Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 3rd Under-19 ODI, Mirpur April 26, 2013

Bangladesh sneak home in last-ball finish

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Under-19 281 for 9 (Mosaddek 98, Mendis 3-39) beat Sri Lanka Under-19 277 for 8 (Samarawickrama 83, Weerakkody 65, Jubair 3-60) by 1 wicket

Bangladesh Under-19 fought off an extraordinary final over by Ramesh Mendis to win the third one-dayer by one wicket against Sri Lanka Under-19 in Mirpur. The offspinner Mendis took three wickets, but Mustafizur Rahman hit the final ball for four to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

After conceding one run off the first ball, Mendis removed Nehaduzzaman, Rifat Pradhan and Jubair Hossain in the space of four deliveries to give his side a great chance to win. But it was still not enough for the visitors.

The chase for Bangladesh was going properly when Joyraz Sheik and captain Mosaddek Hossain put together a stand of 126 for the fourth wicket. Joyraz made 74 off 95 balls while Mosaddek missed a hundred by two runs.

Earlier, Sri Lanka posted 277 for 8 through half-centuries by Sadeera Samarawickrama who made 83 off 101 balls and Sandun Weerakkody who scored 65 off 61 balls, while for the hosts, legspinner Jubair took 3 for 60.