Queensland down NCA

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Morning always does not show the day. Having won their tour opener down under, BCB National Cricket Academy (NCA) crashed to their second consecutive defeat yesterday.

Queensland Academy of Sport won the match by eight wickets as the visitors were bundled out for a paltry 81 in just 30.1 overs in the third game of the Australian trip, according to Tigercricket.com.

The Queenslanders opted to field first on a green-top wicket in the Institute Challenge Cup match at Kahlin and their bowlers got the better of the Bangladeshi batsmen who failed to make most of a good bouncy track.

Only Jahurul Islam (16 off 39 balls) and Dollar Mahmud (14 off eight balls) reached the double figures with 24 sundries dominating the sorry scorecard.

Queensland coasted to 85- for two in 18.1 overs with both their first-class cricketers -- Andrew (28) and captain Kruger (23) -- remaining unbeaten. Nathan made 25.

The two Queensland wickets went to pacemen Talha Jubair (1-16) and Dollar (1-24).

The tourists will take on Australian Cricket Academy at the Marrara Oval today.