Bangladeshis 224 for 8 dec (Mushfiqur 58, Sarkar 52, Choudhary 4-26) and 73 for 2 (Tamim 43*) drew with India A 461 for 8 (Panchal 103, Shankar 103*, Iyer 100)Scorecard
The Bangladesh bowlers may not be taking the confidence of bags of wickets into the Test against India on Thursday, but they should be better prepared for long grinds in the field after a full day's working over by India's A team. Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer and Vijay Shankar scored centuries each to make sure the two-day practice game at the Gymkhana ground ended in a draw.
Panchal and Iyer pounded out 152 runs in the first session. That indicates how much the Bangladeshi bowlers suffered, but there was also some collateral damage. Iyer, who was dropped on 86 by Mehedi Hasan, struck a net bowler standing on the edge of the boundary with a six. The boy was tended to by the doctor at the ground and was reportedly fine. Panchal struck 11 fours and a six in his 148-ball 103 while Iyer hammered a dozen fours and four sixes in his 92-ball 100. Both of them retired to give the others a bat.
Medium-pacer Subashis Roy then had Rishabh Pant caught at long-on before converting a smart caught and bowled chance off Ishank Jaggi. Ishan Kishan also got out cheaply, stumped off left-arm spinner Taijul Islam before crowd favourite Hardik Pandya was given out leg-before to the same bowler.
Shankar reached his hundred in the 90th over, making it three centuries on the day. He took only 83 balls before India A declared on 461 for 6. Taijul and Subashis took three wickets each.
The declaration gave Bangladesh an hour to bat, in which time they lost two wickets scoring 73 runs in 15 overs. Tamim Iqbal struck three fours and a six in his unbeaten 43.