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Bangladesh fights back on day one
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain rescued Bangladesh yesterday with a seven-wicket partnership of 144 to put their team in a commanding position at the end of day one in a three-day warm-up match against St Kitts and Nevis at Warner Park, St Kitts.
Rahim and Hossain joined forces with the score on 186/6 and began to restore the Bangladeshi innings. The pair batted to the close of play getting their team to 330/6. Both batsmen are eyeing hundreds as Rahim is unbeaten on 82 and Hossain is 73 not out. Quinton Boatswain was the best bowler for St Kitts grabbing 2/35 in 17 overs. The St Kitts team includes Guyanese Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is trying to get some match practice ahead of the opening West Indies Test match against Bangladesh, which bowls off on Friday in St Vincent.
Earlier St Kitts and Nevis enjoyed the first session of play as the visitors were reduced to 67/3 after 27 overs at lunch. Imrul Kayes (22) and Mamudullah (0) were the two batsmen at the crease.
Jeremiah Louis was the chief destroyer for the home team in the morning session taking 2/14. After the second session started late due to rain, Kayes lost his wicket for 44 with the score on 92 when he was caught by Elvin Berridge at short mid-wicket to give Boatswain his second scalp. Bangladesh added a further 94 runs in the session losing two more wickets. The match continues today from 10 am.
SCORES: At Warner Park: Bangladesh 330/6 (Mushfiqur Rahim 82 not out, Nasir Hossain 73 not out, Imrul Kayes 44, Quinton Boatswain 2/35, Jeremiah Louis 2/36)