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Saif hits fifty as Bangladesh A reach 157-5


Published : 12 Aug 2022 09:14 PM

Bangladesh A have scored 157 for 5 at stumps on Day 2 during the second four-dayer against West Indies A at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet on Friday.

Saif Hassan's defensive innings of 63 off 216 carried Bangladesh to cross the 150-run mark at the close of the second day's play.

Resuming on 69-1, the weather allowed only 50 overs to play as earlier on the opening day both sides could manage to play 34 overs due to continuous rain.

Saif, who came in to bat at one-down, faced 217 balls for his unbeaten 63 after resuming from his overnight score of 23 and held the innings from his end as Bangladesh, resuming day two on 69 for one after 34 overs of play on day, kept losing wickets at regular intervals.  

Opener Shadman Islam was the first depart on 25 early in the day while Mithun could only contribute to a 20-run stand with the 23-year-old Saif, who has featured in six Tests for the national side and is yet to hit a half-century at the international stage.

Archibald Colin was the pick of the bowling attack as he scalped three wickets of Mahmudul Hasan (17), skipper Mohammad Mithun (14) and Zakir Hasan (15). 

The first four-dayer match ended as a draw followed by continuous rain.