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Bangladesh Dismissed For 167 As Sehwag Takes Four

Bangladesh Dismissed For 167 As Sehwag Takes Four
Bangladesh Dismissed For 167 As Sehwag Takes Four
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Bangladesh 167 (Imrul Kayes 37, Sehwag 4-6, Nehra 2-28) v India
Asia Cup game two, Dambulla

Virender Sehwag took four for six to help India bowl Bangladesh out for 167 in the second game of the 2010 Asia Cup in Dambulla.

The 2008 runners-up and four-time winners were put under pressure early on as Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal (22 in 12 balls) and Imrul Kayes (37 in 35) set off at Twenty20 pace to add 35 runs inside three overs before Tamim was caught by Suresh Raina off Praveen Kumar.

Therafter, only three players could reach double figures as Bangladesh failed to make the most of their fine start. Mohammad Ashraful made a patient 20 in 37 balls and Mushfiqur Rahim 30 in 55 balls as they battled hard to keep the innings together but wickets fell too frequently for them to post a competitive score.

Mahmudullah was the other player to make a start, scoring 23 in 41 balls before off-spinner Sehwag, making his first appearance in an Indian shirt since February, had Rahim caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He then cleaned up the tail by having Suhrawadi Shuvo (4) and Shafiul Islam (0) trapped in front and then bowling Syed Rasel for a duck as he picked up three wickets in five balls to end the innings - his analysis of 2.5-0-6-4 being his best in all one-day cricket

Returning left-arm quick Ashish Nehra returned two for 28, removing Kayes and Ashraful while there was a wicket apiece for Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Ravi Jadeja and Rohit Sharma.

Sri Lanka, who have also won the tournament four times, beat Pakistan by 26 runs in the tournament's opening game.

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