Under-19 Asia Cup 2012

Bangladesh win after Sarkar double-ton, Haider nine

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 23, 2012

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Sami Aslam scored an unbeaten 82, Nepal Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s, Asia Cup 2012, Kuala Lumpur, June 23, 2012
Sami Aslam shone in Pakistan's chase © Peter Lim/Asian Cricket Council
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A double-century from opener Soumya Sarkar, followed by a nine-wicket haul from left-arm seamer Abu Haider, helped Bangladesh Under-19s flatten Qatar Under-19s by 328 runs on day one of the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

Qatar put Bangladesh in to bat and had early success, dismissing Aslam Hossain for 2. From there on, though, Bangladesh dominated. Sarkar, who is a student at Bangladesh's renowned sports school, Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Protishthan, and has opened the innings with Tamim Iqbal in the Dhaka Premier League, batted until the 44th over. He scored 209 off 135 balls, with 27 fours and eight sixes, and was supported by captain Asif Ahmed, who made 87.

Chasing a mammoth 364, none of the Qatar batsmen made it to double digits. Haider ripped through the line-up, taking just 5.4 overs to pick up nine wickets. He was denied the opportunity to take a tenth, with Omar Ishtiaq absent hurt. Qatar were routed for 35, the innings lasting all of 70 balls. Sarkar and Haider shared the Man of the Match award.

Sri Lanka Under-19s put in a less than convincing show, losing six wickets while chasing down 130 to beat Afghanistan Under-19s. None of Afghanistan's batsmen could make more than Shabir Noori's 25, after they had chosen to bat. Most of the damage was done by Sri Lanka's slow bowlers: offspinner Tharindu Kaushal and left-armer Amila Aponso claimed six wickets between them, while conceding just over two runs an over.

Sri Lanka's chase was off to a very slow beginning - Vidura Adikari and Nimantha Fernando made 8 off 27 balls, before Adikari sliced to gully. Afghanistan kept the pressure on the batsmen, keeping the scoring-rate down and striking at regular intervals. Sri Lanka had lost half their side with only 77 on the board, before the pair of Sandun Weerakkody and Lahiru Madushanka knocked 43 off the remaining 53 runs they required to seal the game.

A team performance from India Under-19s got them past hosts Malaysia Under-19s rather comfortably, winning by eight wickets with 19 overs to spare. India chose to bowl, and struck at regular intervals, to dismiss Malaysia for 126 in 40 overs. While the bowlers shared the wickets, left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra finished with the best figures: 8.3-4-18-4. India's top order did not dominate, but then with the target not being an imposing one, cameos were enough to carry them to a win.

In a match that followed a similar course, Pakistan Under-19s beat Nepal Under-19s by eight wickets. After choosing to field, Pakistan kept Nepal to 156. Nepal were not helped by the fact that three wickets were lost to run-outs. Pakistan's openers, Sami Aslam and Babar Azam, all but closed out the game with a stand of 98. Man-of-the-Match Aslam batted through the chase, finishing unbeaten on 82 as Pakistan won in the 38th over.

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Posted by AkDoN on (June 26, 2012, 11:22 GMT)

BD out of this WC also .... AFGAN beat them very eaisly ha ha ha

Posted by serious-am-i on (June 24, 2012, 14:29 GMT)

@arshadalimkt: Malaysia have been playing cricket for a long time now. If I remember correctly they played at the senior level as well even in HK sixes I think. And for the Bd fans, check what hppd to your team against SL ? India and Pak is always going to be a tight contest, similarly India lost by 1 run, congrats to both teams for playing such a fine match, hope we get to see Ind v Pak at the senior level played soon at least India A v Pak A if Ind v Pak is not possible soon. Bangladeshi friends, look at the Afghan v Qatar match, it shows how good the Qatar's current cricketing skills are at.

Posted by   on (June 24, 2012, 13:24 GMT)

where are Bangladesh fans who were ranting after their team defeated minnows Qatar..Sri lanka have shown them their place and so will the Afghans.at least Qatar scored 35 but Bangla were allout for 34 in 2004 Asia u 19 Cup

Posted by Ebenesh_RDravid on (June 24, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

Fast bowlers can be directly blooded in to the national team from U19. Batsmen need first class experience and spinners need even more first class cricket. But, still talented batsmen can get a go straight away as it was with Ashraful, Shakib & Tamim.

Posted by arshadalimkt on (June 24, 2012, 4:11 GMT)

@ Lord_Dravid I also didn't know Malaysia played cricket.But what did India do against Malyesia? Compare the performances of India Vs Malyesia with performances of Bangladesh Vs Qatar.

Posted by   on (June 24, 2012, 4:05 GMT)

I hope the Bd Selectors dont put Haider and Sarkar into the national side right away after this outgoing with Qatar. They sud get the time to fine tune their skills b4 they are throw in the oven. They are good but not matured enough in cricket. They sud be nurtured and groomed and taken care of and that's how they will be world class player. Lets not forget the Ashraful experiment. There are two very good prospect and only time will tell how right we are.

Posted by joynal693 on (June 24, 2012, 3:51 GMT)

Congrats to BD team. Go ahead & reply to those people who are muttering regarding your quality.

Posted by FOTO on (June 24, 2012, 3:35 GMT)


Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 22:08 GMT)

congratz bro..kip it up..just try to play better dan yesterday..

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 20:56 GMT)

Chances are Bangladesh will lift the cup. They seem to be far better than any other teams here. Hopefully we will see a Ban v Pak final :)

Posted by Lord_Dravid on (June 23, 2012, 20:06 GMT)

I didn't know Qatar played cricket.

Posted by sachin_vvsfan on (June 23, 2012, 19:08 GMT)

Congrats TO BD. This reminds me of irfan pathan's emergence (with 9 wicket haul against BD U-19) but now he is seen nowhere. Lets not put pressure on these U19 players . Us subcontinent fans make them stars overnight and put them under pressure.

Posted by serious-am-i on (June 23, 2012, 19:03 GMT)

congrats to all winners, a surprise win for BD. I was actually shocked to see Qatar in the frame first of all, I don't know how they got selected for Asia Cup. Its dis-heartening to see such a drubbing it will not help Qatar team's future cricketing plans for sure. BD fans why do u get so excited to see a single drubbing, its some thing I find it hard to understand. If you are happy that you have won, ok good. But over the moon excitement for defeating a team which doesn't have a single club level cricketer is some what dampening the spirits. @AhmedHussain: Please check the records for Nepal, Malaysia's records they have played much better even at the senior level not just the junior level.

Posted by Vernacular_Press on (June 23, 2012, 18:34 GMT)


Look at the above result.Qatar u19 team is one step better than this test playing nation.

Posted by TheReverseDoosra_K on (June 23, 2012, 17:02 GMT)

Congrats to BD. Teams like Qatar which contain almost no indigenous Qataris are making joke of cricket. It is dishearting to see teams like this and they deserve this drubbing. They should invest more on indigenous talent and I think then results and support would be better. @Ahmed Hussain - AFG,Nepal,Malaysia are much better teams than Qatar. These teams have a less (but a significant) probability of beating BD, especially Afghanistan, who did quite well against the Sri Lankans. This match reminds me of Ireland U-19 beating Denmark U-19 by 323 runs. Refer to this - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ireland/content/story/468983.html. Good luck to developing teams like Nepal,Afghanistan,Malaysia.

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 16:24 GMT)

wow its pleasing A record match .Just saw the score card.One was absent hurt .Haider might have taken 10. Cheers from a Pakistani

Posted by Shajadul on (June 23, 2012, 16:22 GMT)

Congrats BD team....continue your good work...

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 16:08 GMT)

SuperB!!!...Carry On Tigers.........Best of Luck.......:)

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 15:33 GMT)

Bravo Little Tigers..... So proud of you guys.... \m/ :D

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 14:53 GMT)

please take the picture of these matches

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

Brilliant from Bangladesh's youth! Qatar just couldn't take you guys on. The 200+ score of our batsman and our young 16 year old fast bowler taking 9 wickets for10 runs unbelieving stuff. The Indian and Pakistani team in their matches couldn't even produce a glimpse of what Bangladesh have achieved in their first Under-19 Asia Cup matches well done :)

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 13:52 GMT)


Posted by audacity on (June 23, 2012, 13:52 GMT)

oh thats amazing!! double century, 9 wickets! imagine one bowler got 9wickets or a batsman scored 200 still he had to share man of the match trophy!!

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 13:43 GMT)


Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 13:43 GMT)

Big win As expected from Bangladeshi boys....keep it up!!!

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

Soumya Sarkar,Abu Haider will gonna our Future SHAKIB and Tamim,In-sha-Allah. well done..

Posted by AdrianVanDenStael on (June 23, 2012, 13:27 GMT)

I've never seen one bowler taking all nine wickets to fall with one absent hurt on a one-day scorecard before.

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 13:12 GMT)

What a win by the Tiger Cubs. This probably is world's first in cricketing history in any level/age group. A batsman scoring double ton followed by a bowler taking 9fer, only denied a perfect Ten courtesy of "absent hurt". Can someone find out if the Batsman no 11 was really hurt ?? Nonetheless, incredible performance by the Bangladeshi youngsters. Hope they go on to win the title.

Posted by   on (June 23, 2012, 13:09 GMT)

Even though its against Qatar, I must say these are great performance by the BD boys on foreign soil. Very well done!

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