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Max ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2017: Bangladesh finish second after Pakistan tie

  • Published at 01:10 am March 31st, 2017
Max ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2017: Bangladesh finish second after Pakistan tie
This saw Bangladesh move down to second place in the group in accordance with the net run rate. Pakistan emerged as group champion. Meanwhile in Group A, Afghanistan defeated India and pushed them out of the tournament. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka both needed wins in their respective last group games to stay alive in the tournament. The Lankans bagged an easy win against Malaysia while the Afghans beat India by two wickets. In the semi-finals, Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka while Pakistan will take on Afghanistan. Bangladesh’s ambition of reaching the last four as Group B champion ended in Cox’s Bazar's Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium. Pakistan batted first after winning the toss and posted 233 runs on the board losing eight wickets. Top-order batsman Haris Sohail scored 63 while Hussain Talat remained unbeaten on 57. Right-arm pacer Mohammad Saifuddin picked up three wickets. In reply, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque (75) built a few good partnerships. The diminutive batsman added 63 runs for the third wicket with Nazmul Hossain Shanto (30) and 73 alongside Mohammad Mithun (53) to take Bangladesh on the verge of victory. [caption id="attachment_55602" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Saifuddin plays one towards the off-side DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] However, regular fall of wickets then slowed down the run rate. Bangladesh needed seven runs off the last over with Saifuddin and Nayeem Hasan at the middle. The duo scored six as Bangladesh's chase ended on 233/8. BRIEF SCORES Bangladesh 233/8 (Mominul 75, Mithun 30) tied with Pakistan 233/8 (Haris 63, Talat 57*) Nepal 220/3 in 44.2 overs (Malla 70, Airee 60*) beat Hong Kong 214 (Rath 51, McAuslan 43) by seven wickets Malaysia 106 in 27.3 overs (Aponso 5/31, De Silva 3/26) lost to Sri Lanka 311/9 (Samarawickrama 121, Asalanka 78) by 205 runs Afghanistan 246/8 in 46.3 overs (Ahmadzai 51, Shenwari 50) beat India 242/8 (Vihari 59*, Naveen 4/54) by two wickets   POINTS TABLES Group A Teams M W L Pts SL 3 2 1 4 Afghanistan 3 2 1 4 India 3 2 1 4 Malaysia 3 0 3 0 Group B Teams M W L Pts Pakistan 3 2 0 5 Bangladesh 3 2 0 5 Nepal 3 1 2 2 HK 3 0 3 0
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