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Lancs prove too strong for tourists

Lancashire enjoyed a comfortable 7 wicket victory against Bangladesh A at Emirates Old Trafford

The tourists won the toss and batted, but lost early wickets to the opening attack of Kyle Hogg and Oliver Newby, reaching 31-3 after 10 powerplay overs.

Half centuries by Shamsur Rahman and skipper Naeem Islam helped Bangladesh A recover, with the pair adding 85 in 18 overs for the 4th wicket before the introduction of Arron Lilley broke their partnership when Shamsur edged to wicketkeeper Alex Davies. 

The middle order failed to capitalise, with Lilley taking two further wickets while conceding just 24 runs from his 10 overs, and Steven Croft cleaned up the tail with 3-16 to hustle the visitors to 171 all out in the 48th over.

Lancashire never looked troubled during their reply. Stephen Moore played some scintillating shots during his 61 from 63 balls, Steven Croft made a rapid 27, and Paul Horton (43 not out) and Andrea Agathangelou (25 not out) finished the match with an unbeaten 64 run partnership.

It was a good return to 40-over cricket for Lancashire, who are in action against Derbyshire on Tuesday evening at Emirates Old Trafford (3.40pm start).

Picture: Stephen Moore hits out during his innings of 61 (c) Simon Pendrigh