Bangladesh A sniff victory at Sylhet


Score (After third day)

Ireland A : 255 in 74.5 overs (Simi 121, Mcbrine 57, Terry 20; Mahadi 3/47, Ebadat 2/26, Rabbi 2/45)

Bangladesh A : 337 in 116.4 overs (Sadman 108, Nazmul 69, Nurul 54; Mcbrine 3/64, Dockrell 3/90, Smith 2/42)

Ireland A (2nd innings) : 213/10 in 60.2 overs (Shannon 90; Sanzamul 5/90, Mahadi 3/48, Jubair 1/21)

Bangladesh A (2nd innings) : 27/2 in 11 overs (Target 132) (Sadman 14*, Al-Amin 9*; Mcbrine 2/14)


After an eventful day, unofficial Test between Bangladesh A and Ireland A is poised for a thrilling finish on the final day. At the end of the third day, Bangladesh A require 105 more runs to win with 8 wickets in hand.


Bangladesh A started the day from their overnight score of 322 for 6. But they failed to add much to first innings and were all out for 337 with a lead of 82 runs.

Sanzamul Islam’ 5-wicket haul helped Bangladesh A team to restrict Ireland A to 213 on their second innings. Sanzamul bagged 5 wickets for 90. Mahadi also bagged 3 wickets for 48.

Chasing 132, Young Tigers were in trouble after losing two early wickets in the fourth over. But Sadman Islam and Al-Amin passed the rest of day preventing further trouble. Bangladesh A ended the day on 27 for 2. Sadman reminded not out on 14 and Al-Amin on 9. Mcbrine picked up both of the wickets of Zakir Hasan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto.