ICC U19 CWC: Bangladesh reach quarterfinal
31 January 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh reached the quarterfinal in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup from Group-A crushing Scotland by 114 runs at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto’s unbeaten century of 113 guided Bangladesh to notch the emphatic victory against the Scottish.
Earlier, Bangladesh defeated defending champion South Africa by 43 runs in the tournament opening match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday.
Replying to a moderate 256, Scotland finished the innings at 142 for all in 47.2 overs including Azeem Dar’s 50 off 89 balls on Sunday.
Opener-cum-skipper Neil Flack (28 off 41b; 3×4), Jack Waller (24 off 38b; 3×4) and Rory Johnston (20 off 52b; 1×4) were the other double figure scorers for the Scottish.
Mohammad Saifuddin and Saleh Ahmed Shawon captured three wickets each for economic 17 and 27 runs in 7.2 and 10 overs. Ariful Islam took two wickets for 28 runs while Mehedi Hasan Miraz bagged one wicket for 27 runs.
Sent in to bat first the young Bangladesh collected 256 for 6 in 50-over riding on the 3rd and 4th pair continuations of 101 and 100 runs.
Shanto who was adjudged man of the match, contributed in both the 3rd and 4th pair, featuring 10 boundaries off 117 balls on the way to his maiden youth ODI ton.
The 3rd pair between Shanto and opener Saif Hassan contributed 101 in 25 overs to carry the team total to 118/3 in 33 overs from a meager 17/2 in 8 overs before Saif Hassan was bowled out by Mitchell Rao.
Shanto continued with skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz for another partnership score of 100 runs in 14.2 overs in the 4th wicket.
Miraz was caught by Finlay McCreath off Mohammad Ghaffar bowling, leaving team total at a decent 218/4 in 47.2 overs.
Miraz hammered 51 off 48 balls including four boundaries while Saif fell short of a single run for another half century, scoring 49 off 108 balls including two fours.
Saeed Sarkar fired 16 off 6 balls involving one boundary and on six while Joyraz Sheik (13 off 17b; 2×4) was another double digit scorer for Bangladesh.
Opening bat in the morning, Bangladesh faced early jolt losing Pinak Ghosh who was out for a duck at 1/1 in 1.3 overs.
Joyraz Sheik also failed to stay for long with Saif Hassan as he was caught by Ryan Brown off a Mohammad Ghaffar delivery at 17/2 in 8 overs.
Mohammad Ghaffar grabbed four wickets for 60 runs in 10 overs. Mitchell Rao and RG Brown took one wicket each for 43 and 48 runs in 8 and 10 overs.
Including the day’s result, Scotland conceded 2nd successive defeat as they started their tournament campaign with a humiliating nine-wicket loss against an all-debutant side Namibia.
Youth ODI debutant: Azeem Dar (Scotland).