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Hope, Powell and Soumya find form ahead of first Test

ESPNCricInfo
19 Nov 2018, 22:42 GMT+10

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West Indies 303 for 7 dec (Hope 88, Powell 72, Nayeem Hasan 2-104) drew with Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 232 for 5 (Soumya 78, Shadman 73, Gabriel 2-24)

Shai Hope, Kieran Powell and Soumya Sarkar struck fifties in the two-day practice match between West Indies and Bangladesh Cricket Board XI that ended in a draw at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong. Soumya, who earned a Test call-up after nearly a year, was the BCB XI's top scorer with 78. His knock came off 103 balls and included ten fours and three sixes.

West Indies batted first, with Hope hitting ten fours and three sixes in his 112-ball 88. Powell made 72 off 142 balls with six fours and a six. They added 145 runs for the second wicket, before Hope retired out to allow the middle order to have a hit. But Sunil Ambris (17), Roston Chase (35), Shimron Hetmyer (24) and Shane Dowrich (24) only managed brief stays, before the visitors declared their innings at 303 for 7 in the 87th over.

Offspinner Nayeem Hasan, who earned a national call-up for the first Test against West Indies, bowled the most, taking 2-104 from 26 overs. Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Fazle Mahmud and Sarkar chipped in with a wicket each.

In response, the openers led the way for BCB XI, putting on 126, before Sarkar perished to Jomel Warrican's left-arm spin. Partner Shadman Islam, the highest scorer of this NCL season, went on to get 73 in a knock that included ten fours and a six.

Shannon Gabriel took two wickets for the visitors, while Kemar Roach and Warrican took one each.

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