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Tamim Iqbal returns from injury with match-winning ton against West Indians

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 314 for six in 41 overs (Tamim 107, Sarkar 103*, Chase 2-57) beat West Indians 331 for eight (Hope 81, Chase 65*, Rubel 2-55) by 51 runs (DLS technique)

Tamim Iqbal marked his return from injury with a blazing century for the BCB XI. The touring West Indians – beneath brand-new captain Rovman Powell – misplaced their solely warm-up recreation earlier than the three-match ODI collection that begins on Saturday in a high-scoring rain-hit contest.

Tamim, who fractured his left wrist in the course of the Asia Cup in September, scored at a strike-rate near 150, as he pummelled the West Indian bowlers for 13 fours and 4 sixes, making a 73-ball 107 whereas chasing 332.

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In a recreation the place the BCB XI bowlers had been themselves clattered for 331 within the first innings, Tamim joined forces with No. three Soumya Sarkar early within the chase so as to add 114 runs for the second wicket in simply 83 balls. Sarkar smacked a quickfire unbeaten ton of his personal, ending on an 83-ball 103, as BCB XI received by 51 runs (by way of DLS technique) with rain stopping play within the afternoon.

Even with out the downpour, BCB XI had been cruising in the direction of their goal of 332 on the again of the Tamim-Sarkar stand. When the sport stopped with the BCB XI 314 for six after 41 overs, the hosts had been solely 18 runs from their preliminary goal.

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Earlier within the day, the West Indians, too, had a subject day with the bat after successful the toss. A century stand between openers Kieran Powell (43) and Shai Hope (81) gave them a speedy begin, however 5 wickets within the center overs derailed their progress. Mehedi Hasan Rana and Nazmul Islam picked up two wickets every because the guests went from 101 for no loss to 176 for five. But a late surge by the unbeaten Roston Chase and No. eight Fabian Allen took them previous the 330-run mark. Chase completed on 65 off 51 balls, whereas Allen hit a 32-ball 48. Rubel Hossain and the captain Mashrafe Mortaza had been the one two bowlers to concede lower than six per over.

As for the West Indian bowlers, the spinners discovered essentially the most reward, with Chase and Devendra Bishoo taking 4 wickets between them. Chase’s offspin dismissed each Bangladesh openers whereas Bishoo’s legspin earned him the wickets of Mohammad Mithun and Ariful Haque. Allen, the left-arm spinner, chipped in with Towrid Hridoy’s wicket. The West Indian pacers, although, discovered it more durable on a batting-friendly floor. Keemo Paul and Kemar Roach went wicketless at over 9 per over whereas Oshane Thomas leaked 57 runs in his seven-over spell.

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