Sagicor HPC v Bangladesh A, Barbados, 3rd day May 29, 2014

Crushing win for all-round Sagicor

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sagico High Performance Centre 292 (Blackwood 140) and 351 for 8 dec (Kraigg Braithwaite 164) beat Bangladesh A 145 (Carlos Braithwaite 4-45) and 152 (Cummins 4-40) by 351 runs

Sagicor High Performance Centre crushed Bangladesh A by 351 runs in the first four-day match at Windward Park in Barbados. The game ended on the third evening after the home side were propped up by hundreds from Jermaine Blackwood and captain Kraigg Brathwaite, before four-wicket hauls from Carlos Brathwaite and Miguel Cummins put them firmly in control.

Batting first, Sagicor were restricted to 292 with Blackwood hammering 23 fours and a six in his 160-ball 140. It was a well-paced innings, but apart from Leon Johnson who made 56, none of the other batsmen stuck around for too long. Still, the lone hand was enough to secure Blackwood the Man-of-the-Match award. Robiul Islam and Taijul Islam took three wickets each.

Bangladesh A's reply began well. Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman added 66 for the opening wicket before the team collapsed in a heap. They lost seven wickets for 27 runs on the second morning, with Naeem Islam and the captain Nasir Hossain getting out for ducks. Carlos picked up four wickets while Cummins accounted for three dismissals.

The other Brathwaite, Kraigg, then took center stage as he made 164 off 237 balls with 15 fours and a six. He received little support from the other end but carried on for more than 84 overs. After he was dismissed and the eighth wicket fell, the team declared on 351 runs, setting the visitors a 504-run target.

There was no good starts this time for Bangladesh A as they suffered a steady loss of wickets and were eventually bowled out for 152 in 38.2 overs. Cummins was the pick of the bowlers this time, taking four wickets.

To compound Bangladesh A's woes, pacer Subashis Roy suffered a right shoulder injury while fielding and is currently under observation.

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  • CRIC on May 31, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    Bangladesh coach admits their batters were intimidated by the tall fast West Indian, where have we heard this before...? Oh yes, back in the 1980's and 1990's...when we could play cricket...time to realize that the West Indian way is to get more life in the pitches...and the bowling. Roach, Holder, Cottrell, Johnson, Cummins, Beaton, Jordan etc - these guys need encouragement, not dead tracks. Give the young bowlers a chance and you may well be surprised. Beaton and Jordan, to name but two, are certainly worth keeping an eye on for the future.

  • Dummy4 on May 31, 2014, 0:01 GMT

    Gayle is injured, Bravo is recovering and Samuels is out of Form. so I would play Kraigg, Blackwood and Johnson. with the Gayle scenario we are playing cricket on sentiments. because it is his 100 test in Jamaica, we risk injuring the man.

  • Dummy4 on May 30, 2014, 3:21 GMT

    yes i agree it may be time for the selectors to bite the bullet , gayle and samuels on your guard with blackwood ,andbrathwate both promising batsmen on the up the future looks ok to me.

  • Tapa on May 30, 2014, 2:40 GMT

    Another game that proved Bangladeshi short players are unable to bat against tall bowlers. Also they are afraid and blocked too many easy balls that they usually score runs from...On the other hand Bangladeshi pace bowlers are unable to stick their delivery low...Very unfortunate that Bangladeshi pace bowlers are short yet producing short pitch balls against a tall batsman. Strategical failure to produce a quality fight. Winning should not be their main concern... BD players also seems scared and resist them to play normal...Hope that does not happend with their National team for the upcoming match against India...:)

  • Derek on May 29, 2014, 23:08 GMT

    My calculation 152+145 is not 292, if WI made 351 in their second inning, how come they won by 351?

  • CRIC on May 29, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    Good to see some of the youngsters showing their skills. Well done to Brathwaitte, Cummins, Cottrell and Blackwood - a few of these young players must be knocking on the door - Gayle, Samuels etc best be on the ball, or else...

  • Dummy4 on May 29, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    Pathetic display all round by Bangladesh, with 7 test players cannot even score 200 against WI team with loads of uncapped playerz, how low can they go?

  • KH. RAFIQUE on May 29, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    I'm really not getting this performance.I guess BAN A is there for picnic in West Indies.Otherwise how come 7 TEST players cant even survive mere 3 days against West Indies A.Thats really awful and cant be accepted at all.All the players must have been penalized by cutting off their match fees.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on May 29, 2014, 12:28 GMT

    Ooops, the BD A team with 7 test cricketers in the main XI lost to WI 3rd XI! Really horrible to see the A team of a test nation lost in such a huge margin to a high performance team. Robiul was the best fast bowler & Mominul was the best batsman for BD test team since 2013. Still they didn't mange to compete at all. The woe of BD first class cricket structure is always revealed in these away tours of longer version cricket.

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