India A registered a convincing four-wicket victory against Bangladesh A at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.In a matc
India A registered a convincing four-wicket victory against Bangladesh A at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.
In a match that was reduced to 37 overs each, India A reached the 188-run target, with four balls to spare, and with seven wickets in hand. The victory was powered, in large part, by the impressive performance of three batsmen: Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary and Shubham Saini.
Yadav scored 64 runs off 65 balls for India A, making key contributions in decisive stages of the game. Two of his four boundaries came in the final overs as he helped his side edge past their opponents.
Saurabh Tiwary, too, put on a good show, once again underlining his potential as an opening batsman. Playing a patient innings, Tiwary kept the score ticking and brought up a crucial half-century before being dismissed for 52 off 62 balls.
The performance of Shubham Saini was not to be overlooked either as the right-hander scored 37 runs off just 33 balls, shutting out any hopes of a Bangladesh A comeback.
India A were off to a promising start, thanks to the partnership of Samarth and Tiwary, but suffered a mini-collapse with three wickets falling in the space of four overs. However, Saini, who is known to be an aggressive batsman, managed to stop the slide and the team went into cruise control mode, eventually bringing up the victory with seven wickets to spare.
It was an impressive performance from the Indian unit that has thus secured an early bonus point in the Bangladeshi tri-series.
The bowlers for India A played a supporting role in the match, with Atit Sheth returning the most economical figures of 2-29. But, it was the performance of Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary and Shubham Saini that ultimately stood out and steered the team towards a comprehensive victory.
Indian batsmen pile on runs against Bangladesh A
Indian batsmen Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Kumar and Nitin Saini made a strong impact on their tour of Bangladesh with the Board President’s XI, as they batted their way to a comfortable win over Bangladesh A in the three-match series.
Jayant Yadav’s Century
The highlight of the series was Jayant Yadav’s century, in which he scored a total of 119 runs, including 14 fours and four sixes. This was his third century in first-class cricket and his first of the tour. He was well supported by Saurabh Kumar, who scored an unbeaten 53, and Nitin Saini, who scored an impressive 57.
The trio of batsmen put on a dominant performance, setting up a 124-run victory for the Board President’s XI. They put together a total of 232 runs, setting Bangladesh A a target of 302 to win. The visitors could only manage 177 in reply, with only three batsman reaching double-figures.
The performance of the Indian batsmen signifies that the Board President’s XI is in a strong position going into the remaining two matches of the series.
The Series So Far
This is the second match of the three-match series between the Board President’s XI and Bangladesh A. The first match saw Bangladesh A bunch declstalling innings as they reached a total of 127, before the Board President’s XI replied with 270, mostly thanks to an impressive effort from the trio of batsmen.
Outlook for the Remainder of the Series
The Indian batsmen will be hoping to continue their good form in the remaining two games of the series, and guide their side to a successful tour.
- Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, and Nitin Saini put on a strong performance against Bangladesh A.
- Jayant Yadav scored his third century in first-class cricket.
- The Board President’s XI have a strong lead going into the remaining two matches of the series.