SKN bowlers rock Bangladesh
BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Superb bowling by St Kitts & Nevis saw them take the upperhand over Bangladesh on the opening morning of their for three-day warm-up match at Warner Park.
Seam bowlers Quinton Boatswain – 1-9 off six overs and Jeremiah Louis –2-14 off seven overs – took the wicket as the visitors limped to 67-3 at lunch on the opening day. At the break Imrul Kayes was on 22 not out and with him Mamudullah – who is yet to score.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat with the hope of posting a big score. In the first hour they were subjected to a hostile opening burst from Boastwain – who generated pace and bounce from a high action. He took the first wicket when Shamsur Rahman (10) tried to avoid a quick rising delivery but gloved it and was magnificently caught one-handed down the leg-side by teenaged keeper Jaeel Clarke.
Louis, a strongly-built seamer with a jerky action, replaced Boatswain at the south and struck two vital blows. In his third over he dismissed the dangerous Tamim Iqbal (20) well caught by Clarke – as he searched for a loose drive. Louis maintained a tight line on top of off-stump and three overs later had Mominul Haque (10) taken at third slip by the alert Terrence Ward.
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