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Central Zone piles on Bangladesh~~s humiliation

Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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New Delhi:Bangladesh's pathetic run continued when they slumped to 117 for six in their first innings against Central Zone on the second day of the Duleep Trophy cricket match in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Central Zone, who were earlier bowled out for 351 in the first essay, piled on the humiliation on the visitors, who suffered yet another batting collapse on their debut season in India's domestic competition.

Bangladesh, playing with almost their national team, had failed to reach even 200 in both the innings of their opening match against East Zone last week which they had lost by an innings in Nagpur.

The visiting batsmen apparently learnt nothing from their earlier outing as they failed to apply themselves on a pitch that was described as "flat" by their coach Dave Whatmore just a day back.

Bangladesh had a shocking start to their innings when the openers were back in pavilion by the second over itself with the side yet to open its account.

Al Shahriar fell in the last ball of the first over bowled by Harvinder Singh when his edge was brilliantly taken in the third slip by Amit Pagnis.

A ball later, Nafees Iqbal followed his partner back to the dressing room after being trapped leg before by Salabh Srivatsava.

Aftab Ahmed (18) and captain Mohammed Ashraful (30) tried to stem the rot by adding 52 runs for the third wicket before Central skipper J P Yadav (3-29) removed the duo and then the next batsman Alok Kapali to put the pressure back Bangladesh.

Manjural Islam Rana (unbeaten 32) offered some resistance to Central Zone, whose bowling department contained hardly any big name of Indian cricket.

At stumps Abdur Razzaq, on four, was giving company to Rana.

Earlier Bangladesh did well to dismiss Central for 351 after the hosts were placed comfortably at 248 for three overnight.

Devendra Bundela failed to add anything to his score of 83 before being castled by Anwar Hussain, who returned with figures of 4-58 in the innings.

J P Yadav (10), wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha (25), Nikhil Doru (20), Murali Kartik (33) chipped in as Central added 103 runs more to their score before being all out.

Talha Jubair also scalped four wickets, but he was taken for 122 runs by the Central batsmen.

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