Mysuru: A battling knock of 89 runs (87b, 8x4, 5x6) by opener Anamul Haque lifted the touring Bangladesh A to 188 for three, a lead of 59, against Karnataka at stumps on the second and penultimate day of their warm-up game here on Wednesday.

Anamul Haque. Pic/AFP
Anamul Haque. Pic/AFP 

Earlier, Karnataka, resuming at their overnight score of 163 for six in reply to the visitors' first innings tally of 158, closed at 287 thanks mainly to their lower-order batsmen, led by Shishir Bhavane (88, 175b, 13x4, 2x6), besides useful contributions from Jagadeesha Suchit (41) and Udit Patel (40).

Off-spinner Shuvgata Hom and left-arm spinner Saqlain Sajib came away with four wickets apiece for Bangladesh A.

In their second innings, the visitors fared better than their efforts in the first essay and managed a lead of 59 runs over the hosts going into the final day's play on Thursday.

Brief scores:
Bangladesh A 158 and 188 for 3 in 44 overs (Anamul Haque 89, Liton Das 37 not out, Udit Patel 2 for 44) vs Karnataka 287 all out in 92.3 overs (Shishir Bhavane 88, Jagadeesha Suchit 41, Udit Patel 40, Saqlain Sajib 4 for 85, Shuvgata Hom 4 for 45).