Bangladesh smash Netherlands

2011-03-14 11:15

Chittagong, Bangladesh – Bangladesh boosted their chances of reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup by sweeping aside the Netherlands by six wickets today.

Chasing a modest 161-run target, Bangladesh lost Tamim Iqbal in the first over but in-form opener Imrul Kayes hit an unbeaten 73 to see them home in the Group B match in 41.2 overs.

Abdur Razzak (3-29) and his spin colleagues had earlier laid the foundation for Bangladesh’s victory by bowling with tremendous discipline and the Dutch batsmen did not help their cause either with four of them running themselves out.

For them, Ryan Ten Doeschate waged a grim battle but ran out of partners to remain not out on 53 as his team folded for 160 in 46.2 overs.

Bangladesh moved up to fourth in Group B with six points and will play their final match against South Africa on Saturday.

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