Bangladesh wins toss, bats first

2011-03-04 08:43

Mirpur – Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to bat first against West Indies in their World Cup Group B match at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on today.

Both sides will be playing their third match with two points each.

Bangladesh was beaten by India by 87 runs in the tournament opener but later defeated Ireland by 27 runs.

West Indies went down to a seven-wicket defeat by South Africa in its first game but bounced back to hammer Netherlands by 215 runs.

In their last one-day meeting in 2009, Bangladesh trounced a second-string West Indies side 3-0 in the series.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Zunaed Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Raqibul Hassan, Mohammad Ashraful, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mahmuduallah Riad.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas, Darren Sammy (captain), Nikita Miller, Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach.

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