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Bangladesh A 337 (Islam 108, Nazmul 69, McBrine 3-64, Dockrell 3-90) and 132 for 5 (Yasir 47*, Nurul 31, McBrine 4-63) beat Ireland A 255 (Simi 121, McBrine 57, Mahedi 3-47, Ebadat 2-26) and 213 (Shannon 90, Sunzamul 5-90, Mahedi 3-48) by five wickets
Bangladesh A celebrate their win with the trophy Raton Gomes/BCB
Yasir Ali’s unbeaten 47 guided Bangladesh A to a five-wicket win over Ireland A on the final day of their four-day fixture in Sylhet. Set 132 to win in the fourth innings, Bangladesh A reached the target shortly after lunch.
It wasn’t before offspinner Andrew McBrine put them in some trouble in the morning, however, when he removed both the overnight batsmen Shadman Islam and Al-Amin. McBrine’s strikes reduced Bangladesh A to 60 for 4, McBrine having picked up all the wickets. Yasir and Nurul Hasan then shut the doors on Ireland by putting on a brisk 71-run stand for the fifth wicket.
They couldn’t finish the job, however, as Nathan Smith dismissed Hasan when the scores were level. Yasir then completed the chase three balls later to end up unbeaten on 47. Hasan made 31 off 41 balls with the help of three fours and a six.
The match had begun with Ireland A putting up 255 in their first innings, after electing to bat, powered by Simi Singh’s maiden first-class hundred. Islam led the home team’s reply with a century of his own as Bangladesh A made 337 to pick up a first-innings lead of 82 runs. Left-arm spinner Sunzamul Islam then returned a five-wicket haul to send Ireland packing for 213 in the second innings and set up their successful chase.
Via:: Cricket – ESPN