Men’s cricket

Bangladesh earn second successive win

Sports Desk

7 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Men’s cricket team (U-23) beat Bhutan by a big margin of 10 wickets in their second game of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SA Games) in Nepal on Friday.

Bhutan batted first and scored 69 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs after winning the toss. Four out of nine Bhutan batsmen scored two-digit runs while four backed to the dressing room just for one-digit scores.

Right arm pacer Manik Khan bagged two wickets for Bangladesh conceding nine runs in four overs while Mehedi Hasan Rana, Tanvir Islam, Soumya Sarkar and Minhajul Abedin Afridi bagged one wicket each.

In reply, Bangladesh chased down the target of 70 runs in 6.5 overs with all 10 wickets in hand.

Soumya hit unbeaten 50 off 28 deliveries with five fours and three sixes while Mohammad Naim also remained unbeaten for 16 off 13 balls. Bangladesh ended on 74 for none in 6.5 overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh beat the Maldives by 109 runs in their first game of the event.

In the last two games, Bangladesh will take on the hosts Nepal and Sri Lanka (U-23) today and 8

respectively.


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