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Bangladesh beats Scotland by 6 wickets in World Cup, Pool A

Bangladesh prevail in accomplished run chase, beat Scotland by 6 wickets in Cricket World Cup

Bangladesh beats Scotland by 6 wickets in World Cup, Pool A

NELSON, New Zealand (AP) -- Tamim Iqbal scored 95 to steer Bangladesh's largest successful run-chase in one-day internationals as it beat Scotland by six wickets to keep alive its quarterfinal chances at the Cricket World Cup.

Scotland set Bangladesh 319 to win Thursday after posting 318-8, an innings built around a record-breaking 156 of opener Kyle Coetzer. Iqbal's innings of 95 from 100 balls, which was the highest by a Bangladesh batsman in a World Cup match, and his partnership of 139 with Mohammad Mahmudullah (62) established the strong pace that was necessary for Bangladesh to achieve its target with 11 balls to spair.

Iqbal was out in the 32nd over when Bangladesh was 201-3, leaving a lot of work still to do, but he had cleared the way: Bangladesh was 191-2 after 30 overs where Scotland had been 152-3.


Updated : 2021-09-28 01:39 GMT+08:00