Bangladesh continue winning streak

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ACC Under 19 Asia Cup 2019

By Shamseer Jaleel reporting from Moratuwa

Bangladesh stamped their class when they beat the hosts Sri Lanka by 42 runs and ended as Group B champions in their last encounter played at Moratuwa yesterday.

Mahmudul Hasan celebrates after 

scoring 100 runs 

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs at Moratuwa

Bangladesh Under 19 cricketers ended their third match winning in tandem and ended as Group B leaders. Earlier they beat UAE and Nepal in their group encounters. Meanwhile Sri Lanka ended runners-up in the group beating both Nepal and UAE.

Batting first, the visitors totalled a healthy 273 for seven in their 50 overs, highlight of the innings being a sparkling century by Mahumudil Hasan Joy who stroked an elegant 126 off 136 deliveries. He was well supported by a half century (50) by Towhid Hridoy. Hasan Joy was also named Man of the Match for his fine knock.

In reply Sri Lanka ended on 231, never putting on a good partnership, losing regular wickets until coming up well short by the end. Hosts will now have to deal with India in one of the semi-final encounters. Meanwhile the unbeaten Bangladesh will need to get the better of the unpredictable Afghanistan outfit in the other semi-final which will also be played at Moratuwa.

Bangladesh 273 for 7 in 50 overs

Mahmudul Hasan Joy 126, Towhid Hridoy 50, Shamim Hossain 22

Dilshan Madushanka 3 for 54, Ashen Daniel 2 for 39

Sri Lanka 231 in 47.4 overs

Rohan Sanjaya 42, Nipun Dananjaya 36, Kamil Mishara 33, Ahan Wickramasinghe 33

Rakibul Hasan 3 for 35, Ashraful Islam 2 for 47, Shariful Islam 2 for 50

Nepal beat UAE by 160 runs at Katunayake

Nepal ended their last group encounter with a win to secure third place in Group B when they beat UAE by 160 runs at Katunayake yesterday. UAE ended as losers in all three of their group encounters. Both teams will not qualify any further in the Asia Cup.

 Nepl 285 for 9 in 50 overs

Rohit Paudel 67, Sandeep Jhora 48, Asif Sheikh 46, Rashid Khan 44, Kamal Singh 41, Kushal Malla 22

Sanchit Sharma 3 for 26, Akasha Tahir 3 for 62, Palaniapan Meiyappan 2 for 67

 UAE 125 in 34.4 overs

Vriitya Aravind 28, Alishan Sharafu 21

Sagar Dhakal 3 for 20, Surya Tamang 2 for 18, Pawan Sarraf 2 for 26, Rashid Khan 2 for 26

 Semi-finals September 12

Sri Lanka vs. India – P Sara Stadium

Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan – Moratuwa

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