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Joy’s ton leads Bangladesh A to draw against Windies

Published : 02 Jun 2023 08:10 PM

Mahmudul Hasan Joy's heroic hundred helped Bangladesh A battle hard and earn a draw in the third and final unofficial Test match against West Indies A on Friday at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Even though the hosts were on the back foot for the whole of this Test match, Joy was unbeaten on 114 runs in a long innings that lasted 268 balls to guide the hosts to safety.

The right-handed batter received strong assistance from his mates Yasir Ali (67), Zakir Hasan (43), and Saif Hassan (38).

The batting performances would make it difficult for national team selectors to decide who to pick in Shakib Al Hasan's injury absence.

Joy will undoubtedly be on the minds of the selectors, but Zakir and Yasir have increased their prospects as well.

West Indies A won the second Test after drawing the first, resulting in a 1-0 loss for Bangladesh in the three-match unofficial Test series.