Mushfiqur propels Bangladesh to victory
Bangladesh 167 for 6 (Mushfiqur 82, Raqibul 34) beat University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI 151 for 8 (Phillips 49) by 16 runs
A quickfire 82 in 59 balls from stand-in captain Mushfiqur Rahim took Bangladesh to a 16-run victory over University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI at Benjamin Park in Dominica on Friday.
In a rain-affected match reduced to 25 overs a side, Mushfiqur helped his team recover from 38 for 3 to a final score of 167 for 6. Rahim shared a vital 53-run fourth-wicket partnership with Raqibul Hasan, who made 34. Significant stands for the fifth and seventh wickets then pushed Bangladesh to a challenging score.
In reply, the home team got off to a good start with Omar Philips making 49 at the top of the order, but Devon Smith and Kieran Powell fell cheaply to leave the hosts in trouble on 86 for 3. Chadwick Walton hit 21 from 16 balls and Crafton Clarke cracked an unbeaten 29 from 19 balls to help revive the Vice Chancellor's XI, but it could not prevent a Bangladesh win.
Bangladesh play the first of three ODIs against the West Indies in Dominica on Sunday, followed by a solitary Twenty20 international.