Bangladesh boosted their chances of a quarterfinal berth, with a comfortable 6-wicket win over the Netherlands, in their group B clash at Chittagong.
The man instrumental in Bangladesh's surprise win over England in the previous match, Imrul Kayes, was once again the top-scorer, with an unbeaten 73.
Junaid Siddique (35 off 53) and Shahriar Nafees (37 off 60) also chipped in and aided Kayes in the run-chase.
The Netherlands had got off to a good start when Mudassar Bukhari snapped up opener Tamim Iqbal, for a duck, on only the 4th ball of the inning.
For the Dutch, it was again the ever reliable Ryan ten Doeschate who top-scored and stayed unbeaten on 53, but ran out of partners.
The Netherlands suffered the most due to their horrid running between the wickets, as 4 batsmen were run out.
Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh, taking 3 for 29 in his 10 overs.
New ball bowler Shafiul Islam put the Dutch under pressure right from the start, after Netherlands opted to bat first. He gave away just 15 runs in his 9.2 overs.
|1||pakistan cricket team||6||5||1||10|
|2||sri lanka cricket team||6||4||1||9|
|3||australia cricket team||6||4||1||9|
|4||new zealand cricket team||6||4||2||8|
|5||zimbabwe cricket team||6||2||4||4|
|6||canada cricket team||6||1||5||2|
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