Bangladesh U-19 cricket team defeated Nepal by 154 runs in the first match. Today, Bangladesh set foot on the way to the semi-finals by winning the second match in Daputa. The Rakibuls lost to Kuwait by 22 runs today.
From one point of view, Bangladesh has already reached the semifinals. Kuwait lost the first two matches. Before losing to Bangladesh by 222 runs, the team lost to Sri Lanka by 264 runs last night. Meanwhile, Nepal is also far behind in run rate. If Sri Lanka beats Nepal tomorrow, it will be certain that Bangladesh will reach the semi-finals from Group B.
Bangladesh scored 296 runs in the last century of Nowruz. Even today, the century saw one of the top order of the team. Forgetting yesterday’s failure, opener Mahfizul Islam played an innings of 112 off 119 balls today. This innings of 4 fours with 12 fours has confirmed the big collection of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh did not start well. Only 3 runs came in the first three overs. Another opener Iftekhar Hossain took leave at the end of the third over. Mahfizul made a pair of 64 runs with Aich Mollah. Aich’s contribution is 20.
Ariful Islam also came back after the third wicket partnership of 53 runs.
Tahijibul came down and tried to increase the speed of the run. But the wicketkeeper of the team also left in the 34th over with 25 runs from 19 balls. Mahfizul also left the team in the 36th over for 198 runs.
Yesterday’s hero Prantik did not take more than 5 balls. SM Meherab Hasan took the team close to 2.5 in an innings of 42 off 24 balls. But in the 42nd over, as the eighth batsman, Bangladesh was in danger of being reduced to two and a half arrows. Rakibul, a member of the team that won the last World Cup and is now the captain, scored 21 runs off 21 balls and took the team to 265 runs. The last wicket pair brought 18 runs before being all out.