Cariah, Permaul effort fails to take Sagicor HPC to win
KHULNA, Bangladesh – Spinners Yannic Cariah and Veerasammy Permaul shared eight wickets, but the Sagicor High Performance Centre had to settle for a tense draw with the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy in their tour match on Wednesday, following a brave hundred from opener Soumya Sarkar.
Leg-spinner Cariah was the most impressive Sagicor HPC bowler, grabbing 5-79 from 31 overs, and left-arm spinner Permaul snared 3-55 from 28 overs, as the BCB Academy, forced to follow on, finished on 217 for nine in their second innings – led by 118 from Sarkar – on the final day of the four-day match at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.
The visitors’ were denied victory, when the last wicket pair of Nazmul Islam and Kamrul Islam Rabbi defied them for the last 19 balls of the match.
They had faced similar defiance earlier, when Sarkar and wicketkeeper/batsman Anamul Haque shared 103 for the second wicket either side of lunch.
But Cariah removed Anamul for 48 in the first hour after the interval, triggering an inexplicable BCB Academy batting collapse, with only Sarkar to lead the resistance, reaching his hundred from 167 balls, before Permaul claimed him after tea, as the Sagicor HPC made the final push for victory.
The Caribbean side had needed 12.5 overs in close to an hour to dislodge the home team’s last three first innings wickets, as the BCB Academy were bowled out for 199, conceding a lead of 335.
Cariah ended with 3-36 from 11.5 overs and Permaul finished with 3-71 from 24 overs.
The Sagicor HPC enforced the follow-on and started well, when Permaul, sharing the new ball with captain Carlos Brathwaite, bowled Mizanur Rahman for seven with the batsman playing defensively forward.
Brathwaite and his side were however, put on the back-foot, when Anamul, whose knock included seven fours from 88 balls, linked up with Sarkar, carrying the BCB Academy to 66 for one at lunch and spending close to two hours together at the crease.
Cariah had Anamul caught close to the wicket however, and none of the remaining batsmen, apart from Sarkar, showed any serious defiance.
Six of the remaining batsmen were either bowled or lbw, testimony to the low nature of the pitch, and the home team never recovered after they reached 146 for four at tea, following the departure of two of their best batsmen – Mominul Haque for three and their captain Mahmudul Hasan for one – both to Cariah.
The Sagicor HPC team are on a month-long trip to Bangladesh and will face the Bangladesh A-Team in another four-day match, starting on Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in the country’s capital of Dhaka.
They will also play a four-day match against the before facing these opponents in three One-day and two Twenty20 matches.
SAGICOR HPC 1st Innings 534 for nine declared
(K. Hope 217, A. Fletcher 105; Shaker Ahmed 5-115)
BCB ACADEMY 1st Innings
(overnight 184 for seven)
Soumya Sarkar c wkpr Hamilton b Brathwaite 22
Mizanur Rahman c Brathwaite b Permaul 18
Anamul Haque c wkpr Hamilton b Permaul 26
Mominul Hoque c Hope b Permaul 32
*Mahmudul Hasan lbw b Cariah 46
Shabbir Rahman b Cummins 3
Shaker Ahmed c and b Cariah 21
Dollar Mahmud c wkpr Hamilton b Brathwaite 9
Muktar Ali c wkpr Hamilton b Dawes 16
Nazmul Islam c Ottley b Cariah 0
Kamrul Islam Rabbi not out 0
Extras (b5, w1) 6
TOTAL (all out, 78.5 overs) 199
Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-45, 3-73, 4-116, 5-121, 6-150, 7-159, 8-189, 9-192
Bowling: Cummins 12-4-21-1; Dawes 16-6-36-1; Brathwaite 14-8-22-2 (w1); Permaul 24-2-71-3; Cariah 11.5-1-36-3; Barclay 1-0-8-0
BCB ACADEMY 2nd Innings
Mizanur Rahman b Permaul 7
Soumya Sarkar c Brathwaite b Permaul 118
Anamul Haque c Barclay b Cariah 48
Mominul Haque b Cariah 3
Mahmudul Hasan lbw b Cariah 1
Shabbir Rahman b Permaul 3
Shaker Ahmed lbw b Cariah 4
Dollar Mahmud b Cariah 8
Muktar Ali lbw b Dawes 6
Nazmul Islam not out 4
Kamrul Islam Rabbi not out 4
Extras (b4, lb6, w1) 11
TOTAL (9 wkts, 84 overs) 217
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-116, 3-128, 4-140, 5-155, 6-176, 7-194, 8-202, 9-212
Bowling: Brathwaite 9-3-22-0; Permaul 28-9-55-3; Dawes 4-1-20-1; Cummins 4-0-13-0 (w1); Cariah 31-8-79-5; Barclay 8-1-18-0
Result: Match drawn
Man-of-the-Match: K. Hope (Sagicor HPC)
Umpires: Enamul Haque, Sharfuddoula
Match referee: Roquibul Hassan
Reserve umpire: Masudur Rahman Mukul