Horrible batting display costs Bangladesh U-19 crushing defeat
Jannatul Naym Pieal
Poor batting and a magical figure of 4-4 by Avesh Khan sank Bangladesh U-19 as the visitors suffered a crushing 82-run defeat in the tri-series opener at the Jadavpur University Ground in Saltlake, Kolkata on Friday.
Bowling first, the Young Tigers brought up a splendid start as they bundled out the hosts for a paltry 158. But defending this modest target, Avesh Khan, the six feet two inch pacer from Madhya Pradesh convincingly powered India to an emphatic victory. Bangladesh U-19 were bowled out on 72 in 22 overs.
It was quite a disappointing show from the Young Tigers as despite restricting the hosts within a chasable total, none of their top-order batsman looked to hold on as they played some casual shots and wickets kept falling at regular interval against a small target.
The Men In Blue now have five points, while the Mehedi Hasan Miraz led side are yet to open their account in the tri-series also involving Afghanistan as the third team. This series is being considered as the perfect platform for preparation ahead of the ICC U-19 World Cup to be held next year in Bangladesh. The hosts will take on Afghanistan tomorrow in their second match.
India U-19 158; 45.3 overs (Sunder Washington 34, Zeeshan Ansari 34; Mehedi Hasan Miraz 3/31, Mohammad Abdul Halim 2/24, Saleh Ahmed Shawon Gazi 2/26)
Bangladesh U-19 76; 22 overs (Avesh Khan 4/4, Kanishk Seth 2/45, Zeeshan Ansari 2/1)