NELSON: Bangladesh claimed victory against Scotland at Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand. Bengali Tigers won by six wicket ( with 11 balls remaining) after a complex fight in death overs. Man of the Match, Kyle Coetzer (Scotland) scored 156 runs.
Scottish team set their highest ever total 318 in 50 overs at the loss of 8 wickets by playing first. Scottish batting line faltered in the initial overs and lost two wickets at the total of 38 in 10 overs. A well played knock by opener Coetzer helped Scottish team to cross the 300 run mark. He scored 156 that is the highest individual score of any Scottish player.
Taskin Ahmed bowled three players at the cost of 43 runs, two by Nasir Hossain one by each Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Haq, and Rehman.
Bangladesh dropped their first wicket of Soumya Sarkar at the total of five in the second over of their inning. Four half centuries were scored by Bengali Tigers. Prominent scorer were opener Tamim Iqbal who scored 95 and Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim who scored 62 and 60 respectively. A very nice game was shown by Shakib Al Hasan and Shabbir Rehman in the death overs. They managed the victory for the team by scoring 52 and 42 respectively.
Davey got two wickets and one by each Wardlaw and Evans.
It was the first time Bangladesh successfully chased down the target of 250+ score in a World Cup match. It was the third time Bangladesh have beaten Scotland, Scotland are the only team against whom Bangladesh have won 3 ODIs without losing even one.
Bangladesh is at number four in Pool A having 5 points and +0.182 Net Run Rate at the Points Table. Scotland is again in darkness as the team is facing the deficit Net Run Rate of -1.423 and the loss of four matches.