Cotterrell gives Sagicor HPC early control
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Sheldon Cotterrell led purposeful bowling from the Sagicor High Performance team to give them the upper hand early in their tour match against Bangladesh-A on Saturday.
The left-arm fast bowler grabbed 4-15 from 9.1 overs, as the A-Team, choosing to bat, were dismissed for 199 in their first innings just before the close on the opening day of the four-day match at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Jomel Warrican supported with 2-32 from 17 overs and fellow left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul took 2-57 from 28 overs, as several A-Team batsmen – led by Mominul Haque with 50 – got starts without carrying on.
Openers Andre Fletcher, not out 13, and Trevon Griffith, not out zero, then negotiated two tricky overs to carry the Sagicor HPC to 14 without loss before stumps were drawn.
Cotterrell and new-ball partner Carlos Brathwaite, the Sagicor HPC captain, kept things extremely tight very early, but Permaul made the initial breakthroughs, when Imrul Kayes played back and across and was bowled for six, and fellow left-hander Nasiruddin Faroque was lbw for 16 offering no stroke, leaving the A-Team 27 for two.
The emerging West Indies players however, failed to make any further inroads in the morning period, as Mominul and his captain Raqibul Hasan carried the A-Team to 82 for two at lunch.
After the interval, Raqibul was run out for 32, after putting on 73 for the third wicket with Mominul, whose 50 soon followed from 79 balls with a deuce off Warrican before he was caught behind off the same bowler from the next delivery, ending an innings that contained seven fours and one six, and leaving the A-Team 119 for four.
After a long period of attrition, Warrican added the scalp of Anamul Haque caught in the deep for 15 by Brathwaite from a skier, as the A-Team reached 153 for five at tea.
After the break, Jermaine Blackwood had Forhad Hossain lbw for 15, but Naeem Islam made 30, and was the glue that kept the lower order together before Cotterrell returned to wipe him and the tail away with a lethally accurate spell.
The Sagicor HPC is on a month-long tour to Bangladesh.
BANGLADESH-A 1st Innings
Imrul Kayes b Permaul 6
Nasiruddin Faroque lbw b Permaul 16
*Raqibul Hasan run out (+Hamilton) 32
Mominul Haque c wkpr Hamilton b Warricon 50
Naeem Islam c Fletcher b Cotterrell 30
+Anamul Haque c *Brathwaite b Warrican 15
Forhad Hossain lbw b Blackwood 15
Shahadat Hossain b Cotterrell 11
Enamul Haque Jr not out 10
Nazmul Hossain c wkpr Hamilton b Cotterrell 0
Saqlain Sajib c wkpr Hamilton b Cotterrell 0
Extras (b8, lb4, w1, nb1) 14
TOTAL (all out, 87.1 overs) 199
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-27, 3-100, 4-119, 5-139, 6-166, 7-185, 8-195, 9-195
Bowling: Cotterrell 9.1-3-15-4 (nb1, w1); *Brathwaite 7-4-9-0; Permaul 28-13-57-2; Cariah 22-1-65-0; Warrican 17-6-32-2; Blackwood 4-2-9-1
SAGICOR HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE 1st Innings
A. Fletcher not out 13
T. Griffith not out 0
Extras (lb1) 1
TOTAL (without loss, 2 overs) 14
M. Barclay, J. Blackwood, *C. Brathwaite, Y. Cariah, S. Cotterrell, +J. Hamilton, K. Hope, J. Warrican, V. Permaul to bat
Bowling: Nazmul Hossain 1-0-8-0; Shahadat Hossain 1-0-5-0
Position: Sagicor HPC trail by 185 with all first innings wickets standing
Umpires: Nadir Shah, Anisur Rahman
Match referee: Akhtar Ahmad Shipar
Reserve umpire: Gazi Sohel