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July 16, 2012
Bangladeshis 164 (Ashraful 52*) beat NCU President's XI 61 for 5 (Sunny 2-7) by 48 runs (D/L method)
Mohammad Ashraful hit an unbeaten half-century and Elias Sunny tied down the NCU President's XI top order before rain brought an early end to Bangladesh's second Twenty20 warm-up match of the day. The players were forced off with 13.2 overs bowled, with the Bangladeshis awarded a 48-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
NCU lost opener Rory McCann to the third ball of the reply and the batsmen struggled to deal with Sunny's left-arm spin, as he took two wickets in consecutive overs, as well as bowling a maiden. Andrew White was 19 not out when the rain came, with Andrew Poynter having just departed. With 104 required from less than seven overs, NCU's task already looked beyond them.
Bangladesh had already beaten an Ireland XI earlier in the day, chasing down 104, and they proved equally adept at setting a target. Ashraful only hit four boundaries in his 52 but Mahmudullah scored 43 off 27 balls and Ziaur Rahman cleared the ropes twice in his 22, as the tourists completed their preparations for the T20 series against Ireland.
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