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Rain-marred opening game ended in a draw

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 9 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Rain-marred opening four-day match between Bangladesh A and their West Indies counterparts ended in a draw at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia on Sunday.

Hosts West Indies A, who were expected to resume their first innings of 263-5 on the final day, couldn’t start again as rain washed out the last day’s play and even a ball wasn’t possible to be bowled.

For West Indies A, opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul and skipper Joshua Da Silva made 49 and 43 runs respectively. Bangladesh pacer Khaled Ahmed finished with 2-73 while Nayeem Hasan and Rejaur Rahman Raza took one wicket each.

Earlier, sent into bat first, Bangladesh A could only manage to score 167 runs in their first innings with skipper Mohammad Mithun top scoring with 50 runs.

Marquino Mindley claimed 5-59 while Justin Greaves took three wickets for the host team.

The second and last four-day match between the two sides will start at the same venue on Wednesday.

The two teams will then compete in a three-match 50-over series, scheduled to start on August 16.