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Bangladesh U-19 beat England U-19

 Sports Desk

 Published: 10:41 PM, 22 July 2019  

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Touring Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team beat England U-19 by 6 wickets in their first one-day match, of the tri-nation series at New Road, Worcester on Monday.

Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team restricted hosts England U-19 team to 200 for 7 in 50 overs. Bangladesh U-19 team reached the target keeping seven wickets and 71 balls in hand.

Chasing the target Bangladesh lost opener Tanzid Hasan (9) to 11. From here, Prantik Nawrose Nabil (14) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (36) made 47-run stand in the 2nd wicket. Prantik Nawrose Nabil went out by Kimber to 58/2.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy also follows him and Bangladesh lost their 3rd wicket to 72. But Towhid Hridoy and Shahadat Hossain's 114-run stand in the 4th wicket helped Bangladesh to turn around. Shahadat Hossain (57 off 60) bowled by Aldridge and Bangladesh lost their 4th wicket to 186. 

But Towhid Hridoy* (66 off 85) and skipper Akbar Ali*(10 off 9) left the field snacthing win in 38.1 over.

Choosing to bat after winning the toss, England U-19 team scored 200 for 7 in 50 overs featuring 111 runs in the 7th wicket stand by Lewis Goldsworthy and Kasey Luke Aldridge.

Number five Lewis Goldsworthy scored an unbeaten at 69 off 99 balls hitting four boundaries while lower order Kasey Luke Aldridge contributed 58 off 78 balls with the help of five fours.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh, as he bagged four wickets for 49 from his spell, while Mrittunjoy Chowdhury took one wicket for 31.

Earlier, two English openers Daniel Mousley and Thomas Clark made a good start putting on 49 runs in the opening stand before Daniel Mousley’s departure for 20. 

It was then that Tanzim Hasan Sakib sent back three English batsmen--Thomas Clark (27), Joseph Evison (0) and Jack Haynes (3) -- for just six runs and later he completed his four-wicket haul removing Aldridge.

Mrittunjoy Chowdhury claimed his lone wicket dismissing George Hill for 5 runs with scoreboard showing 71 for 5 in 20.2 overs. 

England quickly lost their sixth wicket of Finlay Bean with the scoreboard on just 87 off 26.3 overs. Finlay Bean added just 8 runs before fell victim of a run-out, Tanzim Hasan Sakib this time with some smart fielding.

In reply, Bangladesh U-19 team were advancing in circumspect fashion towards the target, reaching 118 for 3 in 22 overs with Towhid Hridoy (26) and Shahadat Hossain (29) at the crease till last report received.

In the ongoing Tri-nation Youth ODI Tournament, involving England and India, where each team will play each other four times in the quadruple round robin first phase and later the top two teams will play in the final on August 11.

In the remaining matches, the Young Tigers will face their Indian counterparts twice on the trot on July 24 and 27, then again England on July 28, India again on July 30, England on August 1, India on August 5, and finally the fourth England fixture on August 7.