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U19s off to winning start

  • Published at 11:08 pm January 18th, 2020
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Bangladesh U-19's Tanzid Hasan plays a shot during their U-19 World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Potchefstroom Saturday

The junior Tigers will now lock horns with Scotland and Pakistan in their remaining group stage fixtures Tuesday and Friday

The Bangladesh U-19 cricket team got a confident start in the U-19 World Cup, thrashing Zimbabwe U-19 by nine wickets in accordance with the Duckworth/Lewis method in Potchefstroom, South Africa Saturday.

After being asked to bat first, the African nation posted 137 runs for the loss of six wickets in 28.1 overs before the rain came pouring down at the university city of Potchefstroom.

Seamer and strike bowler Mrittunjoy Chowdhury overcame injury and took one wicket, and four others also picked up a wicket each.

Zimbabwe’s Tadiwanashe Marumani top-scored for his side with 31 off 33 balls.

In reply, the junior Tigers cantered home in just 11.2 overs, opener and player of the match Parvez Hossain Emon scoring the highest with an unbeaten 58 off 33 balls, including five fours and two sixes.

He was ably supported by No 3 batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy and opening batsman Tanzid Hasan, who scored an undefeated 38 and 32, respectively.

Zimbabwe’s Dion Myers picked up the only Bangladesh wicket to fall.

The junior Tigers will now lock horns with Scotland and Pakistan in their remaining group stage fixtures at the same venue Tuesday and Friday.

BRIEF SCORE

BANGLADESH U-19 132/1 in 11.2 overs (Emon 58*, Joy 38*) beat ZIMBABWE U-19 137/6 in 28.1 overs (Marumani 31, Rakibul 1/29) by nine wickets (D/L method)