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Bangladesh post easy win in practice match

Bangladesh clash with Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Champions Trophy on Saturday.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 14:22 IST

Bangladesh warmed up for the upcoming Champions Trophy one-day tournament with an emphatic seven-wicket victory in a practice match here on Wednesday.

Aftab Ahmed top-scored with 76 and Saqibul Hasan hit an unbeaten 66 as the tourists surpassed Punjab Cricket Association President team's total of 205 with nine overs to spare.

Bangladeshi seamers Syed Rasel and Farhad Reza grabbed three wickets apiece, while left-arm spinners Mohammad Rafique and Abdur Razzak finished with two scalps each.

Bangladesh clash with Sri Lanka in the opening qualifying match of the Champions Trophy in Mohali on Saturday. They will then play defending champions West Indies and Zimbabwe.

The top two sides will advance to the main draw that features Australia, India, England, South Africa, New Zealand and Pakistan.

Brief scores:

PCA President's XI 205 in 49.1 overs (Uday Kaul 47, Sunny Sohal 36, Amit Uniyal 34, Sumit Sharma 28; Farhad Reza 3-32, Syed Rasel 3-38, Abdur Razzak 2-27, Mohammad Rafique 2-38).

Bangladesh 208-3 in 41 overs (Aftab Ahmed 76, Saqibul Hasan 66 not out, Shariyar Nafees 29).

First Published: Oct 04, 2006 17:37 IST