Sunday, 4 March 2007

Bangladesh A in England : Tushar Imran Leads the Fightback to Draw the Second A Team Test

Captain Tushar Imrans patient knock of 126* ensured a draw for Bangladesh A in the second unofficial test match at Bogra. Rain washed out the play of the first day. Earlier, England A utilized the damp condition and bundled out Bangladesh A for paltry 152 runs. England A seized the opportunity and posted 251/8 at the end of day 3. Nick Compton continued his fine form and scored a classy 92 run to lead the charge.

England A declared overnight with a lead of 99 runs. At the beginning of Day 4, Graham Onions took to early wickets to put England A in firm command of the match. Captain Tushar Imran and one down batsman Nasiruudin Faruque rescued Bangladesh A with a valuable 127 run partnership. After losing Faruque for 31 runs, Tushar Imran continued to demoralize English attack despite regular wicket fall from the other end. His endurane finally gave the timely reward and the match ended in a draw.

England A won the first test by wickets and win the series 1-0.

Brief Score

Bangladesh A 152/10; Sagir Hossain 47, Enamul Jr. 24 ; Stuart Broad 4/72, Tim Bresnan 2/24 & 218/6 Over -84 ; Nasiruddin Faruque 31, Tushar Imran 126*; Tim Bresnan 2/36, Graham Onions 2/53

England A 251/8 (dec) Over -81 ; Nick Compton 92, Matthew Prior 37, Steve Davies 39; Mosharaf Hossain 2/59, Enamul Jr. 2/65

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