Sakib, Ifti shine in Team Green win

Staff Correspondent | Published at 10:57pm on November 27, 2020

Sakib and Ifti powered Team Green to a 103-run win over Team Red in the second 50-over practice match of the preliminary Under-19 squad camp at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Batting first, Team Green posted 255-7 in their 50 overs thanks to Sakib and Ifti, who made 84 and 83 respectively.

Zillur and Mustakim then took three-wicket each to bowl out Team Red for 152 in 48.2 overs.

Team Green lost opener Munna (one) early on, but Sakib and Ifti forged a 168-run second wicket stand and Rihad hit a timely 42 to set up a challenging total.

In reply, Team Red lost wickets at regular intervals, stuttering at 100-8 in 34.4 overs, but Kibria (35) and Noyon (22) added 51 runs for the ninth wicket to push their total over 150.

Team Red had won the first practice game by 33 runs.

The players will have a rest day today and skill training on Sunday before playing the third of their five scheduled practice matches at the same venue on Monday.