Openers Chanderpaul and McKenzie set the pace before rain ends Day 1

Openers Chanderpaul and McKenzie set the pace before rain ends Day 1

Bangladesh A vs West Indies A
Day 1 of First “Test”
Venue: Sylet International Cricket Stadium
Toss: West Indies won and decided to bat


SYLET, Bangladesh – West Indies Academy stand-out, Kirk McKenzie was given the opportunity to partner Test opener, Tagenarine Chanderpaul for the opening stand in the West Indies A team’s first outing of the Bangladesh tour.  Both left-handers produced half centuries in a fruitful partnership of 130, which has set the platform for visitors to get a solid first inning score on the opening day.

Captain Joshua Da Silva won the toss and decided to bat first. McKenzie made 86 from 124 balls a variety of exquisite shots in his first first-class knock outside the Caribbean. Chanderpaul closed the day on 70 not out from 190 balls as he played his usual anchor role which has brought him success.

Raymon Reifer (26 from 42 balls) looked good at the crease before he was caught behind off the bowling of Mushfik Hasan. 

Hasan and Saif Hassan, who got McKenzie, were the two Bangladeshi bowlers to pick up wickets on the day. Rain ended the day’s play prematurely in the final session of the day, with West Indies A ending on 220-2 off 68 overs.

The match will resume on Wednesday at 9:45am Bangladesh Time (11:45pm Tuesday Eastern Caribbean Time/10:45pm Tuesday Jamaica Time).

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