Netherlands swept aside for 160

2011-03-14 08:50

Chittagong, Bangladesh – Bangladesh swept aside The Netherlands’ batsmen in a World Cup Group B game today, dismissing the Dutch for 160 in 46.1 overs on a low, slow Chittagong wicket.

Only Ryan Ten Doeschate, with 53 not out, managed a decent innings as the Dutch fell victim to four runouts, a stumping and slow spin. Netherlands earlier won the toss and decided to bat.

But Ten Doeschate, the best Dutch batsman, came in at number five and was left stranded when Bangladesh tore through the tail. His 50 took 65 balls and included two fours and a six.

Abdur Razzak took 3-25 as Bangladesh sought a victory that will take the co-hosts closer to a quarterfinal berth.

Shafiul Islam was the pick of Bangladesh’s bowlers even though he didn’t take a wicket. He finished with figures of 0-15 from 9.2 overs, starving the Dutch of run-making deliveries.

Bangladesh has four points from two wins, against Ireland and England, but needs to win its two remaining games in Group B to reach the last eight. Its last game is against South Africa.

Bangladesh made two changes from the team that had a two-wicket win over England, bringing in Sohrawardy Shuvo and Shahriar Nafees in place of Naeem Islam and Raqibul Hassan.

Netherlands also made two changes, bringing in Atse Burrman and Adeel Raja.

The non-test playing country has lost all four previous games by big margins: South Africa thrashed them by 231 runs, West Indies by 215 runs, while India won by five-wickets and England won by six wickets.

A holiday was declared in Chittagong today to give cricket fans the chance to go and see their beloved team play, following the victory over England.

The Bangladesh team opened the World Cup with a loss to co-host India in Dhaka, then beat Ireland by 27 runs. Any encouragement gained from that was lost in a nine-wicket defeat to the West Indies, when Bangladesh was bowled out for just 58 runs.

Angry fans targeted Shakib’s house and also threw stones at the West Indies’ team bus as it left the ground, with World Cup local organisers later apologising and saying the frustrated Bangladeshi mob mistakenly thought it was the home team’s vehicle.

With four of the seven teams advancing from each group to the quarterfinals, Bangladesh is in a tricky position in Group B.

After the Netherlands, which on paper should deliver them a third win, Shakib’s squad will meet South Africa in the last group match. And they don’t want to be relying on a win there to guarantee a place in the next stage.

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