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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, 20:39 GMT
Canada eye second scalp
Austin Codrington took five for 27
Codrington was Canada's hero

Canada captain Joseph Harris could not hide his delight after his side stunned Bangladesh to win their first ever World Cup game.

Canada's batsmen set Bangladesh a target of 181 under the lights in Durban before dismissing the Test-playing Tigers for just 120.

And Harris is confident they can build on their flying start when they take on Kenya in another day-night game in Cape Town on Saturday.

"I am absolutely thrilled. It's the first World Cup win for Canada and hopefully we can keep going in the same way," he said.

"We just had to hope that our total was enough and, once we got early wickets, we had to keep the pressure on.

"The boys have worked hard to prepare for this tournament and it showed today. They fielded really well and the bowlers were magnificent."

Ian Billcliff top-scored for Canada with 42 but the real hero was Jamaican-born plumber Austin Codrington, who polished off the Bangladesh innings with five for 27.

"In the conditions, all I had to do was bowl in the channel just outside off-stump, maintain line and length often enough and then good things would come," said Codrington. "And they did."

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