" --IANS/CMC"
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Aug 31 (IANS/CMC) An unbroken 144-run, seventh wicket stand between captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain rescued Bangladesh on the opening day of their three-day warm-up match against St. Kitts and Nevis here.

Opting to bat first Saturday, the visitors slumped to 92 for four and were 186 for six at tea before Mushfiqur and Nasir rallied the innings with positive unbeaten half-centuries in the final session at Warner Park, reports CMC.

Mushfiqur struck 81 not out off 126 balls in just over three hours at the crease with five fours and three sixes while Nasir (78 not out) faced 122 balls, hitting six fours and two sixes.

Shuvagata Hom chipped in with 48 while Imrul Kayes scored 44 and Mahmudullah 27.

Seamers Quinton Boatswain (2-35) and Jeremiah Louis (2-36) were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets apiece.

--IANS/CMC

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