Bangladesh keeps hopes alive

Mon, Mar 14, 2011 4:17 PM

Bangladesh keeps hopes alive

Imrul Kayes in action
Bangladesh registered a six-wicket win over Netherlands on Monday to keep its hopes of making the quarter-finals alive.

Netherlands after opting to bat first was bowled out for 160 in 43.2 overs with only Ryan ten Doeschate making an unbeaten 53 off 71 balls. In its reply, Bangladesh finished at 166 for 4 in 41.2 overs.

Earlier, Netherlands lost wickets at regular intervals thanks to four run-outs and excellent spell of 3-29 by Abdur Razzak triggered the collapse. Among the other spinners Sohrawadi Shuvo and skipper Shakib Al Hasan also picked a wicket apiece.

In its reply, Bangladesh lost an early wicket, but opener Imrul Kayes (73 not out: 113b, 6x4) led the home team to script another win.

Kayes shared a 92-run stand with Zunaed Siddique to pace the Bangladesh chase. Later Shahriar Nafees (37) and Kayes kept Bangladesh in hunt with a 59 run stand.

In the end Mushfiqur Rahim completed the last rites for Bangladesh.

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