Danish XI cricket team in Bangladesh in 1989–90
A Danish cricket team visited Bangladesh in February 1990. They played a number of one day matches on the tour which helped the preparation of both countries for the ICC Trophy in 1990.
Scores in brief
|12 Feb.||BCCB Presidents XI v Danish XI||Danish XI 190/7 (Aftab Ahmed 31, Henrikson 30, Minhajul Abedin 4/30)||BCCB Presidents XI 191/3 (Zahid Razzak 56, Minhajul Abedin 53*, Nurul Abedin 36)||BCCB wins by 7 wickets|
|14 Feb||Bangladesh (U25) V Danish XI||Danish XI 176( Mikelson 33, John Jensen 32, Tim Jensen 31, Enamul Haq 3/35)||Bangladesh (U25) 45/3 (18 overs)||Match Abondoend due to rain|
|16 Feb||BCCB (Red) V Danish XI||Danish XI 168/9 (John Jensen 32, Tim Jensen 30, Enamul Haq 3/16, Aminul Islam 3/19)||BCCB (Red) 71 (S Thomson 5/17)||Danish XI wins by 97 runs|
|17 Feb.||Abahani V Danish XI||Danish XI 191/8 (Tim Jensen 76, Aftab Ahemd 50, Ramchand Goala 2/46)||Abahani 192/3 (Harunur Rashid 65, Akram Khan 53, Gazi Ashraf 53*)||Abahani wins by 7 wickets|
|18 feb.||BCCB (White) V Danish XI||Danish XI 191/9 (John Jesnen 92, Tim Jensen 39, Gazi Ashraf 3/33)||BCCB(White) 194/4 (Zahid Razzak 55, Harunur Rashid 50, Aminul Islam 40*||BCCB(White) wins by 6 wickets|
|19 Feb.||Mohammedan vs Danish XI||Mohammedan 208/6 (Faruk Ahmed 57, Minhajul Abedin 53)||Danish XI 130/8 (Mikelson 37, Hansen 31, Selim Shahed 2/6, Wahidul Gani 2/16, Anisur Rahman 2/18)||Mohammedan wins by 78 runs|
As reflected in the scores, the tourists struggled in almost all the matches. Their only victory came in the match played in matting wickets. The brightest point, from their point of view, was the batting of the two Jensens, John & Tim. Batting in the top 3, they scored regularly in the tour. John's best, 92, came against BCCB(White).Tim played his best knock (76)against Abahani. In the middle order, Aftab Ahmed played couple of good knocks, but the rest of the batting was very disappointing. In the bowling department, medium pacer Styen Thomson ran riots in the match played in the matting wicket. But, other than this, there was no venom in the Danish bowling.
As for the local side, VC minhajul Abedin was in outstanding form, and topped the averages for both batting & bowling. Opening batsmen Zahid Razzak & Harunur Rashid Liton took good advantage of the lack of firepower in the opposition pace attack. Akram Khan played a cracking knock for Abahani, blasting 4 sixes on his way to 53. The all rounders, Aminul Islam Bulbul & Enamul Haq Moni, had little opportunity to show their mettle as batters, but they dominated the opposition batsmen with their spin bowling. The medium pacers bowled accurately, although there was little help from the wickets for them.
Top batsmen of the series
|Minhajul Abedin (Ban)||3||126||63.00||53*||2|
|Zahid Razzak (Ban)||3||118||39.33||56||2|
|Harunur Rashid (Ban)||3||115||38.33||65||2|
|Tim Jensen (Den)||6||202||33.67||76||1|
Top bowlers of the series
|Minhajul Abedin (Ban)||3||77||6||12.83||4/30|
|Aminul Islam (Ban)||5||132||10||13.20||3/19|
|Enamul Haq (Ban)||5||138||7||19.27||3/16|
|Steyn Thomson (Den)||6||136||6||22.67||5/17|
- Hasan Babli. "Antorjartik Crickete Bangladesh". Khelar Bhuban Prakashani, November, 1994.