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February 4, 2008
Bangladesh U-19s 155 for 6 (Nadimuddin 53*, Brooks 3-30) beat West Indies U-19s 154 (Powell 44, Shuvo 3-4, Nasir Hossain 3-30) by four wickets
Bangladesh Under-19s spinners set up a comfortable, series-levelling four-wicket victory over West Indies U-19s in the third one-dayer in Fatullah.
After choosing to bat, West Indies were given a splendid start by their openers Kieran Powell and Adrian Barath as they raced to 82 in 11 overs. Powell was particularly aggressive, carting nine boundaries in his 40-ball 44 while Barath made a more subdued 26.
Left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo, who is also Bangladesh's captain, and offspinner Nasir Hossain then engineered a spectacular collapse. Shuvo was the first to get the wickets tumbling, prising out the openers off successive overs in his spell. Nasir then got into the act, removing wicketkeeper Kyle Corbin and West Indies were soon at 97 for 6, having lost five wickets for three runs. Shuvo finished with astonishing figures of 8-5-4-3 while Nasir had excellent returns of 3 for 30.
After the West Indies tail had dragged the score to 154, Bangladesh had an initial jitter with Ashraful Hossain being run-out for nought. The other opener Mithun Ali played an attacking cameo making 20 in 14-balls before falling to Dawnley Grant. After that patient efforts from Nadimuddin (53*) and Nasir (33) guided the chase. Legspinner Sharmarh Brooks took three wickets but Bangladesh overhauled the modest target with more than 11 overs to spare.
The final match of the series will be at the same ground on Wednesday.
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