U-19 Tri-Nation Tournament: Fired-up Pakistan defeat B'desh with 18.1 overs to spare


Jun 28, 2013
Result: Pakistan Under-19s won by 7 wickets with 109 balls remaining
Toss: Bangladesh Under-19s won the toss and chose to bat


Pakistan Under-19s: Sami Aslam (c), Imran Butt, Imam-ul-Haq, Hussain Talat, Farhan Nazir, Zafar Gohar, Shayan Jahangir, Kamran Ghulam, Saifullah Khan(wk), Zia-ul-Haq, Mohammad Aftab.

Bangladesh Under-19s: Shahriar Sumon, Sadman Islam, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mosaddek Hossain, Jashimuddin(wk), Mehedy Hasan(c), Joyraz Sheik, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rifat Pradhan, Rahatul Ferdous, Jubair Hossain

Bangladesh Under-19s Innings
Bangladesh's batting was in complete tatters as Kamran Ghulam's superb slow left arm bowling ripped through the line up. Ghulam took four wickets, with an economy rate of 1.80 from 10 overs. Jummon, Mosaddek Hossain, and Shanto were the only players worth watching as they scored 22, 25, and 46 respectively. The rest of Bangladesh's line up failed to score anything above 20 runs. Zafar Gohar from Pakistan took 3 wickets, supporting Ghulam well on the other end. They bowled Bangladesh out for 149 in 43.4 overs.

Fall Of Wickets
1-0 Sadman Islam, 0.2 overs
2-26 Joyraz Sheik, 8.5 overs
3-43 Shahriar Jummon, 12.3 overs
4-79 Mosaddek Hossain, 19.5 overs
5-87 Mehedy Hasan, 21.5 overs
6-91 Abu Sayeem, 23.3 overs
7-106 Rahatul Ferdous, 27.4 overs
8-109 Rifat Pradhan, 28.6 overs
9-146 Abu Haider, 41.6 overs
10-149 Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 43.4 overs

Pakistan Under-19s Innings
Yet another impressive bowling performance meant that Pakistan had a very simple task ahead of them. Captain Sami Aslam lead from the front with a superb 58 off 64 balls. He was supported well on the other end by Hussain Talat who played an excellent 71 off 84 balls. After this, the equation became even simpler, despite losing the wickets of Sami Aslam, Imam-ul-Haq, and Hasan Raza - Saud Shakeel quickly came on to wrap up the match with a four.

Fall Of Wickets
1-81 Sami Aslam, 18.1 overs
2-121 Imam-ul-Haq, 28.6 overs
3-141 Hasan Raza, 30.6 overs

Once again, Pakistan Under-19's cruised through the match with a fantastic bowling performance. Bangladesh just couldn't find any rhythm and defending a total of 149 was a tough ask to do in 50 overs. It was great to see the top-order stick around to easily reach the total as well. The team looks in great form with both the bat and ball, there seem to be some promising young talents ahead.