Bangladesh U-19 v England U-19, Only Youth Test, Chittagong, 1st day October 16, 2009

Hossain takes three on rain-interrupted day

Cricinfo staff

England Under-19 124 for 5 ( Rafiq 11*, Best 16*) v Bangladesh Under-19

England Under-19 reached 124 for 5 in the 68 overs possible between rain interruptions on the first day of the youth Test against Bangladesh U-19 in Chittagong. Legspinner Nur Hossain picked up three wickets to give the home side the advantage at stumps.

England had a steady start with openers Joe Root and Chris Dent adding 61 in 31.3 overs before Sabbir Rahman had Root caught for 21. Three overs later Dent was bowled by offspinner Mahmudul Hasan for a 111-ball 45. Hossain took the next three wickets with only 25 added to the total. Charlie Roebuck was stumped for 2, James Goodman caught for 8 and Ben Stocks caught behind for 11 and as England slipped to 97 for 5.

Azeem Rafiq and Paul Best took them past 100 and were at the crease when play was called off due to rain.

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