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Mohammad Ashraful supposing an 88-minute glance of his gaseous past in a inhabitant team’s 36-run win over Bangladesh A in a BCB Cup compare yesterday.

The Tigers, upon a behind of Ashraful’s 83 as well as 3 alternative half-centuries, done it to a challenging 311-9 in 50 overs. Later, Naeem Islam’s dominant century never unequivocally in jeopardy a follow as a second fibre side done 234-8 from 39 overs after being set 271 to win following a sleet mangle which lasted some-more than forty mins in a afternoon.

A thousand or so spectators incited up during a Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium after Mahmudullah Riyad put a inhabitant group in to bat. Tamim Iqbal battered a Bangladesh A seamers, hammering 10 bounds in his 67-ball 65 whilst his latest opening partner Shahriar Nafees gave await with a half-century off 76 balls (7x4s, 1×6). The twin combined 118 prior to Tamim longed for a slog-sweep off Riyad in a 22nd over. Nafees was snared by a same off-spinner, creation proceed for Ashraful as well as Mushfiqur Rahim.

The twin went upon to supplement 130 for a third wicket, Mushfiqur imitating what Nafees did for Tamim as a skipper gave undiluted await to Ashraful’s lovely approach.

Having transposed Imrul Kayes as well as sent to bat during No 3 with a prevalent vigour to keep his place in a inhabitant team, it was an all-too-familiar sourroundings for a 27-year-old who didn’t gain upon his Test half-century opposite Zimbabwe by losing his place after dual ODIs last month. But a A group bowlers were treated with colour to a opposite Ashraful, a single who took upon a bowlers as well as belted them after he was set. He struck a dozen bounds as well as a 6 during his 72-ball knock, prior to descending leg-before to Elias Sunny.

Mushfiqur stayed upon a whilst longer as he done 63 off 61 balls with 4 bounds as well as a 6 whilst a rest — Shuvogoto Hom Chowdhury, Alok Kapali, Nasir Hossain, etc — threw their bat around for not many.

Sunny, a left-arm spinner, was considerable once again as he picked up 3 wickets whilst Riyad took 4 really costly scalps.

Bangladesh A’s reply was anything though assertive as they mislaid Jahurul Islam as well as Rokibul Hasan early. Junaed as well as Naeem combined 66 for a third wicket though a left-hander fell a integrate of overs after a sleet break. Riyad supposing Naeem a little some-more await though when he fell to Kapali for 30, it was all left to Naeem.

The right-hander struck 7 bounds as well as a integrate of sixes in his 99-ball century, which he reached in a last over. It didn’t benefit win a diversion though was sufficient to explain a man-of-the-match award.

Rubel Hossain bowled effectively, receiving 3 wickets whilst Abdur Razzak did himself a foster by picking two. Kapali, Nasir as well as Nazmul Hossain all picked up a wicket each.

311-9 in 50 overs (Ashraful 83, Tamim 65, Mushfiqur 63, Nafees 50; Riyad 4-75, Sunny 3-33).

BANGLADESH A: 234-8 in 39 overs (Naeem 101 not out, Junaed 45; Rubel 3-38).

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