U19 WC warm-up: Bangladesh loss in all 3 ODIs

U19 WC warm-up: Bangladesh loss in all 3 ODIs

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Dhaka – Bangladesh conceded three successive losses in their Pre-Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018 practice matches after losing the 3rd game against Afghanistan by 56 runs at Christs College, Christchurch, in New Zealand on Monday.Bangladesh lost their 2nd practice match by 24 runs against Otaga A team at Otago Oval, Dunedin on January 4 after a six-wicket loss against the same team and at same venue in the first game on January 3.In the day’s match, replying to Afghanistan’s 206/10 in 48.2 overs, Bangladesh finished their journey on 150/10 in 41.4 overs.
Sent in to bat first, Afghanistan collected their figure with Azmatullah’s, was caught by Mohammad Naim off Robiul Haque on the innings final score, top-scoring 81 off 66 balls, including five boundaries and five sixes.Baheer Shah (44 off 60b; 5×4), Ibrahim Zadran(32 off 64b; 2×6) and Mujeeb Zadran (15 off 10b; 2×4; 1×6) were the other double digit scorers for the side.Pacer Hasan Mahmud was the most successful wicket taker for Bangladesh capturing four wicket fort 64 runs in nine overs, while off-break Robiul Haque bagged three for 56 in 9.2 overs.Opener Pinak Ghosh(54 off 56b; 8×4) and skipper Saif Hassan (43 off 74 b; 4×4) were the double digit scorers in the Bangladesh innings.Afghan skipper Naveen-ul-Haq got four wickets for 42 in 8.4 overs while Qais Ahmad took three for 26 in 10 overs.The warm-up results shows that, Bangladesh’s young Tigers are facing challenges to cope with the overseas condition before their Group C campaign in the12th edition of the U19 CWC, which is scheduled to kick off on January 13. The 16-team biennial world event will be end on February 3.In the previous edition of the tournament in 2016, Bangladesh reached the semifinals stage and made their exit from the main race losing to West Indies by three wickets on their home soil in Mirpur. The host Bangladesh finally finished the 3rd beating Sri Lanka by three wickets in the play-off match in Fatullah.
Brief Score:
Afghanistan: 206/10 in 48.2 overs; Azmatullah 81, Baheer Shah 44, Ibrahim Zadran 32, Mujeeb Zadran 15, Hasan Mahmud 4/46, Robiul Haque 3/56, Tipu Sultan 2/36.Bangladesh Innings: 150/10 in 41.4 overs; Pinak Ghosh 54, Saif Hassan 43, Naveen-ul-Haq 4/42, Qais Ahmad 3/26.UNB news agency

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