Captain Saif’s half century leads Bangladesh to Victory

Captain Saif’s half century leads Bangladesh to Victory

Bangladesh Under-19 150/6 ( 43.1 overs)
Saif 67, Ankon 12, Afif 19, Habibur Rahman 0,
Rayan Rafsan 32, Karim 8, Onik 0, Nayeem 0*

Zazai 1/21, Naveen 1/26, Zahir 2/21

Afghanistan Under-19 146/10 (48.3 overs)
Naveed 14, Ibrahim 3, Tarik 16, Nisar 32,
Ikram 0, Parwiz 23, Qais 1, Zahidullah 0,
Naveen 27, Yousuf 0*, Samsurrahman 9

Mukidul Islam(Ban) 3/29 (8 overs), Shozib 1/15 (6 over),
Nayeem 1/19 (7 overs), Qazi Onik 4/22 (8 overs)

Bangladesh Under-19s won the match by 4 wickets.

Bangladesh u-19 cricket team have won against Afghanistan u-19 cricket team in their opening fixture of the u-19 Asia cup by 7 wickets.

In the beginning of the match, Bangladesh captain, Saif Hassan has won the toss and elected to field first. New sensation of Bangladesh cricket, Afif Hossain Dhrubo is the vice captain of the team.

Bangladesh had a brilliant start in the game. Medium Pacer Mukidul Islam took 2 early wickets while Shozib and Nayeem joined the party by taking 1 wicket each. After that, Nisar and Parwiz started to bat with patience. They made a partnership of 54 runs in the 5th wicket stand.

But, they couldn’t do more for their team as pacer, Quazi Onik came to bowl and took the wicket of Nisar in his 2nd over. In his 7th over of the match, Onik just amazed the world as he took 3 wickets in one over.

From then, Afghanistan couldn’t score more and they managed to score 146 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 48.3 overs.

While chasing, Bangladeshi openers, captain Saif Hassan and Mahidul Islam Ankon started carefully. But Ankon couldn’t carry on more and got out after scoring 12 runs. New sensation, Afif Hossain Dhrubo came to the wicket and hit 4 fours. He got out after scoring 19 runs from 19 balls.

After Afif’s departure, Habibur couldn’t score any run from his innings of 15 balls. He gout out for 0 run and Bangladesh were into the trouble in that time. But, Captain Saif and Rayan Rafsan Rahman batted till the end from that period.

Saif Hassan was fantastic and showed great patience throughout his innings. Rayan Rafsan Rahman supported him in a brilliant way. This duo made a huge partnership of 74 runs. Saif Hassan got out just before the match had ended after scoring 67 runs.

At the end, two more wicket were fallen of Onik and Rayan but that couldn’t create any problem for the win of Bangladesh u-19 team. Bangladesh at last won by 4 runs.

Playing Squads:

Afghanistan u-19 Squad:
Darwish Rasooli (captain), Ikram Faizi, Naveed Obaid, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nisar Wahdat, Parwiz, Qais Ahmad, Rohed Janzai, Shamsurrahman, Tariq, Yousuf Zazai, Zahir Khan.

Bangladesh u-19 Squad:
Mohammad Sozib Hosen, Afif Hossain, Mukidul Islam, Rayan Rafsan Rahman, Mohammad Abdul Karim, Nayeem Hasan, Abdul Halim (wk), Qazi Onik, Aminul Islam, Yeasin Arafat, Saif Hassan (captain).

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