Worcestershire v Bangladesh A, Worcester August 16, 2013

Worcs' top order gives them six-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Worcestershire 275 for 4 (Mitchell 101, Kohler-Cadmore 47) beat Bangladesh A 274 for 8 (Anamul 110, Mominul 64, Choudhry 3 for 35) by 6 wickets

Daryl Mitchell's second List-A hundred handed Bangladesh A their fifth successive loss of the tour, ahead of the one-day series against England Lions. The visitors went down to Worcestershire by six wickets at New Road after scoring 274.

Worcestershire knocked off the target in 47.3 overs, mainly due to Mitchell's 101 and contributions from debutant Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Alexei Kervezee. Mitchell and Kohler-Cadmore put on 97 runs for the opening partnership, before Mitchell put on another 92 with Kervezee for the second wicket. The two stands took Worcestershire needing only 85 at less than four an over.

Mitchell struck nine fours and a six in his 102-ball knock, making it his third consecutive 50-plus score after half-centuries against Kent and Nottinghamshire in the Yorkshire Bank 40.

Kohler-Cadmore started the charge, hammering Al-Amin Hossain for two fours and a six off successive deliveries in the sixth over that went for 16 runs. Boundaries flowed quite easily thereafter, and his dismissal for 47 off 52 balls wasn't a restriction. Kervezee slipped in well, making a 35-ball 45.

None of the Bangladesh A bowlers made an impact or curbed the scoring, with only Robiul Islam offering some control and Sohag Gazi taking two wickets.

The only positive for Bangladesh A was their batting, particularly Anamul Haque's second List-A century. He reached the mark in 119 balls, and got out three balls later with eight fours and three sixes to his name. He got support from middle-order batsman Mominul Haque, with whom he added 96 for the third wicket. The pair fell within five overs with Mominul making 64 off 60. Later, Naeem Islam breezed to an unbeaten 35-ball 47. Left-arm spinner Shaaiq Choudhry took the first three wickets while Charles Morris took two.

Bangladesh A's three-match one-day series against England Lions begins on August 20 in Bristol.

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  • Shoaib on August 17, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    Excellent century by Anamul Haque. Him and Nasir Hossain are clearly going to become Bangladesh's 2 best batsman soon. Good to see Naeem in form again, should always be part of Bangladesh's test plans. Pace bowling still remains a worry. Robiul Islam looks like the only fast bowler who has done well on this tour and looks set to be Bangladesh's premier fast bowler for tests.

  • Duttagupta on August 17, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    BD A team (With few test players and few ODI) loosing to club team . A fifth Straight loss. What a joke. I think ICC with India, Pakistan and SL have been pressurised to keep BD amongst test playing nations. Only eight teams Should be there and no BD or Zimb in test .. Until a regular change is seen in TEST's/longer format, should these teams be given a promotion. Not one or two out of the blue, victories that too in ODI's.

  • Dummy4 on August 17, 2013, 3:54 GMT

    This is really embarrassing for all Bangladesh fans. I don't know when the ICC wake up and relegate Bangladesh to associate level. I'm not sure whether they'll be competitive in associate level, too.

  • Shipu on August 16, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    This is our 5th straight loss against sides which is basically fielding their B teams. This is not on and now I cannot see if this A side will come even close to the real test against the Lions. The only positive things I can draw from this tour is that our players are getting the taste of alien conditions and pitches and that the players we are expecting/hoping to perform like Anamul, Mominul, Naeem, Rahman etc are delivering and these are the players that should be regularly part of the national team rather than I'm sorry to say failures like Rubel, Jahurul, Imrul, Raqibul etc.

    Good to see Naeem especially being in form and should always be part of Bangladesh's test plans because he has the skill and temperament to play a long innings unlike Jahurul who was disappointing not only in this A tour thus far but the last couple of series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

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