Young Tigers shot S’pore out for 70
Bangladesh Under-19 team set a record of some sort when they stormed to 71 in just five overs for a seven-wicket win against Singapore at the Galle International Stadium today.
Skipper Saif Hasan hit a belligerent 33 off 11 balls that contained four sixes and two fours as Bangladesh youths made light work of the Singapore lightweights’ 70 all out in 25.5 overs in their second group league match of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup.
Saif’s today’s knock is a study of striking contrast to his Thursday’s 129-ball 67 against Afghanistan.
Earlier, Abdul Halim and Nayeem Hasan picked up three wickets each to skittle Singapore out in a lop-sided contest. Halim finished with 3-21 while Nayeem took three wickets for 16 runs. Shakhawat Hossain also finished with 2-18 in his nine overs to set the platform for an easy win.
The young Tigers, who won their opening Group B game by four wickets against Afghanistan on Thursday, have also won a bonus point after this impressive victory.
Sent into bat, Singapore, who lost their opening game against Pakistan by nine wickets, suffered a similar batting collapse with their opener Rohan Rangarajan scoring 23, the only double-digit score in their innings. Extras with 15, was the second highest contribution to their total.
Bangladesh youths will play their crucial final group league game against Pakistan at the same venue on Sunday.