Tanbir, Hasan rescue BCB HP
Tanbir Hayder along with Abul Hasan rescued the BCB High Performance team from a middle-order collapse as the touring side posted a one-wicket victory over Northern Territory Invitational XI in their first one-day match at the Marrara Cricket Ground in Darwin yesterday.
In chase of 189 runs, BCB HP made a flying start thanks to captain Liton Das and Anamul Haque as the opening pair scored fifty in only six overs. After adding eight more runs to the partnership, Anamul returned to the pavilion for a 29-ball 20 and that opened the floodgates for the local side. The tourist slipped to 129 for seven as they lost wickets at regular interval.
Abul Hasan joined Tanbir to share 44 runs for the eighth wicket and helped the team achieve the target with three balls to spare. The departure of Hasan, who scored 31 off 58 balls with two boundaries, jolted the chase but Tanbir kept his cool to take the team to victory with good support from last man Jubair Hossain, who scored one run from 14 deliveries.
Tanbir was not out on 51 off 83 balls that featured four boundaries.
Earlier, Abul Hasan claimed two wickets while Abut Hider, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Saifuddin and Jubair Hossain took a wicket each to restrict the local side to 189 runs.
The BCB High Performance side will play their second one-day match today at the same venue.