Change to fixtures for West Indies Under-19s in Bangladesh
Sun, Dec 8, '13
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh – The second One-Day Match between Bangladesh Under-19 and West Indies Under-19 scheduled to be held at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong on Sunday has been shifted to Monday.
The venue and match timing will remain the same. The rest of the itinerary of the seven-game series will be unchanged. The decision to shift the second match was taken after discussions between officials of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and West Indies Under-19 Team management in regards to security arrangements following an incident on Saturday evening near the hotel where the teams are staying. BCB Director Akram Khan, who has spoken to officials of the West Indies and Bangladesh teams and local administration in Chittagong said: “The security agencies have assured the players and management that there was no risk to their safety. Nevertheless security measures will be reinforced further as we will not compromise with matters that concern the well-being of international teams. The West Indies Under 19 side have expressed their confidence in the arrangements and it has been decided that the second match will get underway tomorrow.” TOUR SCHEDULE – December 2013
Wednesday, 4th: West Indies beat BCB Invitational XI by 114 runs in warm-up – ZACS, Chittagong
Friday, 6th: 1st ODI: Bangladesh won by 104 runs – ZACS, Chittagong
Monday, 9th: 2nd ODI vs Bangladesh Under-19 – ZACS, Chittagong
Wednesday, 11th: 3rd ODI vs Bangladesh Under-19 – Cox’s Bazaar Stadium
Saturday, 14th: 4th ODI vs Bangladesh Under-19 – KSOAS, Fatullah
Tuesday, 17th: 5th ODI vs Bangladesh Under-19 – KSOAS, Fatullah
Thursday, 19th: 6th ODI vs Bangladesh Under-19 – Sher-e-Bangla, Mirpur
Friday, 20th: 7th ODI vs Bangladesh Under-19 – Sher-e-Bangla, Mirpur
For New Zealand, it must have felt like spending numerous hours debugging a simplistic computer code, and just when it all looked ready, seeing the message 'core dumped'. Dunedin had been dry for almost 14 sessions, but the rain arrived just before tea on the fifth day to leave New Zealand stranded 33 runs away from their first Test win under Brendon McCullum. The rain intensity seesawed frustratingly before the match was finally called off, the third time New Zealand failed to close out a home Test this year.
Thirty-three runs. At the rate they were going, New Zealand would have needed approximately 12 overs, or 50 minutes, to score those runs. West Indies' last three wickets had batted for 81 minutes in the morning, after the double-centurion Darren Bravo had been dismissed in the day's third over. The 38-run partnership between Darren Sammy and Shane Shillingford for the eighth wicket had eaten up 56 minutes. And this is without even considering the dropped catches on the fourth day.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand – A maiden Test double-hundred from Darren Bravo led consistent batting down the order and ensured West Indies made New Zealand bat a second time in the first Test on Friday here.
Bravo was undefeated on a career-best 210 and formed significant, successive partnerships with fellow left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, compatriot Denesh Ramdin and his captain Darren Sammy, as the Windies batted all day and reached 443 for six in their second innings at the close on the fourth day at University Oval for a lead of 47.
The only other time this millennium New Zealand asked a side other than Zimbabwe or Bangladesh to follow on, the game ended in a draw after their bowlers could only dismiss four batsmen in 180 overs. The chances of a repeat, New Zealand would believe, were extremely low against a West Indies batting line-up low on confidence in the longer format despite the loss of only two wickets in 49 second-innings overs in Dunedin. West Indies still trail by 228 runs after their first innings folded for 213, with Tim Southee and Trent Boult sharing seven wickets between them.
The pitch at the University Oval had lost its greenish tinge and with the sun out, the conditions seemed best for batting. West Indies, trailing by 542 at the start of the day, couldn't have asked for more.