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MANCHESTER---A plane carrying a
banner calling for Manchester United
manager David Moyes departure is set
to fly over Old Trafford at the start of
today s Premier League match against
Aston Villa. Aerial advertising com-
pany Air Ads told the Manchester
Evening News that it was asked earlier
this week to create the banner.
Reading "Wrong one---Moyes Out,"
the sign will be flown for 15 minutes at
the start of the game, the company
Moyes, who was hand-picked by his
predecessor Alex Ferguson, is oversee-
ing a dismal first season in charge, with
the Red Devils five points behind
sixth-place Tottenham with seven
Fans are losing patience and stewards
had to protect "The Chosen One" ban-
ner in honour of Moyes after United s
loss to Manchester City midweek. (AP)
Anti-Moyes banner to fly over Old Trafford
MIRPUR---Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma struck
half-centuries as India cruised to an eight-wicket
win over host Bangladesh yesterday to become
the first team to book its place in the World Twen-
Kohli made an unbeaten 57 and Sharma 56 as
India strolled to 141-2 in 18.3 overs in reply to
Bangladesh s 138-7.
India thus ensured that controversies back home
did not affect its performance as it reached the
tournament s knockout stage for the first time since
its cup triumph in 2007.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni s team brought the focus
back on the team after India s top court ordered
the removal of cricket board chief Narainswamy
Srinivasan over events related to a spot-fixing con-
troversy in last year s Indian Premier League.
Kohli, who had scored 54 against the West Indies
in the last match, struck three fours and one six
off 50 balls to see the team through in the company
of Dhoni (22 not out).
Sharma, reprieved on 34, struck five fours and
one six before he played a full toss from Mashrafe
Mortaza straight to Nasir Hossain at point.
Earlier, spinners Amit Mishra and Ravichandran
Ashwin shared five wickets as India restricted
Bangladesh to a modest total and set up their third
win from three Group 2 games.
Mishra took 3-26 and Ashwin 2-15 as India kept
a steady grip after Dhoni elected to bowl first for
the third time in the tournament.
"Our spinners have been bowling well and our
middle-order is getting runs, so it s fine with us,"
Dhoni said. "We ve not been tested much so far
in the tournament but there is not much we can
do about that."
Ashwin used the new ball well as he struck off
successive deliveries in his second over. He had
opener Tamim Iqbal caught at slip for six and then
Shamsur Rahman came in and tried to clobber the
first ball he faced for a six, only to be caught at
the square leg fence.
With allrounder Shakib Al Hasan dismissed by
pace bowler Mohammad Shami, Bangladesh was
21-3 in the fifth over.
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim (24) seemed to have
put the team back on course but was out trying
too many shots.
Mishra, who had hauls of 2-22 versus Pakistan
and 2-18 against the West Indies, struck in his sec-
He bowled a well-set Haque before taking two
off successive balls in the 19th over. Nasir Hossain
(16) jumped out and was stumped while Ziaur Rah-
man tried to clobber the ball down the ground only
to be caught at long-off.
"Our batsmen have been throwing away their
wickets after starting well," Rahim said. "I thought
we should have got some 150 today because that
would have given us a chance to fight it out bet-
For Bangladesh, opener Anamul Haque made 44
and Mohammad Mahmudullah got an unbeaten
A 69-ball 80 from Charlotte
Edwards and six wickets shared
between offspinner Danielle Hazell
and pacer Natalie Sciver helped
England Women rout Bangladesh
Women by 79 runs, yesterday,
boosting their run rate and
enhancing their chances of qual-
ifying for the semifinals.
The loss, their second in as many
games, means Bangladesh are lan-
guishing at the bottom of Group
B. England won the toss and opted
to bat but suffered a few jolts early
on when Sarah Taylor, Tammy
Beaumont and Lydia Greenway
were dismissed for single-digit
scores. Edwards and Sciver then
shared a 50-run fourth-wicket
partnership to boost a flagging
scoring rate and push England s
total to a competitive 137 for 5.
Bangladesh were insipid in
response, tied down by a miserly
Hazell, who conceded only four
runs in four overs for three wickets.
Their top and middle order ate
up deliveries without contributing
too many runs to the score, reflect-
of their innings. After Hazell
removed the top order in three of
her first four overs, Sciver routed
Bangladesh s middle and lower
order, finishing with 3 for 10.
England s dominance with the
ball was evident in the fact that
only three Bangladesh batsmen
made double-digit scores.
Bowlers, Edwards steer England women to 79-run win
India trounces Bangladesh, enters semis
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket
World Cup match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday. AP PHOTO
ShamsurRahmancSharmabAshwin . . . . . . . . . . .0
MushfiqurRahimcKohlibShami. . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-20, 3-21, 4-67, 5-82, 6-131,
Did not bat: Sohag Gazi, Al-Amin Hossain
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-0-21-1,
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-15-2, Mohammad
Shami 3-0-29-1, Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-30-0, Suresh
Raina 2-0-11-0, Amit Mishra 4-0-26-3.
RohitSharmacNHossainbMortaza . . . . . . . . . . .56
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-113
Did not bat: Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh,
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit
Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
Bowling: Mahsrafe Mortaza 4-0-23-1 (1w), Sohag
Gazi 3-0-21-0, Al-Amin Hossain 4-0-38-1 (1nb),
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-26-0 (2w), Ziaur Rahman
2.3-0-26-0, Mohammad Mahmudullah 1-0-7-0
Result: India won by eight wickets
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka, and
Richard Kettleborough, England.
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus, South Africa.
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.
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