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January 24, 2012
England Under-19s 253-7 (Foakes 111, Ahmed 2-25) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 252 for 9 (Ahmed 67, Ball 4-44) by 3 wicketsScorecard
Essex wicketkeeper Ben Foakes struck a century as England Under-19s claimed victory in the third youth ODI in Chittagong by three wickets. Bangladesh Under-19s, who lead the seven-match series 2-1, posted 252 for 9 in their 50 overs but England chased down the target with six balls to spare.
No.3 Foakes anchored the England innings with 111 off 118 balls as the rest of the top order failed - opener Daniel Bell-Drummond was second-top scorer with a quickfire 30. When Foakes was out at the end of the 44th over, the tourists still needed 35 to win, but Adam Ball, who also took four wickets in the match, and Kishen Velani combined to knock off the required runs.
The Bangladesh innings was built around Asif Ahmed's 67, alongside 40s from opener Soumya Sarkar and Mosaddek Hossain. Offspinner Sam Wood took three wickets as England kept a tight rein on the run-rate, before Kent left-armer Ball ran through the middle order, including Ahmed, on his way to 4 for 44.
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