ICC World Twenty20 warm-ups

Bravo leads West Indies to first win

Cricinfo staff

May 28, 2009

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Rubel Hossain is delighted after knocking over J Smits' middle stump, Bangladesh v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match, Canterbury, May 28, 2009
Rubel Hossain took four wickets to set up Bangladesh's emphatic victory over Netherands © Bangladesh Cricket Board
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West Indies recorded their first victory of a depressing tour as they saw off the challenge of Scotland by 14 runs at Wormsley. Their impetus, once again, was provided by Dwayne Bravo, who continued his fine form from the IPL with an aggressive 51 not out from 30 balls in a total of 143 for 6. He came to the crease at 60 for 2 in the 11th over after the demise of Andre Fletcher, who made 42 from 34 balls, and then it was over to Darren Sammy with the ball, who took 3 for 25 in three overs to derail Scotland's prospects in the run-chase. Two early run-outs had already set them back, and though Colin Smith made a run-a-ball 40, when he and Neil McCallum fell in consecutive deliveries, the latter to yet another run-out, there was no way back, despite two sixes in six balls for Jan Stander.

At Canterbury, Bangladesh bounced back from their loss to New Zealand on Wednesday to beat Netherlands by 64 runs in Canterbury. After winning the toss, Mohammad Ashraful's 69 and the in-form Mahmudullah's 54 helped Bangladesh to an impressive 206 for 6, and Netherlands were bowled out for 142 in 16.2 overs.

Ireland's preparations for the World Twenty20 suffered a setback when they were beaten by six wickets by a PCA Masters XI comprised of an array of former England cricketers and bolstered by the current West Indian allrounder Kieron Pollard, who had faced a solitary delivery in the earlier game against Scotland. Ireland won the toss and batted, and were faced with a line-up straight from the mid-1990s, as Phil DeFreitas and Darren Gough both struck in their first overs with the new ball, before Peter Such twirled through the lower-order with 3 for 17 in four overs. The one Irishman to stand out was John Mooney, who cracked 57 from 43 balls in a total of 139 for 9. That wasn't enough to restrict the PCA Masters, however, as Pollard followed up his two wickets with a brusque innings of 43 not out from 26 balls.

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