At Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, May 24. Bangladesh won by 22 runs. Toss: Scotland.
Before the match, Jim Love, Scotland's director of cricket, called this associate members' battle our cup final. His team lost in the end, to give Bangladesh their first World Cup victory - and only their second in one-day internationals - but it was a close-run thing. Hamilton settled Scottish nerves after a poor start, and had hit four fours and a six before being run out by inches when bowler Manjurul Islam deflected Davies's straight drive into the stumps.
Earlier, Bangladesh had staged a recovery of their own: in squally weather they slumped to 26 for five, but Minhazul Abedin - a late inclusion in the squad - made the most of being dropped by Philip at first slip when three to shepherd his side to a handy total. For the second game running, Scotland were penalised one over for their slow rate. They lost Patterson second ball and, despite a brief sparkle from Salmond on his home club ground, Hamilton was left with too much to do.
Man of the Match: Minhazul Abedin. Attendance: 4,264.