Bangladesh crush Canada by nine wkts in warm-up game

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Chittagong, Feb 12 (PTI) Captain Shakib Al Hasan led fromthe front with a fine bowling show before Tamim Iqbal''spyrotechnics as Bangladesh crushed Canada by nine wickets in aWorld Cup warm-up match here today.

Shakib, who asked the visitors to bat after winning thetoss, claimed three for five runs from his 3.3 overs to helpBangladesh bundle out Canada for a paltry 112 in 37.3 overs.

With only 113 required for victory, Tamim smashed a50-ball 69 as hosts easily chased down the target in only 19.2overs.

Tamim struck seven fours and three sixes before he wasdismissed when Bangladesh were seven runs shy of the target atthe Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

His opening partner Imrul Kayes remained not out at 39from 57 balls as Bangladesh reached 113 for one with more than30 overs remaining. Kayes hit five fours in his innings.

Earlier, Canada found Bangladesh bowlers too hot tohandle and they lost their two opening batsmen in the firstand second over itself with Hiral Patel (0) and RuvinduGunasekera (13) dismissed by pace colleagues Shafiul Islam andRubel Hossain respectively.

The Canadian innings never got going from their early twolosses and there was no substantive partnership between theirbatsmen, the highest being the 39 for the fourth wicketbetween captain Ashish Bagai (30) and Jimmy Hansra (22).

Bagai and Hansra were the top-scorers for Canada.

Once the duo were out, Canada capitulated with four oftheir batsmen dismissed at the same score of 81.

For Bangladesh, pacers Shafiul and Rubel chipped in withtwo wickets each while Mahmudullah got one wicket.

Bangladesh play their second and final warm-up game atMirpur on February 15 while Canada take on England at Fatullahthe next day.

Brief Scores: Canada: 112 all out in 37.3 overs (AshishBagai 30; Shakib Al Hasan 3/5). Bangladesh: 113 for one in19.2 overs (Tamim Iqbal 69). Bangladesh won by 9 wkts.

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