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Yet another heartbreak in final for Bangladesh, India clinch Under-19 Asia Cup

Bangladesh under-19 suffered a 5-run defeat against India in the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup.

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Yet another heartbreak in final for Bangladesh, India clinch Under-19 Asia Cup
Bangladesh fall short of 5 runs from victory target. Photo: BCB

In the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup, India have emerged as winners marginally defeating Bangladesh by 5 runs. In reply to India’s 106 runs, Bangladesh under-19 team were restricted to 101 runs.

Bangladesh lost the wicket of Tanjid Hasan as early as in the fourth ball of the innings while making reply. The team fall under pressure when Parvej Hossain also departed in the second over.

Wickets continued to tumble down for Bangladesh and when Tauhid Ridoy along with Mahmudul Hasan Joy were also sent back to the pavilion, the young tigers stood at 16 for 4 at the end of the fifth over.

Skipper Akbar tried to built the innings for a while partnering with Shahadat Hossain. He failed to do so when Shahadat’s poor run ended scoring 3 off 30 deliveries.

Bangladesh lost their sixth wicket with just 51 runs on the board after Shamim Hossain also departed. In the seventh wicket partnership, Akbar and Mrittunjoy hold their nerves dragging the team towards the victory target. But India strike back taking both the batsmen in consecutive deliveres.

Rakibul Hasan and Tanjimul Islam Shakib put up some resistance in the ninth wicket partnership. Together they almost reached into the brink of victory with 23 runs stand but a wrong judgement from the part of the field umpires ruined the effort.

Shakib, after scoring 12 runs, was given leg before wicket despite the ball touched the bat. As the last batsman Shaheen Alam could stay to face three deliveries only in the crease, Bangladesh under-19 innings ended at 101.

In the starting of the match, India under-19 reached to 105 despite losing 3 wickets at the score of 8. For India, Koron scored highest 37 with 3 fours and a six and Rawat made 33.

Shamim captured 3 wickets conceding 8 runs in his six overs with a pair of maiden. Mrittunjoy also picked up 3 wickets conceding 18 runs in 7.4 overs.

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