Emerging Cricket

Bangladesh thrash India

Sports Correspondent

17 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh National Cricket Team surrendered in meek fashion against India in Indore while Bangladesh Emerging team crushed Indian Emerging team by six wickets in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup at BKSP on Saturday.

This was the host’s second victory in a row in the tournament following their nine-wicket victory over Hong Kong in the first match, which helped them move into the semi-final.

Thanks to a brilliant 105 from Armaan Jaffer, India piled up 246 before being all out in 50 overs. Bangladesh however, reached the target in 42.1 overs, scoring 250-4.

Skipper Nazmul Hossain Shanto led the victory with 94 runs. Shanto struck 14 fours and two sixes in his 88-ball knock. He was well supported by the opener Soumya Sarkar’s 68 ball-73, which was studded by seven fours and three sixes.

For Bangladesh, pacer Sumon Khan, claimed four wickets to bundle out India cheaply. In the match against Hong Kong, Sumon also took 4-33.

Earlier on Thursday, Hosts Bangladesh made a flying start beating Hong Kong by nine wickets at BKSP ground-4 in Savar.

Sent into bat first, Hong Kong scored 164 for 9 in stipulated 50 overs, featuring 51 runs in the 6th wicket stand by Haroon Arshad and captain Aizaz Khan.

Number seven Haroon Arshad scored the team highest 35 runs off 33 balls featuring three boundaries and on over boundary, captain Aizaz Khan contributed 37-ball 24 runs, followed by KD Shah (24), Wajid Shah (17) C Mc Auslan (14).

Sumon Khan of Bangladesh picked up four wickets for 33 runs while Mehedi Hasan took two for 23.

In reply, Bangladesh faced no trouble to reach their target scoring 166 runs for loss of only one wicket in just 24.1 overs featuring 94 runs in the opening stand by Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar. Soumya was the man of the match.

National opener Soumya Sarkar hammered an unconquered 84 runs off 74 deliveries hitting nine fours and three sixes, promising opener Mohammad Naim, who earned the appreciation from Cricket Pundits for his brilliant show against India in the just concluded T20 series, scored run-a-ball 52 hitting eight boundaries.

Captain Najmul Hossain Shanta was the lone Bangladesh batsman backed to the pavilion scoring run-a-ball 22 hitting two sixes.

Ehsan Khan grabbed the lone Bangladesh wicket conceding 39 runs.

Earlier, Bangladesh were placed in Group B along with runners-up India, Hong Kong and Nepal while Group A team comprises defending champions Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Oman.

Bangladesh will take on UAE in their last group match tomorrow.