Bangladesh Under-19 v SL Under-19, 1st Youth Test, Mirpur April 13, 2013

Several landmarks in Mirpur draw

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Under-19 422 (Bhanuka 114, Jubair 5-146) and 207 for 8 dec (Mendis 52, Pradhan 3-37) drew with Bangladesh Under-19 397 (Mosaddek 107, Mehedy 105, Tyronne 7-142) and 71 for 3 (Sadman 34*)

There are certainly no baby steps even in the world of Under-19 cricket. Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh kicked off a new cycle in this age-group with a high-scoring draw. All 22 players who played this match made Youth Test debuts. There were three centuries, a seven-wicket haul and a five-wicket haul.

Minod Bhanuka took Sri Lanka from 4 for 193 in the middle session of the first day, to a solid score of 422 on the second. He made an attacking 114 with 12 boundaries and four sixes. Earlier, Sandun Weerakkody scored 59. Bangladesh's legspinner Jubair Hossain took five wickets, including those of Bhanuka and Weerakkody.

The home side fell 25 runs short in their first-innings response, though there were centuries from Mehedy Hasan and captain Mosaddek Hossain. The pair put on 166 runs for the fourth wicket before Mehedy fell for 105. Mosaddek batted longer, taking more than five hours to score 107 runs. AK Tyronne took seven wickets for 142 runs in his marathon bowling spell of 46.2 overs.

Jubair added a further three wickets in the Sri Lanka second innings as they attempted to bat the home side out of the game. They declared on 207 for 8, setting Bangladesh an improbable 233 runs to win in the final session. Tyronne took two further wickets, as they made 71 for three before play ended.

The second and final four-day game begins in Sylhet from April 16. They also play two one-day matches in the eastern city.

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  • Lakpriya on April 16, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee I have no doubt that Bangladesh will do well in the future. but if you think that SL cricket will fall after Sanga and co keep dreaming pal, because you are not the only person to have had that dream before. I can remember people saying that from the time SL won the WC in 1996. Every time when experience hands had gone people had come case you need any facts, just go through the SL cricket history. Probably for the first time SL cricket is blessed with lot of good talent. with good exposure they will become good.

  • Syed on April 14, 2013, 0:14 GMT

    Some of the Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan players have cool name Lol... Sadman and Tyronne. Anyway well played boys!

  • Mike on April 13, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    Bangladesh under-19 team is very tough to face. This same team crushed England under-19 5-2 last year and leads them overall 17-8 and now our national team for once is becoming competitive. Our future is CLEAR!!! :)

  • Sami on April 13, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    I'm really impressed how Bangladesh Cricket have progressed in the last year or so. Performing well across all formats, showing positivity, fighting, never giving in, good competitive Cricket from both the youth and senior teams. As a result it has brought us several wins and draws which in previous years, hardly ever happens for Bangladesh Cricket.

    Our senior players like Shakib, Rahim, Mahmudullah etc who are still young men themselves are a role model for these Bangladeshi teenagers which is probably why they have been performing fantastically domestically and internationally within the youth system of Cricket and so if they can do it so can these young boys. Just take a look at recent new youngsters that have recently made their national call-ups like Nasir, Mominul, Anamul and Gazi and see how much of an impact they had for the national team. Our young seniors like Rahim take on the responsibility so they are not under pressure and can deliver which has happened thus far.

  • Shipu on April 13, 2013, 12:48 GMT

    I wonder why Taskin Ahmed didn't play? times are changing life moves on and in this case for Cricket, NO teams will stay the SAME forever. I know what our experience young players like Shakib and Tamim would've done to these future players. Wake up!!! critics :)

  • Chris on April 13, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    Mossadek Hossain is the next big young talent coming up from Bangladesh. Rated higher than our Shakib :P

  • Shoaib on April 13, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Like us Bangladesh fans have been saying a lot in the last year or so, our team is becoming a cricketing force in the future. Good luck haters! our youth system is one of the best and when they play along with our then experience young players like Tamim, Shakib etc then we'll be really tough. This case for Sri Lanka, Dilshan, Sanga , Herath etc won't be there for them good luck haters! :)

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