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Akram's men Madras-bound

Sports Reporter

19 May 1998

National cricketers, basking in the glory of their maiden triumph in limited-over cricket, left Hyderabad for the south Indian city of Madras last night.

Bangladesh pulled off an historic six-wicket win over Kenya in their second match of the Coca-Cola triangular cricket tournament at the Lal Bahadur Stadium on Sunday.

Bangladesh, who with this win brightened their hopes for a maiden passage into the final in any over-limit international tournament, will enjoy a five-day rest before appearing against their Kenyan rivals at Chipauk on May 23. And a repeat act by the boys of Akram Khan will ensure Bangladesh for a probable clash in the final against India at Calcutta on May 31.

On the other hand Kenya, smarting under their heart-breaking defeat, will take on India in Bangalore on May 21. The hosts had earlier defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in the inaugural match at Mohali on Thursday.

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Date-stamped : 20 May1998 - 06:19