Sussex Thump Bangladesh By 149 Runs In Warm-Up
Sussex 253 (Brown 58, Thornely 56) beat
Bangladesh 104 (Panesar 3-21, Anyon 3-29) by 149 runs
50-over tour game, Hove
Bangladesh were thrashed by a margin of 149 runs by Sussex in a 50-over warm-up match ahead of their three-match One-Day International series against England.
The crushing defeat, five days ahead of the first ODI, came after Sussex reached 253 to be bowled out inside 48 overs but hit back to dismiss Bangladesh for just 104 in 28.4 overs.
Sussex, who lead the way in the Friends Provident t20 South Group and are the reigning domestic T20 and 40-over champions, rested a number of their key players but still had enough to beat a full-strength Bangladesh team.
Half-centuries from Michael Thornely, who made 56 at the top of the order and third-choice wicket-keeper Ben Brown, who made 58, ensured that Sussex made a competitive score despite Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak and Rubel Hossain all taking two wickets and both Faisal Hossain and Mahmudullah one apiece.
No Bangladeshi could then pass the mark of 23 registered by Raqibul Hasan, who was run out to make the score 99 for eight.
The experienced pair of James Anyon and Monty Panesar - both new arrivals from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in the close season - both returned three wickets to embarrass Bangladesh, who now play Middlesex in a second tour game on 5th July.
Swiss-born James Thorpe, 20-year-old Will Adkin and Ollie Rayner were the other wicket-takers.
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