West Indies A 427 for 7 dec (McKenzie 86, Athanaze 85, Chanderpaul 83, Da Silva 77, Sinclair 53*, Musfik 3-54, Nayeem 2-116) drew with Bangladesh A 264 (Saif 95, Jaker 64*, McAllister 5-60, Reifer 2-44, Jordan 2-53) and 187 for 7 (Shadman 64, Motie 2-13, McAllister 2-48)
There were five half-centurions in West Indies A’s first innings as they declared on 427 for 7 on the third morning. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 264 in their first stint, with McAllister claiming his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Following-on, Bangladesh finished the game on 187 for 7, with Shadman Islam crafting a half-century.
Wicketkeeper-batter Jaker Ali struck 64 but the West Indians picked up the last five wickets for 80 runs to take a 163-run first-innings lead. Fast bowlers accounted for nine of the ten wickets to fall. McAllister picked five while Akeem Jordan and Reifer took two wickets each.
Bangladesh A lost two early wickets in their second innings after being made to bat again, but Shadman and Mahmudul Hasan Joy bailed them out with a 66-run third-wicket stand. Jaker and Rishad Hossain closed out the fourth day with their 55-run unbroken stand for the eighth wicket. McAllister and Gudakesh Motie took two wickets each in Bangladesh’s second innings.
The second match of this three-match series will also be played in Sylhet, from May 23.