Sagicor HPC v Bangladesh A, Barbados, 4th day

Kayes ton helps Bangladesh A draw

Mohammad Isam

June 5, 2014

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Sagicor High Performance Centre 354 (Johnson 74) and 354 for 5 dec (Blackwood 147, Fudadin 89) drew with Bangladesh A 219 (Nasir 53, Cottrell 3-30) and 242 for 9 (Kayes 112, Cottrell 4-51)
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Sheldon Cottrell picked up 4 for 51, Sagicor HPC v Bangladesh A, Barbados, 4th day, June 5, 2014
Sheldon Cottrell picked up seven wickets for the match © WICB
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Nurul Hasan and Robiul Islam, Bangladesh A's last wicket pair, survived 23 tense minutes till end of day's play to earn a draw against Sagicor High Performance Centre in the second and final four-day game in Barbados. But Sagicor took the series 1-0 after a crushing win in the first four-dayer at Lucas Street.

Prior to their stubborn stand, Imrul Kayes had held fort for the visitors with his eighth first-class century. He struck 15 fours and two sixes during his 334-minute stay at the crease. He only found support from Shuvagata Hom, with whom he added 89 runs for the sixth wicket before Imrul was dismissed by Miguel Cummins.

Sagicor were always in command after they made 354 in the first innings with fifties from Leon Johnson (74) and Jonathan Carter (54). Bangladesh A fell short by 135 runs with Sheldon Cottrell and Devendra Bishoo took three wickets each.

Sagicor also declared their second innings on 354 for 5, propped up by Jermaine Blackwood's second century in as many matches. He made 147 with 12 fours and five sixes, maintaining a strike-rate of 93.63. Johnson (63) and Assad Fudadin (89) also scored fifties to post a target of 490.

In the Bangladesh A second innings, Cottrell claimed 4 for 51 in 20 overs, but couldn't break the final-wicket partnership.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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