Bangladesh U-23 will face Nepal and Sri Lanka U-23 in their remaining games
Bangladesh U-23 cricket team won their second match in succession as they thrashed hapless Bhutan by 10 wickets in their South Asian Games match in Kirtipur, Nepal Friday.
Batting first, Bhutan scored at a pedestrian pace and eventually managed only 69 on the board for the loss of seven wickets in their stipulated 20 overs.
Only four Bhutan batsmen reached double digit as Bangladesh bowlers put in another disciplined performance after their convincing victory over Maldives at the same venue Wednesday.
Right-arm seamer Manik Khan bagged two wickets while left-arm paceman Mehedi Hasan Rana, left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam, leg-spinner Minhajul Abedin Afridi and medium pacer Soumya Sarkar picked up one each.
Player of the match Soumya then took up the willow and hammered an unbeaten 50 off 28 balls featuring five fours and three sixes.
@BCBtigers U-23 cricket team were off to a winning start in the 13th edition of the South Asian Games after a resounding 109-run victory over hapless Maldives at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, Nepal Wednesday.https://t.co/PR87NTgruc#BCBTIGERS— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) December 4, 2019
Opener Mohammad Naim was also not out on 16 off 13 deliveries alongside Soumya.
The second string Bangladesh side have four points from two matches, two behind table-topper Sri Lanka U-23, who have played a game more.
Nepal are third with four points from three games, while Maldives and Bhutan and fourth and fifth respectively with zero points from three matches each.
Bangladesh U-23 will face Nepal and Sri Lanka U-23 in their remaining games.
The gold-medal match and third-place playoff will be held Monday.
BHUTAN INNINGS R B
Wangchuk st Ankon b Afridi 15 29
Dorji b Tanvir 12 37
Singye b Soumya 7 8
Singye 2 c Afridi b Rana 13 16
Dorji 2 c Yasir b Manik 0 2
Jamtsho lbw b Manik 4 4
Tobgay not out 10 14
Loday run out (Soumya) 3 10
Chejay not out 0 0
Extras (b 1, w 4) 5
Total (20 Overs) 69/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-23 (Wangchuk), 2-32 (Singye), 3-45 (Dorji), 4-50 (Dorji 2), 5-55 (Singye 2), 6-55 (Jamtsho), 7-65 (Loday)
Rana 4-0-18-1, Manik 4-0-9-2, Tanvir 4-1-13-1, Afridi 4-0-13-1, Soumya 4-0-15-1
BANGLADESH U-23 INNINGS R B
Naim not out 16 13
Soumya not out 50 28
Extras (w 8) 8
Total (6.5 Overs) 74/0
Tobgay 2-0-23-0, Jamtsho 3-0-32-0, Dorji 1.5-0-19-0
Bangladesh U-23 won by 10 wickets
MoM: Soumya Sarkar