Set a revised target of 166 in 25 overs owing to stoppages caused by rain, Bangladesh hit 11 runs, including a six by Khaled Masud, in the last over to win off the last ball.
Gazi Ashraf, the Bangladesh manager, was ecstatic with the win. "It was a tremendous team effort. Everyone played his part. And God was kind to us," he said. By contrast, the Kenyan manager, Jasmer Singh, was too disappointed to make a statement.
Rain caused the final to be played over two days and Kenya had looked well placed after scoring 241 for 7 in their 50 overs on Saturday with Steve Tikolo making 147.
With further overnight rain delaying the start until mid-afternoon, Bangladesh still faced a tough target from the revised total. It was made even tougher when they lost their first wicket to the first ball of the innings.
But Bangladesh steadily made inroads on the target and were boosted by Aminul Islam, 37 from 37 balls, and Mohammed Rafique's 26 from just 15 deliveries.
With Bangladesh roared on by some 3,000 of their own nationals who work in Malaysia, they gained victory with a leg bye off the final ball.
The left-arm spinner Asif Karim took three wickets but his four overs cost 31 runs. The Kenyan captain, Maurice Odumbe, took 2 for 18 off three overs. The man of the match award went to Tikolo for his superb 147 for Kenya.
A Karim b Khan 0
S Gupta c and b Sujan 16
K Obuya lbw Khan 2
S Tikolo c Khan b Sujan 147
M Odumbe st Mashud b Rafique 43
T Odoyo b Rafique 1
H Modi not out 12
A Ondik st Mashud b Rafique 1
Total (for 7, 50 overs). 241
Fall of wickets: 1-0 2-15 3-58 4-196 5-212 6-230 7-241
Did not bat: L Tikolo, M Suji, l Patel.
Bowling: Mohammed Saiful Islam Khan 9-0-39-2; Mohammed Hasibul Hussain 6-0-15-0; Athar Ali Khan 5-0-22-0; Mohammed Khaled M Sujan 7-1-31-2; Enamul Hoque Moni 10-0-41-0; A.M.Naimur Rahman 4-0-21-0; Mohammed Rafique 6-1- 40-3; Mohammed Akram Khan 3-0-22-0.
A M Naimur Rahman b Suji 0
Mohammed Rafique c Odumbe b Ondik 26
Minhajul Nannu c Patel b Odoyo 26
Mohammed Aminul Islam b Karim 37
Mohammed Akram Khan c Odoyo b Odumbe 22
Enamul Hoque Moni c Gupta b Karim 5
Mohammed Saiful Islam Khan
c Odumbe b Karim 14
Mohammed Khaled Mashud not out 15
Mohammed Khaled M Sujan st
Obuya b Odumbe 5
Mohammed Hasibul not out 4
Total (for 8, 25 overs) 166
Fall of wickets: 1-0 2-50 3-63 4-116 5-118 6-123 7-139 8-151.
Did not bat: Athar A Khan
Bowling: Suji 4-0-28-1; Tikolo 4-0-29-0; Odoyo 5-0-27-1; Ondik 5-0- 26-1; Karim 4-0-31-3; Odumbe 3-0-18-2.
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