BCB Academy v SA Academy, Chittagong, 4th day April 25, 2010

Bangadesh Academy survive tense draw

Cricinfo staff

South Africa Academy 371 (van Zyl 84, Hasan 3-62) and 274 (Vallie 82, Sajib 4-91) drew with Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy 251 (Talukder 104) and 250 for 9 (Hom 74, Hasan 55)

Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy hung on for a nervous draw against South Africa Academy in Chittagong, as the last two Bangladesh wickets batted out the last five overs to keep the visitors at bay. South Africa had a chance to steal a win with two balls left in the game, but the last-wicket pair of Emon Ahmed and Subhasis Roy batted them out.

Resuming on 145 for 3, chasing 395, Bangladesh were boosted by a 104-run stand for the fourth wicket between Mahmudul Hasan and Shuvagoto Hom. But the lack of partnerships after they were dislodged hurt their chances of fighting on. Keshav Maharaj, the left-arm spinner, started the slide by picking up two quick wickets, including Hasan for 55, before Gino Vries sent back Hom for 74. The South Africans won a series of lbws in their favour as the game slipped further away from the hosts. They lost their eighth wicket with five overs to play but held their nerve in the end.