Bangladesh kept their hopes of making it to the Quarter-Finals alive after they defeated Scotland by 6 wickets in their Pool A game at Nelson. With this win, Bangladesh are in the fourth spot with 5 points from 4 matches and are set to fight for the last quarter-finals spot from Pool A with England, who are with 2 points from 4 matches with the match between the two sides at Adelaide becomes a mere knockout.
Chasing 319 o win, Bangladesh, who are without the services of Anamul Haque with the bat after the batsman injured himself while fielding lost their first wicket early on as Sowmya Sarkar was dismissed in the second over of the innings. It was when Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah joined together as they put on a 139 run partnership before Mahmudullah was bowled by Iain Wardlaw for 62. Mushfiqur Rahim joined Tamim and the duo stepped on the accelerator. Tamim got out just five runs short of a well-deserved century and Rahim smashed a 42 ball 60 to set the platform for Bangladesh before getting out when his side needed 75 for a win. Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan kept their cool and saw off the game for their side Shakib remained unbeaten on 50 while Sabbir smacked a 40 ball 42 and took their side home. Josh Davey was the pick of the Scottish bowlers with 2 wickets.
Earlier in the day, Kyle Coetzer created history by becoming the first Scottish batsman to score a ton in the World Cup as his 134 ball 156 took his side to a strong position of 318-8 in 50 overs. Taskin Ahmed picked up three wickets for 43 in his 7 overs. Coetzer was named the Man of the Match for his fine innings.
Brief Scores: Scotland 318 for 8 (Kyle Coetzer 156, Taskin Ahmed 3-41) lost to Bangladesh 322 for 4 (Tamim Iqbal 95, Mahmudullah 65, Mushfiqur Rahim 60, Shakib Al Hasan 52*) by six wickets