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ICC World T20 2014 warm-ups: Bangladesh, Zimbabwe record wins; Hong Kong stun Netherlands

Mushfiqur Rahim hit a fifty in Bangladesh's victory over Ireland © AFP (File Photo)
Mushfiqur Rahim hit a fifty in Bangladesh’s victory over Ireland © AFP (File Photo)

Dhaka: Mar 14, 2014

 

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe won their respective warm-up matches ahead of the upcoming ICC World T20 with Hong Kong beating the Netherlands.

Bangladesh beat Ireland by 44 runs in a one-sided encounter in which skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan blasted unbeaten half-centuries. Bangladesh scored 179 for three and then restricted Ireland to 135 for eight.

Rahim scored 59 off 30 balls with eight fours and two sixes while Shakib smashed seven boundaries and a six in a 32-ball 58. The duo added 116 runs in 9.5 overs for the third wicket.

In another match, opener Hamilton Masakadza struck seven sixes en route his 52-ball 93 to anchor a successful run-chase against Afghanistan. The Afghans scored 168 for six in 20 overs while Zimbabwe scored the runs with three balls to spare.

The surprise of the day was Hong Kong, who beat The Netherlands by 27 runs. Hong Kong were all out for 127 in 19.5 overs as Mark Chapman top-scored with 50. In reply, The Netherlands were all out for 100 in 16.5 overs as seamer Haseeb Amzad grabbed six for 21.

In the fourth warm-up game of the day, United Arab Emirates (UAE) comfortably defeated Nepal by six wickets. While Nepal scored a paltry 95, UAE scored the runs with seven balls to spare.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 179 for 3 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 59*, Shakib al Hasan 58*) beat Ireland 135 for8 in 20 overs (Shakib al Hasan 2 for 13) by 44 runs.

Nepal 95 in 20 overs (Paras Khadka 27, Sharif Asadullah 3 for 15) lost to UAE 99 for 4 in 18.5 overs (Swapnil Patil 33, Shaiman Anwar 30) by 6 wickets.

Hong Kong 127 in 19.5 overs (Mark Chapman 50) beat Netherlands 100 in 16.5 overs (Haseeb Amzad 6 for 21) by 27 runs.

Afghanistan 168 for 6 in 20 overs (Shafiqullah Shafiq 31) lost to Zimbabwe 173 for 3 in 19.3 overs (Hamilton Masakadza 93) by 7 wickets.

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

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Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

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Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

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Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

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Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

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