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Bangladesh bowlers made to stretch in drawn tour game

Tamim Iqbal remained unbeaten on 42 in the second innings
Tamim Iqbal remained unbeaten on 42 in the second innings
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Bangladesh 224-8 dec & 73-2 (Tamim 42no) v
India A 461-8 (Shankar 103no)
Match Drawn

Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer and Vijay Shankar scored centuries as India A amassed 461 for eight in their first innings before the declaration game in the tour game against Bangladesh which ended in a draw.

Bangladesh had a chance to bat for 15 overs in the second innings. Even though Tamim Iqbal (42 not out) and Soumya Sarkar (25) got starts with a 71-run opening stand.

However, a double strike from Kuldeep Yadav (2-2) in successive deliveries removed both Sarkar and Mominul Haque (0) to restrict the visitors for 73 for two before the game concluded in a draw.

Earlier, India A resumed the day at 91 for one. Both the overnight batsman, Priyank Panchal (103 retired out) and Shreyas Iyer (100 retired out) brought their respective centuries and decided to give other players chance.

Subashis Roy (3-57) and Taijul Islam (3-141), the only wicket-takers for Bangladesh in the innings, struck twice each in quick succession to peg down India A to 287 for seven.

Shankar (103 not out) and Nitin Saini (66) helped India A recover with their 115-run stand to take India A past 400-run stand and eventually they declared the innings at 461 for eight.

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