Bangladesh beat Hong Kong by 5-wicket in U-19 Asia Cup
Published : 02 Oct 2018, 18:35:21
Bangladesh recorded their second victory in theACC U-19 Asia Cup as they beat Hong Kong by five wickets in their third and final group B match on Tuesday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
With this win, the junior Tigers sealed a second place in Group B and will meet India in the semifinal on October 4.
Put to bat first by Bangladesh, Hong Kong were bundled out for 91 runs in 45.5 overs with Rishad Hossain once again bagging three wickets, this time conceding just 11 runs in 7.5 overs.
The leg-spinner had also bagged three wickets in Bangladesh’s victory over Pakistan in their second group match against Pakistan.
Mrittunjoy Chowdhury and Rakibul Hasan bagged two wickets apiece in their fantastic economical spells. However, the junior Tigers started their chase badly losing early wickets as Nasrulla Rana of Hong Kong captured three wickets in the same over.
Wicket-keeper batsman Akbar Ali hammered 19-ball off 25 runs while Mahmudul Hasan Joy blasted an unbeaten 20-ball off 32 as the home side chased down the target in just 11.2 overs losing five wickets.
In the day’s other match, Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in their group B encounter held at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong.
Forced to bat first by Pakistan, Sri Lanka were all out for 200 in 49.4 overs with Kalana Perera making 51 runs.
Arshad Iqbal was the pick of Pakistan bowler as he grabbed six wickets conceding 34 runs. He was well supported by Bilal Javed who bagged two wickets giving away 25 runs.
In reply, Pakistan found the chase stiff and eventually was dismissed at 177 for 8 in 50 overs with AwaizZafar top scoring 43 runs.
ND Paranavithana, DN Wellalage and SMKS Senarathne took two Pakistani wickets for 27, 28 and 32 runs respectively.
Hong Kong U-19 : 91/10 in 46.5 overs (Adit 16, Challu 16, Kabir 13; Rishad 3/11, Mrittunjoy 2/16, Rakibul 2/17)
Bangladesh U-19 : 92/5 in 11.2 overs (Mahmudul 32*, Akbar 25, Tanzid 15; Nasrulla 4/39).-BSS