Mahmudul guides U-19s to series win

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 19,2019 | Updated: 23:48, Feb 18,2019

 
 

Bangladesh Under-19 batsman Mahmudul Hasan raises his bat at the end of their second Youth Test against England Under-19 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday. — Courtesy photo

Mahmudul Hasan Joy’s heroic hundred guided Bangladesh Under-19 team to a three-wicket win against their English counterparts in the final day of the second Youth Test as the hosts completed the clean sweep in the two-match series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday.
Mahmudul starred with 114 runs while Towhid Hridoy (76) and Tanzid Hasan Tamim (51) struck fifties to help Junior Tigers reach 333 in 93.5 overs to pull off what seemed an unlikely win on the previous day.
Bangladesh resumed play on 34-1, requiring 299 runs in the final day to win the match.
Overnight pair of Tanzid and Parvez Hossain Emon (37) added 33-run before the former was dismissed by Hamidullah Qadri.
Mahmudul then forged a 54 and 142-run stand with Parvez and Towhid Hridoy respectively to take Bangladesh close to the target.
Adam Finch removed Towhid and Kasey Aldridge dismissed skipper Akbar Ali (five) to leave the home side on 282-5.
But a 44-run sixth wicket stand Mahmudul and Shahadat Hossain (20) didn’t allow for any late drama.
Earlier, Bangladesh were bundled out on 228 in reply to England’s first innings score of 337.
Bangladesh had won the first Youth Test by eight wickets at the same venue.
Bangladesh had also clean-swept England in the three-match one-day international series and the lone Youth Twenty20 in Cox’s Bazar.

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