Carter helps HPC tie Twenty20 series

CAVE HILL, Barbados, CMC – Jonathan Carter’s unbeaten half-century inspired West Indies High Performance Centre to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Bangladesh A here Sunday, and a share of the two-match Twenty20 series.

Match referee Colin Bowen presents the Man of the Match award to Jonathan Carter. (Photo courtesy of WICB media)
Match referee Colin Bowen presents the Man of the Match award to Jonathan Carter. (Photo courtesy of WICB media)

Chasing a modest 126 for victory at 3Ws Oval, the hosts strolled to their target off just 15.3 overs, with Carter getting 53 not out.

He posted an 81-run, unbroken stand for the third wicket with Andre Fletcher who finished on 44 not out, as the HPC took command of the game to earn a 1-1 draw in the series.

The left-handed Carter was positive from the outset, gathering his half-century off just 29 balls with five fours and two sixes.

Their partnership was important when the HPC slipped to 45 for two in the eighth over, after seamer Shafiul Islam had removed both Johnson Charles and Nkrumah Bonner for 12.

He finished with two for 19.

Earlier, Bangladesh were held to 125 for seven, thanks to another penetrative spell from left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell who picked up three for 19.

 

Sent in, Bangladesh got a top score of 29 from opener Imrul Kayes, 28 from Sabbir Rahman and 25 from Shuvagata Hom.

Cottrell struck as early as the first over when he removed Nurul Hasan with the third ball of the day with just a run on the board but Imrul and Shuvagata steadied the innings with a 54-run, second wicket partnership.

 

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