Permaul, Brathwaite see HPC to one-day win
Veerasammy Permaul built on a solid, all-round performance from Carlos Brathwaite to usher the Sagicor High Performance Centre team to an 11-run victory over Bangladesh-A in the first match of their One-day series yesterday.
Permaul led the Sagicor HPC's bowling, grabbing four for 29 from 10 overs, as the A-Team, chasing 226 for victory, were dismissed for 214 in 48.5 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, despite half-centuries from Imrul Kayes and Naeem Islam.
Jomel Warrican supported well with two for 28 from 10 overs and Brathwaite followed up a half-century for the visitors with two for 42 from seven overs.
The result gave the Sagicor HPC a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, which continues tomorrow at the same venue.
Brathwaite, the visitors' captain, had led the way for his side with four fours and two sixes in 64 from 78 balls, as they were bowled out for 225 in 48.2 overs.
Kyle Hope made 44 and Jermaine Blackwood added 30, but the emerging West Indies players scored in fits and starts, as leg-spinner Marshall Ayub finished with four for 21 from five overs and teenager Taskin Ahmed two for 37 from 5.2 overs. The Sagicor HPC team were then put under pressure, when Imrul and Anamul Haque batted with enterprise early against the new-ball pair of Jason Dawes and Danwley Grant.
But Brathwaite triggered a top-order slide, when he removed Anamul caught close to the wicket for 12 and Shahriar Nafees caught behind for a duck in the space of three deliveries in his first over.
Dawes followed up, when Bangladesh-A captain Raqibul Hasan was caught behind for a duck next over, leaving the hosts 32 for three in the seventh over.
The Caribbean side met defiance, when Shamsur Rahman came to the crease and put on 89 for the fourth wicket with Imrul before he was caught behind for 38 off Warrican, giving wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton the last of his three victims behind the stumps.
Permaul delivered a major blow, when he removed Imrul four overs later, after the left-hander struck seven fours and two sixes in 61 from 83 balls.
But the Sagicor HPC ran into another roadblock, when Naeem and Marshall came together to put on 41 for the sixth wicket.
Four wickets – three to Permaul – for 12 runs in the space of the 39th and 43rd overs virtually handed the Sagicor HPC the match, although Naeem threatened with a vigourous rearguard action before Permaul ran him out in the penultimate over for 52 which contained just two fours from 67 balls.
Earlier, the Sagicor HPC team stumbled to 33 for two in the seventh over before opener Jermaine Blackwood and Hope stabilised the innings with a stand of 43 for the third wicket.
After Blackwood fell in the 14th over, the visitors failed to build a significant stand until Permaul joined Brathwaite and put on 51 for the seventh wicket before he was caught in the deep off left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jr for 17 in the 42nd over, as the innings waned.
The Sagicor HPC players are on a month-long tour of Bangladesh.
SCOREBOARD Bangladesh-A v Sagicor HPC SAGICOR HPC INNS A. Fletcher lbw Taskin Ahmed 11 J. Blackwood c Taskin Ahmed b Nazmul Apu 30 M. Barclay lbw Shahadat Hossain 7 K. Hope lbw Marshal Ayub 44 K. Lesporis Naeem Islam 12 C. Brathwaite c Taskin Ahmed b Marshal Ayub 64 J. Hamilton c Taskin Ahmed b Marshal Ayub 1 V. Permaul c Taskin Ahmed b Enamul Haque Jr 17 J. Dawes not out 10 J. Warrican lbw Marshal Ayub 1 D. Grant b Taskin Ahmed 14 EXTRAS: (B1, LB2, W10, NB1) 14 TOTAL (all out, 48.2 overs) 225 Fall of wickets: 26, 33, 76, 103, 134, 136, 187, 206, 208 BOWLING: Shahadat Hossain 8-0-43-1 (nb1, w1); Taskin Ahmed 5.2-0-37-2 (w3); Enamul Haque Jr 10-0-40-1 (w2); Nazmul Apu 10-0-52-1 (w2); Naeem Islam 10-1-29-1 (w2); Marshal Ayub 5-0-21-4 BANGLADESH-A INNS Imrul Kayes c Barclay b Permaul 61 Anamul Haque c Fletcher b Brathwaite 12 Shahriar Nafees c wkpr Hamilton b Brathwaite 0 Raqibul Hasan c Hamilton b Dawes 0 Shamsur Rahman c wkpr Hamilton b Warrican 38 Naeem Islam run out 52 Marshal Ayub c Dawes b Permaul 18 Shahadat Hossain lbw Permaul 1 Taskin Ahmed c Brathwaite b Warrican 0 Enamul Haque Jr lbw b Permaul 2 Nazmul Apu not out 15 EXTRAS: (B1, LB2, W10, NB2) 15 TOTAL (all out, 48.5 overs) 214 Fall of wickets: 31, 32, 32, 121, 127, 168, 175, 176, 180 BOWLING: Dawes 10-0-56-1 (w1); Grant 4-0-25-0 (w3, nb1); Brathwaite 7-0-42-2 (nb1, w4); Permaul 10-0-29-4 (w1); Blackwood 7.5-0-31-0; Warrican 10-2-28-2 Result: Sagicor HPC won by 11 runs (7 balls remaining) Series: Sagicor HPC lead three-match series 1-0 Toss: Bangladesh-A Man-of-the-Match: V. Permaul (Sagicor HPC)