Ben Duckett reinforced his case to wind up Alastair Cook’s opening accomplice in Britain’s Test arrangement against Bangladesh, scoring a familiar fifty in their drawn warm-up match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI on Saturday.
Duckett hit 59 off 63 balls with six limits before he resigned as Britain put 137-4 on the board in 45 overs after remain in skipper Joe Root won the hurl and chose to bat at the Mama Aziz Stadium in the port city of Chittagong.
Root drove Britain as customary Test commander Alastair Cook returned home to go to the introduction of his second tyke.
The principal day of the match was surrendered without a ball being rocked the bowling alley because of a wet outfield, constraining both groups to consent to play a 45-over amusement.
Duckett, who additionally scored two half-hundreds of years in Britain’s 2-1 win in the first one-day arrangement, effectively outshone adolescent Haseeb Hameed, the other contender for the opening space in the Test group. Hameed scored just 16.
Gary Ballance was unbeaten on 27 while Moeen Ali made 24 preceding he turned into the third casualty of leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman, who completed with 3-27 to assert some authority in the Bangladesh Test squad.
The BCB XI achieved 4-136 in 44 overs as experienced Shahriar Nafees best scored with 51 keeps running for the home side.
Thirty-nine-year-old Gareth Wacko, who is competing for a place in the Britain line-up with Ali, Adil Rashid and Zafar Ansari, asserted 2-31 playing 10 overs.
Ansari neglected to have an effect in his eight overs.
Bangladesh and Britain will play two Tests in the arrangement with the initially starting in Chittagong on October 20.
Prior to the main Test, Britain will play an additional two-day warm-up match against the BCB XI, which will begin on Sunday.