ICC Media Release, 7 August -2012-08-07
ICC MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brisbane, 7 August 2012
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012
Bangladesh beats Scotland by seven wickets on day one of warm-up matches
Scorecard available at www.iccu19cricketworldcup.com
Bangladesh, twice a beaten Plate Championship finalist, made a confident start to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 by cruising to victory over Scotland at St Lucia on day one of the warm-up matches.
After winning the toss and inviting Scotland to bat, the pace pairing of Abu Haider and Abu Javed had their opponents in early strife at eight for two. Left-arm quick Haider was tough to score off, finishing with figures of 7-1-9-0, while right-arm quick Javed returned 3-21 from his seven overs.
There was a brief revival from the young Saltires, with Ross McLean (29) and Freddie Coleman (21) providing some much-needed runs before left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed picked up the key scalp of McLean.
Ahmed went onto to wrap up the tail, finishing with outstanding figures of 4-21 from 6.5 overs.
Bangladesh captain Anamul Haque, who deputised behind the stumps today, hit a brisk 34 while Salman Hossain finished 37 not out as they reached the target in the 21st over for the loss of three wickets.
“We wanted to get the runs quickly as it was a good batting wicket,’’ Haque said. “The win made us very happy and we will look to play well tomorrow against South Africa.”
Scores in brief:
Bangladesh beat Scotland by seven wickets at Oval 7, University of Queensland
Scotland 106 (R McLean 29, F Coleman 21; N Ahmed 4-21, A Javed 3-21)
Bangladesh 107 for three (S Hossain 37no, A Haque34; P Sadler 1-23)
Schedule of Wednesday’s warm-up matches:
England v Zimbabwe, WEP Harris Oval, University of Queensland
West Indies v Namibia, Oval 7, University of Queensland
Sri Lanka v Ireland, Trevor Hohns Field, Sandgate-Redcliffe
Pakistan v PNG, Norman Grey Oval, South Brisbane
Australia v Scotland, Bill Albury Oval, Wynnum-Manly
India v Afghanistan, Fred Kratzman Oval, Redlands
South Africa v Bangladesh, Kev Hackney Oval, Sunshine Coast
New Zealand v Nepal, Ron McMullin Oval, Sunshine Coast