Friday, 4 March 2011

West Indies Beats Bangladesh by 9 Wickets at Cricket World Cup; Kiwis Win

The West Indies defeated co-host Bangladesh by nine wickets in their Group B match in Dhaka after nine Bangladeshi batsmen failed to reach double figures.
Chris Gayle was 37 not out, combining with Devon Smith, out for 6 runs, and Darren Bravo, 9 not out to achieve the win with 226 balls remaining in the 50-overs match.
Bangladesh was all out for 58 after 18.5 overs. Only Junaid Siddique, out on 25, and Mohammad Ashraful, caught on 11, reached double figures for the co-hosts. Bangladesh’s score was the lowest total ever by a full-member nation in the history of the tournament. Top batsman Tamim Iqbal was dismissed for a duck on the third ball.
The West Indies is now in second place in Group B, behind South Africa, while Bangladesh is in sixth place.
In an earlier Group A match, New Zealand defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets as Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill combined for 166 runs.
Guptill ended on 86 and McCullum reached 76 after 33.3 overs. Zimbabwe was all out for 162 in 46.2 overs at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera.
New Zealand’s Tim Southee took 3-29 as seven of Zimbabwe’s batsmen failed to score more than 12 runs.
New Zealand moves to fourth place in Group A, with Zimbabwe in fifth. The top four from two groups of seven teams advance to the quarterfinals of the event, co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The tournament ends April 2.

No comments: