West Indies A 345 (McKenzie 91, Carty 68, Sakib 4-59) and 191 for 7 (King 54, Da Silva 47*, Tanvir 4-52) beat Bangladesh A 237 (Shahadat 73, Afif 37, Jordan 5-45) and 297 (Shadman 74, Sukkur 72, Shahadat 50, Sinclair 5-79) by three wickets
King struck six fours and two sixes in his 54 off 78 balls, but when he popped a catch to Shahadat Hossain at silly mid-off, the Bangladesh A side got hope. The hosts were truly back in the game when Tanvir Islam then removed Sinclair in the same over. Da Silva and Akeem, however, kept their calm, scoring the remaining 41 runs in the following 6.5 overs.
Offspinner Sinclair was Player of the Match for his seven wickets, which included a five-wicket haul in the second innings. He took two wickets in the first innings, which Akeem dominated with his 5 for 45.
Sent into bat, Bangladesh A were bowled out for 237 runs in 65.3 overs in their first innings, with Shahadat top scoring with 73, his innings laced with ten fours and two sixes. While he was the ninth man out, the rest of the batters hardly supported him. The captain Afif Hossain cracked seven fours in his 37. Akeem’s five wickets apart, Anderson Philip and Sinclair took two each, while Jair McAllister picked up one.
It set up the visitors for a 190-run fourth innings chase on the final day. King, Da Silva and Akeem got them home in the final session.
(With Inputs from ESPN)
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