Bangladesh six down at tea
Basseterre, St Kitts – The Bangladeshi batsmen have found the going tough against the St Kitts & Nevis bowlers as they hobbled to 186-6 at tea of the opening day of their three-day warm-up match at Warner Park. The visitors went to lunch at 67-3 – but lost two more wickets in the second session – as the local bowlers continued to dominate on what is a good batting pitch.
Mamudullah, who resumed after lunch made a purposeful 27. He looked solid until he played a careless drive and caught at point to give left-arm spinner Elvin Berridge his first wicket. Shuvogoto Hom has so far topscored with an impressive 48 off 55 balls with eight boundaries, but he was run out on the stroke of tea, pushing for a second run.
Earlier, fast bowler Quinton Boatswain continued his impressive bowling with a lively burst just after lunch. He has so far taken 2-28 off 12 overs while Jeremiah Louis was equally impressive with 2-14 off seven overs.
At the break, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was unbeaten on 20. He has so far struck two sixes – one of midwicket and one over wide mid-on off off-spinner Jacques Taylor. He was lucky to survive when an attempted big hit flew over the top of the keeper and slip just before tea.
St Kitts & Nevis: Jacques Taylor (captain), Elvin Berridge, Shino Berridge, Quinton Boatswain, Shiv Chanderpaul, Jaeel Clarke (wicket-keeper), Tristan Handley, Javal Hodge, Shane Jeffers, Jeremiah Lewis, Shaquille Martina, Terrence Ward, Tonito Willett
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain/wicket-keeper) Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Robiul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Shuvogoto Hom
Reserve: Al Amin
Umpires: Peter Nero, Nigel Duguid