Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bangladesh go down against Kiwis in the practice match

The Tigers began their preparation for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup with a four-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the first unofficial warm-up match at Wormsley Cricket Ground in Buckinghamshire, England on Tuesday.

Martin Guptill fired 61 to propel the Kiwis to 147-6 with five overs to spare after Bangladesh were restricted to 146-6 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Guptill was well supported by Peter McGlashan, who made 35. N McCullam was 14 not out as Mohammad Ashraful and Mahmudullah Riad took one wicket each.

Earlier, Bangladesh, who won the toss, made a modest total riding on a 43-run knock from middle-order batsman Raid.

Shakib Al Hasan followed him to make 35, according to TigerCricket.com, the official website of the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Left-handed opener Tamim was the third highest scorer with 19 while captain Mohammad Ashraful and Mashrafee Bin Mortaza made 17 and 15 respectively.

Naeem Islam was 11 not out while Junaed Siddique and Mushfiqur Rahim scored three and one.

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