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The four-day match between Bangladesh A team and BCB HP (High Performance) team has started from today at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong as A team batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto shined with 96 runs.
After winning the toss, HP team captain Akbar Ali sent Bangladesh A team to bat.
Mohammad Mithun's team scored 260 runs in the scoreboard. Shadman Islam and Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored fifty, while Shanto missed century for just 4 runs.
Saif Hasan and Shadman Islam scored 24 runs in the opening stand. Saif returned with 15 runs off 19 balls with 2 fours. He was bowled by Sumon Khan.
The pair of Shanto and opener Shadman have lasted 40 overs and 4 balls. Hasan Murad broke the partnership by returning Sadman, who scored 58 runs.
Shanto also completed the fifty but returned very close to the century. Shanto was dismissed for 96 off 203 balls with eight fours and three sixes. He was caught by Tanjid Hasan Tamim off Mahmudul Hasan bowl.
Mohammad Mithun, who came down to four, returned with only 9 runs and was run out.
Irfan Shukkur (28 *) and Munim Shahriar (15 *) finished the day unbeaten.
Mahmudul Hasan, Sumon Khan, Rezaur Rahman Raja and Hasan Murad took 1 wicket each for HP.
Bangladesh A team 260/5 (90) (Saif 15, Sadman 58, Shanto 96, Mithun 9, Rabbi 21, Shukkur 28 *, Munim 15 *) (Mahmudul 1/24, Murad 1/40)