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)
|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|
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)
|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|
|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)|
|Kamrul Islam Rabbi||14||1||45||2||1||-|
|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|
|Kamrul Islam Rabbi||dnb|
|extras||(b5 lb6 w1 nb7)||19|
|TOTAL||6 wickets for||322|
|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)|