Marshall back with a fifty
Marshall Ayub marked his comeback after a long injury layoff with a fine half-century in GP-BCB Academy's first four-day game against their South African counterparts at Tukkies in Pretoria yesterday.
The tourists were bowled out for 217 runs in 64.5 overs on the opening day, somewhat dampening Marshall's return to competitive cricket after being out of the game for more than a year due to a knee injury.
The stylish right-hander struck 62 while left-handed opener Imrul Kayes made 56.
Shamsur Rahman came up with a brisk 46 but Jahurul Islam (1), Farhad Hossain (2), Nadif Chowdhury (14) and wicketkeeper Sahagir Hossain (12) and skipper Suhrawardi Shuvo (0) were big disappointments.
CJ de Villiers claimed four for 29 while Vid Merwe captured three wickets.