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Emerging Team off to winning start

  • Published at 07:24 pm November 14th, 2019
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Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar plays a shot during their Emerging Cup match against Hong Kong in Savar Thursday Dhaka Tribune

Chasing a below-par 165, the men in red and green reached their destination in just 24.1 overs, opener Soumya Sarkar leading the way with a fine unbeaten 74-ball 84, featuring nine fours and three sixes

Bangladesh were off to a blistering start in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup, thrashing Hong Kong by nine wickets at BKSP in Savar Thursday.

Chasing a below-par 165, the men in red and green reached their destination in just 24.1 overs, opener Soumya Sarkar leading the way with a fine unbeaten 74-ball 84, featuring nine fours and three sixes.

Player of the match Soumya put on 94 for the opening wicket with Mohammad Naim, who made a run-a-ball 52, to lay the platform for the thumping win.

Captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto was not out on a run-a-ball 22 alongside Soumya.

The visiting side were earlier restricted to 164 for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated 50 overs, after being asked to bat first.

Right-arm seamer Sumon Khan bagged four wickets while off-spinner Mahedi Hasan picked up a couple.

Hong Kong middle-order batsman Harron Arshad top-scored for his side with a 33-ball 35.

In the other Group B match in Cox’s Bazar, Pakistan outclassed Afghanistan by eight wickets.

Meanwhile in the two Group A matches on the opening day of the tournament, India picked up a seven-wicket win against Nepal in Savar while Sri Lanka suffered a shock four-wicket loss at the hands of unfancied Oman in Cox’s Bazar.

In Saturday's matches, Bangladesh and India will lock horns with each other in Savar while Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in Cox’s Bazar.

In the Group B games, Afghanistan will face off against Oman in Cox’s Bazar while Hong Kong will be up against Nepal in Savar.