Bangladesh v BCBA, Bangladesh Cricket Board Cup September 12, 2011

Bowlers help Bangladesh cruise past Cricket Board Academy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh 79 for 4 (Tamim 36) beat Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy 76 (Rubel 4-22, Shuvo 3-10) by six wickets

Bangladesh romped to a six-wicket victory over an overmatched Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy (BCBA) at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Having put BCBA into bat, opening bowlers Rubel Hossein and Shafiul Islam struck early and often to reduce their opponents to 30 for 4 in just the seventh over. Left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo then got into the act, taking three wickets in four balls as the lower order offered no resistance whatsoever. Rubel then returned to claim the last two wickets to finish with figures of 4 for 22 while Shuvo ended up with figures of 3 for 10. The last four batsmen all made ducks. In total, there were eight scores of four or less, with five zeros. Tanveer Haider topscored for Academy with an unbeaten 24.

Tamim Iqbal wasted no time chasing down the meagre target of 76, smashing five fours and a six in a quickfire 36 from 37 balls. There was a bit of a hiccup as Bangladesh lost three wickets with the score on 54. Tamim was bowled by Alauddin Babu before Shahriar Nafees was bowled by Sohag Gazi and Shuvagato Hom was runout for a duck, but Alok Kapali calmed any nerves with a run-a-ball 22 as Bangladesh wrapped up the game with 31 overs to spare.

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  • Tichadi on September 14, 2011, 6:53 GMT

    Cant Bangladesh play better teams like International A sides, these sort of tournaments wont help them improve one bit. They need to play tough oposition not easy to beat teams like this, whats is wrong with the BCB??????

  • Dummy4 on September 13, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    the National team did not play well as we hope.they lost 4 wickets to reach the such a small total.they should practice how to win big will help in international matches.we see the same thing match after match how to collapse.we need very cool minded player.we solve this to chance some experienced players. alok kapali is play well .he would be a great example to the Bangladesh team how to play cricket.we also need some good fast bowler who can swing the ball and have variation.dollar mahmud is a very good fast bowler .if he get chance regularly he would a great asset for Bangladesh.we lost our most exciting batsman aftab ahmed.where he gone? at last i say some talented player like mashrafee mortuza,aftab ahmed,alok kapali, can change the Bangladesh team is a respectable one. we always try some left arm spinner who are always bowled well in domestic competition.we need good bouncy batting friendly pitch and strong competitive domestic tournament.

  • Dummy4 on September 13, 2011, 13:52 GMT

    Where is Shakib, Is he taking a break from cricket?

  • Dummy4 on September 13, 2011, 8:09 GMT

    Disappointing performance, Target very small, Lose 4 wickets. Our future Captain, 18 Balls 2 runs. WOW! Supervision of our cricket board observation. Coming WI in bd lets see what will give us of our cricket developers by sacking Sakib! Allah Knows may be worst days are waiting for Bd cricket. May Allah save of our cricket.

  • Dummy4 on September 13, 2011, 3:58 GMT

    Poor performance by both sides. Rubel bowled amazingly well, Kapali and Alauddin Babu should be in the national team. We don't want any more embarrassment by our cricket team. Win some matches Tigers.

  • w on September 12, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    " There was a bit of a hiccup as Bangladesh lost three wickets with the score on 54"..sounds familiar? What's wrong with these batsmen?

  • sidhant on September 12, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    Shows How weak is bangladesh A team?

  • Dummy4 on September 12, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    This ain't gonna help BD national team anyway. Academy team is full of young lads who never matched up with anything to this level. They r still too much young to be competitive to this level. Even though, BD national team lost 4 chasing this small total. That is alarming off-course. And after a good start, a collapse, again. How many times we've seen this? I lost my count! Seems like Alok Kapali kept his head cool and played a innings that should be played by his earlier batsmen. I hope, he'll get a fair chance to return in the team in the next series. Don't know, why the BCB don't like him...probably its for ICL. But on the other hand, the ICL troopers head Habibul Bashar is a selector now. If he can find his place as selector, why not Alok will get a fair chance?? If he can't deliver, through him out. But he neve had.

    Still no new captain. Whether its musfiq or mahmud, nothings gonna chance if the infrastructure, pitches, and too-much-supremacy of the board doesn't change.

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