The pace-spin combo of Navdeep Saini and Saurabh Kumar impressed probably the most as India A grabbed the opening-day honours after a commanding efficiency towards Bangladesh A within the first unofficial Test, in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. Opting to area after successful the toss, Saini (3/21), Saurabh (4/23) and Mukesh Kumar (2/25) helped India A bundle out their opponents for a paltry 112 in solely 45 overs. In reply, the guests completed strongly at 120 for no loss to go forward by eight runs by the point stumps have been drawn.
After Saini and Mukesh picked up 5 of the highest six with simply 63 runs on the board, the hosts recovered considerably to cross three figures owing to Mosaddek Hossain‘s 63.
Hossain struck six fours and three sixes after Bangladesh have been reeling at 26 for 5 one stage.
However, the issue with the house crew was that it is batters additionally struggled towards spin, with left-arm spinner Saurabh operating by way of the lower-order to complete with glorious figures.
The 29-year-old Saurabh’s efficiency assumes significance as he could possibly be drafted into the Indian Test crew for the upcoming two-match sequence in Bangladesh if star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is dominated out.
When their time to bat got here, India A have been served properly by the duo of younger Jaiswal and Easwaran because the pair not solely added 120 runs but additionally scored them at a great charge.
While Jaiswal struck eight fours in his 106-ball knock, Easwaran discovered the fence six occasions whereas going through 111 deliveries on the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium.
Even as veteran Easwaran led from the entrance, Jaiswal will resume his quest to deliver up a sixth hundred in solely his eighth first-class match and consolidate the guests’ place within the opener.
Earlier within the day, Delhi pacer Saini struck the primary blow when he bowled Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who was crushed by late swing.
Mukesh had the opposite opener, Zakir Hasan caught behind earlier than disturning Mominul Haque‘s stumps.
Saini then had Najmul Hossain Shanto caught at third slip, earlier than skipper Mohammad Mithun went for a large one to go away Bangladesh A tottering at 26 for 5.
Mosaddek sought to revive the innings however there was no help on the different finish.
However, the Indian openers rapidly managed to get the measure of the Bangladesh bowling assault, because the likes of Khaled Ahmed, Rejaur Rahman Raja and Taijul Islam didn’t both get a breakthrough or include.
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