Seniors set up Bangladesh’s highest chase

CricketFilePhotoFBangladesh tackled the pressure of a stiff target – they had to chase down 319 – and losing their specialist opener to injury in the field to post their highest ODI chase to beat Scotland by six wickets and keep their chances of making the quarter-final alive.

Scotland, powered by Kyle Coetzer’s magnificent 156 towards their 318 for 8 in 50 overs, lost their best chance to win a World Cup match. They struggled to break partnerships and seize the momentum, as Bangladesh completed only their third 300-plus chase, the last one coming against New Zealand in November 2013.

To counter Coetzer, Bangladesh’s senior firm – Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan – struck fifties to complete the victory.

Summarized scores: Bangladesh 322 for 4 (Tamim 95, Mahmudullah 65, Mushfiqur 60, Shakib 52*) beat Scotland 318 for 8 (Coetzer 156, Taskin 3-41) by six wickets

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