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HPC batsmen fall short

Sagicor HPC batsman Jahmar Hamilton gathers runs on the leg-side.

DHAKA – A defiant, unbeaten 47 from Jahmar Hamilton failed to inspire the Sagicor High Performance Centre team and Bangladesh-A claimed a 52-run victory in their tour match today.

The Anguillan wicketkeeper/batsman struck three fours and two sixes from 69 balls in 101 minutes to lead the last charge to victory, but the Sagicor HPC team were dismissed for 186 in their second innings inside the first hour on the final day of the four-day match at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

None of the visitors’ remaining batsmen reached 20 before left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib completed the demolition, when he had Sheldon Cotterrell caught behind for a third-ball duck to finish with 5-61 from 22.4 overs.

The outcome meant that no team scored more than 200 in the match and ended the four-day programme on the tour for the Sagicor HPC.

The emerging West Indies players face the same opponents in three One-day matches, starting on Saturday at the same venue.

Starting the day on 120 for six, chasing 239 for victory, the Caribbean side suffered an early setback, when Yannic Cariah was caught close to the wicket of left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jr.

Two overs later, Veerasammy Permaul fell for three to Enamul, who trapped Jomel Warrican lbw for five, finishing with 3-73 and match figures of 10-118 to make him a shoo-in for the Man-of-the-Match award.

The Sagicor HPC is on a month-long tour to Bangladesh. They opened the trip with a draw in a four-day match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. (windiescricket)

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