Bangladesh U19s managed to topple host Sri Lanka in their last group stage fixture to secure the top spot in group B of the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2019 at Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa while Nepal U19s recorded an impressive victory over UAE at FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake today (10).
India U19s held their nerve to complete a nail-biting run chase vs Afghanistan in the group A fixture………….
Sri Lanka U19 Vs Bangladesh U19
Bangladesh U19s won an important toss and elected to bat first in the decider for the table topper against Sri Lanka in the final fixture of the group stage of the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2019.
Bangladesh openers Tanzid Hasan and Mahmudul Hasan Joy got off to a decent start but soon Tanzid Hasan nicked one off Dilshan Madushanka’s bowling to wicket keeper Kamil Mishara to leave at 30/1 in the 8th over. The much-needed partnership for Bangladesh was given by Hasan Joy and Towhid Hridoy for the 3rd wicket in a partnership of 121 runs to provide Bangladesh the perfect platform to accelerate at the death.
Hridoy played for a well-deserved half century and Hasan Joy composed a mammoth 126 runs to propel Bangladesh U19s to 273. He paced his innings brilliantly as the opener punished the Sri Lankan youngsters in the death overs with a few vicious sixers and stunning boundaries.
The only Sri Lankan bowler to succeed was left arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka who picked up 3 wickets in his 10 over quota.
The Sri Lankan chase never really got going with regular wickets at constant intervals which drove them away from the required run rate. Kamil Mishara, Ahan Wickramasinghe and skipper Nipuna Dananjaya all made contributions of 30s but that wasn’t enough to get close to the opposition target.
A late fight back by all-rounder Rohan Sanjaya sparked a few hopes in the Sri Lankan dressing room, but that only lasted until the 48th over when he got out on 42 off 36 balls. Left arm spinner Rakibul Hasan was the chief destroyer of Sri Lanka who made 3 breakthroughs to restrict Sri Lanka to 231.
|Tanzid Hasan||c Kamil Mishara b Dilshan Madusanka||17||28||2||0||60.71|
|Mahmudul Hasan||c Kavindu Nadeeshan b Navod Paranavithana||126||140||12||2||90.00|
|Parvez Hossain||lbw b Ashian Daniel||10||18||1||0||55.56|
|Tawhid Hridoy||b Kavindu Nadeeshan||50||75||4||0||66.67|
|Shamim Hossain||b Ashian Daniel||22||17||1||1||129.41|
|Akbar Ali||c Kavindu Nadeeshan b Dilshan Madusanka||14||11||1||0||127.27|
|Shahadat Hossain||not out||12||9||0||1||133.33|
|Mirttunjoy Chowdhury||b Dilshan Madusanka||4||3||1||0||133.33|
|Rakibul Hasan||not out||4||1||1||0||400.00|
|Extras||14 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 12, pen 0)|
|Total||273/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.46)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-30 (7.5) Tanzid Hasan, 2-56 (12.5) Parvez Hossain, 3-177 (38.5) Tawhid Hridoy, 4-209 (44.2) Shamim Hossain, 5-244 (46.3) Mahmudul Hasan, 6-264 (49.1) Akbar Ali, 7-269 (49.5) Mirttunjoy Chowdhury,|
|Navod Paranavithana||c Akbar Ali b Shoriful Islam||17||19||4||0||89.47|
|Kamil Mishara||b Rakibul Hasan||33||51||4||0||64.71|
|Ravindu De Silva||c Tanzid Hasan b Ashraful Islam||17||35||1||0||48.57|
|Ahan Wicrkamasinghe||c & b Shamim Hossain||33||43||2||1||76.74|
|Nipun Dananjaya||st Akbar Ali b Ashraful Islam||36||45||2||0||80.00|
|Avishka Tharindu||c Parvez Hossain b Shoriful Islam||22||28||2||0||78.57|
|Kavindu Nadeeshan||c Mahmudul Hasan b Rakibul Hasan||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Chamindu Wijesinghe||c Ashraful Islam b Rakibul Hasan||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Rohan Sanjaya||c Shahadat Hossain b Mirttunjoy Chowdhury||42||36||4||2||116.67|
|Ashian Daniel||run out (Shamim Hossain)||5||5||1||0||100.00|
|Dilshan Madusanka||not out||13||17||1||1||76.47|
|Extras||12 (b 0 , lb 8 , nb 0, w 4, pen 0)|
|Total||231/10 (47.4 Overs, RR: 4.85)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-22 (4.6) Navod Paranavithana, 2-65 (15.4) Kamil Mishara, 3-79 (18.5) Ravindu De Silva, 4-132 (28.5) Ahan Wicrkamasinghe, 5-151 (34.4) Nipun Dananjaya, 6-152 (35.2) Kavindu Nadeeshan, 7-162 (37.1) Chamindu Wijesinghe, 8-176 (38.6) Avishka Tharindu , 9-183 (40.5) Ashian Daniel, 10-231 (47.4) Rohan Sanjaya,|
Nepal U19 Vs UAE U19
After their devastating last over defeat versus Bangladesh, Nepal U19s crushed UAE by securing their only win in the tournament by 160 runs.
Surprisingly, UAE won the toss and asked opposition to bat first at Katunayake and the Nepal youngsters made the most of it by piling on a massive 285 at the end of 50 overs. Their skipper Rohit Paudel who has already earned his national cap in the senior team, led from the front with a timely knock of 67 while the middle order chipped in to guide Nepal to a respectable total.
In reply, UAE couldn’t handle the scoreboard pressure as they crumbled for 125 inside 35 overs.
Nepal U19 – 285/9 (50) | Rohit Paudel 67, Sandeep Jhora 48, Asif Sheikh 46, Rashid Khan 44, Kamal Singh 41, Kushal Malla 22, Sanchit Sharma 3/26, Akasha Tahir 3/62, Palaniapan Meiyappan 2/67
United Arab Emirates U19 – 125 (34.4) | Vriitya Aravind 28, Alishan Sharafu 21, Sagar Dhakal 3/20, Surya Tamang 2/18, Pawan Sarraf 2/26, Rashid Khan 2/26
Nepal U19 won by 160 runs
The semifinals of tournament will be held on the 12th of September, featuring Sri Lanka vs India and Bangladesh vs Afghanistan to decide who will be the finalists in the 8th version of the U19 Asia Cup.