Thursday, March 30, 2023

Bangladesh A holds on to attract in opposition to India A regardless of Saurabh Kumar’s nine-wicket match haul

Left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar staked a robust declare as Ravindra Jadeja’s alternative for the upcoming Take a look at collection with a match-haul of 9 wickets as Bangladesh A’s tail wagged vigorously to stop India A from profitable the primary unofficial Take a look at match right here on Friday.

Having conceded an enormous first innings lead of 353 runs, Bangladesh A was hanging by a thread at 343 for 9 after battling for 151 overs within the second innings earlier than the match resulted in a draw.

Having received 4 wickets within the first innings, Saurabh was good within the second innings as he had figures of 5 for 63 in 43 overs however off-spinner Jayant Yadav’s lack of penetration (one for 134 in 47 overs) from the opposite finish grew to become the distinction between a defeat and a draw.

Saurabh’s match figures had a powerful look – 51-21-86-9 – whereas Jayant paled as compared.

The Haryana offie’s lack of ability to supply breakthroughs prompted Abhimanyu Easwaran to introduce Sarfaraz Khan for a spell and he additionally received a wicket.

Zakir Hasan (173, 402 balls) was the chief architect of Bangladesh’s draw as he batted for near 10-and-a-half hours earlier than being the eighth batter to be dismissed by Saurabh.

The essential partnership that saved the day for Bangladesh A was the eighth wicket stand of 13 runs between Zakir and Nayeem Hasan (5 off 45 balls). Collectively, they thwarted India for 15.4 overs and that proved to be essential.

In direction of the tip, Nos. 10 and 11, Rejaur Rahaman Raja (5 not out, 16 balls) and Khaled Ahmed (0 not out, two balls) defended the final 14 deliveries of the sport to eke out a draw.

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