March 15, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 updates: 14th March 2011

On 14th March 2011, match number 32 and 33 of the ICC World Cup 2011 was played. 32nd match was played between Bangladesh and Netherlands at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Netherlands won the toss and they elected to bat first.

The start was not so smooth and played very defensively. First wicket fell in the first delivery of the 10th over where they had scored only 28 runs. After this, the run rate was not pretty much stronger and the wickets started to fall at regular intervals. Ryan ten Doeschate played well and he remained unbeaten scoring 53 runs. Other batsmen failed to play for longer period and could not give a good support to Ryan ten Doeschate. In 46.2 overs, Netherlands were all out scoring only 160 runs (NED- 160/10, 46.2 over). Abdur Razzak took 3 wickets for Bangladesh. The run rate was only 3.45 runs per over put up by Netherlands.

Bangladesh needed only 161 runs to win the match in 50 overs with 10 wickets on hand. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes opened the batting innings for Bangladesh. Opener Tamim Iqbal departed without scoring any run by getting bowled in Mudassar Bukhari delivery. There was a good support given by Zunaed Siddique and Shahriar Nafees to Imrul Kayes which helped the Bangladesh team to win the match. Imrul Kayes was unbeaten scoring 73 runs. In 41.2 overs, Bangladesh chased the target successfully scoring a total of 166 runs  for the loss of 4 wickets (BAN - 166/4, 41.2 over).

Bangladesh won the match by 6 wickets. Man of the match went to Imrul Kayes.

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