Grenada v Bangladeshis, tour game, St Andrew's August 18, 2014

Bangladeshi batsmen thrive in practice game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladeshis 322 for 6 (Tamim 91, Mahmudullah 78) beat Grenada 227 for 9 (George 62, Mashrafe 3-44) by 95 runs

Bangladesh started their West Indies tour on a positive note with a 95-run victory over Grenada in the only practice game before the ODI series.

Choosing to bat, Bangladeshis posted 322 for 6. Tamim Iqbal led the way, making an 86-ball 91 that included 12 fours and two sixes. Tamim was involved in two substantial stands - a 56-run partnership with Anamul Haque at the start, followed by a brisk 88 for the third wicket with Shamsur Rahman.

There were useful contributions from most of the batsmen, except Imrul Kayes who fell for 1. The pair of Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain gave the side a strong finish with a 101-run stand that came in just 50 balls.

Grenada's steep chase hit a hurdle early on when Sohag Gazi dismissed Devon Smith in the second over. Keone George tried to anchor the chase with an 89-ball 62, but his dismissal set off a slide that saw Grenada lose five wickets for nine runs and stumble to 186 for 9. The last-wicket pair of Denis George and Preston McSween added 41 to help the side reach 227 for 9. Mashrafe Mortaza picked up the most wickets for Bangladeshis with 3 for 44, while Abdur Razzak and Al-Amin Hossain picked up two wickets apiece.