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14-Mar-2011 10:52:00 GMT
Bangladesh v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chittagong

Bangladesh Beat Netherlands by Six Wickets, Alive QF Chances

Chittagong: Imrul Kayes hit an unbeaten 73 as Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 6 wickets in their World Cup clash at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong to keep their quarterfinals hopes alive.

Junaid Siddique and Shahriar Nafees chipped in with 35 and 37 respectively as Bangladesh chased down 161-run target in 41.2 overs.

Kayes added 92-run stand for the second wicket with Junaid Siddique before the later got out in the 21st over.

Siddique hit four boundaries in his 53-ball 35 runs.

Netherlands started impressively as pacer Mudassar Bukhari dismissed local-boy Tamim Iqbal in the very first over for nought.

Earlier, Abdur Razzak-led discipline Bangladesh bowlers bowled the Netherlands out for 160 in their must-win Group B match on Monday.

Bangladesh's most successful one-day bowler finished with 3 wickets for 29 runs in ten overs.

For Dutch, Ryan ten Doeschate remained unbeaten on 53 at the end. Doeschate hit two fours and a six in his 71-ball inning.

Dutch innings was hampered by four run outs, as they were bundled out in 46.2 overs.

Razzak dismissed Atse Buurman (0) and Tom de Grooth (4) in the 38th over to break momentum of the already slow Netherlands innings.

Left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo scalped Alexei Kervezee (18) to reduce Dutch to 113/5 in 33.3 overs.

Netherlands' Tom Cooper (29) and Eric Szwarczynski (28) got run out, which halted the Dutch innings' progress. Szwarczynski was unlucky to find himself stranded at the non-striker's end after playing patiently for his 63-ball 28, which included a huge six.

Cooper was going smoothly before confusion with partner Ryan ten Doeschate resulted in his departure from the pitch. He hit two fours in his controlled 41-ball 29 innings.

Razzak also scalped Bukhari (6) in the thirteenth over soon after skipper Shakib Al Hasan trapped Barresi LBW in the tenth.

Dutch started their innings slowly and cautiously as openers put on just 28 runs in 9 overs. Barresi took 29 balls to contribute his 10 runs.

Brief scores
160 (ten Doeschate 53*, Abdur Razzak 3-29)
Bangladesh 166-4 (Imrul Kayes 73*)
Result Bangladesh won by six wickets
MOM Imrul Kayes (Bangladesh)
Points Bangladesh 2, Netherlands 0

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