A to 331 for five, replying to the home team’s first innings total of 358 at the close.
After the tail-end of the West Indies-A innings did not last much longer than half-hour, the hosts made early inroads into the visitors’ batting reducing them to 59 for four in the first half-hour after lunch.
Windies-A failed to gain much cooperation from the docile Vivian Richards Cricket Ground pitch, and Mominul and Nasir filled their troughs with some explosive batting.
Nasir reached his hundred from 116 balls, but Mominul needed 149 balls to arrive at the milestone in their partnership of 259 for the fifth wicket.
Nelon Pascal made the breakthrough, when he bowled Mominul just before the close. The batsmen smoked 20 fours and one six from 223 balls in a shade under five hours.
Pascal ended with two wickets for 41 runs from 11 overs and new-ball partner Shannon Gabriel grabbed two for 39 from 14 overs to be the most successful bowlers for the home team.
Unfortunately for the West Indies reserves, they were unable to dislodge Nasir, whose 184-ball innings that included 14 fours and one six is still going after close to 4 ½ hours.
Gabriel set Bangladesh-A back early, when he bowled opener Junaid Siddique for two and followed up with the scalp Raqibul Hasan caught behind for five.
In between, Pascal had Shuvagata Hom caught in the slips for five, as Bangladesh-A reached 54 for three at lunch.
After the interval, Andre Russell made early strike, when he had Bangladesh-A captain Jahurul Islam caught at mid-on for 22 before Mominul and Nasir got stuck in to their work and raced the visitors to 192 for four at tea.
Earlier, there was little sting in the Windies-A’s tail, after they continued from their overnight total of 352 for eight, losing their last two wickets cheaply, handing left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo figures of four for 107 from 35.4 overs.
The series between the two sides feature two “Tests”, as well as two Twenty20 and three One-day matches.
WEST INDIES-A 1st Innings
(overnight 352 for eight)
K. Corbin c Raqibul Hasan b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 0
R. Chandrika c *Jahurul Islam b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 9
D. Hyatt run out 92
N. Bonner c and b Suhrawadi Shuvo 43
J. Carter c *Jahurul Islam b Suhrawadi Shuvo 0
+D. Thomas c Suhrawadi Shuvo b Jahurul Islam 2
A. Russell b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 128
C. Brathwaite lbw b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 62
*V. Permaul c wkpr Mithun Ali b Suhrawadi Shuvo 9
N. Pascal lbw b Suhrawadi Shuvo 1
S. Gabriel not out 1
Extras (b1, lb6, nb4) 11
TOTAL (all out, 94.4 overs) 358
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-11, 3-126, 4-126, 5-131, 6-190, 7-345, 8-352, 9-353
Bowling: *Jahurul Islam 15-6-49-1 (nb3); Kamrul Islam Rabbi 19-3-4-54-4 (nb1); Suhrawadi Shuvo 35.4-10-107-4; Nasir Hossain 12-1-61-0; Noor Hossain 10-1-65-0; Shuvagata Hom 2-0-10-0; Mominul Hoque 1-0-5-0
*Jahurul Islam c Pascal b Russell 22
Junaid Siddique b Gabriel 2
Shuvagata Hom c Corbin b Pascal 5
Raqibul Hasan c wkpr Thomas b Gabriel 5
Mominul Haque b Pascal 150
Nasir Hossain not out 123
Noor Hossain not out 10
Extras (lb6, b5, nb2, w1) 14
TOTAL (5 wkts, 83 overs) 331
Robiul Islam, +Mithun Ali, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Noor Hossain to bat
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-8, 3-23, 4-59, 5-318
Bowling: Gabriel 14-4-39-2; Pascal 11-1-41-2; Russell 12-3-57-1 (nb2, w1); *Permaul 22-4-70-0; Brathwaite 7-1-33-0; Bonner 15-2-69-0; Carter 2-0-11-0
Position: Bangladesh-A trail by 27 runs with five first innings wickets standing
Umpires: L. Kelly, C. Mack
Matchreferee: V. Burnes
Reserve umpire: B. Joseph