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BD U-19 loses in 2nd warm-up

 Sports Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 06:55 PM, 4 January 2018   Updated: 06:56 PM, 4 January 2018

Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team lost their second practice match against Otago A side by 24 runs, held on Thursday at Dunedin.

Earlier in their first practice match Bangladesh suffered a crushing 6 wicket defeat against the same opponent on the same venue.

The visitors won the toss and ask their opponents to bat first. Their moves seems to have back fired as Otago A found the track good for batting as they marched on to pile up 278 runs on the board in their 50 overs for the loss of only 3 wickets.

Despite losing 2 early wickets as Hasan Mahmud got the wickets of GW Crowdis and HD Rutherford, both out bowled. Otago A fought back brilliantly thanks to courtesy of twin centuries from CT Hawkins, who scored a majestic a 135-ball 137 and HJ Visavadiya who score 112 from 101 deliveries as they put on a target of 279 for the young Tigers to chase.

In reply, Bd U-19 put a brave fight finally fell short of only 24 runs as they were bowled out for 254 in 49.1 overs.

Skipper Saif Hassan struck a 77-ball 54. Aminul Islam, who struck a 57-ball 52 along with Mahidul Islam, kept the young Tigers in the game but in the end the host bowlers and fielders were brilliant to restrict the run chase as U-19 went down by a slender margin.