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Young Tigers beat England in Youth Test

  • Published at 01:51 am February 11th, 2019
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Bangladesh U-19's Minhazur Rahman poses with the player of the match trophy following their four-day match against England U-19 in Chittagong Sunday

This is just the third win in 19 Youth Tests in the history of Bangladesh cricket and their first win came against the same opponent 10 years ago at the same ground

Bangladesh U-19 cricket team won the first Youth Test of the two-match series against visiting England U-19 side by eight wickets at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong Sunday. 

This is just the third win in 19 Youth Tests in the history of Bangladesh cricket and their first win came against the same opponent 10 years ago at the same ground.

Bangladesh have won the only other Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo last year. 

The host were on the verge of victory after the end of the third and penultimate day as the visitor, who conceded a lead of 118 runs, were reduced to 89/6, and it was only a matter of time before they faced the ignominy of innings defeat. 

Overnight batsmen Luke Hollman and George Hill however, resisted almost a couple of hours not only to avoid the innings defeat but also raised hope of saving the match before the latter got out for 32.

After that 45-run stand, highest in the innings, the local bowlers did not take much time to pick the remaining wickets including Hollman, who made 29, to bundle them out for 152 in 84.3 overs, and set a target of 35. 

Left-arm spinner Minhazur Rahman, who trapped both Hollman and Hill, got all four wickets on the day and finished with figure of 6/28, the second best in Bangladesh history. 

Rakibul Hasan has the best figure of 7/93 that he achieved in the Colombo Test, which Bangladesh eventually won. 

However, Minhazur, the 17-year old, who got 3/37 in the first innings, returned with the best ever match figure of 9/65.

He was adjudged man-of-the-match. 

Chasing the target in the fourth innings, Bangladesh opener Tanzid Hossain got out for a duck in the fifth ball, and his partner Amit Hasan was dismissed for 10, but those dismissals did not create that many problems as the host scored 40 in just 10 overs without losing any more wickets to clinch the match. 

Earlier in the game, England won the toss and scored 280, thanks to a 99-run innings of Ben Charlesworth, while Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Ruhel Ahmed grabbed 4/71. 

None of the Bangladesh batsmen could make a century, but four of them scored half-centuries that helped them to accumulate 398/9 in 121.5 overs before declaring the innings.

1ST 4-DAYER, DAY 4

ENGLAND U-19 280 & 152 in 84.3 overs (Galib 3/30, Minhazur 6/28) lost to BANGLADESH 398/9D & 40/2 in 10 overs (Shamim 20*, Amit 10) by eight wickets