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May 13, 2004, 12:34 AM
Manjural Islam bowled Bangladesh to a three-wicket win over a strong West Indies Board XI in the opening match of their Caribbean tour on Wednesday. The left-arm spinner grabbed four wickets on the St Vincent track to bowl the hosts out for 135 in 45.3 overs.

The tourists knocked off the runs in 41 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Captain Habibul Bashar top-scored for Bangladesh with 47 and can now look forward to the first two one-day internationals this weekend.

Bashar's bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals on a slow and uneven pitch on Wednesday. The home side was only saved from total embarrassment by Ryan Hinds, who made 48.

Hinds was last man out when he lofted Islam to Mushfiqur Rahman at deep mid-wicket to give the bowler his fourth wicket and figures of 9.3-4-9-4. Medium pacer Mahmud, who took three of the first four wickets, finished with 3-33 and M.D. Rafique 2-27.

In reply, Bangladesh initially struggled against the Board XI seam attack of Pedro Collins, Jermaine Lawson, Dwight Washington and Wavell Hinds. But the tourists prevailed thanks to a 50-run seventh-wicket partnership between Rahman and Khaled Mashud.

BBC >> (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3709559.stm)

May 13, 2004, 04:34 AM
well i think the best way to get the true score is to go and watch the game by yourself. karon ak ak jaigai kintu ak ak rokom score card dekchi. ak jaigai dekhlam rana korse 17 ar akjaigai dekhi korse 7 ak jaigai dekhi kapali marse duck ar ak jaigai dekhi 3. i am very confused.

May 13, 2004, 06:44 AM
great job..i guess chacha is the man :umm:
but kapali sucks..what can we do with him...otherwise besides the openning collapse ...i am really happy:)

May 13, 2004, 09:03 AM
Where've you been all these days man?

May 13, 2004, 09:14 AM
Bashar gives Tigers tour win 13/05/04

Bangladesh started their tour of the West Indies on a winning note, beating a star-studded West Indies Cricket Board XI by three wickets in their warm up match in St Vincent.

The visitors had their new captain and top batsman, Habibul Bashar, to thank as the skipper scored 47 to lead his side who were chasing the hosts' 135.

Bashar consolidated the innings after Bangladesh had lost an early wicket. However, there was little support from the rest of the top order, and at 82 for 6, the WICB XI had an opportunity to sneak a win.

However, a vital 50-run partnership between Mushfiqur Rahman and Khaled Mashud snaffled any faint hopes of a win, with Rahman finishing unbeaten on 25.

Earlier, former skipper Khaled Mahmud and spinner Manjural Islam accounted for seven wickets as only Ryna Hinds. with 48, offered any real resistance. Mahmud finished with 3/33, but Islam was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/9 from 9.3 overs.

This was Bangladesh's only warm-up match before the one-day series, which starts with back-to-back matches at the same venue over the weekend.

Source: Cricket 365 (http://www.cricket365.com/Breaking_News/story_12292.shtml)

May 13, 2004, 09:30 AM
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent - Bangladesh served West Indies an early warning signal that they should not be taken lightly, when they won the opening match of their Caribbean tour by three wickets against a West Indies Cricket Board XI today.

In a low scoring affair, Bangladesh successfully chased down 136 to achieve victory in the 41st over, after the WICB XI were bowled out for a modest 135 from 45.3 overs.

Habibul Bashar, who inherited the Bangladesh captaincy in January this year from Khaled Mahmud, anchored the visitors with 47 before they slumped to 82 for six.

Mushfiqur Rahman with 25 not out and Khaled Mashud with 17 added 50 for the seventh wicket to get them back on track.

Pedro Collins took two wickets for 35 runs from nine overs and Dwight Washington two for 38 from nine for the WICB XI, who earlier batted poorly after choosing to bat on a typically easy-paced Arnos Vale pitch.

Ryan Hinds hit the top score of 48 and was the only batsman to get on top of the Bangladeshi bowling for any significant period of time.

Left-arm spin bowler Manjural Islam showed that he might be the main threat to the West Indies' unpredictable batting with four wickets for nine runs from 9.3 overs. Mahmud supported with three for 33 from his full allotment of 10 overs.

The first two One-day Internationals of three between West Indies and Bangladesh will be contested at Arnos Vale on Saturday and Sunday.

Source: WICB (http://www.windiescricket.com/Article.asp?id=202968)