Bangladesh A are on the verge of defeat in their first four-day game against the West Indies High Performance team at Barbados as the hosts took a sizeable lead yesterday after bowling the Tigers out for just 140 in the first innings.
At the time this report was filed the hosts were cruising at 250 for four with a 402-run lead before lunch on the third day.
On the second day, the second-string Bangladesh side began well as openers Shamsur Rahman and Imrul Kayes shared a half-century stand. However, the fall of Imrul led to a collapse and saw Bangladesh's top order give in tamely. West Indies' Carlos Brathwaite was the chief destroyer as he finished with figures of four for 54. With scores of 32 and 31, Imrul and Muktar were the highest scorers for the visitors.
The hosts made the most of their early return to the crease as they cruised on to take a huge lead. Brathwaite continued his good run by scoring a century and took his side past 250.
SCORES IN BRIEF
WI HP: 292 and 250 for 4 (Brathwaite 117; Taijul 2-56)
BANGLADESH A: 140 all out in 41.4 overs (Imrul 32, Muktar 31; Brathwaite 4-54, Cummins 3-25)