Bangladesh too big for Kenya
Bangladesh beat Kenya by 131 runs on Friday in the first limited-overs international match and lead the four-match series 1-0.Updated: Mar 17, 2006 18:02 IST
Opener Shahriar Nafees hammered a solid 91 on Friday to power Bangladesh to a convincing 131-run win over Kenya in the first limited-overs international.
Chasing a victory target of 302 Kenya was bundled out for 170 in 48.1 overs as pace bowler Syed Rasel claimed 3-31 at Bogra's Shaheed Chandu Stadium. Spinners Mohammad Rafique and Mohammad Ashraful shared two wickets apiece.
The victory gave Bangladesh 1-0 lead in the four-match series. Nafees struck 11 boundaries in his 111-run knock before being run out.
Top-order batsman Aftab Ahmed contributed 67 runs off 70 balls, including five boundaries and two sixes.
Lower-order batsman Mashrafee bin Mortaza played a cameo, hitting 44 off 16 balls. He smashed five boundaries and three sixes as Bangladesh crossed 300 mark for the first time in a one-day international match.
Tanmay Mishra scored 43 runs becoming the only Kenya batsman to offer some resistance as top-order batsmen fell cheaply.
This was Bangladesh's second victory in the eight one-day matches the two countries have so far played between them. The second match of the four-match series will be played on March 20 in southwestern Khulna city.
Bangladesh: J Omar c Tikolo b Ongondo 28, S Nafees run out 91, A Ahmed c Mishra b Ongondo 62, M Ashrafulb Kamande 18, Md Rafique c Mishra b Odoyo 36, A Kapali run out 1, M Mortaza not out 44, K Mashud run out1, A Razzak not out 0, Extras: (b-1, lb-1, w-16, nb-2) 20, Total: (for 7 wkts, 50 overs) 301.
Fall of wkts: 1-92, 2-168, 3-205, 4-238, 5-242, 6-278, 7-285.
Bowling: Odoyo 10-1-46-1, Luseno 3-0-22-0, Suji 8-0-48-0, Ongondo 10-0-73-2, Tikolo 10-0-47-0, Kamande 9-1-63-1.
Kenya: K Otieno b Rasel 6, D Obuya c Ashraful b Rasel 14, S Tikolo c Ahmed b Rasel 8, A Suji c sub (CO Obuya) b Rafique 33, H Modi c Ahmed b Hossain 1, T Odoyo c Mashud b Razzak 16, T Mishra st Khaled Mashud b Ashraful 43, J Kamande b Rafique 4, M Suji run out 12, P Ongondo c Razzak b Ashraful 10, A Luseno not out 8, Extras:(b-2, lb-2, w-7, nb-4) 15, Total: (all out, 48.1 overs) 170.
Fall of wkts: 1-11, 2-29, 3-38, 4-45, 5-74, 6-88, 7-94, 8-125, 9-161.
Bowling: Mortaza 9-2-34-0, Rasel 8-1-31-3, Hossain 5-0-16-1, Razzak 8-1-18-1, Rafique 10-0-36-2, Kapali 6-1-22-0, Ashraful 2.1-0-9-2.
First Published: Mar 17, 2006 17:54 IST