Junior Tigers wrap up NZ series in style

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:09, Oct 13,2019 | Updated: 22:36, Oct 13,2019


Bangladesh and New Zealand Under-19 players shake hands after the end of their fifth and final youth one-day international at Lincoln on Sunday. NZC photo

Pacer Shoriful Islam claimed 5-43 after opener Tanzid Hasan struck 71 off 59 balls as Bangladesh Under-19 team beat their New Zealand counterparts by 73 runs in the fifth and final youth one-day international match to win the series 4-1 at LincoIn on Sunday.

Tanzid continued his impressive form with bat as he struck his fourth successive fifty in the series while Parvez Hossain, Shahadat Hossain and Avishek Das made identical score of 48 runs that propelled Bangladesh to 316-8 in their stipulated overs.

In reply, New Zealand Under-19 team were bowled out for 243 runs in 43.4 overs after Shoriful provided a career-best bowling performance while left-arm spinner

Rakibul Hasan claimed 2-55.

Opting to bat first, Tanzid and Parvez gave Bangladesh a flying start, putting up 120 runs for the opening stand within 16 overs before Hayden Dickinson broke the stand by dismissing Tanzid, who hit 11 fours and two sixes in his rollicking innings.

Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Bangladeshi batsmen kept the scoreboard ticking to post a 300-plus total for the first time in the series.

Shahadat made 48 off 69 balls while Avishek hit same runs off just 36 balls, helping Bangladesh post a strong total against the hosts.

New Zealand lost their opener Ollie White for naught in the first ball of their chase before Shoriful took his second wicket by dismissing Ben Pomare for 18 in the seventh over.

Number three Fergus Lellman struck highest 56 runs while Jock McKenzie and Jesse Tashkoff made 47 and 39 runs respectively but the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out below 250.

Bangladesh Under-19 team earlier won the first three matches of the series to secure their series win before losing the fourth match by four wickets at the same venue.

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