Bangla drub Scotland in first one-dayer

Published: Friday, December 15, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Chittagong:Bangladesh scored an easy six-wicket victory over Scotland in the first one-day international of a two-match series played here today.

Electing to bat, Scotland were bowled out for 153 in 45.1 overs here on Friday. Bangladesh reached their target in just 29.1 overs as Aftab Ahmed scored a quickfire 66 off 50 balls, with nine fours and three sixes.

Scotland, who lost their only previous one-dayer against Bangladesh by 22 runs in the 1999 World Cup, failed miserably. Wicketkeeper-batsman Colin Smith top-scored with a 59-ball 30.

Seamers Shahadat Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza ripped through the top order, sharing five wickets, leaving the spinners with the easy task of restricting the lower-order batsmen.

Ahmed then shared a 92-run stand for the second wicket with Shahriar Nafees (36) as Bangladesh scored their seventh straight win in one-dayers, including a 5-0 drubbing of Zimbabwe in a recent home series.

Brief Scores:

Scotland 153 in 45.1 overs (Colin Smith 30, Gavin Hamilton 29, Ross Lyons 28; Shahadat Hossain 3-38, Abdur Razzak 2-16, Mashrafe Mortaza 2-49) lost to Bangladesh 154 for 4 in 29.1 overs (Aftab Ahmed 66, Shahriar Nafees 36; Ross Lyons 2-52)


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