India A vs Bangladesh: Hosts in control despite fifties by Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar on Day 1

PTI, Feb, 05 2017

Hyderabad: India A emerged as the dominant side as they raced to 91 for one after Bangladesh declared their innings at 224 for 8 on Day 1 of their two-day warm-up match in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Batting first after winning the toss, only two Bangladeshi batsmen — skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar — have had decent batting practice days before the one-off Test against world number one India.

While Mushfiqur made 58 off 106 balls, Sarkar struck 52 off 73 at the Gymkhana Ground.

Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with a 106-ball 58. Image courtesy; BCB official Twitter account

Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with a 106-ball 58. Image courtesy; BCB official Twitter account

At stumps, Priyank Panchal (40) and Shreyas Iyer (29) were at the crease for India A. India A trailed by 133 runs with nine wickets remaining.

Sabbir Rahman (33), Liton Das and Mahmudullah (both 23) pitched in with useful contributions for the visiting side.

India A's left-arm medium pacer Aniket Choudhary put up an impressive show, picking up 4/26 in 12 overs.

Choudhary missed a hat-trick in the 61st over after having got the wickets of Mushfiqur and Mehdi Hasan.

Bangladesh's seasoned player Shakib Al Hasan did not play the match.

Bangladesh suffered a setback in the fifth over with local lad CV Milind picking up the wicket of opener Imrul Kayes.

After the departure of openers Tamim Iqbal and Kayes, Sarkar and Mushfiqur steadied the ship with their steady batting.

Besides Choudhary, CV Milind, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Kuldeep Yadav claimed one wicket each for the home team.

The visitors declared their innings in the 67th over though they had two wickets in hand.

Opener Panchal scored 40 in 62 balls, with the help of six boundaries.

India A skipper Abhinav Mukund was dismissed by Subhashis Roy after making 16.

The one-off Test between Bangladesh and India is scheduled to be held in the city from 9 February.

Published Date: Feb 05, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 05, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115