Dhaka – Bangladesh registered a confidence-boosting four-wicket victory against University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice-Chancellor’s XI in the one-off day-night 50-over tour match at Sabina Park on Thursday.Bangladesh got the comfortable victory chasing a target of 228 runs, scoring 230/6 off 43.3 overs, after the Vice Chancellor’s XI mustered 227 for 9 in 50 overs being sent in to bat first.
Top order batsman Liton Das (70) and former captain Mushfiqur Rahim (75*) contributed significantly to the Bangladeshi’s victory with a 52-run sixth wicket stand.
Liton hit six fours and two sixes in his 79-ball knock while Mushfiqur played 70 balls for unbeaten innings, which included six fours and one six. Nazmul Hossain Shanto (43) was the next best scorer for Bangladesh.
The performance saw them gaining some confidence heading into the first of three One-day Internationals against the West Indies starting in Guyana on Sunday.
Earlier, with Chris Gayle (29), Rovman Powell (6) and Andre Russell (11) all failing to spark, it took a solid 91-run seven-wicket stand between Yanick Otlley (58) and Kavem Hodge (44) to see the Vice Chancellor’s XI to a respectable total.
Both batsmen slammed four boundaries and one six each while wicketkeeper batsman Amir Jangoo (36) had three boundaries and one six.
Jangoo had earlier partnered with Gayle to put on an even 50-run second wicket stand. Gayle also had three boundaries and one six in his 44-ball 29.
Musaddek Saikat was the chief destroyer for Bangladesh with 4/14 in 10 overs.
Mahmudullah Riyad captained the side in the absence of regular captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan.However, West Indies recently swept visiting Bangladesh in 2-0 Test series.UNB