‘Chanders’, Jeffers punish Bangladesh
A blazing century from Shane Jeffers and a typically resolute unbeaten half-century for St Kitts and Nevis were the highlights on Day two of the three-day warm-up match, yesterday.
Jeffers led an onslaught of the visitors bowling with 118 off just 131 balls with 22 boundaries as the home side closed the second day on 232-4 in reply to 377-7 declared. Chanderpaul, a guest player for this match, ended on an unbeaten 70 and will resume today looking for a century. With him is allrounder Jeremiah Louis on one not out.
Chanderpaul and Jeffers came together in the middle session and added 51 for the third wicket. After Jeffers fell --caught at short backward square, Tonito Willet joined Chanderpaul and they added 65 for the fourth wicket on a good batting surface. Willet made 21 but fell to a sharp catch at short leg, just when he looked set to puch on the score.
Earlier in the day Bangladesh declared at 377-7. The innings was boosted by a seventh-wicket stand of 191 between skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (106 not out) and allrounder Nasir Hossain (100).
St Kitts & Nevis vs Bangladesh
Bangladesh 1st Inns (O/N 330-6)
T Iqbal c wkpr Clarke b Louis 20
S Rahman c wkpr Clarke b Boatswain 10
I Kayes c Berridge b Boatswain 44
M Haque c Ward b Louis 10
Mahmudullah c Ward b Berridge 27
S Hom run out 48
M Rahim not out 106
N Hossain b Willett 100
Extras: LB5, W4, NB3) 12
TOTAL: (for six wickets dec., 95 overs) 377
Wickets at: 22, 45, 60, 92, 138, 186, 377
Bowling: Sheeno Berridge 11-0-55-0, Boatswain 22-9-47-2, Willett 12-5-34-0, Louis 17-7-56-2, Elvin Berridge 15-3-56-1, Ward 9-0-52-1, Martinez 3-0-17-0, Taylor 6-1-23-0, Jeffers 7-1-32-0.
St Kitts & Nevis 1st Inns
S Martina c wkpr Rahim b R.Hossain 9
S Jeffers c Mahmudullah b Hom 118
J Hodge c Haque b Islam 7
S Chanderpaul not out 70
T Willett c Mominul Haque b Mahmudullah 21
J Louis not out 1
Extras: (LB1, W2, NB3) 6
TOTAL: (for four wickets, 73 overs) 232
Wickets at: 77, 110, 161, 226.
Bowling: Robiul Islam 7-2-33-0, Shafiul Islam 11-4-26-0, Hossain 16-1-76-1, Mahmudullah 17-6-32-1, Taijul Islam 15-5-46-1, Hom 7-2-18-0.
Position: St Kitts and Nevis trail by 151 runs with six wickets standing.
Umpires: Nigel Duguid, Peter Nero.