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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 14:26 GMT 15:26 UK
Bangladesh slide to heavy defeat
Tour match, Hove, day three: Sussex 549-7d beat Bangladesh 127 & 196 by an innings and 226 runs

Michael Yardy
Yardy hit 257 in the Sussex innings of 549-7 declared

Sussex wrapped up victory over Bangladesh before tea on the final day by bowling out Bangladesh for 196 in their second innings at Hove.

The tourists, nine days before their first Test at Lord's, were defeated by an innings and 226 runs.

Michael Yardy, an occasional bowler with only five first-class wickets prior to this game, doubled that tally by taking 5-83. He had earlier hit 257.

Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored, hitting 63 before being stumped off Yardy.

Captain Habibul Bashar did not venture to the crease at all.

He was cut by the visor of his helmet when batting at number three on Monday, retiring on 22.

That contribution was, nevertheless, the best individiual effort in Bangladesh's feeble first innings score of 127, which prompted stand-in captain Matt Prior to enforce the follow-on.

"This was not the cleverest of losses and there was not a lot to write home about for us in the game," said Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore.

"But we live to fight another day and when it comes to playing [the first Test] at Lord's I hope the occasion will charge us up.

"It's a terrific place and I hope it will inspire us. We need to stay focused on what we need to do.

"If you don't play you will never improve. Within five to 10 years we'll have a group as competitive as anyone."



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