Sajib leaves Zim A in a spin

HARARE - Resilient batting by captain Vusi Sibanda and wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva saved Zimbabwe A from embarrassment on day one of the first unofficial Test against Bangladesh A as left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib rocked the tourists’ line-up with nine wickets.

Half centuries by Sibanda and Chakabva in the Bangladeshi coastal town of Cox’s Bazar navigated Zimbabwe A to 206 all out yesterday before the hosts reached 30-0 at stumps.

Opener Sibanda hit 62 while number five Chakabva made 64 to take the second-string Zimbabwe outfit to a respectable total in defiance of Sajib’s onslaught.

Both were however dismissed by the Bangladeshi A chief tormentor, who went on to claim figures of 9-85 to expose the Zimbabwean batsmen’s problem against spin ahead of the national side’s tour there next month.

Number three batsman Brian Chari scored 30 runs with opener Tino Mawoyo (12) and tail-ender Wellington Masakadza (16) the only other Zimbabwe A batters to record double figures.

At the close of play yesterday, Litton Das (23) and Shadman Islam (4) had given the hosts a promising start at the top of the order.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.