Shiv, Jeffers punish Bangladesh
Basseterre, St Kitts – A blazing century from Shane Jeffers and a typically resolute unbeaten half-century for St Kitts & Nevis were the highlights on Day 2 of the three-day warm-up match on Sunday.
Jeffers led an onslaught of the visitors bowling with 118 off just 131 balls with 22 boundaries as the home side closed the second day on 232-4 in reply to 377-7 declared.
Chanderpaul, a guest player for this match, ended the 70 and will resume Monday looking for a century. With him is allrounder Jeremiah Louis on one not out.
Chanderpaul and Jeffers came together in the middle session and added 51 for the third wicket. After Jeffers fell – caught at short backward square, Tonito Willet joined Chanderpaul and they added 65 for the fourth wicket on a good batting surface. Willet made 21 but fell to a sharp catch at short leg, just when he looked set to push on the score.
Earlier in the day Bangladesh declared at 377-7. The innings was boosted by a seventh-wicket stand of 191 between skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (106 not out) and allrounder Nasir Hossain (100).
Bangladesh 1st Innings: 377/6 Declared (95 Overs). Mushfiqur Rahim*+ 106*, Nasir Hossain 100, Shuvagata Hom 48, Imrul Kayes 44; Quinton Boatswain 22-9-47-2, Jeremiah Lewis 17-7-56-2, Elvin Berridge 15-3-56-1, Terrence Ward 9-0-52-1.
St Kitts & Nevis 1st Innings: 232/4 (73 Overs). Shane Jeffers 118, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 70*, Tonito Willett 21, Shaquille Martina 9; Rubel Hossain 16-1-76-1, Mahmudullah 17-6-32-1, Taijul Islam 15-5-46-1.