ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 August 11, 2012

Haque leads Bangladesh to victory

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Bangladesh's captain Anamul Haque led his side to victory over Sri Lanka with a century in their opening Under-19 World Cup match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Haque's 101 was augmented by 84 from Asif Ahmed as Bangladesh notched a tally of 249 for 7, and it would prove too steep a task for the Sri Lankans, who fell 25 runs short in the afternoon.

Sri Lanka had sent Bangladesh in to exploit what early morning moisture could be found, and when Soumya Sarkar fell to the second ball of the match it looked a wise call.

But Haque counter-attacked effectively, and though he lost Liton Das with the score at 42, carried on in the company of Asif until his side had reached 183 in the 41st over. This was a platform on which the middle order capitalised with a handful of big hits to nudge 250. Sanitha de Mel added two more wickets to that of Sarkar's to be Sri Lanka's most incisive bowler.

Their chase of the target was off to a sound enough start, before the loss of Sebastian Perera heralded a collapse of 4 for 16. From 58 for 4 the Sri Lankans were always likely to struggle, and they were rounded up comfortably short of Bangladesh despite a determined 83 from Angelo Jayasinghe and Lahiru Madushanka's 48. Bangladesh's bowlers shared the spoils, Sarkar nabbing Jayasinghe as one of two wickets in an over with his part-time mediums to snuff out Sri Lanka's resistance.

Papua New Guinea were beaten comprehensively by Zimbabwe at Endeavour Park. A five-wicket haul from Christopher Kent, the captain who also bowls leg-spin, kept Zimbabwe to 249 but it proved too much for PNG. They were bowled out for 145 with Sese Bau managing a highest of 34 at a run a ball. Kent made 24 but PNG kept losing wickets too frequently. Each of Zimbabwe's six bowlers managed at least a wicket; offspinner Matthew Bentley, legspinner Peacemore Zimwa and seamer Luke Jongwe bagged two each.

Zimbabwe, presumably, would have hoped for much more than what they managed, since they got an excellent start from their openers Kevin Kasuza (97) and Luke Masasire (47) who added 109. That was followed by a 66-run stand between Kasuza and Ryan Burl. But Zimbabwe lost their way when the score was 196; four wickets fell with no run added, and the last eight wickets fell for just 53. However, their final score was more than sufficient to defend.

Afghanistan crashed to a 109-run defeat at the hands of Pakistan at John Blanck Oval. Afghanistan chose to field and were able to keep Pakistan to 253 for 6. Pakistan captain Babar Azam top-scored with 75 but his effort at the top of the order was almost undermined by a middle-order wobble as a result of which the team slipped to 5 for 148 in the 37th over. But Mohammad Nawaz stepped up amid the pressure, smashing 66 off just 50 balls, including seven fours and a six, to take the score past 250. He added 103 with No.5 batsman Umar Waheed, who was unbeaten on 43 off 44 balls.

Left-arm seamer Zia-ul-Haq starred with the ball, taking four wickets including the openers who added 36. The only bright spots in an otherwise poor scorecard for Afghanistan were a half-century from Hashmatullah Shaidi at No.3 and a knock of 30 from Mohibullah Paak in the middle order. The rest of the line-up didn't contribute much and Afghanistan were bowled out for 144 in 45.1 overs.

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  • on August 13, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    we can beat teams like srilanka & we can beat the else

  • Meety on August 13, 2012, 1:53 GMT

    @Freddy001 - not sure that prediction will come close! @TRIN999 - so India started playing cricket in 1974? Interesting! @Ahmed Hussain -Bangladesh have a good record in the U19s, so I would suggest they could do well here. I also think this is proof that their domestic structure needs to be looked at to ensure the best possible success for when the U19s start playing in Tests & ODIs etc.

  • praveen4honestremark on August 12, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain on (August 11 2012, 21:48 PM GMT)..Well said! You made some valid points. I would also like to put to your notice that sometimes Bangladeshi fans also insulted us too much when we lost .There might be many reasons for this. But let's not dig the tunnel too much. Let's now move on. We need to appreciate each other and also criticize but in a systemic fashion. And also respect each other. We do like quality of your players so only taken into IPL, if not why Shakib is taken?? We also need to be sensible to take criticism. We have to ignore few comments from critics from either side which lack any basis ;because all it it matters is mutual respect for each other and not humiliating and understand the truth.

  • fanacric on August 12, 2012, 2:25 GMT

    @Abhishek Dey ........oh, really? Then, why so many of you have to comment everytime BD lose? So, you are not jealous then, its hatred, I guess! Are you people on a mission or something how to undermine BD's achievement everytime?! Cool down guys ........so much anger will make you sick!

  • fanacric on August 12, 2012, 2:12 GMT

    @Afridynamite .........what non-sense! Unlike you we cheer and celebrate each and every game we win and its just because of the passion we have for the game! So, whatever you people say we just don't care. And stop writing any stupid comments.

  • Afridynamite on August 11, 2012, 22:50 GMT

    Pak is looking very good, should win the Cup !!! Funny to see BD supporters celebrating like they have won the Cup. Grow up! Remember Asia cup?

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    @praveen4honestremark...Appreciate the kind and sensible comments! We know that not all Indian fans are harsh or whatever and just respond to minority on their criticism with our proofs and logic. In fact me personally admitted in the previous articles just how great it is to see a top player like Yuvraj coming back into the side, always admired Indian players like him but your fellow fans just need to show respect to our players even if they aren't so great they're only young. In fact it was the Bangladeshi players and supporters at the Asia Cup which praised Sachin 100 and shaked his hands and welcomed him so really we're not at fault here, its just some of your Indian fans need to get their act together and just accept Bangladesh's Cricket rise which should be good anyway as a whole because there will be competition in Cricket something which the Cricketing World needs.

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:34 GMT

    @ExplicitPlatinum...I agree with you! we're not saying Bangladesh Cricket is better than teams like Pakistan, England or whatever no of course not because there's not much evidence to back that up but what I can say about Bangladesh's Cricket is that there has been a lot of improvement, talent, support, passion etc which is good to see from any lower ranked nation because it shows a weaker team is on the rise. Yes Afridi probably one of the best limited overs player in recent times long term wise has achieved more things than Shakib but that's understandable since Afridi has been playing professional Cricket for over 10 years but nevertheless both of them are top class even today. The problem with Bangladesh's Cricket is that the top teams are not willing to play Bangladesh so Shakib really cannot do much about it, it has more to do with Politics unfortunately.

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:25 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...Its also a bit premature to be predicting a success especially in the top 2 lol just shows immaturity from your side no case as usual :)

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...Mate I wasn't even talking about the Pakistan team in this article infact I'm not really interested in them so please read my comments carefully I was only talking about the win of the Bangladesh team and some great player. Yes Pakistan are talented and great side but so are others, each team has its advantages and disadvantages so learn to appreciate it instead of THIS :)

  • on August 13, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    we can beat teams like srilanka & we can beat the else

  • Meety on August 13, 2012, 1:53 GMT

    @Freddy001 - not sure that prediction will come close! @TRIN999 - so India started playing cricket in 1974? Interesting! @Ahmed Hussain -Bangladesh have a good record in the U19s, so I would suggest they could do well here. I also think this is proof that their domestic structure needs to be looked at to ensure the best possible success for when the U19s start playing in Tests & ODIs etc.

  • praveen4honestremark on August 12, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain on (August 11 2012, 21:48 PM GMT)..Well said! You made some valid points. I would also like to put to your notice that sometimes Bangladeshi fans also insulted us too much when we lost .There might be many reasons for this. But let's not dig the tunnel too much. Let's now move on. We need to appreciate each other and also criticize but in a systemic fashion. And also respect each other. We do like quality of your players so only taken into IPL, if not why Shakib is taken?? We also need to be sensible to take criticism. We have to ignore few comments from critics from either side which lack any basis ;because all it it matters is mutual respect for each other and not humiliating and understand the truth.

  • fanacric on August 12, 2012, 2:25 GMT

    @Abhishek Dey ........oh, really? Then, why so many of you have to comment everytime BD lose? So, you are not jealous then, its hatred, I guess! Are you people on a mission or something how to undermine BD's achievement everytime?! Cool down guys ........so much anger will make you sick!

  • fanacric on August 12, 2012, 2:12 GMT

    @Afridynamite .........what non-sense! Unlike you we cheer and celebrate each and every game we win and its just because of the passion we have for the game! So, whatever you people say we just don't care. And stop writing any stupid comments.

  • Afridynamite on August 11, 2012, 22:50 GMT

    Pak is looking very good, should win the Cup !!! Funny to see BD supporters celebrating like they have won the Cup. Grow up! Remember Asia cup?

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    @praveen4honestremark...Appreciate the kind and sensible comments! We know that not all Indian fans are harsh or whatever and just respond to minority on their criticism with our proofs and logic. In fact me personally admitted in the previous articles just how great it is to see a top player like Yuvraj coming back into the side, always admired Indian players like him but your fellow fans just need to show respect to our players even if they aren't so great they're only young. In fact it was the Bangladeshi players and supporters at the Asia Cup which praised Sachin 100 and shaked his hands and welcomed him so really we're not at fault here, its just some of your Indian fans need to get their act together and just accept Bangladesh's Cricket rise which should be good anyway as a whole because there will be competition in Cricket something which the Cricketing World needs.

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:34 GMT

    @ExplicitPlatinum...I agree with you! we're not saying Bangladesh Cricket is better than teams like Pakistan, England or whatever no of course not because there's not much evidence to back that up but what I can say about Bangladesh's Cricket is that there has been a lot of improvement, talent, support, passion etc which is good to see from any lower ranked nation because it shows a weaker team is on the rise. Yes Afridi probably one of the best limited overs player in recent times long term wise has achieved more things than Shakib but that's understandable since Afridi has been playing professional Cricket for over 10 years but nevertheless both of them are top class even today. The problem with Bangladesh's Cricket is that the top teams are not willing to play Bangladesh so Shakib really cannot do much about it, it has more to do with Politics unfortunately.

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:25 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...Its also a bit premature to be predicting a success especially in the top 2 lol just shows immaturity from your side no case as usual :)

  • on August 11, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover...Mate I wasn't even talking about the Pakistan team in this article infact I'm not really interested in them so please read my comments carefully I was only talking about the win of the Bangladesh team and some great player. Yes Pakistan are talented and great side but so are others, each team has its advantages and disadvantages so learn to appreciate it instead of THIS :)

  • on August 11, 2012, 20:49 GMT

    @ Baundele - You are absolutely correct about Noor Hussain who should not bowl after the 40th over because of him we lost against Afghanistan and the warm up game against South Africa.You have really hit the nail on it's head with this comment.

  • on August 11, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    LoL,Sounds so ridiculous to me.Why in this world would you bring our Indian Team in this article ?Is it some kinda ritual in BD that you guys cant celebrate your own victories W/O criticizing any other country??

  • on August 11, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    LMAO @Anwar Chowdhury! BD is nothing for India to be jealous of them. BD fans are funny and extremely lame. INDIA>>>BD and it's not even close. Keep your comedy comments to yourself.

  • on August 11, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    Go Pakistan You Rule This Is All Pakistans Cup

  • Mad_for_Shakib on August 11, 2012, 19:07 GMT

    yeo man go go go...go faster then all other

  • ExplicitPlatinum on August 11, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    @ Ahmed Hussain Thank you for your response. I'm no way trying to underrate BD because they are TALENTED. I'm just fustrated over some of the fans who tend to overrate their team and underrate ANY opposition. Shakib is world class, there's no doubt about it. He is BD's best player and BD have a PROPER WK batsman in Mushfiqur (Better than any WK that Pak had ever had). BD have the players, but they need more experience and to ride on some success a bit. They need to stop playing against minnows as they don't understand on how to play against top teams. Instead, focus on series against India, SL, Eng, SA etc. They can already play Pak so try some other top teams. Afridi did have success against Zim and BD, but had a lot more success against SL, Ind, WI etc. Shakib will be a wasted talent if he doesn't play against top teams. If Afridi kept on playing Tests, he would easily be one of the top allrounders with a good batting average.

  • gyusuf6 on August 11, 2012, 18:22 GMT

    Guys, this is getting out of hand. Couldn't we just respect each other's cricket team and live. Pak have some very good players, so does India and Sri Lanka, Great. Bangladesh is improving slowly and I'm sure in a very near future they will be there. Enjoy the game we love so much.

  • gyusuf6 on August 11, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    Well Done, Bangladesh. Don't Worry folks, Haters will be haters, they will never change. It is in their DNA.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on August 11, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    @Ahmed hussain,do u stil think that pak r runing short of talent at young stage in future? Even aftr beatng aus the 3.match series quite compherhensivly n at their own den.REMEMBR CRICKT Z IN OUR BLOD N CAN NEVR B SWEPT OUT NO MATER WHATEVR D CIRCUMSTANCES R.KEEP UR FINGRS CROSSED! Ths paki team z going to end at d top of ths tournament or atleast in top 2.

  • praveen4honestremark on August 11, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    Congratulations Team Bangladesh. Keep improving. Hard luck Srilanka. Better luck next time you meet them. To some Bangladeshi brothers :don't have negative feeling towards Indian fans. :) :) -- Indian fan.

  • on August 11, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    @ ExplicitPlatinum..."Shakib's stats are mostly scored against Zim, which is then used to underrate Afridi"? - You're right Shakib has a lot of success against Zimbabwe in ODIs but I also checked Afridi stats and he too has a lot of success against both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe so I don't understand on what bases you're trying to lift Afridi over Shakib when really both these players are World Class but when it comes to experience and overall success then I give Afridi the hand over Shakib. Also in Shakib 26 Tests he has played thus far, only one was against Zimbabwe and yet he has taken almost a 100 Wickets and achieving nearly 2000 runs so that shows Shakib can perform well against top teams or weakers teams plus he's currently Number 2 in the Test All-Rounder Rankings. Yes Afridi has success away but so does Shakib scored a 100 each against Pakistan and New Zealand away plus taken 5 wicket hauls against England, New Zealand, South Africa etc away and so on all at 25 years of age.

  • on August 11, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    I am wondering seing a lot of negetive comments from BD and SL fans against India and we have rivalry agaist PAK but Pak and Indian fans appreciating each other.I saw most negetive comments from SL then BD.But friends I am closely watching status and scores of all Asian teams and i know lot of talents from these countries thanks to cricinfo We should enjoy cricket not spreading bad mouthed comments to other countries

  • on August 11, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    @ExplicitPlatinum...I really respect your views because you're one of the few who looks from all aspects and angles and yes a lot of Shakib success is against weaker opposition but so are the other players like Afridi, Sachin, Kallis etc so fair is fair otherwise double standards are used. Also don't forget Bangladesh are minnows themselves so Shakib success cannot be against his own team and though I'm a massive fan of Afridi and he too is one of the best All-Rounders, I still don't agree with you that he's only behind Shakib because Shakib plays against weak teams when there's not much proof to back that up. In fact a large chunk of Afridi record is against the likes of Bangladesh, Zimbabwe etc so even stevens plus Shakib average in both bowling and batting in ODIs and Tests is overall superior than Afridi's. I only just speak facts my friend and use reasonable logic nothing else.

  • desi-blue on August 11, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    Oh come on guys...why all this bad blood???...can you imagine the pride these youngsters must be feeling to represent their countries in a world cup at such a young age???...how many of us posters on these forums can claim to have represented our countries at an international level???...i think we all need to support these youngsters (regardless of which team they are from)and learn to appreciate the hard work and dedication these guys have put forth in their effort to win the cup and gain glory for their countries....so please stop bashing each other and enjoy the talent on display...because these guys are the future of our wonderful sport.....

  • Baundele on August 11, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    Please never bring in Noor Hossain to bowl after the 40th over. Recently he lost a match to Afghanistan and today he almost gave me a heart attack. Taskin and Naeem Jr. had to bowl 4 excellent overs to make good of Noor Hossain's one crap over.

  • bdsmaruf on August 11, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    india is more stronger team than bd, it is let alone. but some of the indians fans should show sporting behaviour about bd team.

  • on August 11, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    Pakistan middle order - following the footsteps of their apt seniors.

  • Rafelgibt on August 11, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Awesome victory!!!!!Congrats to our baby tiger boys for stealing the show......I'm not getting the point why IND fans are always in the critics side of BAN cricket??? Come on guys cant we be friends???? PLz Stop being so much arrogant.....At the end well done BD baby tigers........Now conquer the WC-19 with ROARs>>>>>>

  • Kazi_Nazmul_Hoque_Rana on August 11, 2012, 15:06 GMT

    it proves BD future is bright.....

  • on August 11, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Bangladesh started in a way as expected........ South Africa in this condition will be tougher, Namibia match may be crucial too........ I knew Anamul a talent, he has the prospect to be a good number three batsman in future,........ India has got a great batsman in shape of Virat Kohli , hope Anamul can fill up the number 3 slot iwithin next 3-4 years.......... Anyways, i was really exicet to see Soumya Sarker, i believe this man has got an opportunity to showcase his talent.........

  • on August 11, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    ok now BD are done for another year. So all BD fans can celebrate this as your world cup, bcos there wont ever be a world cup for you all.

  • on August 11, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    @cool2cool:that could be said about our senior squad but the Bangladesh under 19 squad has the 4th highest number of wins in U19 world cups after Australia,India and Pakistan!

  • AMAZINGFAN on August 11, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    why wud indians be jealous of bd.bd is poor team and they beat an ordinary sl u19 side.winning onne or two games doesn't make bd a good side.they are still worse than ireland and scotland.

  • on August 11, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    @cool2cool,vinodkd99,subsug86: Please go through to all the past comment threads on the previous results of Bangladeshi cricket news, specially after India was lost by Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, here in cricinfo conversations (by your countrymen: Lord_Dravid, Legalede,Natesan333,avmd, Kedar Mangalore,IndiaRulesEverybody,Perdes, Bruisers,rahane-fan,sanga_cricket_fan & so on) u would understand how this hatred had begun, u the Indian fans has started first, criticizing & telling negative things on Bd cricket all the time (on either Bangladesh's win/loss). Even some of the Indian fans continuously running their campaign to snatch the test status by the ICC. So, these are just the Tit for Tat from the BD fans. If u can stop negative comments, then we BD fans definitely do the same thing.

  • ATIMAYANK on August 11, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    Good win! M not sure if SL cricket is going backwards or what but Bangladeshis did play well. And whats the fuss about India here? you guys defeated SL and not India. I would rather suggest the Asian counterparts to live in symphony and instead target the English and Aussies. Bad people are everywhere its the good you need to listen too ;)

  • Proud_GhorJamai on August 11, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    I am a bangladeshi..but guys come on....its the under 19 world cup...why are we getting carried away here....its awesome that the bangla boys won..shows we are getting better....but...it doesnt prove we are the best....and not all but some of the indian fans hate us.... for them i gotta say this. its only a game.. so why be haters...

  • ExplicitPlatinum on August 11, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    I'm a Pak fan and I'm really pleased with Pakistan's win against Afghanistan. Afghanistan are a really exciting team in todays cricket. I would like to congratulate the Bangladesh team for their victory, but my advice to the fans is to not overhype their players and to not underrate the opposition. India is a fantastic team with each individual batsman having a box office fanclub. People like Anwar Chowdhury should not call Indian's as "Cats". India haven't played yet I think. I've seen some BD fans call Nasir Hossain the Bradman of T20 when he has an average of111.18 odd. It then dropped to 31.75. It's true Bd is improving, but it does not give you the right to say Tamim Iqbal is better than Sehwag or Shakib is better than Afridi. Sehwag is a feared batsman whereas Shakib's stats are mostly scored against Zim, which is then used to underrate Afridi. Afridi scored runs and took wickets all over the world. BTW Mohammad Nawaz looks like a great talent.

  • huttse96 on August 11, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    Unlucky PNG you are a rising nation though keep going you will win games all of PNG believes in u boys ! :D PNG are future test nation

  • on August 11, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Great Job young Bangladeshi boys!!!!!!!! Inshallah our future is bright.

  • on August 11, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    Well played and won Bangladesh although there is still room for improvement,I thought the mental strength of Anamul Haque and Asif Ahmed were exceptional to say the least and we were in full control of the game from beginning to finish.This win was vital because we are in the toughest of all groups and all of our players are under or around 19 years of age as it should be the case.We need to prepare our-selves lot better against the South Africans because they will be a tough team to beat and we should not under estimate the Namibians as previously which led to our down-full against Scotland and the Netherlands.

  • subsug86 on August 11, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. Your team deserved the victory. I am not sure, why all Bangladesh fans are under the assumption that all Indian fans hate their team.

  • cool2cool on August 11, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    @Anwar Chowdhury: I can understand your excitement as BD wins once in a while....

  • cool2cool on August 11, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    @Anwar Chowdhury: You call India fans 'Cats' and then ask them to 'come out of the caves', is it contradicting? Do cats live in caves. May be in BD cats live in caves.

  • cool2cool on August 11, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    @Anwar Chowdhury: BTW how many world cups, even U19 world cups, your team has won?

  • cool2cool on August 11, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    @Anwar Chowdhury: BD won just a U19 WC match and you feel like being on the top of the world...

  • TRIN999 on August 11, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    The most ironical comment of all "Indian fans are Jealous of BD cricket". all those who r against India or dislike India for any reason should always remember that only after playing 9 yrs of cricket we have the "Most Prestigious WORLD CUP",importantly that too the 3rd one and that too when cricket was not easy than today it is. and you BD fans you have also played more than 12 yrs of ODI cricket ,that too 2 time in subcontinent,where is your world cup. we have 2 under 19 world cups as well. Your team has won celebrate,nobody ever will stop u,dont drag unnecessarily INDIA into it,and stop comparing India to BD,we r far ahead of u.

  • vinodkd99 on August 11, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Congrats to all Bangladesh fans, but I am quite a bit surprised as many of BD fans are calling Indian Fans as Cats. Strange

  • on August 11, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    U19 World Cup should just be re-named "A" Team World Cup. I'm guessing that 25-30% of the players from the sub continent have fake birth certificates and are much older.

  • on August 11, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    @Anwar Chowdhury...You're funny and 100% right whenever Bangladesh wins, these jealous fans hide and runaway from the tigers no surprises but whenever Bangladesh loses even when the slightest of margins, these jealous fans brag on about it 'desperately' lol that's why they have no case in any of their arguments. But Australia were a class today, they totally outplayed this "Number 1" team.

  • on August 11, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    This Mohammed Nawaz of PAK is a good prospect i am sure good left arm spinner and a hard hitting batsman I think he is goint to represent PAK in international team with Sami aslam- a cricket fan from India

  • on August 11, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    After seing one of the BPL match i commented that this boy is having talent and he delivered! He should partner Thamim at the top of the order ASAP All the best BD team- a cricket fan from INDIA

  • on August 11, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    Hey Hey, where are the Indian fans- the haters & jealous of Bangladesh cricket gone? Come on, come out from the caves !!!

  • joynal693 on August 11, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Good Victory. Wish you just have started and need to go on and on.............

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on August 11, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    @ bcric12: it isn't necessarily the reply of losing against Afghans in U-19 Asia Cup. That was a weakened BD-U19 team due to injuries of several cricketers & their key player Anamul was with senior team. The victorious BD-U19 team have the full strength today & it would've won easily vs AFG if they could play with this XI in Youth Asia Cup. And don't forget Anamul & Asif r top 2 run scorers of BD's First Class Competition.

  • on August 11, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    that is unfair BD can field almost their complete national team for u19 tournament lol

  • on August 11, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    All the Indian Cats (the fans who hates & jealous of BD cricket) went in hiding as the Royal Bengal Tigers are roaring!!!

  • on August 11, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    Anamul Hauque becomes the 1st centurian on ICC U19 World Cup 2012, congrates to you boy and your team. I would love to see India faces BD and being smashed, Bangladesh Rocks

  • QaisarJaan on August 11, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    great start Pakistan, make us proud

  • neothematrix on August 11, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    can anyone tell me how Salman Afridi (Pakistan) - Current age 20 years 8 days, can play first match of U19 word cup today?

  • on August 11, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    Bangladesh proved once again that they are the new super power of Asian Cricket, although the Indian fans may think it otherwise!!! But the youth cricketers lead by their brave captain, the hero of today's game, Anamul Haque don't bother for their silly thoughts!!!

  • on August 11, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    Well Done Bangladesh Under19 Team! I always knew Bangladesh's Cricket looks very positive judging by how they have improved since 07, clearly the Cricketing World is changing. Congrats to the young Anamul Haque for that brilliant calm exciting century especially on very fact wickets and this goes to show that Bangladesh can play Cricket. In our senior teams yet we have the youngest of all players so yeah Bangladesh's Cricket looks fantastic but why are some people forgetting that Namibia are also part of that group? As long as we beat them, it doesn't matter if we lose to South Africa as long as its not comprehensively. The special thing about this win was that it was achieved in conditions totally different from Bangladesh so credit to the young lads! Lets at least make it past the group stages and as for the other teams, did any of your 'young talented' players score a century in the opening tournament today? :)

  • bcric12 on August 11, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    @sanga_cricket_fan ,Lord_Dravid,Natesan333,avmd, Kedar Mangalore,IndiaRulesEverybody,Perdes, Bruisers,rahane-fan and all BD haters:this is the reply to your useless and funny comments after BD's lost to afgans.try to respect other teams.

  • on August 11, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Bangladesh replied once again in the field with the bat & ball, not with the words! Well done Anamul-the lone centurion in the 1st day of the World Cup! Many Congrats to BD youth cricket team!!!

  • on August 11, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    Hoorah! Bangla Tigers are roaring ! All the The Indian Cats (the fans who are haters of BD cricket) went in hiding! Come on Indian fans! Come out from the cave! We Bangladeshi fans are eagerly seeking comments from you!

  • on August 11, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    @Lord-dravid: Next round not yet assured, if srilanka beats s.africa & BD looses to s.africa NRR will decide. Let Anamul perform consistently at var level prior becoming Tamim's partner. Its a under 19 match only. True - he is a good prospect.

  • on August 11, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    Good start for Bangladesh.Opening batting partnership is the concern for Bangladesh.Fast bowlers need to be consistent in the first few overs.Noor hossain could become an important bowler if he is consistent.Batting is heavily dependent on Anamul &Asif,others have to contribute as well.Good luck for the next game.

  • Freddy001 on August 11, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    Chris Kent just taking wickets and making runs for de lulz. Watch out when PNG make the final and beat Australia, he'll make a double ton then take all 10. Future test captain of Australia i reckon. From tom house

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    Well done Tigers. Need to prove a lot, Go ahead :)

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    Royal Bengal Tigers (RBT) rock.

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    Anamul Haque ,Very promising youngstar.If He play like this he has a bright future.

  • SpitFire on August 11, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    This really was a crucial match, after the last meeting with Sri Lanka, I thought SRL would beat BD very easily... it was a good win for BD. Cubs are on their way!

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    very important win over sl. bd should be carefull about opening. good luck bd.

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    Well done BD. Hope rest of the tournament goes well. All the best.

  • shafiqul_alam2000 on August 11, 2012, 8:29 GMT

    Congratulations !!! to Bangladesh team and also captain Amanul Hoque for his century

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Bangladesh will beat South Africa tomorrow. This team is very strong & can beat any team of the world in this level.

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:24 GMT

    Anamul is the right handed version of Tamim

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    Leading from the front. One of the "player to watch" in this tournament has already delivered in the very first game. Well done Anamul. Very crucial win this was for the boys to go beyond the group stage. Now carry on with this form and beat the Proteas tomorrow.

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    Thanks to Winning team of Bangladesh...........Go ahead ............

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    congrtz banladesh tigers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shafiqul_alam2000 on August 11, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh Under 19 team for winning against a test team Srilanka. It was a superb performance from Anamul Hoque........century in the first world cup match......I am expecting he will dominate the world by next few years. I wish tomorrow Bangladesh will able to beat South Africa.........finger cross

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    As expected Anamul Bijoy led his team to win a very important game against Sri Lanka!!!

  • Breaking_Point on August 11, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    Tigers ROCKS!!! Next round is assured for BD!!! & Anamaul haque seems to be the future opener of BD with Tamim!!

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  • Breaking_Point on August 11, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    Tigers ROCKS!!! Next round is assured for BD!!! & Anamaul haque seems to be the future opener of BD with Tamim!!

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    As expected Anamul Bijoy led his team to win a very important game against Sri Lanka!!!

  • shafiqul_alam2000 on August 11, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh Under 19 team for winning against a test team Srilanka. It was a superb performance from Anamul Hoque........century in the first world cup match......I am expecting he will dominate the world by next few years. I wish tomorrow Bangladesh will able to beat South Africa.........finger cross

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    congrtz banladesh tigers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    Thanks to Winning team of Bangladesh...........Go ahead ............

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    Leading from the front. One of the "player to watch" in this tournament has already delivered in the very first game. Well done Anamul. Very crucial win this was for the boys to go beyond the group stage. Now carry on with this form and beat the Proteas tomorrow.

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:24 GMT

    Anamul is the right handed version of Tamim

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Bangladesh will beat South Africa tomorrow. This team is very strong & can beat any team of the world in this level.

  • shafiqul_alam2000 on August 11, 2012, 8:29 GMT

    Congratulations !!! to Bangladesh team and also captain Amanul Hoque for his century

  • on August 11, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    Well done BD. Hope rest of the tournament goes well. All the best.