Bangladesh U-23 v UAE, Group B, ACC Emerging Teams Cup August 22, 2013

Shaiman, Aziz take UAE to semis

ESPNcricinfo staff

United Arab Emirates 202 for 8 (Anwar 100, Hossain 3-31) beat Bangladesh Under-23 143 (Rahman 34, Aziz 5-17, Raza 3-22) by 59 runs
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A century from the opener Shaiman Anwar, followed by an incisive spell of 5 for 17 from offspinner Nasir Aziz helped United Arab Emirates beat Bangladesh Under-23 by 59 runs at The Padang, and seal their spot in the semi-finals of the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore.

Anwar, who accounted for almost half his team's total, struck nine fours during 135-ball 100, and put up vital stands of 62 and 64 for the second and sixth wicket with the wicketkeeper Swapnil Patil and Ahmed Raza respectively, to take UAE to 202 in their 50 overs.

After being put into bat, UAE were off to a bad start, as Amjad Khan mistimed a short ball from Nazmul Islam straight to mid-on for an easy catch for Maisuqur Rahman. A tight bowling performance, spearheaded by legspinner Noor Hossain who finished with 3 for 31, curtailed UAE with wickets at regular intervals.

But Aziz added a late flourish to the innings to end with 17 off just 11 balls, and took the team to a competitive total.

Needing just over four runs an over, Bangladesh began their chase strongly with a 50-run opening stand between the openers Soumya Sarkar and Rony Talukder. Talukder departed for 21 in the 10th over, but a patient 34 off 78 balls by Maisuqur took Bangladesh to 132 for 3 after 35 overs, seemingly on course for an easy win.

But his dismissal in the 36th over to Aziz triggered an unprecedented collapse,as Bangladesh lost their last seven batsmen for just 10 runs. Aziz, the Man of the Match, took four wickets and conceded just six runs in a three-over spell, and was well-complimented by Raza, who finished with 3 for 22, as Bangladesh were bowled out for 143 in 41 overs.

UAE will next square off against India Under-23 in the first semi-final on August 23.

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  • Dummy4 on August 23, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    Disappointing performance by Bangladesh. It was quit possible to win this kind of match. 133-4 in 35 overs . 143-10 in 40.6 overs!!!! Last six wicket for just 10 runs. Its not a matter of skill. They need to focus on mental toughness. Bowling was also not up to the mark. Pacer should give more approach. Even after that 203 was easily achievable . Bangladesh themselves made it difficult.

  • Dummy4 on August 22, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Good performance by Noor Hossain but poor performance by Bangladesh team. Poor team planning also. A team full of spinners,2 orthodox left arm slow,2 legspinners, 2 off break,only 3 overs are bowled by seamers.How can a pacer develop if he does get chance to bowl?Batsmen are not capable of rotating strike so for scoring run they go for risky shots .where is Alauddin Babu,Naeem Islam Junior,Nurul Hasan?Nurul Hasan is the best wicketkeeper in Bangladesh. Selecting Nurul Hasan,AlauddinBabu,Naeem Islam,Dewan Sabbir would make the lower order stronger .

  • Muhammad Rakibul on August 22, 2013, 17:29 GMT

    Bangladesh U-23 lost their last seven batsmen for just 10 runs! What a shame! Despite it's an U-23 side, they should've won against UAE National team easily. Congrtz to UAE national team. Hope they can follow the path of AFG & beat IND U-23 like Afghans did today.

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