|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Games||Mobile|
July 19, 2008
Leicestershire 354 for 4 dec (Allenby 138*, Taylor 51) and 63 for 0 (New 44*) drew with Bangladesh A 330 (Iqbal 78, Nazimuddin 75, Mushfiqur 60*, Naik 3-70)
Like their previous encounters, Bangladesh A's third match on their England tour ended in a draw. However, unlike the narrow escape against Warwickshire, the match at Leicester saw a much-improved batting display from the visitors. Bangladesh were dismissed for 330 in reply to Leicestershire's 354 for 4 declared, and the hosts reached 63 for no loss in their second innings before close on the third day.
Overnight on 215 for 3, Bangladesh lost four wickets for 50 runs, and it was left to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim to hold the innings alongside the tail. Mushfiqur scored a brisk 60 not out off 82 deliveries, as Bangladesh played out a further 35.1 overs to the 62.4 they faced on Thursday. Nazmul Hossain hung around for 43 deliveries to score 11 in a 43-run stand for the eighth wicket. Jigar Naik took 3 for 70 for Leicestershire, while medium-pacers Tom Smith, Daniel Rowe and Sam Cliff scalped two wickets apiece.
Tom New and Boeta Dippenaar then put on an unbroken 63 in 16 overs, New scoring 44 of those.
Bangladesh head to Derby next for a three-day game starting July 21, before they face the South Africans at New Road, Worcester.
© ESPN EMEA Ltd.
Sreesanth wasn't the most likeable team-mate or opponent, but he had skill beyond doubt, which we might have seen the last of
Even at the height of his success with the national side, Sreesanth was a lonely cricketer who felt hard done by
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai
Out of the shattered lives of three young men caught up in allegations of fraud, newer and stronger players must emerge
Mumbai Indians still have a better head-to-head record against Chennai Super Kings, but once again on the big occasion, they came second
None of the other three England bowlers with 300 Test wickets - or many other of the game's finest swing merchants - could have bowled better than James Anderson at Lord's
Royal Challengers began the season in full steam, but failed to replicate their consistency away from home
The eight-over dash between Bangalore and Chennai was as close as cricket played on the field can get to cricket played on smartphone apps
Safe & simple online money transfer. Apply Now!
Available now at Cricshop