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Junior Tigers thrash Young Lions in warm-up

  • Published at 10:47 pm July 18th, 2019
U-19
Bangladesh U-19 cricket team

The junior Tigers will now contest a tri-nation one-day series against host England U-19 and India U-19

Bangladesh U-19 cricket team began their tour of England with a resounding 109-run over Young Lions XI in a warm-up match at Loughborough Thursday.

Asked to bat first, the visiting side posted a competitive 259 losing eight wickets in their stipulated 50 overs, riding on a 61-ball 62 from middle-order batsman Shahadat Hossain.

Most of the other batters got starts but were unable to prolong their innings with opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy’s 29 the next best score.

The home side’s Luke Doneathy and Ethan Brooks bagged three wickets apiece.

In reply, the Young Lions were in all sorts of trouble after stuttering to 16/4 and only a 95-run stand for the fifth wicket between Solomon Bell (42) and Doneathy (58) ensured they would not suffer a humiliating loss.

Tanzid Hasan notched four wickets, while Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shahin Alam and Avishek Das all picked up two apiece.

The junior Tigers will now contest a tri-nation one-day series against host England U-19 and India U-19.

The boys in red and green will face their English and Indian counterparts four times each with the top two teams making it through to the final, scheduled to be held on August 11 in Sussex.

Bangladesh will begin their campaign against England in Worcester Monday.