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Bangladesh win by 8 wickets

Holland vs Bangladesh

Iqbal steers Tigers home

Netherlands fall to eight-wicket loss in opening T20

Tamim Iqbal: Bangladesh opener scored 69 not out

Mushfiqur Rahim: Bangladesh captain finished the match with two sixes in three balls

Opener Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten half-century as Bangladesh cruised to an eight-wicket win over the Netherlands the first T20 international in the Hague.

Iqbal finished on 69 and shared in an unbroken 82-run stand with Mushfiqur Rahim (37no) as Bangladesh, who suffered a 34-run T20 defeat to Scotland the previous day, reached their victory target of 145 with two overs remaining .

Iqbal struck five fours and two sixes in his 53-ball knock having been dropped in the first over, while Rahim's 24-ball innings included four sixes - two of which came off the final three balls of the match as he finished proceedings in style.

Earlier, Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan both took two wickets each as Holland made 144-7 after winning the toss and choosing to bat. Opener Michael Swart top scored for the hosts with 57.

The second of the two-match series takes place in the Hague .

Match Details

25th Jul 2012
Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.
Sportpark Westvliet
I N Ramage and R P Smith

bangladesh BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Iqbal not out 69
M.J. Siddique c Borren b T. van der Gugten 25
Al Hasan c&b M.A.A. Jamil 12
Rahim not out 37
Extras 1b, 1lb 2
Total 18.0 Overs 145 - 2
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
T.G.J. Gruijters 2 0 13 0
Swart 4 0 20 0
Bukhari 2 0 26 0
Seelaar 3 0 33 0
T. van der Gugten 1 0 7 1
M.A.A. Jamil 3 0 27 1
Cooper 1 0 4 0
Borren 2 0 13 0
Full Bowling Card