India A thrash B’desh A by an innings and 32 runs
India A bowlers ripped through the Bangladesh A line-up in a superb combined effort as the home team thrashed the visitors by an innings and 36 runs to win the only unofficial cricket Test here on Tuesday.
Resuming at overnight 36 for 2 on day 3, Bangladesh A were bowled out for 151 in 39.3 overs with Ishwar Pandey (3/28), Jayant Yadav (3/48) and Abhimanyu Mithun (2/23) doing the bulk of damage at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
After India A posted 411 for 5 declared against Bangladesh’s 228, the visiting batsmen faced the tall task of not just wiping off a significant lead but also post a good target for the hosts.
However, Bangladesh A failed to erase even the first innings deficit as only five of their batsmen could reach doubles scores with skipper Mominul Haque (54) and wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das (38) emerging as the highest runscorer. Resuming their innings, Mominul and <g data-gr-id="22">Liton</g> shared 61 runs for the third wicket but their partnership lasted only a little over eight overs on Tuesday as Pandey cleaned bowled the latter in the 20th over.
Two balls later, Pandey struck again trapping first innings centurion Sabbir Rahman in front of <g data-gr-id="17">wicket</g> for his third wicket. He had got rid of opener Anamul Haque for naught on Monday.