Bangladesh v SL, 2nd Under-19 Youth ODI, Sylhet April 23, 2013

Bangladesh level series with huge win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Under-19s 255 (Shanto 109, Mehedy 44, Fernando 3-43) beat Sri Lanka Under-19s 140 (Mendis 37, Jubair 4-24) by 115 runs

Bangladesh Under-19s levelled the five-match one-day series with a big win in the second game at Sylhet. They beat Sri Lanka Under-19s by 115 runs before moving to Dhaka for the final leg of the tour.

Sent in to bat first, the home side made 255 runs in 48.4 overs, with opener Nazmul Hossain Shanto scoring a century. His 109 off 131 balls was the backbone of the innings as he batted till the 46th over to take the home side to a competitive total.

He added 75 for the third wicket with Mehedy Hasan, who made 44 off 47 balls. With captain Mosaddek Hossain, Shanto added another 63 for the fourth wicket before putting together a further 43 for the sixth wicket with Abu Sayeem. For the visitors, Binura Fernando took three wickets while Roshan Anurudhda, Chamika Karunaratne and Sanjika Ridma picked up two each.

In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 140 in 38.1 overs, with no real partnerships developing at any point during the innings. Captain Kusal Mendis made 37 while Sandun Weerakkody scored 30.

Legspinner Jubair Hossain took four wickets, while Mehedy and Nehaduzzaman picking up two a piece.

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  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    there r few all rounders in BD under 19 team. I hope they will get the maximum support from BCB and we will see them soon in our national side. We really need few quality bowling all rounder.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on April 23, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    Good job by current youth squad. Previous bunch of youths also per4med well in U-19 World Cup in 2012. Now it's up to BCB to nurture those guys, otherwise they'll gift embarrassing per4mance in Test like current seniors r doing in Harare.

  • Nahid on April 23, 2013, 16:23 GMT

    That proves Bangladesh have got lots of talented players in their pipeline. It is sure that 2 or 3 of them will play for national team in 2-3 years.

    Btw they will win the rest of the matches Insha-Allah.

  • ZCF on April 23, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    How all you guys would love to read that headline on the 29th. Not to be!

  • Mihil on April 23, 2013, 13:24 GMT

    Unlike other teams SL u-19 always under perform. These guys are not nurtured well in school level. World class players get born in our club level.

  • sadequl on April 23, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    Congrats lil tigers & thnx. Hope atleast U guys can make us proud in future by defeating future Zim.

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