U19 Cricket: Afghanistan clinch series 3-1 against BD

U19 Cricket: Afghanistan clinch series 3-1 against BD

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Dhaka – Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team clinched the five-match one-day series title by 3-1 margin after a 33-run win in the 5th and last match against hosts Bangladesh Under-19 team at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.Chasing a target of 240 runs in the day’s match, Bangladesh finished at 206/10 in 48.2 overs where number-4 batsman Towhid Hridly was a notable scorer hammering 93 off 108balls, including 10 boundaries and two sixes.Towhid was caught by man of the match Darwaish Abdul off Rasool Tariq Stanikzai on Bangladesh’s final collection.Wafadar Momand captured four wickets for 52 runs while Qais Ahmad Kamawal bagged three for 35 runs and Mujeeb ur Rahman took two wickets for 24 runs, each bowlers delivered 10-over apiece.Batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan scored 239/6 in 50 overs spurred with the two half centuries by opening batsman Ibrahim Zadran (83 off 107b; 8×4; 2×6) and Darwaish Abdul Rasool (75 off 47b; 1×4; 8×6). Nayeem Hasan bagged two wickets for 38 runs while Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud and Saif Hasan took one wicket each for Bangladesh.Afghanistan took a 2-1 lead in the series beating Bangladesh in two consecutive matches by five wickets and by 45 runs in the 3rd in the 4th match.Afghanistan dismissed the home side below 100 runs twice — 75 runs in the 3rd ODI and 88 runs in the 4th ODI — in the series for their successive wins in the 3rd in the 4th match.Bangladesh made a flying start outplaying Afghanistan by a huge margin of 145-run in the opening match before the 2nd match of the series was washed out by rain on September 30.UNB news agency

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