Bangladesh end as runners-up in IPCWC

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Bangladesh players after the final of Inter Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in Britain on 12 July 2019. Photo: UNBBangladesh ended Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup losing the final to Pakistan by nine wickets in London on Friday, reports UNB.

Bangladesh scored 105 runs after batting first. In reply, Pakistan successfully chased the target down in 12 overs.

Earlier, in the group stage, Bangladesh had defeated Pakistan by 13 runs. However, they failed to replicate the same performance in the final of the tournament.

To book a place in the final, Bangladesh beat the hosts England in the semi-final by 37.

Bangladesh’s Naimur Rahman Durjoy during warm up match of Inter Parliamentary Cricket World Cup against Afghanistan at Teddington Cricket Club, Bushy Park, Teddington, Britain on 9 July 2019. Photo: ReutersIn the semi-final, Bangladesh parliamentary squad got the service of Enamul Haque - a national player who is currently in England.

Enamul scalped four wickets in the semi-final and made the difference between two teams.

Pakistan, on the other hand, made their way to the final beating Afghanistan by a big margin of eight wickets.

A total of eight teams, divided by two groups, participated in the tournament.

Bangladesh players during the warm up match against Afghanistan at Teddington Cricket Club, Bushy Park, Teddington, Britain on 9 July 2019. Photo: ReutersEngland, Australia, India and Afghanistan were in group A while Bangladesh, Pakistan, New Zealand and a team named as All-Stars were in group B.

The event was organised to promote the relationship between the parliamentarians of the participant countries.

Richard Graham during the warm up match between England and Bangladesh of Inter Parliamentary Cricket World Cup at Teddington Cricket Club, Bushy Park, Teddington, Britain on 9 July 2019. Photo: Reuters

 
   
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