Canada sets Bangladesh a modest 181 for victory

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 5:09 [IST]
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Durban: Bangladesh was set for its first win after 26 consecutive One-day defeats after bowling out Canada for 180 in the World Cup group 'B' match on Tuesday. Mashrafe Mortaza and Sanwar Hossain picked up two wickets each as inexperienced Canada, one of the three qualifiers in the 14-nation tournament, struggled after electing to bat in the day-night game.

Ian Billcliff top-scored with 42, but six batsmen failed to reach double figures on the Kingsmead wicket that afforded some assistance to the seam bowlers. Bangaldesh, who share a 1-1 record with Canada, faces a modest target of 3.6 runs an over under lights to earn full points in its opening match.


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