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Junior Tigers floor Scotland

  • Published at 09:55 pm January 21st, 2020
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Bangladesh's Rakibul Hasan bowls during their U-19 World Cup match against Scotland in Potchefstroom Tuesday

Bangladesh, who beat Zimbabwe in their first match, will face Pakistan in their final group stage match Friday

Bangladesh continued their winning run in the U-19 World Cup as they beat Scotland by seven wickets Tuesday in Potchefstroom to all but secure their quarter-final berth.

The 17-year old left-arm spinner took four wickets, including a hat-trick, to bundle out the opponent for a paltry score of 89 before the junior Tigers reached 91/3 in just 16.4 overs to claim a comprehensive win. 

After winning the toss Scotland were in all sorts of trouble as they lost half of their side for 52 and Rakibul made things worse when he hunted three scalps in consecutive balls in the 24th over to make the match a one-sided affair.

Bangladesh, who beat Zimbabwe in their first match, will face Pakistan in their final group stage match Friday.

BRIEF SCORE

BANGLADESH U-19 91/3 in 16.4 overs (Joy 35*, Emon 25) beat SCOTLAND U-19 89 in 30.3 overs (Rakibul 4/20, Shoriful 2/13) by seven wickets