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Bangladesh finish sixth in U-19 World Cup after South Africa defeat

  • Published at 10:40 am January 31st, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:55 am January 31st, 2018
Bangladesh finish sixth in U-19 World Cup after South Africa defeat
Bangladesh finished sixth in the U-19 World Cup Cricket following their eight-wicket defeat against South Africa in the fifth place playoff in Queenstown Wednesday. Batting first, the junior Tigers posted 178 runs before losing all of their wickets in 41.4 overs. All-rounder Afif Hossain top-scored with a 59-ball 63, featuring seven fours and two sixes. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shakil Hossain made 61 off 89 deliveries, composed with half a dozen boundaries. The sixth wicket partnership of Afif and Shakil put on 96 runs after Bangladesh were struggling on 33 for the loss of five wickets. South Africa seamer Fraser Jones bagged five wickets. In reply, the junior Proteas reached their destination in 38.3 overs, captain Raynard van Tonder scoring the highest 82 off 99 balls, including seven fours and a couple of sixers. Tonder was unbeaten at the end alongside Hermann Rolfes (44 off 51 deliveries) as the unbroken third wicket stand added 117. Bangladesh earlier concluded their group stage campaign as the runners up side after beating Namibia and Canada, their sole defeat coming against England. The junior Tigers however, lost the quarter-final to title favourite India before defeating England in the fifth place playoff decider. BRIEF SCORE South Africa 180/2 in 38.3 overs (Tonder 82*, Rolfes 44*) beat Bangladesh 178 in 41.4 overs (Afif 63, Shakil 61) by eight wickets