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Bangladesh A-India A Series

Shahadat, Jaker shine against India A on Day 1



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India A scored 11 runs without any loss of wickets at stumps in reply to Bangladesh's 252 in the first innings during the second four-dayer at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday.

The openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (8) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (3) were unbeaten as India still trail by 241 at the close of the day. 

Earlier, Bangladesh posted 252 after being invited to bat first. Bangladesh lost opener Shadman Islam on 4 and Mahmudul Hasan Joy also departed on 12. 

Zakir Hasan (46) and Mominul Haque (15), then stitched a partnership of 42 runs that weathered the early push molded by India A.

Mominul fell prey to Umesh Yadav, as he was trapped into an LBW, which gave India another breakthrough early in the game and soon Bangladesh crumbled to 84-5.

Then, Shahdat Hossain and Jaker Ali amassed a 139-run stand for the sixth wicket, which propelled the side to cross 200 plus score. Shahadat smashed 80 facing 138 balls aided by nine 4's and couple of sixes.

Jaker scored 62 off 149 deliveries that featured six boundaries and a six before getting axed by Mukhesh Kumar. Following their dismissal, Bangladesh could not turn around as they lost wickets in quick succession, and eventually mustered 252. 

Mukesh grabbed six wickets while Umesh and Jayant Yadav picked up two wickets apiece.