In the third and final Test of the three-match series held in Sylhet, Bangladesh ‘A’ team picked up 306 runs for 4 wickets with Mahmudul Hasan winning a century in response to 461 runs in their second innings. Both teams considered the match as a draw as no one could secure a win.
Chasing an even run, Bangladesh scored 47 runs for no wicket in the late afternoon of the third day. Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Zakir Hasan, the two unbeaten openers of the previous day, came to bat again in the second day’s play.
They continued to bat excellently in the opening pair. These two batsmen scored 93 runs in the first wicket pair. Zakir took the path to Sajghar by scoring 43 runs off 95 balls. Experienced batsman Muminul Haque could not take advantage of the second wicket. The left-handed batsman returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs off just 12 balls. The team leader played 49 balls and scored 38 runs.
Meanwhile, opener Joy played brilliantly with Yasir Ali Rabi in the fourth wicket pair. Both made a pair of 117 runs. At this time, the Tigers were dreaming of victory. But runs had to be scored in T20 format. The Caribbean bowlers did not let that happen. As a result, the hosts had to accept the draw in the end.
Rabbi stopped at 67 after completing his personal half-century. His 85-ball innings was decorated with six fours and four sixes. Meanwhile, after completing the fifty, Jai took the century as well. Remains unbeaten on 114 runs. His impeccable innings of 268 balls was arranged in 14 fours. Shahadat Hossain Apu remains unbeaten on 20 runs.
Earlier, the visiting West Indies scored 445 runs at the start of the match. In response, the Tigers were bowled out for just 222 runs. The West Indies ‘A’ team declared the innings by picking up 220 runs for 5 wickets in the second innings.