Sammy and Sunny shine as test ends in draw

Chittagong, Bangladesh - The rain-affected first Test match between Bangladesh and West Indies ended in a draw on Tuesday.

The Windies were set a victory target of 226 off a minimum of 37 overs and they closed on 100-2 when the two captains agreed a draw, with 15 overs remaining. Two days of play were lost because of rain and a damp outfield at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdury Stadium.

In the first half of the final day debutant left-arm spinner Elias Sunny took 6-94 in the West Indies first innings that helped dismiss the tourists for 244.

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy made an entertaining 58 off 43 balls. It was his first Test half-century and included some breath-taking shots. He blasted eight fours and two sixes, before being bowled by Shakib Al-Hasan.

Sunny notched his fifth wicket in the third over of the morning when he had overnight batsman Marlon Samuels caught by Raqibul Hasan at short cover for 24. Wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh made a breezy 30, adding 60 for the seventh wicket with Sammy.

Bangladesh declared their second innings on 119-3 with Shahriar Nafees, who was forced to retired hurt in the first innings after being struck in the face, making a brave 50 off 91 balls.

In the West Indies second innings Sunny struck again in the first over by trapping teenager Kraigg Brathwaite leg before.

Lendl Simmons and Kirk Edwards shared a half-century stand before Simmons was caught by Rubel Hossain at long on off Shakib Al Hasan for a brisk 44, from just 49 balls.

Edwards, the tall right-hander in just his second Test match looked assured and confident as he ended on 28 not out off 5 balls. He hit four boundaries. Darren Bravo showed his class with two well-timed straight sixes and closed unbeaten on 24.

The two teams will travel to Dhaka on Wednesday ahead of the second and final Test which will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, starting on Saturday.

Bangladesh 1st innings 350
West Indies 1st Innings
(overnight 144-5)
L Simmons c Raqibul Hasan b Shahadat Hossain 7
K Brathwaite c Imrul Kayes b Sunny 33
K Edwards lbw b Sunny 17
D Bravo c Shahriar Nafees b Sunny 2
S Chanderpaul c Shahriar Nafees b Sunny 49
M Samuels c Raqibul Hasan b Sunny 24
+C Baugh b Elias Sunny 30
D Sammy b Shakib Al Hasan 58
R Rampaul c wk Mushfiqur b Shakib 8
F Edwards not out 0
D Bishoo b Shakib 0
Extras (b2, lb2, nb 7) 11
Penalty runs 5
TOTAL (all out; 51 overs) 244
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Simmons), 2-44 (K Edwards), 3-52 (Bravo), 4-114 (Brathwaite), 5-137 (Chanderpaul), 6-152 (Samuels), 7-212 (Baugh), 8-229 (Rampaul), 9-244 (Sammy), 10-244 (Bishoo)
Bowling: Shahadat Hossain 5-1-19-1, Rubel Hossain 15-2-52-0, Shakib Al Hasan 18-2-53-3, Elias Sunny 23-0-96-6, Nasir Hossain 7-1-17-0.
Bangladesh 2nd innings
Tamim Iqbal c wk Baugh b Sammy 37
Imrul Kayes c wk Baugh b Rampaul 13
Shahriar Nafees b Samuels 50
Raqibul Hasan not out 10
Mushfiqur Rahim not out 2
Extras (b4, lb2, nb1) 7
TOTAL (3 wickets dec; 42 overs) 119
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Imrul Kayes), 2-72 (Tamim Iqbal), 3-116 (Shahriar Nafees)
Bowling: F Edwards 9-0-37-0, Rampaul 11-1-26-1, Samuels 16-3-41-1, Sammy 6-1-9-1.
West Indies
L Simmons c Rubel Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 44
K Brathwaite lbw b Elias Sunny 0
K Edwards not out 28
D Bravo not out 24
Extras (lb2, nb2) 4
TOTAL (2 wickets, 22 overs) 100
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Brathwaite), 2-58 (Simmons)
Bowling:  Elias Sunny 6-0-34-1, Shahadat Hossain 4-0-21-0, Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-34-1, Rubel Hossain 2-0-3-0, Nasir Hossain 2-0-2-0, Naeem Islam 2-0-4-0
Result: Match drawn.
Toss: Bangladesh.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Nigel Llong
Television umpire: Enamul Haque.
ICC Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 08:01