Kayes 50 powers Bangladesh A to six-wicket win
Bangladesh A 152 for 4 (Kayes 50, Sabbir 41*) beat Sagicor High Performance Centre 151 for 7 (Fletcher 57, Russell 48, Shafiul 3-22) by six wickets
Imrul Kayes smashed 50 off 21 balls to propel Bangladesh A to a six-wicket win over Sagicor High Performance Centre in the first T20 at Kensington Oval. Chasing 152 to win, Kayes got Bangladesh off to a rollicking start, and they had reached 71 in only the sixth over when he was stumped off offspinner Ashley Nurse, having struck five fours and four sixes by then. Shuvagata Hom, who made 27 off 24 balls, and Sabbir Rahman, who scored an unbeaten 34-ball 41, built on Kayes' platform to guide Bangladesh A to the target with 20 balls remaining.
Sent in to bat, Sagicor lost five wickets inside the first 10 overs, and were barely going along at a run a ball, before opener Andre Fletcher got together with Andre Russell to put on 75 for the sixth wicket in 44 balls. Russell scored 48 off 26 balls, with five fours and two sixes, while Fletcher made 57 off 43, with seven fours. Fast bowler Shafiul Islam was Bangladesh A's most successful bowler, with figures of 3 for 22 in his four overs.