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Panchal, Iyer score tons as India A make Bangladesh toil

India A batsmen Priyank Panchal (left) Shreyas Iyer chat during their 159-run partnership for the second wicket on Day Two of the warm-up tie against Bangladesh at Hyderabad yesterday. Pic/AFP
India A batsmen Priyank Panchal (left) Shreyas Iyer chat during their 159-run partnership for the second wicket on Day Two of the warm-up tie against Bangladesh at Hyderabad yesterday. Pic/AFP

Hyderabad: Bangladesh were at the receiving end for the majority of their sole warm-up game against India A with as many as three home team batsmen slamming hundreds on second and final day of the match that ended in a draw here yesterday.

Bangladesh, who are in India for the one-off Test starting here from February 9, endured a long day on the field with India A declaring at 461 for eight in response to the visitors' 224 for eight on the opening day.

Bangladesh operated with eight bowlers and most of them leaked runs, as the hosts scored at more than five runs per over.

Bangladesh were 73 for two in their second innings when play was called off.

India's domestic performers picked for the game cashed in on the opportunity with Priyank Panchal (103 retired out), Shreyas Iyer (100 retired out) and Vijay Shankar (103*) making fine hundreds.

The India A batsmen put on a dominating display a day after the bowlers, led by pacer Aniket Choudhary, came up with a disciplined effort.

Panchal, the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy this season, and Iyer piled on the runs after resuming at an overnight 91-1. The talented duo shared a 159-run partnership for the second wicket to set the tone for the innings.

Brief scores
Bangladesh 224-8 decl & 73-2 (Tamim 42*, S Sarkar 25; Kuldeep 2-2) vs India A 461-8 decl(P Panchal 103, S Iyer 100, V Shankar 103*; S Roy 3-57)

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