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May 2, 2008
Bangladesh romped to a nine-wicket win over Malaysia in the third-place play-off in the CLICO International Under-15 tournament in Trinidad. Malaysia collapsed from 47 for 2 to 73 all out, with offspinner Khaza Khairuddin taking 4 for 15 and Naseef Ahmed 4 for 9. Didar Hossain (41*) led the chase and Bangladesh knocked off the runs in the 12th over. Despite the loss, Malaysia have performed tremendously considering they only entered the competition at the last minute following the withdrawal of Zimbabwe.
Ireland defeat ICC Americas by two wickets in the fifth-place play-off in Tobago. Ireland appeared to be heading towards defeat as they slid to 77 got 6 chasing 139, but Barry McCarthy (44*) and Jonathan Andrews (16) added a vital 52 for the seventh wicket to guide the Irish to victory with three overs in hand. ICC Americas should have posted a bigger score, but from a platform of 110 for 3 they fell away, with Andrews and Ben Wylie taking three wickets each. ICC Americas' lack of discipline also told as their bowlers gave away 24 wides and five no-balls.
Netherlands finished in seventh after a 60-run win over the very poor Kenya side. Stefan Ekelmans' 51 was the anchor as Netherlands made 172 for 8 in 50 overs, Kenya's bowlers contributing 21 wides. But Kenya's batsmen, as has been the case throughout, were simply not good enough, with Irfan Karim's 50 one of only two scores in double figures as they limped to 112 in 44.2 overs.
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