Bangladesh A team require 414 runs more with 10 wickets in hand on the final day of the third and last unofficial Test against their West Indies counterparts at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today.
The hosts made 47-0 in their second innings at stumps of the third day after West Indies A team set a colossal target of 461 runs on Thursday.
Resuming an overnight score of 157-7, Bangladesh lost Tanzim Hasan Sakib (17) in the opening over but Nasum Ahmed’s unbeaten knock of 38 runs helped them post 205 runs in their first innings.
Veerasammy Permaul took three wickets for West Indies A team.
The total wasn’t enough to avoid follow-on against West Indies A team, which made 445 runs in their first innings but the visitors didn’t enforce them follow-on and went on to score 220-5 before declaring their second innings.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul remained not out on 83 off 165 balls while skipper Joshua Da Silva made a quick-fire 47 off 40 balls. Saif Hassan (3-62) and Nasum (2-56) shared five wickets between them.
Chasing a massive target, Bangladesh A openers Mahmudul Hasan Joy (28 not out) and Zakir Hasan (14 not out) batted brilliantly in the last hour to finish the penultimate day unbeaten.
The hosts are currently trailing the series by a 0-1 margin after they lost the second match by three wickets at the same venue. The opening four-day match earlier ended in a draw.