Sports, Cricket

U-19 Tigers clinch series against Afghans


Published : 14 Sep 2021 08:42 PM

Bangladesh U-19 team clinched the 5-match ODI seriesagainst Afghanistan U-19 after beating them by a comprehensive margin of 121 run in the third ODI at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The hosts won the first match by 18 runs and won the second match by 3 wickets. Although the Afghan youth fought in the first two matches, but they were outplayed in the third ODI. 

Bangladesh captain SM Meherab decided to bat first after winning the toss. The hosts lost two wickets in 5 overs.

From there, opener Mofizul Islam and AichMollah rescued the team after a 61-run alliance for the third wicket stand. Mofizul was dismissed for 26 off 93 balls but AichMollah scored his first century in the Youth ODIs.Mofizul was dismissed in the 29th over. 

Aich got the first run in the 5th ball of his game. In that time AichMollah’s run was 24 off 6 balls. However, in that over, Aich hit two fours and one six. He was trying to play in an aggressive manner to score runs quickly. He was hitting fours and sixes in almost every over and completed fifty off 64 balls.

After reaching fifty, his scoring ratecame down. Aich scored a century by hitting a four off Faisal Khan Ahmedzai. He completed his century with 124 balls.However, Aich didn’t last long after the century. He made 106 off 130 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes.

In the end, the hosts scored a challenging 222 runs on the scoreboard with the stormy batting of Abdullah Al Mamun at the end. He remained unbeaten on 32 off 20 balls with 1 four and 3 sixes.

Chasing 222, Afghan lost their first wicket in 22 runs in 12.1 overs. After that the visitors started losing wickets at regular intervals. Suliman Safi (18), Bilal Sayedi (22), Ijaz Ahmed (21) and ZahidullahSalimi (13) got off to a good start but could not extendtheir innings.

Naimur Rahman Nayan, Ripon Mandal, Ariful Islam blown the Afghan youths for 101 runs. Naimur Rahman Nayan scalped 5 wickets for the first time in the Youth ODI.