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Bangladesh beat England in U-19 World Cup

  • Published at 01:30 pm January 28th, 2018
  • Last updated at 03:52 am January 29th, 2018
Bangladesh beat England in U-19 World Cup
Bangladesh beat England by five wickets in the fifth place playoff in the U-19 World Cup Cricket in Queenstown Sunday to avenge their defeat earlier in the group stage. England had defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in their group stage match to finish at the top of Group C but the latter ensured they would have the last laugh. The junior Tigers will now meet South Africa at the same venue Wednesday to determine the fifth placed team in the global ICC age-level competition. Asked to bat first, England were all out for 216 in 47.2 overs with opener Liam Banks top-scoring with a 82-ball 74, featuring eight fours and a six. Banks received valuable support from captain Harry Brook (66 off 66 balls) as the second wicket partnership added 126. Spinner Afif Hossain and seamer Hasan Mahmud bagged three wickets each for Bangladesh. In reply, the youngsters in red and green romped home in 47.3 overs, player of the match Afif scoring the highest 71 off 86 deliveries, including seven boundaries and a sixer. Opener Saif Hasan had earlier posted a 89-ball 59. Bangladesh had earlier qualified for the quarter-final after beating Namibia and Canada before losing to title favourite India in the last eight. BRIEF SCORE Bangladesh 220/5 in 47.3 overs (Afif 71, Saif 59) beat England 216 in 47.2 overs (Banks 74, Brook 66) by five wickets