Bangladesh Under-19 v Pakistan Under-19, Loughborough August 5, 2013

Bowlers shine in rain-abandoned match

ESPNcricinfo staff

Match abandoned Bangladesh Under-19 145 (Shanto 30, Talat 2-13, Aftab 2-30) v Pakistan Under-19 38 for 4 in 17 overs (Hasan 2-3, Pradhan 2-9)

Incessant showers put a premature end to the opening match of the Under-19 tri-nation tournament between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Haslegrave Ground in Loughborough. The teams shared a point each, after rain arrived in the afternoon after 17 overs of Pakistan's innings, and refused to let off.

The rain might have just come in time for Pakistan, who were struggling at 38 for 4, chasing Bangladesh's modest 145. Medium-pacer Rifat Pradhan and offspinner Mehedy Hasan picked up two wickets each, but Hussain Talat and Kamran Ghulam held on for six overs, before the match was called off.

Bangladesh, put in to bat, struggled against left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Aftab and Talat, who took two wickets each. Nazmul Hossain Shanto top-scored with a 63-ball 30, but Bangladesh's next major source of runs came from the 29 extras which inclued 17 wides and seven no-balls. Their innings included three ducks and three run-outs.

The second match of the series will be played on Tuesday when Pakistan square off against England at Sleaford.

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  • Qaasim on August 6, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    I woudnt be to worried with our under 19 boys batting performance. It was a one of and they will perform much better against england today. Impressed with Mohammad Aftab but would have preferd Irfanullah Shah over Zafar Gohar.

  • Dummy4 on August 6, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    Pakistan had good chance to win that match... Bangladesh scored really less 145 ! if they scored 180 plus run, then they would have good chance. How ever, Best of luck for Bangladesh for the rest of the tournament.

  • Dooremon on August 5, 2013, 23:07 GMT

    It would have been interesting to see the match if the rain would stop in time. Bad luck for both teams.

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