Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Saurabh Kumar grabs six as India ‘A’ inflicts innings defeat on Bangladesh ‘A’

Left-arm orthodox spinner Saurabh Kumar ran by means of the Bangladesh ‘A’ batting line-up as India ‘A’ clinched the 2 ‘Test’ collection with an innings-and-123-run victory within the second and ultimate recreation right here on Friday.

Along with his efficiency, Saurabh has staked a powerful declare to exchange an injured Ravindra Jadeja within the Indian Check squad for the upcoming collection in opposition to Bangladesh, beginning December 14. Saurabh, who additionally had a five-wicket haul within the second innings of the drawn first ‘Test’, took 6 for 74 in 30 overs to grow to be one of many architects of the collection win. The Uttar Pradesh spinner additionally completed with a haul of 15 scalps in two video games to emerge as the highest wicket-taker within the collection.

Having conceded a 310-run first-innings lead, Bangladesh ‘A’ didn’t put up a lot of a struggle within the second dig: it was shot out for a paltry 187 in 79.5 overs.

Temporary scores

Bangladesh ‘A’ 252 and 187 in 79.5 overs (Shadman Islam 93 n.o., Saurabh Kumar 6 for 74, Umesh Yadav 2 for 34, Navdeep Saini 2 for 54) misplaced to India ‘A’ 562 for 9 declared by an innings and 123 runs.

Bangladesh ‘A’ was anticipating to bat it out for 3 periods and eke out a draw. Nevertheless, former captain Mominul Haque (6) was neatly snapped up behind stumps by keeper Kona Bharat within the fifth over of the morning and there was no wanting again for India ‘A’. Opener Shadman Islam (93 n.o.) did struggle it out and likewise had a 54-run fourth wicket stand with Shahadat Hossain (29) however Saurabh broke that stand, Yash Dhull taking a catch.

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Navdeep Saini (2 for 54 in 16 overs), who was given an prolonged spell due to his potential call-up to the senior squad, then acquired two wickets in three deliveries to ship half of the house aspect packing. He first trapped Jaker Ali leg-before after which had Yashasvi Jaiswal pouch Mohammed Mithun within the slips to cut back Bangladesh ‘A’ to 145 for six.

Saurabh then shortly polished off the tail to arrange a pleasant win as Umesh Yadav (2/34 in 15.5) accomplished the proceedings.

With Mohammed Shami not taking part in because of a shoulder harm, the senior workforce administration is prone to desire Saini within the upcoming Check collection in opposition to Bangladesh forward of an in-form Bengal speedster Mukesh Kumar due to former’s means to get reverse swing at a brisk tempo.

Having bowled near 32 overs (31.5 overs), Umesh Yadav has bowled sufficient in match state of affairs to steer the assault of the senior workforce within the absence of Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. His team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara additionally acquired a affected person fifty and acquired respectable recreation time.

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