Gabriel shines as Windies draw against Bangladesh Board XI

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC) – Pace spearhead Shannon Gabriel took two wickets as West Indies bowlers got in crucial match practice on yesterday's final day of the drawn two-day match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.

Replying to West Indies' overnight 303 for seven declared, the BCB XI finished on 232 for five at the MA Aziz Stadium, with Soumya Sarkar top-scoring with 78 and Shadman Islam getting 73.

Mohammad Mithun chipped in with 27, while Najmul Hossain got 21.

Gabriel, who will lead the Windies attack in the absence of injured skipper Jason Holder, claimed two for 24 from eight overs.

West Indies toiled in vain for an early breakthrough as openers Sarkar and Shadman frustrated with a stand of 126.

The left-handed Sarkar, with 10 Tests to his name, produced an attacking knock with 10 fours and three sixes in 103 balls and nearly 2- hours at the crease.

Shadman, meanwhile, also a left-hander but who is uncapped, faced 169 deliveries in just over 3- hours and counted 10 fours and a six.

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican eventually accounted for Sarkar but Shadman combined with Najmul in a 47-run, second wicket partnership.

Both batsmen fell within five overs of each other before Gabriel grabbed two wickets late on to find his touch ahead of the opening Test starting Thursday.

WEST INDIES 303-7 decl
Shadman Islam run out 73
Soumya Sarkar c Ambris b Warrican 78
Nazmul Hossain b Roach 21
Mohammad Mithun not out 27
Zakir Hasan b Gabriel 18
Liton Das b Gabriel 1
Fazle Mahmud not out 2
Extras (b6, lb1, nb5) 12
TOTAL (5 wkts, 75 overs) 232
Did not bat: *Rubel Hossain, Mizanur
Rahman, Ebadat Hossain, Nayeem Hasan,
Shafiul Islam, Robiul Haque, Rishad Hossain
Fall of wickets: 1-126, 2-173, 3-187, 4-216,
Bowling: Roach 7-2-18-1, Gabriel 8-3-24-2,
Chase 9-3-35-0, Paul 7-2-13-0, Lewis 7-1-19-
0, Warrican 14-2-51-1, Brathwaite 5-1-16-0,
Bishoo 13-2-41-0, Reifer 5-1-8-0
Result: Match draw.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Masudur Rahman, Gazi Sohel.

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