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November 19, 2011
Bangladesh A 104 for 9 (Mominul Haque 25, Santokie 3-18) beat West Indies (Dwayne Smith 35, Hossain 3-14) by one wicket
Bangladesh A beat West Indies A in a thriller of a Twenty20 in Gros Islet. Bangladesh were in all sorts of trouble chasing 104 but the lower order stood up and in the end it was the last-wicket pair who took them home with three balls to spare. Jamaican seamer Krishmar Santokie and Trinidadian legspinner Samuel Badree had wrecked Bangladesh's top order, leaving them 34 for 6 in the eighth over of the chase. Mominul Haque and Farhad Reza began the fightback with a 45-run partnership but a strike each from medium-pacer Dwayne Smith and seamer Carlos Brathwaite put West Indies back on top.
At that stage Bangladesh needed 20 to win with two wickets in hand and both Reza and Haque gone. They had four overs to get the runs, though, and No.9 Suhrawadi Shuvo and No. 10 Sohag Gazi took their time to put together a crucial 13-run partnership. The match swung again when Gazi was dismissed by Smith in the penultimate over with seven runs still to get but No. 11 Kamrul Islam Rabbi scored 5 off 4 balls to give Bangladesh A their first win of the tour.
West Indies were left to rue not kicking on from the start Smith gave them after they were put in to bat. Smith scored 35 off 33 balls and West Indies had reached 54 for 2 by the 11th over. Nasir Hossain, the 19-year-old offspining allrounder who was recently handed a Test debut, took two wickets in as many balls to curb West Indies' momentum. Jason Mohammed and Carlos Brathwaite made handy contributions but the rest of the batsmen failed and West Indies stumbled to 103 for 9 in their 20 overs. Hossain finished with 3 for 14.
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