IRELAND TOIL ON TOUGH SECOND DAY IN BANGLADESH

Ireland Wolves face an uphill struggle after a day of toil saw Bangladesh A gain a lead of 67-runs with four first innings still intact in the first unofficial Test in Sylhet.

Sadman Islam's chanceless century ensured the hosts remained in command of the clash, as he and Nazmul Hossain (69) shared a second wicket stand of 137 during a morning session in which the Irish went wicketless.

Stuart Thompson (1-30) and Andy McBrine (2-63) struck in quick succession in the post-lunch session, but Islam stroked 15 boundaries in his 108 to keep his team in command. He added 69 for the fourth wicket with Yasir Ali (35), a stand ended by the impressive Nathan Smith (2-42), courtesy of a fine leg-side catch by keeper Stuart Poynter.

Islam finally perished with the hosts still 12 behind the Irish total, Thompson taking a well judged catch on the boundary off McBrine - who has bowled no fewer than 28 overs so far in the second innings.

Nurul Hasan (51*) and Mahadi Hasan (35) added 66 for the 6th wicket to take Bangladesh into a sizeable lead, before George Dockrell dismissed the latter late in the day to revive Irish spirits.

"It was a tough day for the team but we stuck to our task well," said McBrine afterwards. "The bowling unit showed great discipline against their batters. They've got a bit of a lead but if we finish them off quickly tomorrow, we'll be right back in the game.

"There's still a long way to go in the contest with two days left."

Bangladesh A v Ireland Wolves, At Sylhet International Stadium, Day 2 of 4

Ireland A 255 (74.5 overs; Simi Singh 121, A McBrine 57, S Terry 20; Ebadat Hossain 2-26, Z Hossain 2-61, Kamrul Rabbi 2-45, Mahadi Rabi 3-47)

Bangladesh A 322-6 (103 overs; Sadman Islam 108, Nazmul Hossain 69, Nurul Hasan 51*, Yasir Ali 35, Mahadi Hasan 35; Nathan Smith 2-42, A McBrine 2-63)

Day 2 Full scorecard
 
Bangladesh A Vs Ireland Wolves
2-Innings Match Played At Sylhet, 11-Oct-2017, First-Class

Toss won by Ireland Wolves
Umpires Gazi Sohel (Ban) - Akteruzzaman Khan (Ban) - Tanvir Ahmed (Ban)
Scorers Habib Ullah (Ban) - H U Dipu (Ban)
Umpire notes Match Referee: Roquibul Hassan (Ban)
Home Side Bangladesh A
Comment 4-day match
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Day-1 - Wed 11 Oct - Bangladesh A 1st inns 38-1 (13 ov. Nazmul Hossain* 15, Sadman Islam 22*)
Day-2 - Thur 12 Oct - Bangladesh A 1st inns 322-6 (103 ov, Nurul Hasan* 51, Sanzamul Islam* 4)

Ireland Wolves 1st Innings 255/10 All Out (Overs 74.5)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
J Tector   b Sanjamul Islam 18 47 32 3 0
JNK Shannon   b Ebadat Hossain 0 14 7 0 0
A Balbirnie* c Sadman Islam b Mahadi Hasan 10 38 25 0 0
S Terry c Nurul Hasan b Ebadat Hossain 20 100 71 2 0
Simi Singh lbw b Mahadi Hasan 121 222 159 10 4
SR Thompson c Yasir Ali b Zubair Hossain 4 38 30 0 0
SW Poynter+ lbw b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 12 20 13 2 0
SC Getkate   b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 0 8 7 0 0
GH Dockrell lbw b Zubair Hossain 0 24 18 0 0
AR McBrine c Nurul Hasan b Mahadi Hasan 57 75 62 8 0
N Smith not out   5 39 27 0 0
extras   (b4 lb1 w1 nb2) 8        
TOTAL   10 wickets for 255        
FOW
1-8(JNK Shannon) 2-29(J Tector) 3-29(A Balbirnie) 4-108(S Terry) 5-127(SR Thompson)
6-159(SW Poynter) 7-161(SC Getkate) 8-169(GH Dockrell) 9-217(Simi Singh)
10-255(AR McBrine)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
Kamrul Islam Rabbi 14 1 45 2 1 -
Ebadat Hossain 10 2 26 2 - -
Sanjamul Islam 26 5 71 1 - -
Mahadi Hasan 13.5 3 47 3 - 1
Zubair Hossain 11 0 61 2 - 1

Bangladesh A 1st Innings 322/6 (Overs 103)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
Sadman Islam c SR Thompson b AR McBrine 108 322 219 15 0
Zakir Hasan c S Terry b N Smith 1 10 5 0 0
Nazmul Hossain*   b SR Thompson 69 165 135 7 0
Al-Amin (Jnr) c SR Thompson b AR McBrine 0 11 6 0 0
Yasir Ali c SW Poynter b N Smith 35 87 86 2 2
Nurul Hasan+ not out   51 141 98 5 0
Mahadi Hasan c A Balbirnie b GH Dockrell 35 73 58 4 1
Sanjamul Islam not out   4 21 18 0 0
Ebadat Hossain dnb            
Kamrul Islam Rabbi dnb            
Zubair Hossain dnb            
extras   (b5 lb6 w1 nb7) 19        
TOTAL   6 wickets for 322        
FOW
1-1(Zakir Hasan) 2-128(Nazmul Hossain) 3-145(Al-Amin (Jnr)) 4-214(Yasir Ali)
5-243(Sadman Islam) 6-309(Mahadi Hasan)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
N Smith 13 1 42 2 - 4
SR Thompson 14 3 30 1 1 2
AR McBrine 28 7 63 2 - -
GH Dockrell 24 3 88 1 - -
Simi Singh 17 2 62 0 - -
SC Getkate 7 0 26 0 - 1