Reifer, Da Silva provides bright sparks as a warm-up game is drawn

CMC – All-rounder Raymon Reifer and Joshua Da Silva produced solid performances to highlight the final day of the three-trip drawn match against the Bangladesh XI Cricket Board here on Sunday. In the last warm-up before Wednesday’s first Test, Reifer hit 49 unbeaten while Da Silva weighed in with 46 to get West Indies up to 291 in their second innings.
Then left-arm sailor Reifer picked up the only wickets to fall as the BCB XI, setting 389 for victory, reached 63 for two. Hosts totaled at 14 for two after Reifer hit in consecutive innings, but opener Yasir Ali (33 not out) and Shadman Islam (23 not out) combined in a third seamless third wicket stand worth 49.
Resuming their 179 overnight for five at the Aziz MA Stadium, West Indies lost Nkrumah Bonner in the fourth of the day before adding to his 80, trapped by wicket-keeper off Khaled Ahmed (3-42).

And when Rahkeem Cornwall died for four just three overs later, the West Indies totaled at 190 for seven but Reifer and Da Silva pulled the pubs around in an eighth 82-run wicket stand. The Reifer on the left counted five fours and six off 94 deliveries while Da Silva, yet to score overnight, faced 116 deliveries and struck out four.
They took the Caribbean side to lunch at 258 for seven but Da Silva, unbeaten at 39 at the break, fell inside the first half hour following the restart with a well-deserved half-century in sight. Reifer also missed his half-century as West Indies lost their last three wickets for 19 runs in 36 deliveries.
New ball sailor Mukidul Islam, 20, grabbed two of the last three wickets to finish with four for 59, while 22-year-old Saif Hassan off the spinner backed up with two for 45.
West Indies face Bangladesh in the opening Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here starting on Wednesday.

Scoring board
WEST INDIES 1st Innings 257
1st BCB XI Innings 160
WEST INDIES 2nd Innings
(overnight 179 for five)
J Campbell c Rishad Hossain b Hassan stands 68
S Moseley lbw b Khaled Ahmed 0
N Bonner c wkp Nurul Hasan b Khaled Ahmed 80
J Blackwood Towhid Hridoy b Hassan stands 4
K Mayers lbw b Towhid Hridoy 8
K Hodge b Mukidul Islam 19
+ J Da Silva c Khaled Ahmed b Islam Mukidul 46
R Cornwall c Towhid Hridoy b Islam Mukidul 4
R Reifer not out 49
V Permaul c Towhid Hridoy b Khaled Ahmed 7
J Warrican b Islam Mukidul 2
Additions (b3, lb1) 4
TOTAL (all out, 89.2 overs) 291
Wicket fall: 1-1, 2-130, 3-135, 4-144, 5-177, 6-183, 7-190, 8-272, 9-281, 10-291.
Bowling: Khaled Ahmed 16-2-42-3, Islam Mukidul 17.2-4-59-4, Saif Hassan 17-2-45-2, Rishad Hossain 21-3-84-0, Shahin Alam 11-1-36- 0, Towhid Hridoy 7-0-21-1.
BCB XI 2nd XI (Target: 389 runs)
Shadman Islam not out 23
Hassan lbw b Reifer 7 stands
Mohammad Naim c wkp Da Silva b Reifer 0
Yasir Ali not out 33
TOTAL (2 wkts, 29 overs) 63
Wicket fall: 1-14, 2-14.
Bowling: Roach 4-3-2-0, Gabriel 4-3-5-0, Permaul 11-4-21-0, Reifer 4-0-7-2, Joseph 4-0-17-0, Bonner 2- 0-11-0.
Result: Draw a match.
Toss: West Indies.