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Bangladesh picks first victory beating Canada in U-19 world cup

BCB announce squad for U-19 Asia cup and World cup

BCB announce squad for U-19 Asia cup and World cup

CRICDOT DESK : The Bangladesh team stumbled in their first match in this year’s Under-19 World Cup. England lost by a huge margin of 6 wickets. The Tiger youth cracked the dream of going to the next round. In their second match, Bangladesh lost to Canada by 6 wickets.

Canada won the toss and elected to bat. Bangladesh were bowled out for 136 in 44.3 overs. Bangladesh lost 2 wickets in reply and secured victory before 119 balls. It took only 2 runs for Bangladesh to win in 20 overs. Aich Mollah took Johal Singh to victory with a six.

Bangladesh bowled brilliantly from the beginning at Connery Sports Club in St. Kitts. With the exception of opener Anup Chima, no one has been able to fight the Tigers with a bowling cannon. Based on his 83-run innings, Canada has managed to reach close to one and a half hundred. The wicket-keeper batted his innings in 116 balls.

Apart from Anup Chima, Kairab Sharma (14), Mohit Prashar (12) and captain Mihir Patel (11) were able to reach double figures. Canada lost all their wickets in 44.3 overs and collected 136 runs.

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For Bangladesh, Mehrab took 4 wickets for 36 runs in 10 overs with one maiden. Right-arm pacer Ripon Mandal took 4 wickets for 24 runs. The remaining 2 wickets went to Ashikur Zaman.

Tiger opener Mahfizul Islam was dismissed for 12 runs. Ifti and Prantik then took the team to victory in the second wicket. 7 runs came from their partnership in the second wicket. The pair broke up when they were bowled out for 33 off 52 balls. Ifti later picked up the personal fifty. He remained unbeaten with 71 runs without allowing the team to fall into any danger. Aich Mollah remained unbeaten on 20 runs.

Bangladesh’s third match on Saturday is against the United Arab Emirates. Bangladesh must win the last match to play in the Super League quarter finals.

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