Nottinghamshire v Bangladesh A, one-dayer, Manchester August 11, 2013

Tillcock trumps Ziaur's quickfire ton

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Nottinghamshire 293 for 6 (Tillcock 97*, Franks 75, Naeem 2-42) beat Bangladesh A 292 for 7 (Ziaur 104*, Shamsur 52, Franks 3-56) by four wickets

Debutant Adam Tillcock's rapid 97 outshone Ziaur Rahman's unbeaten century as Bangladesh A suffered their fourth successive defeat on their England tour. Nottinghamshire won by four wickets in a game where late comebacks were the order of the day.

Brett Hutton hit the winning runs with seven balls remaining after 19-year-old Tillcock alongside the veteran Paul Franks resurrected a faltering chase. After their side were struggling at 118 for 5 in the 29th over, the pair added 170 for the sixth wicket, and the stand was only broken when Franks fell in the 49th over with five runs to win. Tillcock cracked an unbeaten 97 off 70 balls with eleven fours and three sixes, and Franks hammered nine fours and two sixes in his 59-ball 75.

The thrilling chase underlined Bangladesh A's continued woes on tour. They failed with the ball on their first day of batting success though that came mainly through Ziaur's late assault.

In his first game in England, Ziaur walked in after yet another batting collapse but he didn't let things slide too much more. From a precarious 148 for 7 in the 32nd over, Ziaur and Elias Sunny produced an unlikely recovery. The pair was there till the end of the innings, striking at 7.71 an over as they added 144 runs for the unbroken eighth wicket stand. Sunny was not out on 37, with Ziaur being the dominant partner.

Ziaur struck seven sixes and as many fours in his 69-ball innings. He was steady till the 44th over when he had reached 32 off 45 balls. He then switched into attack-mode taking apart Franks, Hutton and George Bacon as the next five overs yielded 77. His innings however masked yet another top-order failure with only Shamsur Rahman (52) and Mominul Haque (47) making contributions.

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  • Muhammad Rakibul on August 15, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Oh boy! Zia had reached 32 off 45 balls. He then switched into attack-mode taking apart Franks, Hutton and George Bacon as the next five overs yielded 77! He scores his last 72 runs form 23 balls with 300+ strike rate! I don't understand why team management didn't select him for previous 3 tour matches. He might b able to recover his team in 1st 2 close matches.

  • Dummy4 on August 15, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Thrilled for former Mavericks Cricket student, Adam Tillcock on such an explosive start to his career. Just fantastic innings from him and let's hope this is a sign of things to come.

  • Shipu on August 14, 2013, 22:17 GMT

    Embarrassing! why drop Anamul Haque? he's the future best batsman of Bangladesh and unlike the others is one of the few players on this tour that has scored a 50. Jahurul, Imrul, Raqibul, Rubel and Farhad must never be picked for the national team again because they had plenty of chances and cannot deliver. Its all about trying new young players because its really their turn since they had not much of a chance. Good to see that the likes of Zia, Robiul, Sunny, Mominul, Anamul so on are performing because they are part of the national teams set-up already and have the willingness to learn and improve unlike the others. Yes different conditions and pitches but seriously losing to those teams B and C teams is unacceptable.

  • Bangla on August 14, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Tanzim Ahmed from Dhanmondi It's the same old problem with Bangladesh, one side of their game finally clicks and the other side of it fails miserably . A team with internationals can't even beat an english countryside. Whats worse is that a 19 year old (Tillcock) was able to dominate our bowlers especially the pacers. When will the bangladeshi selectors learn? Rubel yet again failed his country and himself by bowling utter filth. Why persist with him? Al-amin at least tried and his figures as a bengali paceman weren't bad. Get rid of rubel and replace him with robiul. The pacers should line up as ; robiul, al amin, and shafiul, ziaur can fill in any overs if others go expensive. Get rid of the failures who include , jahrul, kayes, raqibul. The bcb don't care about their countries cricketing success, only politics and things which benifit them

  • ashrafur on August 14, 2013, 21:08 GMT

    Zia should get the chance to learn batting against new balls. Only then there might be a chance to shift him up on the batting order. More up in the order, more chances to reveal his batting talent, leads to more chances to fixing spot for number 4 position where you need to know the role of anchor and attacker. Good luck and carry on.

  • Dummy4 on August 14, 2013, 20:39 GMT

    I guess the Bd players are having the time of their lives in England, nigh clubbing, dancing, boozing, yeah baby ! Oh cricket in BD, there's always next time.

  • Syed on August 14, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    What I find annoying about this Bangladesh A side is that they are losing to teams who haven't even played their first team and that there are plenty of internationals on this tour and still you are failing. Players like Jahrul, imrul Kayes have said they want to use this tour as a way to get selected for national team again, well not getting double digit scores against weaker domestic bowlers will DEFINITELY not get you back into it!! It's mainly the batsmen who are performing badly, get your act together if you want to even be considered for the national team!!

  • BIPUL KUMAR on August 14, 2013, 20:00 GMT

    Why Rubel , jahurul , Farhad reza given so many chances ?IS there any lobby ? From here Ziaur should bat higher in the order in prospect of becoming Tamim`s partner in limited overs international matches , while shamsur should bat at no 3 from here on to fill up Bashar`s footstep in bangladesh national team at no 3 . Both have the potentials,

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