BCB XI win practice match against WI as Tamim, Soumya hit centuries

Published: December 06, 2018 21:16:45


Tamin Iqbal hitting the ball against a West Indies bowler during the prequel match to the three-match one-day International series at BKSP in Savar on Thursday — UNB

Soumyo Sarkar (103*) and Tamin Iqbal (107) hit centuries on Thursday as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI beat the visiting West Indies by 51 runs in DLS method in the lone prequel to the three-match one-day International series, reports UNB.

The match was held at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan (BKSP) in Savar.

When the match ended unexpectedly after 41st over due to insufficient light, Bangladesh were still needed 18 runs with four wickets in hand to overhaul the tourists' 331 for 8 in 50 overs.

Tamim, playing for the first time since his wrist injury sustained in the Asia Cup, opened for the home team with Imrul Kayes and added 81 runs in nine overs in the first wicket before Imrul was out for a quick 27.

Tamim and Soumya gave BCB XI a solid foundation adding 114 runs in the second wicket stand.

Earlier, the West Indies posted a commanding total of 331 with two of their batters, Shai Hope and Roston Chase, scoring fifties.

Brief score

West Indies: 331/8 (50 overs); Shai Hope 81, Roston Chase 65; Rubel Hossain 2/55;

BCB XI: 314/6 (41 overs); Tamim Iqbal 107, Soumya Sarkar 103*; Roston Chase 2/57.

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