Nash, Walton lift West Indies A
West Indies A 230 for 7 (Nash 74*, Walton 70, Shuvo 4 for 81, Rasel 3 for 38) v Bangladesh A
On a day when individual performances from both sides stood out, West Indies A finished with 230 for 7 as honours were shared on the first day of the second unofficial Test in Savar.
Syed Rasel's early heroics left the visitors wondering whether they had erred in deciding to bat first, as both openers perished cheaply in the seamer's first spell. Kirk Edwards and Travis Dowlin came together to repair the situation before Suhrawadi Shuvo got into the act.
The 21-year old left-arm spinner had starred with bat and ball in the first game, and continued to make a strong statement in the second outing. He prised out both batsmen striking them in front of the stumps, to push the visitors to 74 for 4. Then began the best passage of play for West Indies A, as Brendon Nash and Chadwick Walton added a sublime 106 runs for the fifth wicket.
Walton was the aggressive half in the association, striking three sixes and seven fours in his 95-ball 70. Nash dropped anchor as is his vaunt, blunting the attack with a patient 169-ball 74. Shuvo had more tricks up his sleeve, getting Walton to offer a catch to Raqibul Hasan, before prising out Imran Khan cheaply. Nash continued his resurgence, with Shane Shillingford for company, raising 37 for the seventh wicket before Rasel removed the latter in his final spell of the day. Nash holds the key for the visitors as they seek to push to a strong finish to their first innings on day 2.