Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy v South Africa Academy, four-day match April 9, 2008

Spinners lead Bangladesh Academy to innings victory

Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy 507 for 8 dec (Kayash 151, Islam 136, Rahim 53*) beat South Africa Academy 311 (Hendricks 131, van Schalkwyk 54, Hossain 4-63) and 128 (Barnes 54, Shuvo 4-36) by an innings and 68 runs

The left-arm spin duo of Suhrawadi Shuvo and Mehrab Hossain jnr captured seven wickets between them to lead the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy to an innings and 68-run win over the South Africa Cricket Academy in their four-day match at the Shamshul Huda Stadium in Jessore.

The South Africans were left to bat out a little less than two sessions on the final day after Bangladeshis declared their first-innings on 507, but they folded up an hour after tea. Nazmul Hossain trapped Sammy-Joe Avontuur, after which Shuvo claimed three wickets in succession as the South Africans fell to 39 for 5. Wicketkeeper Bradley Barnes scored a 59-ball 54 and added 61 runs for the sixth wicket with Richard das Neves (21) but once das Neves was bowled by Mehrab, the Bangladeshis quickly wrapped things up.

Earlier, Naeem Islam, who began the final day on 96, extended his innings to 136 while Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 53 off 63 balls to take Bangladesh past 500. Dolar Mahmud, batting at No. 9, ensured some late-order fireworks by blasting three sixes in his 26.

Bangladesh were in total command on the third day, as they rode on Imrul Kayash's 151, which featured 25 fours and a six, to amass 319 runs for the loss of four wickets in 92 overs.

Prior to that, the South Africans put up 311 in their first innings after the entire first day's play was washed out. Reeza Hendricks did the bulk of the scoring with 131 off 188 balls and was partnered by Shadley van Schalkwyk (54) in an 84-run fifth-wicket stand. Nazmul, the right-arm seamer, stood out with figures of 4 for 63.