Windies start tour with big win

Fatullah, Bangladesh – West Indies warmed up for their tour of Bangladesh with a comfortable 65-run win over Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI at the Fatullah Stadium on Friday.

BCB XI skipper Shahriar Nafees won the toss and put the Windies into bat in the 45-over match in Narayanganj. They made 217-9 with Darren Bravo scoring 47. Denesh Ramdin and Marlon Samuels both contributed 30 runs. The left-hander Bravo hit five fours and a six and added 59 for the third wicket with Samuels.

Ramdin, who made a return to Windies colours after a year in the wilderness, struck two fours and a six off just 23 balls. He added 57 in seven overs with skipper Darren Sammy, who made a breezy 27 off 24 balls. Mohammad Ashraful claimed 3-9 in two overs while Alok Kapali grabbed two wickets.

Ravi Rampaul's four wickets dented the local selection's chase. Samuels helped out with two, to bowl out their opponents for 152 in 41 overs. Kapali (41) and Ashraful (32) were the only batsmen who put up some resistance.

West Indies will next play a Twenty20 practice game on Sunday at the same venue. The game will start at 1 pm (3 am Eastern Caribbean Time/2 am Jamaica Time).

The West Indies will play a one-off T20 International, three One-Day Internationals and two Tests against the home side.


West Indies
L Simmons c Nasir Hossain b Robiul Islam 4
K Powell c Sohag Gazi b Naeem Islam 18
D Bravo c Shuvagoto Hom b Alok Kapali 47
M Samuels c sub (Mominul Haque) b Nasir Hossain 30
D Hyatt lbw b Alok Kapali 14
D Sammy st Naeem Islam b Sohag Gazi  27
D Ramdin c Shuvagoto Hom b Mohammad Ashraful 30
C Brathwaite st Naeem Islam b Mohammad Ashraful 2
A Russell c Shuvagoto Hom b Mohammad Ashraful 8
R Rampaul not out 15
A Martin not out 1
Extras (b2, lb4, w14, nb1) 21     
TOTAL (9 wickets; 45 overs) 217
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Simmons, 6.1 overs), 2-45 (Powell, 15.5), 3-104 (Bravo, 27.4), 4-119 (Samuels, 32.4), 5-128 (Hyatt, 33.5), 6-185 (Sammy, 40.2), 7-191 (Ramdin, 41.4), 8-191 (Brathwaite, 41.5), 9-200 (Russell, 43.3) 
Bowling: Robiul Islam 7-1-42-1, Alauddin Babu 4-0-16-0, Naeem Islam 5-1-24-1, Nasir Hossain 9-1-28-1, Sohag Gazi 9-0-60-1, Alok Kapali 9-0-32-2, Mohammad Ashraful 2-0-9-3
Bangladesh Cricket Board XI
Shahriar Nafees c Rampaul b Martin 16
Junaid Siddique lbw b Sammy 0
Mohammad Ashraful c wk Ramdin b Russell 32
Alok Kapali c and b Rampaul 41
Shuvagoto Hom c Powell b Brathwaite 10
Naeem Islam c Sammy b Rampaul 12
Nasir Hossain c wk Ramdin b Rampaul 20
Alauddin Babu c Martin b Samuels 4
+Saghir Hossain c wk Ramdin b Samuels 0
Sohag Gazi not out 7
Robiul Islam b Rampaul 3
Extras (lb6, w1) 7     
TOTAL (all out; 41 overs) 152
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Junaid Siddique, 1.2 overs), 2-45 (Mohammad Ashraful, 13), 3-52 (Shahriar Nafees, 15.3), 4-79 (Shuvagoto Hom, 22.4), 5-116 (Alok Kapali, 30.3), 6-119 (Naeem Islam, 32.1), 7-126 (Alauddin Babu, 35.3), 8-126 (Saghir Hossain, 35.4), 9-148 (Nasir Hossain, 40.1), 10-152 (Robiul Islam, 41) 
Bowling: Rampaul 9-3-23-4, Sammy 4-0-31-1, Martin 8-1-25-1, Russell 7-0-18-1, Samuels 8-0-27-2, Brathwaite 5-0-22-1.
Result: West Indies won by 65 runs.
Toss: BCB XI
Umpires: Enamul Haque, Sharfuddoula.

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:53