“We got dismissed playing rash shots,” said a remorseful Joy at the end-of-day press conference yesterday.
Just into his career’s 10th Test, Bangladesh Test opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy has seen the highs and lows not particularly seen in internationals. Today against the Kiwis in the first Test, there was highs and lows too, following a team-high 86 which saw him miss out on a ton but his resilience sees the game in balance after day one.
Part-time off-spinner Glenn Phillips took four wickets as Bangladesh were reduced to 310 for nine at the end of the first day of the first Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today.
Joy, who is batting on 53, completed his half-century off 93 balls as Bangladesh reached 116-2 after 31 overs.
Courtesy of Mahmudul Hasan Joy's century, Bangladesh A confirmed their ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup semifinal spot by securing a 21-run victory against Afghanistan A in their final group game at the P Sara Oval yesterday.
Joy scored 100 off 114 deliveries, striking 12 fours and two sixes, while left-hander Zakir Hasan added 62 off 72 deliveries with the help of six fours and two sixes. Soumya Sarkar scored 48 off 42 while Sheikh Mahedi smashed a quick-fire 36 off just 19 balls with six fours and a six.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy’s fourth first-class ton starred as Bangladesh A staged a turnaround with the bat in the fourth innings against West Indies A to help the hosts draw the third and final four-day Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Bangladesh 'A' began their tour of the West Indies on a familiar note resembling the national team as the Mohammad Mithun-led side suffered a top order batting collapse against the West Indies 'A' on a shortened opening day of the four-day match in Saint Lucia on Thursday.
Ahead of Bangladesh’s two-Test series against the West Indies, all eyes were on the Tigers’ top-order in their three-day warm-up game against CWI President’s XI in Antigua that concluded yesterday. However, other than Tamim Iqbal’s unbeaten 162, there weren’t many highlights for the Tigers in the batting department.