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U23s lose series to India

  • Published at 11:19 pm September 25th, 2019
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Bangladesh U-23 cricket team pose for photographs in Dhaka prior to their departure to India Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

India now have an unassailable 3-1 lead with the fifth and final match scheduled for Friday

Bangladesh U-23 team conceded the five-match one-day series against their Indian counterparts after losing the fourth and penultimate game by four wickets Wednesday.

India now have an unassailable 3-1 lead with the fifth and final match scheduled for Friday.

Batting first, Bangladesh suffered a top-order collapse before wicketkeeper-batsman Mahidul Islam Ankon scored a half century to take his side to 201 for the loss of six wickets.

At one stage, the second string Bangladesh side were tottering on 55 losing four wickets when all-rounder Ariful Haque (44) and the diminutive Al Amin (40) put together a 56-run stand.

Bangladesh lost their sixth wicket with the scoreboard reading 126 when Ankon and Robiul Haque added 75 unbroken runs.

Ankon was not out on 51 while Robiul was unbeaten on 29.

India’s Arshdeep Singh and Ateet Sheth bagged two wickets apiece.

In reply, the Indians were in a spot of bother, stuttering to 98/4, but Priom Gorg came to their rescue, hitting a fine 118-ball 111, studded with a dozen fours and a six.

India eventually reached their target in 42.2 overs.

Spinner Mahedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Sumon Khan and Tanvir Islam notched one wicket apiece for Bangladesh.