Clinical Bangladesh tighten grip with third straight win
Bangladesh U-19 251 for 8 (Tasamul 66, Nurul 40, Haggett 4-32) beat England U-19 164 (Bates 33, Mahmudul 3-46, Sabbir 3-22) by 87 runs
England slid to their third-successive defeat in the ODI series, losing by 87 runs at the Narayanganj Osmani Stadium in Fatullah. Bangladesh, led by Tasamul Haque's fifty, managed 251 for 7 after being put in to bat but the batting let England down again as they were bowled out within 44 overs.
The Bangladesh innings was built around two half-century partnerships in the middle order, both involving Tasamul. He added 59 for the third wicket with Nurul Hasan and 65 for the fifth with Mahmudul Hasan. Tasamul scored 66 before he was dismissed by Calum Haggett, the right-arm seamer, who finished with four wickets. Azeem Rafiq, the offspinner, took 3 for 64. The lower order then went on the attack in the slog overs to push the score past 250.
After crashing to 97 in the second ODI, England desperately needed to save face. They got off to a decent start, reaching 71 for 2 in the 19th over, but thereafter the innings fell apart. They lost five wickets for 25, with Sabbir Rahman doing most of the damage. Sabbir and Mahmudul took three wickets apiece to sink England. No batsman passed fifty, with opener Michael Bates top scoring with 33.
England will now have to win all four remaining games to win the series. The next game is at the same venue on Thursday.