The fast bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib was able to create a storm with the ball early on in the morning session. He was able to pick up four wickets, which prevented West Indies A from gaining a larger lead and limited them to 345 runs before they were all out.
At the end of the third day of play at the Sylhet International Stadium Academy Ground today, Bangladesh A have lost six wickets for a total of 274 runs, so they will have their work cut out for them if they want to avoid losing the match.
The guests were cruising along with Joshua Michael and Kevin Oswald until Sakib castled the latter for 32 runs. At that point, they had reached 329 for six. After that wicket, Windies A scored just 16 runs, and Sakib took all of the wickets with the new ball that he was given to bowl yesterday morning, bringing their total score to 59 for four.
The strong resistance was supplied by Shadman Islam, but wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, making it difficult for Zakir Hasan, Saif Hasan, and Mohammad Naim to spend much time at the crease.
Shahadat Hossain Dipu, who had previously saved the situation in the first innings, once again brought things under control by putting up a 68-run partnership with Shadman, who was finally out for 74. After that, Skipper Afif Hossain stepped in, although he did not pose much of a threat to the scoring during a nine-ball four.
In the end, Shahadat’s time at the crease lasted 68 deliveries and resulted in the scoring of 50 runs. This was followed by an undefeated knock of 64 by Irfan Shukkur and an unbroken 65-run partnership scored by Nayeem Hasan, which brought Bangladesh A to a score of 274 for six at the end of the day’s play.
Habibul Bashar, the selector for the team, was impressed with Shahadat’s score of 73 off 124 balls in the first innings. “I was quite impressed with his hitting. Both games had a surface that was difficult to bat on since there was 6 millimeters of grass on it. They were situations that could not be seaming.”
With a lead of 166 runs going into day four, Bangladesh will try to score as many runs as possible in order to make things difficult for Windies A. The result of the first match over four days was a tie.