Lancashire v Bangladesh A, one-dayer, Manchester August 11, 2013

Lilley, Moore power Lancashire to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire 175 for 3 (Moore 61, Horton 43*, Sunny 2-47) beat Bangladesh A 171 (Naeem 57, Shamsur 51, Croft 3-16, Lilley 3-24) by 7 wickets

The Bangladesh A batsmen struck out for the third straight time in England, resulting in a seven-wicket loss to Lancashire at Old Trafford in Manchester. Bangladesh had earlier struggled to chase down modest totals against Hampshire and Yorkshire, and this time, their first attempt to set up a competitive total also fell flat.

Bangladesh had earlier won the toss and elected to bat, but the stand-in captain Naeem Islam's decision backfired immediately, as Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque and Marshall Ayub were all dismissed inside 40 minutes.

However, Naeem and Shamsur Rahman revived the innings with a 85-run fourth-wicket stand, the pair striking seven fours and two sixes in total. Offspinner Arron Lilley put an end to the brief recovery by dismissing Shamsur for 51, on his way to figures of 3 for 24.

Shamsur's wicket triggered a collapse, as Bangladesh lost all the remaining six wickets for just 55 runs. Offspinner Steven Croft took three wickets, while medium-pacers Kyle Hogg and Oliver Newby picked up two each, as Bangladesh, struggling against spin, were bundled out for 171.

Lancashire had little trouble in their pursuit of 172, with opener Stephen Moore anchoring the innings with a 63-ball 61 that included nine fours. Paul Horton remained unbeaten on 43 to take Lancashire home with 16.5 overs remaining.

Bangladesh next take on Nottinghamshire on August 14 in their penultimate tour game in the lead-up to a three-match series against England Lions.

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  • KH. RAFIQUE on August 13, 2013, 4:41 GMT

    @tanzim30 on (August 11, 2013, 20:18 GMT) You really amazed me by your so thoughtful comments.Its not about showing fighting spirit match by match if you lose.its all about losing or winning.Bangladesh is doing that quite well in last 3 years.Let me remind you BAN drew one test though lost TEST series1-0,Drew the ODI series 1-1,and lost 1-0 in T20s in Srilanka.Before that won ODI series against West Indies 3-2 though lost the both Test and T20s.Before that they became the runner up of ASIA cup beating India and Srilanka comfortably. Before that they beat your spirited Ireland 3-0 in T20s at their own backyards. What else could you ask for???If you missed those kindly check your stats before act like a Bangladeshi cricket fan.Till then Roar Tigers Roar>>>>

  • Tapa on August 13, 2013, 2:33 GMT

    @tanzim30- It took a long for you to learn how to walk after birth. Bangladesh team also took a while to achieve current status. It is not your favourite political party that always make mess in your country, but the eagerness of the boys of being a cricketer. Bangladesh is a cricket freak country and people give huge donation for their loving cricket board. Board choose the players for national and international team. Frankly saying, BD cricket board are struggling to find players that can be placed to fight against big team. So far they found some players who are giving a lot for their country. Not all them are perfect for all format of cricket. Your comment is very demoralising and not supportive for cricket board to meet your need. Looser team only learn by losing more. BD team spirit will only come by your support. Remember, since 1975 to 1999 Australia & west indies won ICC world cup 2 times each as a international team, where BD only got ICC status at 1999.

  • Bangla on August 11, 2013, 20:18 GMT

    Continuing from the bangladeshi bowling, their batting is no better. The players including the likes of tamim, shakib, mushfiqur etc dont know how to play sensiblely or properly. They get out to bouncers which can easily be ducked from, they play nothing shots. My heart is in my mouth every time I see them bat. They don't know how to play spin nor pace and there are no leaders to help them. Being a bangladeshi, I must admit we don't deserve a place in the icc rankings. We don't even have a format of the game which is our strengths. Watching the likes of afghanistan and ireland showing a fighting spirit every game makes them more deserving of a place in the rankings and to play series against top teams rather than bangladesh.

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