Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bangladesh A win 1st T20 game



Mark Fraser

Opener Imrul Kayes produced an early blitz and Sabbir Rahman unveiled a late one, as Bangladesh A chased down a moderate total to beat West Indies High Performance Centre in the opening Twenty20 of the two-match series on Saturday.

In pursuit of 151 for victory, Bangladesh A romped to their target off just 16.4 overs, with Man-of-the-Match Imrul stroking exactly 50 off 21 balls and Sabbir getting an unbeaten 41 from 34 balls.

Off-spinner Ashley Nurse finished with two for 32 while seamer Carlos Brathwaite picked up two for 38.

Earlier, out-of-favour West Indies T20 opener Andre Fletcher top scored with 57 and all-rounder Russell smashed 48, as the HPC recovered from a poor start to reach their eventual total.

With wickets tumbling around him, the right-handed Fletcher anchored the