Bangladesh Take Morale-Boosting Win Over Middlesex
Bangladesh 301-7 (Jahurul Islam 88, Imrul Kayes 77, Evans 3-51) beat
Middlesex 160 (Shah 61, Shafiul Islam 3-31) by 141 runs
Tour game, Lord's
Bangladesh completed their preparations for their One-Day International series against England with a thumping 141-run win over Middlesex at Lord's.
Batting first, Bangladesh reached 301 for seven on the back of aggressive half-centuries from Jahurul Islam and Imrul Kayes before a Middlesex side resting many of its established players was bowled out for 160.
Kayes made 77 in 92 balls and Islam 88 in 93 to share a partnership of 143 runs for the third wicket following the dismissals of Tamim Iqbal (28 in 20 balls) and Junaid Siddique for ten.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim continued the onslaught with 38 in 32 balls and a swift 28 before captain Mashrafe Mortaza blasted an unbeaten 16 in just eight balls.
In amongst the deluge of boundaries, 22-year-old Danny Evans picked up three for 51 while he and Toby Roland-Jones managed to bowl a maiden apiece.
Mortaza then gave Bangladesh the perect start with the ball when he bowled John Simpson without scoring form the sixth delivery of the second innings.
Shafiul Islam then had Jackson Thompson caught by Iqbal for eight before Owais Shah (61) and Dawid Malan (32) formed the only substantial partnership in Middlesex's innings - 87.
After Malan was run out and Shah bowled by Shakib, Middlesex crumbled to lose their last six wickets for just 44 runs as Shafiul returned three for 31 and Mortaza two for 20.
Bangladesh play the first of three One-Day Internationals against England at Trent Bridge on 8th July.
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