Bangladesh Emerging start well vs Ireland Wolves
Ireland Wolves have stumbled to Bangladesh Emerging in their first innings of the only four-day match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
At the end of the first day, the hosts are trailing by 70 runs with nine wickets remaining – 81/1 in 23 overs – in reply to Ireland Wolves’ 151.
Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam was the star with 5 wickets for 55 runs, his maiden five-for in first-class cricket. Irish batsmen’s plan to sweep failed against his bowling.
Skipper Saif Hassan and pacer Ebadat Hossain took two wickets each while the other seamer Khaled Ahmed got one.
Curtis Campher, on debut, top-scored with 38 runs off 92 deliveries.
The tourists lost four wickets in the first session before the hosts triggered another collapse to end the innings in 67 overs. A number of the wickets came while playing attacking strokes – Lorcan Lucker reverse-sweeping Saif, a part-time off-spinner, to the slip was an example.
Bangladesh Emerging batted comfortably in the afternoon. Tanzid Hasan Tamim was aggressive at the start of his innings, striking four boundaries in a Graham Hume over. Seven of Tanzid’s eight boundaries came against Hume.
Wolves’ captain Tector made the breakthrough, sending back Tanzid for 39-ball 41 runs.
Saif’s approach was a total contrast to his opening partner, as he remains not out on 22 runs from 72 balls in a watchful knock. Mahmudul Hasan Joy, one of Bangladesh Emerging’s three debutants alongside Akbar Ali and Shahadat Hossain, is at the other end on 18* off 27.
Ireland Wolves 1st innings: 151 in 67 overs (Campher 38; Tanvir 5/55, Saif 2/15, Ebadat 2/32)
Bangladesh Emerging 1st innings: 81/1 in 23 overs (Tanzid 41, Saif 22*, Mahmudul 18*; Tector 1/24)
Bangladesh Emerging trail by 70 runs
Stumps- Day 1