Bangladesh vs Scotland Cricket Series 2006 - 07
- December 15, First ODI at Chittagong
- December 17, Second ODI at Mirpur
Bangladesh vs Scotland Cricket Series 2006 - 07
Bangladesh vs Scotland Second ODI at Mirpur
Bangladesh beat Scotland, clinch series 2-0
Dec 17, 2006Bangladesh beat Scotland by 146 runs Sunday in their second limited overs cricket match and won the series 2-0 helped by half centuries from Aftab Ahmed and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.
Abdur Razzak was also a big contributor to Bangladeshs victory, taking 4-23. Replying to Bangladeshs 278 for six, Scotland were 132 all out in 41.3 overs. Scotland lost the first three wickets for just 17 runs the first two going for zero. After the early losses, a fourth wicket partnership between top scorer Fraser Watts (29) and Ian McCallum (23) took Scotland to 62, before both were bowled out by Razzak. Razzak also bowled Colin Smith (2) and trapped Craig Wright lbw for a duck. Man of the match Mortaza and Mohammad Rafique took two wickets each, while Shahadat Hossain and Saqib Al Hasan claimed one apiece.
Mortaza also became the highest one-day wicket-taker of 2006 with 49 wickets, surpassing Australian Nathan Brackens haul of 46. Earlier, no. 3 batsman and man of the series Ahmed (52) hit 50 off 42 balls with four boundaries and two sixes, after Bangladesh lost the first two wickets for 90. After a middle order collapse, with the hosts losing the next four wickets for 65 runs, Mortaza hit a quickfire 50 off 27 balls with two boundaries and five sixes to stage a recovery. Mortaza (51) and his 79-run unbeaten seventh wicket partnership with Mohammad Ashraful (38) helped Bangladesh tally 278 in the allocated 50 overs after Scottish skipper Craig Wright won the toss and opted to field first at Dhakas Mirpur Stadium. Wright and one-day debutant Majid Haq took two wickets each, while Glen Rogers and Dougie Brown got one apiece. Wright, 32, made a record 154th appearance for Scotland, overtaking Greig Williamson as his countrys most capped player. Bangladesh beat Scotland by six wickets in the first limited-overs match Friday in southeast Chittagong city.
Second ODI, Mirpur Bangladesh 278-6 beat Scotland 132 by 146 runs
Bangladesh vs Scotland First ODI at Chittagong
Bangladesh defeated Scotland by six wickets
Dec 16, 2006Scotland's two-match one-day international series against Bangladesh ended in a six-wicket defeat in Chittagong.
Aftab Ahmed scored 66 to provide the backbone of the Bangladeshi innings as they chased down the Scots' 153 all out with relative ease, achieving their target in just 29.1 overs. The visitors, having elected to bat, got off to a terrible start when Navdeep Poonia and Ryan Watson were both out for ducks early on, leaving them on five for two. Gavin Hamilton and Fraser Watts then took the score to 50 before the latter departed for 18.
Shahadat Hossain claimed three for 38, while Saqibul Hasan bowled four maidens in a miserly 10-over spell costing just 13 runs. Bangladesh lost Mehrab Hossain jnr (eight) early on but Shahriar Nafees (36) and Ahmed added 92 for the second wicket to set up the win. The second and final match of the series takes place on Sunday in Mirpur.
Scotland captain hopes to win both ODIs
Dec 15, 2006Captain of the visiting Scotland cricket team Craig McIntyre Wright Tuesday said they would try to win both the matches of the Aktel One Day International (ODI) Series against the high-flying home side.
"We'll try to win both the matches," he said while addressing a press conference at a local hotel. "A 1-1 result will be a more possible one" as it would be difficult to win both the matches against Bangladesh, the 32-year-old Wright said replying to a question. The 15-member Scotland team, which arrived in the city Monday on their first ODI tour, includes four spinners considering the sub-continent pitches. The spinners are left-arm orthodox Glen Rogers and Ross Thomas Lyons, and right-arm off spinners Majid Haq and Ryan Robert Watson. Skipper cum right arm medium pacer Wright will lead the pace attack along with Paul Hoffmann and John Angus Rae Blain. Bangladesh so far played only one ODI against Scotland in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, where they earned a 22-run victory.
Scotland vs BCB Academy warm up match at Chittagong
BCB Academy beat Scotland in warm-up match
Dec 15, 2006Riding on a superb century by opener Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy team earned a 33-run win over visiting Scotland national team in a warm-up match at the Bir Sresthho Shaheed Ruhul Amin Stadium in Chittagong.
Batting first after winning the toss, BCB Academy scored 252 runs for six wickets in stipulated 50 overs with Tamim Iqbal contributing 105 runs off 134 balls that featured nine fours and a six. Captain Nadif Chowdhury, who has been picked up for the first time in the 14-member national squad against Scotland replacing Khaled Mashud Pilot, scored 68 runs off 76 balls with five fours and two sixes.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh will play their first One Day International (ODI) Aktel Series match against Scotland Friday, also at the same venue. The visitors will return to the capital to play the second ODI of the Series on December 17 at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the city
Scotland promise better show against Bangladesh
Dec 12, 2006A 20-member Scotland national team, led by Craig McIntyre Wright, arrived in the city Monday to play two one day internationals (ODIs) of the Aktel Series against Bangladesh.
The visitors will play the first ODI on December 15 at the Bir Sreshth0 Shaheed Ruhul Amin Stadium in Chittagong and the second one on December 17 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in the capital. Before playing the ODIs, the visitors will play a warm-up match against the BCB Academy team on December 13 at the Bir Sreshtho Shaheed Ruhul Amin Stadium in Chittagong.
Bangladesh so far played only one ODI against Scotland in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, where they earned a 22-run victory. BCB media manager informed the news agency that Scotland team would leave the capital Wednesday for the port city of Chittagong to play the first ODI match while the Bangladesh team was due to leave Monday night. Scotland Team: Craig McIntyre Wright (Captain), Rana Omer Hussain, Hajid Haq, Douglas Robert Brown, Johan Dewald Nel, David Fraser Watts, Ross Thomas Lyons, Navdeep Singh Poonia, Neil Francis Ian McCallum, Colin John Ogilvie Smith, Gavin Mark Hamilton, Douglas Ross Lockhart, Paul Hoffmann, Ryan Robert Watson and John Angus Rae Blain.