Lilley, Moore power Lancashire to victory

Lancashire 175 for 3 (Moore 61, Horton 43*, Sunny 2-47) beat Bangladesh A 171 (Naeem 57, Shamsur 51, Croft 3-16, Lilley 3-24) by 7 wickets

The Bangladesh A batsmen struck out for the third straight time in England, resulting in a seven-wicket loss to Lancashire at Old Trafford in Manchester. Bangladesh had earlier struggled to chase down modest totals against Hampshire and Yorkshire, and this time, their first attempt to set up a competitive total also fell flat.

Bangladesh had earlier won the toss and elected to bat, but the stand-in captain Naeem Islam's decision backfired immediately, as Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque and Marshall Ayub were all dismissed inside 40 minutes.

However, Naeem and Shamsur Rahman revived the innings with a 85-run fourth-wicket stand, the pair striking seven fours and two sixes in total. Offspinner Arron Lilley put an end to the brief recovery by dismissing Shamsur for 51, on his way to figures of 3 for 24.

Shamsur's wicket triggered a collapse, as Bangladesh lost all the remaining six wickets for just 55 runs. Offspinner Steven Croft took three wickets, while medium-pacers Kyle Hogg and Oliver Newby picked up two each, as Bangladesh, struggling against spin, were bundled out for 171.

Lancashire had little trouble in their pursuit of 172, with opener Stephen Moore anchoring the innings with a 63-ball 61 that included nine fours. Paul Horton remained unbeaten on 43 to take Lancashire home with 16.5 overs remaining.

Bangladesh next take on Nottinghamshire on August 14 in their penultimate tour game in the lead-up to a three-match series against England Lions.

Lancashire 2nd innings Partnerships

45SC MooreAL Davies
52SC MooreSJ Croft
11PJ HortonSJ Croft
67PJ HortonAP Agathangelou