Wednesday, July 6

ICC U19 World Cup: Bangladesh crush Scotland to move to quar-terfinals



Bangladesh Tigers today secured a huge 114-run win over Scotland to move to the quarter-finals of ICC U19 World Cup. After winning the toss at Cox’s Bazar, Scottish skipper ND Flack sent Bangladesh to bat first.

Dew on the pitch gave Scotland a good start: maiden over at the beginning and a wicket in the second over. However, Bangladesh opener Saif Hassan built a timely 101-run partnership with Nazmul Hossain Shanto.

Saif went very slowly to keep the hosts in the match. He went back to the pavilion just one run short to his fifty in the last ball of 33rd over. His 49 came from 108 balls.

On the other hand, Shanto maintained a better strike rate and built another brilliant 100-run stand with skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz. Shanto remained unbeaten on 113 from 117 balls.

Miraz completed his fifty before going back to the pavilion scoring 51 from 48 balls. After that a late surge from Saeed Sarkar took the Tigers to 256 for 6 in their stipulated 50 overs.

In their chase, Scottish openers started well but in face of a disciplined Tiger bowling attack they lost wickets at regular interval. Scotland batsmen could built only four double digit partnership.

For the hosts, Mohammad Saifuddin and Saleh Ahmed Shawon bagged three wickets each, while Ariful Islam got two and skipper Miraz secured one wicket to finish the Scottish innings on just 142 runs.

Nazmul Hossain Shanto was named player of the match for his brilliant batting display. In other fixtures of the day, England beat Zimbabwe by 129 runs, West Indies crushed Fiji by 262 runs and Na-mibia stun defending champion South Africa with a 2-wicket win.