Young Tigers whitewash SL

Sports Correspondent

21 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

After winning the five–match Youth ODI series 3-0, Bangladesh Under-19 National Cricket Team completed a 4-0 whitewash beating Sri Lanka Under-19 side by 50 runs in the fifth and last match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday. Towhid Hridoy created world record in youth cricket smashing 3 consecutive centuries. 

Young Tigers started the Youth ODI series beating Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the 2nd match at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna as the first game was abandoned at the same venue due to cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’.

The hosts took 2-0 lead thrashing the Islanders Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 161-run in the 3rd match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram last Thursday and clinched the series 3-0 beating the visitors by 5 wickets in 4th match at the same venue last Sunday.

Electing to bat first in the day’s match, the Young Tigers scored 283 for 7 in 50 overs, riding on the 3rd consecutive century by Towhid Hridoy in the series.

Hridoy smashed 111 runs off 102 deliveries hitting 3 fours and 5 sixes while Prantik Nawrose Nabil added 65 off 77 featuring 4 fours and 2 sixes for the hosts.

Rohan Sanjaya bagged 2 wickets for 57 while Rodrigo, Wijesinghe, Perera and Thilakaratne took one wicket each.

In chasing target of 284 runs, the touring Sri Lanka were dismissed for 233 runs in 44.4 overs.

Ravindu Rasantha scored the team’s highest 84 runs off 92 balls hitting 9 fours and 2 sixes,  Mohamed Shamaz added 40 and Perera 30 runs.

Shahin Alam and Hasan Murad bagged 2 wickets each conceding 46 and 47 runs respectively.

Towhid Hridoy was adjudged the man of the match as well as man of the series.

Earlier, the two-match four-day Youth Test series between the two teams ended in a draw.

The rain-hit first match ended in a draw at Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium in Barishal on October 29 and the 2nd match also ended in a draw at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on November 5.