Bangladesh U-19s v England U-19s, 6th Youth ODI, Sylhet January 31, 2012

Sarkar helps Bangladesh Under-19s seal series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Under-19s 211 for 4 (Sarkar 86, Mosaddek Hossain 51*) beat England Under-19s 206 for 8 (Bell-Drummond 51, Nasum 4-34) by six wickets

Bangladesh Under-19s took an unassailable 4-2 lead in their seven-match one-day series against England Under-19s, beating them by six wickets in Sylhet. The hosts took just 42.5 overs to chase England's total of 206 thanks to an aggressive 86 from Soumya Sarkar, the highest score by a Bangladesh batsman in the series so far. Sarkar dominated a 97-run partnership for the second wicket with Salman Hossain that put the chase on track. He was dismissed in the 33rd over, but Mosaddek Hossain ensured there were no hiccups with a 40-ball 51.

England's 206 had been their highest total batting first in the series, but they would have disappointed with it after a positive start. Daniel Bell-Drummond, the leading run-getter in the series, scored a brisk 51 and had got England to 92 for 1 in the 23rd over before he was dismissed. A flurry of wickets followed and England were soon 101 for 5. The run-rate slowed and though England managed to bat out the 50 overs, the lack of wickets in hand meant it was hard for them to pick up the pace.

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  • Khair ul on February 1, 2012, 7:02 GMT

    This is good news for Bangladesh cricket. This is the time to build up these players. There has to be a proper system so that these players develop their skills, keep up with the fitness, and get lot of international experience.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on January 31, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Well done Young Tigers! No doubt they were inspired by the performance of A team against Lions.

  • Dummy4 on January 31, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    congrats to Ban U-19..................................

  • Dummy4 on January 31, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    I like the idea of England U19s touring Bangladesh. Shows the ECB's seriousness to overall and long term development of English cricketers. I wonder why the BCCI cannot do such a thing in which the best 22 players can be sent on an annual basis to play u19 tests in England, Australia and South Africa. This is the only way that Indian cricket can improve on their overseas record.

  • Dar on January 31, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    Well done Young Tigers. hope you can keep this up and always put up a good fight, regardless of who and where you are playing. Keep up the good work and don't embarase us like the National Team. Well DONE (!!!!)--

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