Bangladesh under-19 team got off to a winning start in Asia Cup 2016 as they beat Afghanistan in their opening match by four wickets at Uyanwatte Stadium, Matara in Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Bangladesh skipper Saif Hassan scored 67 to help his side reached 150-6 after their bowlers bundled the opponents out for 146 in 48.3 overs.
Left-handed seamer Qazi Onik, an 18-year old Dhaka boy, who was introduced in the attack as the seventh bowler, got 4-22 to bundle out the Afghan lower order after they reached 103-4 at a stage.
Opening bowler Mukidul Islam ended with 3-23 with the wickets of the opening batsmen and the last man.
In reply, Saif held one side of the crease and although at a stage Bangladesh were reduced to 68-3 he got a good partner in Rayan Rafsan Rahman (32).
Saif, who struck 10 boundaries in his patient 129-ball innings, added 74 runs in the fourth wicket with Rayan and though both of them were dismissed at the same score it could not resist Bangladesh getting the win.
Bangladesh will face Singapore today at Galle.
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