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U16s fail to register series sweep

  • Published at 09:22 pm May 15th, 2019
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Bangladesh U-16 cricket team's Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi poses with the player of the match award following their first one-dayer against Pakistan U-16 in Khulna Saturday

The young Tigers had locked horns against the visitor in the series concluder backed with the series win, having won the first two matches

Host Bangladesh U-16 lost the opportunity to bag a whitewash as the side lost the third and final one-dayer against Pakistan U-16 Wednesday. 

The young Tigers had locked horns against the visitor in the series concluder backed with the series win, having won the first two matches.

Eyes were on Bangladesh going for the series sweep which however, was denied as Pakistan registered a 29-run win in Khulna’s Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.

Bangladesh chasing 280 runs got off to a shaky start losing opener Mofizul Islam Robin for a duck in the second ball of the innings. 

The home side recovered slowly from the early blow but fall of wickets in regular intervals gave the chase away as Bangladesh got all out for 250 in 47.5 overs. 

Opener Sakib Shahriar scored 60 while middle-order batsman Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi added 46 to the tally as Farhad Khan picked four wickets to lead Pakistan’s bowling attack.

Earlier, Pakistan were put in to bat first and with opener Haseebullah’s century and half-century from his partner Sameer Saqib posted 279 at the end of their stipulated 50 overs losing eight wickets. 

Haseeb struck a 141-ball 129 with 11 boundaries and four over boundaries. 

Sameer added 64 facing 84 deliveries. 

The duo registered 143 for the opening stand. 

It was however, only the top three batsmen in the Pakistan innings who crossed double figure. 

Shamsul Islam Epon bagged five wickets, while Rabbi picked up three as the duo allowed the rest of the Pakistan batsmen to garner only 57 runs.

Bangladesh had earlier won the two-match four-day series 1-0 with the second game finishing in a draw.