Bangladesh beat England by 5 wickets in the play-off semifinal for fifth place
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Bangladesh beat England in the play-off semifinal for 5th place

by Sahir Usman Jan 28, 2018 • 15:53 PM

Jan.28 (CRICKETNMORE) - Bangladesh defeated England by five wickets in the play-off semifinal for fifth place to set up a match with South Africa on Wednesday, 31 January in Queenstown.

Bangladesh were impressive in their five-wicket win over England with Afif Hossain’s all-round effort of three for 18 and 71 not out proving the difference between the two sides.

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With fast bowlers Hasan Mahmud (three for 29) and Qazi Onik (two for 46) also doing their bit, England were bowled out for 216 in 47.2 overs. Opener Liam Banks (74) and captain Harry Brook (66) were the main scorers for England, who had beaten Bangladesh by seven wickets in the preliminary league.

Bangladesh scored 220 for five in 47.3 overs with Afif (71, 84b, 7x4, 1x6) and captain Saif Hassan (59, 89b, 4x4) figuring in a 66-run partnership for the fourth wicket and then Afif adding 51 for the next with Mohammad Rakib (28 not out, 42b, 2x4).

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Match Summary

Super League play-off semifinal for fifth place

Bangladesh beat England by five wickets, John Davies Oval, Queenstown

England 216 all out, 47.2 overs (Liam Banks 74, Harry Brook 66; Afif Hossain 3-18, Hassan Mahmud 3-29, Qazi Onik 2-46)

Bangladesh 220-5, 47.3 overs (Afif Hossain 71, Saif Hassan 59; Adam Finch 2-36)

Player of the match: Afif Hossain (Bangladesh)

ICC Media Release