Uncapped leg-spinner Rishad Hossain grabbed a five-for while pacer Khaled Ahmed took three wickets seeing that Bangladesh Cricket Board XI bowled away West Indians for 257 runs within their first innings about the opening moment of a three-working day practice match in Chattogram in Friday.
Rishad, the 18-12 months old leggie, brought BCB XI back the contest after the visitors made a flying start, reaching 110-1 found in 31.2 overs at M A Aziz Stadium and he dismissed Shayne Moseley for 15 to give the hosts a much-needed breakthrough.
Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite struck highest 85 off 187 balls while John Campbell and Kyle Mayers manufactured 44 and 40 runs respectively but Rishad demonstrated a brilliant bowling effectiveness to fold up the visitors’ first innings found in 79.1 overs.
BCB XI reached 24-0 at stumps with Saif Hassan and Shadman Islam remained unbeaten on 15 and three runs respectively and BCB XI were trailing by 233 runs towards the end of first day’s take up.
Brathwaite earlier set up two useful partnerships of 67 and 43 runs respectively with Campbell and Moseley after chose to bat first but once Rishad dismissed Moseley, it had been about BCB XI’s bowlers.
“It had been a decent innings. I was happy with enough time I spent in the centre. I have to keep working hard,” said Brathwaite.
Pacer Khaled supported Rishad well from the other hand and gave BCB XI important breakthroughs while Rishad found wickets at standard intervals and successfully put strain on the visiting batsmen.
Rishad finished with 5-75 in 23.1 overs while Khaled, who removed Windies best batsman on your day, Brathwaite, claimed 3-46. Shahadat Hossain and Saif as well chipped in with one wicket each.
“I thought the leg-spinner bowled very well. He was steady. The ball wasn’t spinning big but he was very regular in his brand and length. He bowled well,” Brathwaite added.