Bangladesh A continues its losing habit while the Northerns Academy team beat the touring side by 11 runs in a one day warm-up cricket match at the Irene Oval on Oct 27.
Winning the toss and batting first, Northerns Academy only managed 178 all out in 49.3 overs concerning a very disciplined bowling performance by Bangladesh A pacers. Al-Amin had the best bowling figures with 2/16, while Rabbi & Shahid also took two wickets each. Zendon Vester was the top scorer for Northerns with his patient 44 runs of 67 balls. Northerns Academy batting went in disarray losing wickets in regular intervals, before Vester & Khoza hold the innings together in the middle order to post a total below 200, which is still a par score in the bouncy wicket. Bangladesh fielders were also in action to tie down the run rate below four, producing run outs by dismantling wickets twice.
In reply to an easy looking target, Bangladesh openers started explosively finding boundaries all over the ground and reached in the forties in only five overs before Soumya Sarkar misjudged a bouncer of Danru Ferns. Seven balls later, Liton Kumar Das caught behind by wicket-keeper Johan Smith in an edgy outswinger by Ruan Sadler, scoring a single of six deliveries. Mosaddeque Hossain gone for a duck in the same over to call an unlikely Bangladesh A collapse.
Ruan Sadler rip through the Bangladesh A middle-order as they fall apart cheaply leaving the team 94/7 in 16 overs, before Mahmudul Hassan & Md. Shohid put up a brave resistance in a well judged 60 runs partnership. Bantu Dandala took both the wickets of Mahmud and Shohid to end any hope visible. The visitors eventually bundled up for 167 with 16.3 overs to spare, ensuring third consecutive defeat in the tour.
Bangladesh A team will play a T20 match against the Titans on Wednesday, Oct 28. Visitors will wrap up the South Africa tour with a ODI against the Gauteng Strikers on Thursday, Oct 29 before flying to Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh A vs Northerns Result & Scorecard
Bangladesh A vs Northerns Academy – ODI Warm-up match (50 overs)
Result: Bangladesh A lost by 11 runs against Northerns Academy
Toss: Northerns Academy won the toss and elected to bat.
Northerns 178/10 (49.3) Zendon Vester 41, Tom Khoza 25, Al Amin 2/16, Rabbi 2/30, Shohid 2/24, Mahmud 1/30
Bangladesh A 167/10 (33.3) Mahmudul 35, Rony 33, Shohid 38, Soumya 21, Sadler 5/44, Bantu 2/21, Ferns 2/59