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Cricket news - Batsmen 22, Extras 19: Japan's abject surrender to India

Kartik Tyagi returned 3-10 in six overs.

Kartik Tyagi returned 3-10 in six overs.

The Indian bowling marauded the Japan batting line-up after calling correctly and choosing to bowl first at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. The Japan batting lacked spine, as their eleven batsmen managed a sum total of 22 runs between them, including ducks from numbers 3 through to 7. If not for the 12 wides and 7 leg-byes, Japan's predicament could have been far worse. The Indian bowlers shared the spoils, with Ravi Bishnoi leading the pack with astonishing figures of 8-3-5-4.

The Indian openers wasted no time in chasing down the paltry total, ending Japan's misery in 29 balls, courtesy Yashaswi Jasiwal's 29 in 18 balls, and cruising to a ten-wicket win. India now remain the only team to get on the board, with two wins in two games, and a resultant four points on the board. Japan remain third, after picking up a point in a washed out encounter against New Zealand.

Brief Scores: Japan 41 all-outin 22.5 overs (Shu Noguchi 7; Ravi Bishnoi 4-5. Kartik Tyagi 3-10) lost to India 42-0 in 4.5 overs (Yashaswi Jaiswal 29*, Kumar Kushagra) by 10 wickets

Bangladesh stagger to trifling target, consolidate top spot

Bangladesh teetered their way to what should have been a comfortable target of 90 in their second league match against Scotland at the Witrand Cricket Field in Potchefstroom.

Scotland's won the toss and elected to bat first, but little did they know, that would be the end of their good fortunes for the day. Shoriful Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib ripped the heart out of the Scotland top order with the new ball, picking up four wickets between them, leaving the Scots reeling at 21 for 4. Syed Shah and Daniel Cairns then offered some resistance, adding 31 runs for the fifth wicket before the latter was knocked over by Mrittunjoy Chowdhury. Jaime Cairns helped stretch the total, but Rakibul Hasan cleaned up the lower order, picking up four wickets for just twenty runs and leaving the batsmen with a comfortable chase of 90 to look forward to.

The chase got off to the worst of starts, as Sean Fischer-Keogh picked up a wicket off the very first ball, nicking Tanzid Hasan off to the wicketkeeper. Fischer-Koegh picked up two more wickets with the new ball, which might have caused more of an alarm in the Bangladesh camp had they not been chasing a thoroughly unintimidating total. Towhid Hridoy and Mahmudul Hasan Joy cushioned the fall of the top order with a composed unbeaten partnership of 56 runs to see Bangladesh through to the finish line.

Bangladesh, who already held the top spot in Group C before this game, consolidated their position with two wins in as many games and four points to show for it. With their second defeat in succession, Scotland have now slid to the bottom of the points table.

Brief Scores: Scotland 89 all-out in 30.3 overs (Uzzair Shah 28; Rakibul Hasan 4-20, Shoriful Islam 2-13)lost to Bangladesh 91-3 in 16.4 overs (Mahmudul Hasan Joy 35*, Parvez Hossain Emon 25; Sean Fischer-Keogh 3-27) by 7 wickets

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