Hope plunders double before rain
KHULNA, Bangladesh – Kyle Hope made hay before the rain came, plundering an impressive double hundred, as the Sagicor High Performance Centre continued their run feast against the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy on Monday here.
The 23-year-old Hope was undefeated on 214, leading the Sagicor HPC on 521 for eight in their first innings on the second day of their four-day, tour match at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium before rain that started during lunch prompted an early close.
Hope reached his milestone from 244 balls with the last of his two sixes off Nazmul Islam and has also struck 19 fours and two sixes from 254 balls in 397 minutes.
He was the glue that kept the Sagicor HPC batting together in the face of workmanlike spells from the BCB Academy bowlers of whom Shaker Ahmed was the most successful with 4-113 from 25 overs and Nazmul 2-127 from 34 overs.
Veerasammy Permaul, a graduate from the first squad of the Sagicor HPC, made 42 and put on 93 for the eighth wicket with Hope to further dampen the spirits of the BCB Academy.
Apart from the stability of Hope and Permaul, the Sagicor HPC stumbled through the morning period, after they resumed from their overnight total of 394 for five.
Their captain Carlos Brathwaite was dismissed in the fourth over of the day for eight, falling to Shaker, who also pouched wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton six overs later for five, leaving the Sagicor HPC 421 for seven.
Permaul, the current West Indies A-Team captain, again gave solid proof of his ability with bat, gathering two fours and two sixes from 50 balls in 80 minutes.
He ushered Hope to his double hundred before Kamrul Islam Rabbi bowled him in the penultimate over before the interval.
The Sagicor HPC team is on a month-long trip to Bangladesh. They will also play a four-day match against the Bangladesh A-Team before facing these opponents in three One-day and two Twenty20 matches.
SAGICOR HPC 1st Innings
(overnight 394 for five)
A. Fletcher c wkpr Anamul Haque b Nazmul Islam 105
K. Ottley c wkpr Anamul Haque b Dollar Mahmud 0
M. Barclay lbw b Shaker Ahmed 31
K. Hope not out 214
K. Lesporis c Mahmudul Hasan b Nazmul Islam 97
Y. Cariah c Mominul Hoque b Shaker Ahmed 0
*C. Brathwaite c Shabbir Rahman b Shaker Ahmed 8
+J. Hamilton c Muktar Ali b Shaker Ahmed 5
V. Permaul b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 42
J. Dawes not out 2
Extras (b4, lb7, w4, nb2) 17
TOTAL (8 wkts, 117 overs) 521
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-82, 3-220, 4-388, 5-389, 6-407, 7-421, 8-514
Bowling: Dollar Mahmud 14-1-62-1 (nb2, w1); Muktar Ali 8-1-35-0 (w1); Kamrul Islam Rabbi 9-1-69-1 (w2); Shaker Ahmed 25-3-113-4; Mahmudul Hasan 17-2-58-0; Nazmul Islam 34-2-127-2; Shabbir Rahman 9-0-42-0; Soumya Sarkar 1-0-4-0
BANGLADESH CRICKET BOARD ACADEMY: *Mahmudul Hasan, Mominul Hoque, +Anamul Haque, Shabbir Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Shaker Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Muktar Ali, Dollar Mahmud
Toss: Sagicor HPC
Umpires: Enamul Haque, Sharfuddoula
Match referee: Roquibul Hassan
Reserve umpire: Masudur Rahman Mukul(WICB Media)