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July 8, 2009
England Under-19 502 (Cobb 220, Mickleburgh 57, Riazuddin 95, Alauddin 4-73) and 47 for 0 beat Bangladesh Under-19 270 (Mominul Haque 90, Shabbir Rahman 52*, Borthwick 5-70) and 276 (Ali 58, Mominul Haque 80, Rafiq 6-90) by ten wickets
England Under-19 routed Bangladesh Under-19 by ten wickets to secure victory inside three days at Scarborough. They asked Bangladesh to follow on after gaining a 232-run lead in the first innings, bowled them out once again, and knocked off the target of 45 at rapid pace.
Bangladesh began the third day on 265 with only a wicket in hand. They managed only five more before legspinner Scott Borthwick had Shabbir Rahman caught to complete his five-wicket haul, finishing with 5 for 70, to give England a massive lead.
Bangladesh were made to follow on and the visitors improved marginally on their first-innings performance. Saikat Ali scored 58 and Mominul Haque scored his second half-century of the match but again missed out on a hundred. He was dismissed for 80 and the rest of the lower-order batsmen did not make large enough contributions to rescue Bangladesh. They managed to avoid an innings defeat but their lead was minuscule. Offspinner Azeem Rafiq was England's best bowler in the second innings, ripping through the Bangladesh middle-order with 6 for 90.
England were left needing only 45 runs which their openers, James Vince and Joshua Cobb, knocked off in only 6.2 overs.
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