West Indies A take 2-0 lead in series
West Indies A won a low-scoring, rain-affected contest in St Vincent to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series against Bangladesh A. The hosts were in early trouble at 56 for 5 after being asked to bat, with Robiul Islam and Kamrul Islam Rabbi taking two wickets each. Leon Johnson and Carlos Brathwaite, who top scored with 53, steadied the innings with an 82-run partnership and helped West Indies A reach 204 for 9 in 50 overs.
Shannon Gabriel hurt Bangladesh A by dismissing the openers early to leave the visitors on 20 for 2 after 8.2 overs. They reached 52 for 3 in 14 overs when rain interrupted play and forced a revision of the target to 198 in 45 overs. The chase went into free-fall after the resumption with wickets falling regularly. Only Shuvagata Hom and Suhrawadi Shuvo, apart from extras, made it past 20 and Bangladesh A were dismissed for 164 in 41.4 overs. Gabriel took 3 for 31 while Veerasammy Permaul finished with 3 for 28 to complete a 33-run win by D/L method.