Windies A in sight of victory

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, Nov 14, CMC – Exciting all-rounder Andre Russell’s five-wicket haul coupled with crucial half-century stand between opener Danza Hyatt and Jonathan Carter, put West Indies A in sight of victory on the third day of the second four-day “Test” against Bangladesh A on Monday.

Russell snatched five for 36 to help rout Bangladesh A for 187, after they resumed the day at the Beausejour Cricket Ground on 40 without loss.

Chasing 214 for victory, West Indies A plunged to 34 for two before Hyatt anchored two important partnerships to repair the innings.

The right-hander, who was 52 not out at the close, put on 39 with Nkrumah Bonner (21) for the third wicket before adding a further 66 for the fourth wicket with Carter, who was unbeaten on an attacking 45 at the close.

Hyatt has so far hit seven fours and a six off 100 balls while the left-handed Carter has stroked five fours and two sixes off a mere 46 balls.

The partnership put Bangladesh A on the backfoot after they seemed set to run through the top of the Windies A batting.

Earlier, Russell prised out both openers as Bangladesh A slipped to 41 for three, losing three early wickets for just one run.

He returned to destroy the middle order as he finished with match figures of nine for 78.

Sohrawardi Shuvo top scored with 29 not out while Nasir Hossain (29), Roqibul Hasan (28), Mithun Ali (26) and Jahurul Islam (25) all got starts but failed to carry on.

BANGLADESH 1st Innings 155

WEST INDIES A 1st Innings 129

BANGLADESH 2nd Innings

(overnight 40 without loss)

*+Jahurul Islam c wkp Thomas b Russell 25

Nasir Faruque wkp Thomas b Russell 14

Shuvagata Hom lbw b Gabriel 0

Roqibul Hasan c Corbin b Narine 28

Mominul Haque run out 13

Nasir Hossain c Narine b Russell 29

Mithun Ali c wkp Thomas b Russell 26

Farhad Reza lbw b Russell 2

Sohrawardi Shuvo not out 29

Shohag Gazi c N Pascal b Permaul 1

Robiul Islam c A Russell b Permaul 0

Extras (b3, lb10, w2, nb5) 20

TOTAL (all out, 64.4 overs) 187

Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-41, 3-41, 4-70, 5-101, 6-146, 7-152, 8-170, 9-187, 10-187.

Bowling: Gabriel 14-3-37-1, Pascal 13-4-38-0, Narine 15-1-46-1, Permaul 6.4-1-17-2, Russell 16-3-36-5.

WEST INDIES A 2nd Innings (target: 214 runs)

D. Hyatt not out 52

R Chandrika c (sub) Nur Hossain b Sohrawardi Shuvo 8

K. Corbin c Mominul Haque b Robiul Islam 9

N Bonner lbw b Sohrawardi Shuvo 21

J. Carter not out 45

Extras (lb1, b3) 4

TOTAL (3 wkts, 41 overs) 139

Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-34, 3-73.

Bowling: Robiul Islam 10-2-38-1, Farhad Reza 6-3-18-0, Sohrawardi Shuvo 15-3-48-2, Shohag Gazi 8-0-28-0, Nasir Hossain 2-0-3-0.

Position: Windies A require 75 runs to win.

Umpires: Umpires: Nigel Duguid, Clancy Mack. 

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 17:27