India A punish Bangladesh in drawn warm-up match

Hyderabad [India], Feb.6 :The two-day warm-up match between India A and Bangladesh ended in a draw at the Gymkhana Ground in Hyderabad.

Resuming at an overnight score of 91-1, opener Priyank Panchal (103) and Shreyas Iyer (retired at 100) struck scorching centuries besides sharing a massive 159-run stand for the opening wicket.

Lower-order batsman Vijay Shankar also smashed a brilliant unbeaten knock of 103 runs before India A amassed 461 for 8 in their first innings with only 15 overs left in the day.

While Iyer achieved his ton off only 92 balls with 11 fours and four sixes, Shankar scored his knock from 81 balls, hitting 14 fours and three sixes.

For Bangladesh, Subashis Roy and Taijul Islam bagged three wickets each. In the 15 overs remaining before the end of the play, Bangladesh reached 73/2. Tamim Iqbal remained unbeaten at 42 while Soumya Sarkar contributed 25 before being dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav.

Earlier on Day one, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to ball first. Soumya Sarkar (52) and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (58) each struck a half-century to help the visitors post a first-innings total of 224 runs.

India will now take on Bangladesh in one-off Test match beginning on February 9 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here in Hyderabad.

Source: ANI