Hosts fall flat, after Samuel’s swat

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imageCaribbean batsman Marlon Samuels cuts the ball to the fence during his blistering knock 102 from 56 balls, however, the BCB XI during their Twenty20 warm-up game at the Fatullah Stadium on Sunday. -Sanaul Haque

Marlon Samuels sent an early warning for Bangladesh, if he makes an unbeaten century in Twenty20 warm-up on Sunday cracked game at Fatullah West Indies to a 75-run victory over BCB XI.

Samuels from 102 from 56 balls to help West Indies of a commendable 195-3 post and reduced 120-6 a comfortable completed to cruise later claimed 2-18 to BCB XI.

After a rain delay, West Indies began carefully again had to and only seven runs in their first two release Adrian Barath took made, before they lost their first wicket with Farhad Reza.

But it was only a wrong display of the day, as a down Samuels the complexion of the game with his strokes changed.

BCB XI hoped, slow down their progress when Shuvagata Hom his 43-run stand with Lendl Simmons (12 ended), but not stop it was Samuels.

Malicious was inducted, after the duo 102 runs in just 11.3 overs for the third wicket and André Russell joined him.

Samuels dangers to his fifty in 34 balls but needed only another 20 balls to complete his century, the 14 fours and three huge sixes.

Russell was also ruthless from the other end, hit 58 from 35 balls to achieve four fours and as many sixes.

Darren Sammy met twice in his first two took over to leave BCB XI in tatters, and she could never again from the beginning to sloppy. Shahriar Nafees and Roqibul Hassan 29 and 22 respectively, but the way she batted suited better for a day cricket.

Shahriar needed 34 balls, while Roqibul faced 18 balls for his 22, when he had briefly entertained the audience two sixes hit to pay to see the warm-up game.

West Indies two revealed their bowling trump cards – Kemar Roach and Devendra Bishoo, but it was not a good day for both.

Roach admitted 25 runs in his three overs for no wicket, but Bishoo had an idea at least 1-11.

BCB XI captain of Shahriar Nafees was full of praise for West Indies bowling.

‘ their bowling was very disciplined and she had a lot of homework to play against us. You hardly allows us, on the front foot to beat, which it can demonstrate “Shahriar told reporters after the game.”

“The wicket of stadium Fatullah helped the bowlers but bar at the Mirpur is quite different and I believe that it is much more meet our batsmen”, he added.


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