Bermuda’s world cup adventures are over as they headed to their fifth straight defeat in the Caribbean. The Bangla Tigers beat them by seven wickets in a rain interrupted game at the Queen’s Park Oval. As a result, India’s exit from the tournament has been confirmed with Habibul Bashar’s team moving smoothly into the Super Eights.
In what was a stop-start game at Port of Spain, Bermuda could muster just the 94 runs on the board with their innings cut short to 21 overs max. They lost 9 wickets to put up those with opener Oliver Pitcher getting 22 and keeper Minors scoring 23. Left arm spinner Abdur Razzak was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 20 in his 4 overs while Mortaza gave an ideal start with the new ball taking 2 for 8 in 4 overs.
The Duckworth Lewis Target was 96 for the Tigers which they had got in the 18th over at the loss of three wickets. Bangladesh found themselves in a spot of bother at 37 for 3 in the 8th over with slow medium pacer – Saleem Mukuddem taking all the three wickets to fall. But an unbeaten 59-run stand for the fourth wicket between Saqibul Hasan (26 not out) and Mohammad Ashraful (29) had sealed the game. Interestingly Ashraful got the Man of the Match award instead of Saqibul, who contributed with the ball as well. The Tigers will now run into the Kangaroos at Antigua on the 31st in their first match of the next round.