U-16 boys lose series vs Paks

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:46, Nov 08,2019


Bangladesh Under-16 team conceded seven-run defeat in Duckworth-Lewis Method against their Pakistani counterparts in the third 50-over match to lose the three-match series 2-0 in Rawalpindi on Friday.

In a rain-reduced 31-over per side match, Bangladesh, who opted to bat first, were bowled out for 165 runs in 30.3 overs as skipper Nayeem Ahmed top-scored with 45 off  52 balls.

Arafat Islam (22), Minhajul Hasan (21), Radowan Hossan (22) and Tawhidul Islam (24) all played decent knocks but could not make them big.

Spinner Ali Asfand finished with 3-38 while Ahmad Khan, Ismail Khan and Mohammad Shehzad all took two wickets apiece for Pakistan.

Pakistan reached 148-6 in 27.3 overs before the match was stopped due to bad light and Pakistan were declared winners as they were ahead in the D/L target at the time of the interruption.

Ibrar Afzaal Khan and Rizwan Mehmood both made identical score of 34 runs for the hosts.

Bangladesh’s Amir Hossain and Shamsul Islam took two wickets apiece.

The second 50-over match of the series was abandoned due to rain while Pakistan won the first 50-over match by 99 runs at the same venue.

Bangladesh earlier lost the two three-day match series 0-1 after they conceded a seven-wicket defeat in the second match.

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