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Bangladesh v Netherlands, Only ODI, Glasgow

Barresi carries Netherlands to major victory

Cricinfo staff

July 20, 2010

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Netherlands 200 for 4 (Szwarczynski 67, Barresi 65*) beat Bangladesh 199 for 7 (Kayes 53, Borren 3-29) by six wickets

Netherlands secured their first one-day international victory against a Full Member nation as Wesley Barresi hit a match-winning 65 off 43 balls against Bangladesh in Glasgow after the game was reduced to 30 overs per side. Barresi, playing just his seventh ODI, added 96 with Bas Zuiderent and the pair batted superbly to steady a run chase that had threatened to fall apart after Eric Szwarczynski's 67.

The victory also means Netherlands will join Ireland and Kenya on the main ICC rankings table having gained the required victory against a Full Member while holding an overall win ratio of 60%. It was a disappointing end to the tour for Bangladesh, who had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Ireland and had their match against Scotland washed out, having hoped to dominate their Associate opposition.

Szwarczynski batted confidently, with his runs coming from 54 deliveries, and he dominated an opening stand of 61 with Alex Kervezee but, when he was lbw to Shakib Al Hasan, Netherlands were 104 for 4 and still needed 96 from 15 overs. However, Barresi and Zuiderent paced the chase so impressively that there were seven balls to spare when Barresi guided the winning boundary to third man off Shafiul Islam.

Barresi stuck 11 boundaries while Zuiderent played the anchor role during the match-winning stand and his lone boundary was a six to open his account off Shakib. Bangladesh, though, didn't help their own cause with some poor fielding, including an horrendous drop by Mahmudullah to give Szwarczynski a life when he had 29.

Imrul Kayes had earlier top-scored for Bangladesh with a solid 53, but Peter Borren's three wickets proved crucial in keeping the Test nation to a chaseable total. They were also boosted by the early departure of Tamim Iqbal who was caught behind off Mudassar Bukhari for 2 in the second over.

However, Junaid Siddique managed a fair impression of his colleague as he raced to 31 off 19 balls to kick-start the innings before he, too, fell to Bukhari from a top-edged pull. But Siddique's rapid innings had given Bangladesh time to regroup as Kayes and Jahurul formed a solid partnership. Runs continued to come at a decent pace until Jahurul fell in the 18th over, lofting to long-on, to begin a mini-collapse as three wickets fell for seven, including Kayes for 53.

Shakib struggled to find any momentum as he took 20 balls over 15, but Mahmudullah and captain Mashrafe Mortaza ensured the innings didn't fade away. They added 33 in five overs for the seventh wicket. Once again, though, it was Bangladesh's bowling and fielding which cost them the match.


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Posted by Dummy4 on (July 26, 2010, 20:25 GMT)

@ShababFAlam: Actually on August 1st, there will be a revaluation of rankings, performances dated August 1 2007 to August 1 2008 will no longer count. Last one year's performances will count 2/3rd and the previous year's 1/3rd. This is according to ranking rules. You can check official ICC site. So probably it will be 8.Ireland 9.Bangladesh 10.Zimbabwe 11.West Indies! I am not sure about Zim though.

Posted by Shabab on (July 25, 2010, 4:24 GMT)

@Arun Lobo: I hv got the opposite thoughts! Check out the ICC ODI ratings. Bangladesh is getting quite close to W.Indies. If they can pull out two victories against NZ this October, they may become the no. 8 after the Zimbabwe series in December!

Posted by Dummy4 on (July 23, 2010, 17:46 GMT)

Politiics has come to the BD cricket team....thats why they are not improving although they have a lot of talented guys....it's time to reconstruct the board and remove the politics from the game....

Posted by Dummy4 on (July 23, 2010, 13:07 GMT)

My prediction goes like this................Bangladesh are going to be no 8 or 9 this August.........because the ICC rankings will get revalued then..........Ireland maybe new no 8!

Posted by kas on (July 23, 2010, 1:39 GMT)

Cont....... Because it has been almost 12 years since rubbing shoulders with the big boys in the big league, has BD really improved? Yes they have, but at a snail pace. More to the point I think BCB is responsible for that. The domestic structure is good enough with mature sponsors and some overseas quality already in town. But the pitches (wickets) in BD are even worse than India's and that alone describes the poor quality. A nation cannot improve if the quality of their wickets are the worst in the World. I am not surprised by the losses to Ire & Hol. At this rate even Brazil and Argentina will beat us in Cricket. Also note that our team has always been a young side full of players age averaging 20's and no seniors 30+. BCB never sticks to a solid selection and always fannys about with them. BCB has handicapped our teams, our country's progression. ICC please step in and Sack the whole BCB members and PLS PLS PLS replace them with educated smart ones. (Yeah, as if that will happen)!

Posted by kas on (July 23, 2010, 1:21 GMT)

Its nice to see some well mixed or should I say balanced thought comments here. I had been very busy congratulating Murali and Srilankan team on the other pages. I really don't get too much involved in BD's forums, coz I know we all will be wasting our time and our usefull laptop batteries in typing our comments. These forums neither the players or the ICC or those pathetic BCB's will even concider looking at. The main problem and I mean the one and ONLY PROBLEM with the team BD is that it is run by morans. Nearly all of BCB panel members including the selection committee (exc Ather ali Khan) are all Illiterates and yes they do not even have school grades let alone Degrees, Masters or PHD's. How can you select Moran players like Rasel, Nazmul for the 1st Odi agnst Irelnd? Most Irish players play in the English Counties and they are well use to batting against quality if not the best bowlers in the World. BD I think have enforced a review point and ICC should sack the whole BCB members!

Posted by Dummy4 on (July 22, 2010, 21:34 GMT)

hey BCB can yu tell me why yu assign Mashrafee Murtaza as a captain... WHY>> WHY THIS kind of fun with Bangladesh cricket team. this is called inconsistency. Sakib is a best captain Bangladesh has ever produced. Why this change>? now humiliation...what is the future.. for god sake bring back nafees, kapali,nazimuddin and Convince Sakib to take captaincy. i think this way Bangladesh can not keep his position as a test playing nation. no improvement in 10 years. result is zero. ICC should also interfere inside cricket board like FIFA. no political interference inside cricket board. with the change of our govt BCB officials also changed.

Posted by bhaskar on (July 22, 2010, 16:00 GMT)

take away 'TEST STATUS' from Bangladesh..they r a disgrace to other test playing matches..test matches have become poorer by their presence..give them some more time..let them play with the minnows..n re consider test ststus later..now even India's women's cricket team can beat them convincingly...

Posted by bhaskar on (July 22, 2010, 15:56 GMT)

please take away the 'TEST-STATUS' from Bangladesh..they r a disgrace to other test playing nations....give them some more time..let them play with other minnows....maybe later test-status can be re-considered..its an honest request and appeal to the authorities...

Posted by Dre on (July 22, 2010, 13:48 GMT)

@ZsZs. I know u'r upset and that is understandable but some of u Bangladeshi fans need to refrain from comparing u'rself to current test nations in an attempt to justify u'r struggles. Relax, no-1 is going to revoke u'r status lol. Every1 realises that Bang WAS given status prematurely and they are not progressing fast enough, although they are progressing which is very important. ICC and many of us fans are willing to be patient with them for we want to see the game spread. So refrain from bringing up other teams short-comings for they are no-where as short or as frequent as Bangladesh. Aus were bowled out by a brilliant Pak bowling attack that would have laid complete waste of Bangladesh and other nations for 1 thing,they are far above Bang and 2ndly Aus have been winning frequently vs all teams in all formats, Bang were beaten for 200+ days vs other test in every format 20ovs-test and have now been beaten in 2/3 games vs Associates. It is therefore a bit rude to compare.

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