BD A lose 1st one-dayer
Bangladesh A suffered a four-wicket defeat to West Indies A in the first one-day match of the three-match series at the Arnos Vale ground in Kingstown on Wednesday.
The two teams will meet in the second match today at the same venue.
The Bangladesh A batting was found wanting but still they managed a decent total of 182 for eight in 50 overs thanks to Nasiruddin Faruque who came to the rescue with a cautious 86 after the visitors were reduced to 56 for four.
During his 132-ball innings, Faruque smashed two fours and two sixes while Shuvagoto Hom made the second-highest score of 24 off 44 deliveries that saw one six.
New-ball bowler Jason Holder made the early inroads taking the wickets of Junaed Siddiqui (13) and Jahurul Islam (5). After that, Bangladesh A lost wickets at regular intervals.
Carlos Brathwaite picked up two wickets in an economical spell conceding 25 runs in seven overs.
In reply, West Indies A also fell into early trouble losing four wickets for 72 runs but Jonathan Carter guided the team to victory making an unbeaten 68 off 96 balls that contained five fours and one six.
Carter added 41 with Devon Thomas (15) and 30 with Brathwaite (16), for successive wickets, to take the team into safety.
The second-highest score of 36 for West Indies A came from opener Justin Guillen.
Off-spinner Shohag Gazi and seamer Kamrul Islam Rabbi picked up two wickets each but their efforts were not good enough as West Indies A chased the total with 5.2 overs to spare.