Permaul, Brathwaite tighten Sagicor HPC’s grip
KHULNA, Bangladesh – Veerasammy Permaul and Carlos Brathwaite followed up the Sagicor High Performance Centre’s ruthless batting with purposeful bowling to give their side the upper hand over the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy in their tour match on Tuesday.
Left-arm spinner Permaul has been the most successful Sagicor HPC bowler with 3-69 from 22 overs and Brathwaite supported with 2-22 from 14 overs, as the BCB Academy reached 184 for seven, replying to the visitors’ first innings total of 534 for nine declared at the close on the third day of their four-day at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.
Permaul, a guest player, having graduated with the first class from the Sagicor HPC, Brathwaite, the captain, and the rest of the Caribbean side’s bowlers overcame a few BCB Academy batsmen getting starts, but failing to carry on.
BCB Academy captain Mahmadul Hasan led the way with 46, Mominul Haque scored 32, wicketkeeper/batsman Anamul Haque made 26 and opener Soumya Sarkar got 22.
This followed the Sagicor HPC using the first half-hour to extend their first innings with batting hero Kyle Hope falling for 217, when he was adjudged lbw to give Shaker Ahmed 5-115 from 27overs.
Hope struck 19 fours and two sixes from 259 balls in 405 minutes of batting before he was dismissed from the last ball of the second over of the morning.
After tail-enders Jason Dawes and Miguel Cummins putted around for another two overs, the Sagicor HPC declared before getting down to business.
Cummins and Dawes, the Sagicor HPC new-ball pair, failed to scalp a wicket in their opening spells, as Sarkar and Mizanur Rahman put on 40 for the first wicket.
Brathwaite made the breakthrough in his fourth over, when he had Sarkar caught behind for 22 before Permaul removed Mizanur an over later for 18.
Permaul had Anamul caught behind after the batsmen dominated the attack for the 40 minutes he spent at the crease, as the BCB Academy reached 102 for three at lunch.
The Sagicor HPC made steady headway after the interval with Permaul having Mominul caught at slip following a 43-run fourth wicket stand with his captain before Cummins returned and bowled Shabbir Rahman for three before the first weather break.
After the rain prompted an early tea, the Sagicor HPC made further inroads, when Yannic Cariah trapped Mahmudul lbw in the fifth over after the resumption, and Brathwaite had Dollar Mahmud caught behind for nine before a second stoppage for rain.
When play resumed, the Sagicor HPC bowlers met defiance, as Shaker, not out on six, and Muktar Ali, not out on 16, batted through 12.4 overs before stumps were drawn.
The Sagicor HPC team are on a month-long trip to Bangladesh. They will also play a four-day match against the Bangladesh A-Team before facing these opponents in three One-day and two Twenty20 matches.
SAGICOR HPC 1st Innings
(overnight 521 for eight)
A. Fletcher c wkpr Anamul Haque b Nazmul Islam 105
K. Ottley c wkpr Anamul Haque b Dollar Mahmud 0
M. Barclay lbw b Shaker Ahmed 31
K. Hope lbw b Shaker Ahmed 217
K. Lesporis c *Mahmudul Hasan b Nazmul Islam 97
Y. Cariah c Mominul Hoque b Shaker Ahmed 0
*C. Brathwaite c Shabbir Rahman b Shaker Ahmed 8
+J. Hamilton c Muktar Ali b Shaker Ahmed 5
V. Permaul b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 42
J. Dawes not out 11
M. Cummins not out 1
Extras (b4, lb7, w4, nb2) 17
TOTAL (9 wkts decl’d, 121 overs) 534
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-82, 3-220, 4-388, 5-389, 6-407, 7-421, 8-514, 9-526
Bowling: Dollar Mahmud 16-1-73-1 (nb2, w1); Muktar Ali 8-1-35-0 (w1); Kamrul Islam Rabbi 9-1-69-1 (w2); Shaker Ahmed 27-3-115-5; Mahmudul Hasan 17-2-58-0; Nazmul Islam 34-2-127-2; Shabbir Rahman 9-0-42-0; Soumya Sarkar 1-0-4-0
BCB ACADEMY 1st Innings
Soumya Sarkar c wkpr Hamilton b Brathwaite 22
Mizanur Rahman c Brathwaite b Permaul 18
Anamul Haque c wkpr Hamilton b Permaul 26
Mominul Hoque c Hope b Permaul 32
*Mahmudul Hasan lbw b Cariah 46
Shabbir Rahman b Cummins 3
Shaker Ahmed not out 6
Dollar Mahmud c wkpr Hamilton b Brathwaite 9
Muktar Ali not out 16
Extras (b5, w1) 6
TOTAL (7 wkts, 66 overs) 184
Nazmul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi to bat
Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-45, 3-73, 4-116, 5-121, 6-150, 7-159
Bowling: Cummins 7-1-16-1; Dawes 12-3-35-0; Brathwaite 14-8-22-2 (w1); Permaul 22-2-69-3; Cariah 10-1-29-1; Barclay 1-0-8-0
Position: BCB Academy trail by 350 with three first innings wickets standing
Umpires: Enamul Haque, Sharfuddoula
Match referee: Roquibul Hassan
Reserve umpire: Masudur Rahman Mukul