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Bangladesh ease past Malaysia to reach cricket semis

india Updated: Nov 23, 2010 11:08 IST
Asian Games

Bangladesh's international-studded team cruised to victory over Malaysia by 70 runs on Tuesday and joined Pakistan in the semi-finals of the Asian Games cricket tournament.

Test-playing Bangladesh scored a competitive 150-7 in 20 overs and Malaysia never looked like reaching their target against some disciplined bowling and tight fielding, struggling to 80 all out.

Bangladesh, including a clutch of players who have played Tests and one-day internationals, made a brisk start to their innings but slumped from 80-2 to 82-5 before staging a recovery.

Opener Mithun Ali top-scored with 39 off 35 balls, including four fours and a six, and skipper Mohammad Ashraful, who has played 55 Test matches and 163 one day internationals, chipped in with 29.

Shahrulnizam Yusof was the star bowler for Malaysia with 4-21 off his four overs. Shafiq Sharif top-scored for Malaysia with 21 off 25 balls.