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India A punish Bangladesh in drawn match

Hyderabad, Feb 6: Bangladesh posted 73/2 in their second innings to draw the two-day practice match against India A here on Monday.

Tamim Iqbal (42 not out) and Mahmudullah (1 not out) were at the crease at stumps at the Gymkha Ground.

India A playing their first innings resumed from their overnight total 91/1, trailing by 133 runs after Bangladesh on Sunday declared their first innings at 224/8.

Playing through the day, India A amassed 461 for 8 before declaring in their first innigs with only 15 overs left in the day.

India A were helped by centuries of opener Priyank Kirit Panchal (103 retired out) and No.3 batsman Shreyas Iyer (100 retired out) and lower order Vijay Shankar (103 not out).

Iyer slammed his ton off only 92 balls with 11 fours and four sixes. Shankar was unbeaten on 103 from 81 balls, hitting 14 fours and three sixes.

For the tourists, Subashis Roy and Taijul Islam took three wickets each. Subashis captured 3-57 in 16 overs while Taijul picked up 3-141 in 28 overs.

In the 15 overs played before the close, Bangladesh reached 73/2.

Soumya Sarkar was dismissed for 25 by Kuldeep Yadav, who also claimed the wicket of Mominul Haque (0).

Brief scores: Bangladesh: 224/8 declared and 73/2 (15 overs); India A: 461/8d (90 overs). IANS

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