Hasan takes Bangladesh U-19 home
Bangladesh Under-19 159 for 8 (Hasan 50*, Vallie 3-31) beat South Africa Under-19 158 (Shakil 3-36) by two wickets
Mahmudul Hasan's unbeaten fifty gave Bangladesh Under-19 a two-wicket win against their South African counterparts in the opening match of the Tri-Nation U-19 tournament in Pretoria.
Bangladesh bowled out South Africa for 158 in 40.5 overs. South Africa began poorly, losing opener Pieter Malan with the score at 1. They had collapsed to 35 for 3 in the tenth over when Reeza Hendricks was joined by Johnathan Vandiar at the crease.
The two added 27 together before legspinner Mohammad Shakil struck with three quick wickets. The first to go was Hendricks, bowled by Shakil for 17. In his next over, Shakil trapped Vandiar leg before and when it seemed a useful partnership was forming between top scorer Yaseen Vallie and Kelly Smuts, Shakil had Vallie caught for 24. The last five batsmen added 68. Rubel Hossain and Nasir Hossain picked up two wickets each.
Bangladesh began the chase in meekly and after 30 overs they had lost six wickets for 98. Hasan's 38-run partnership with Nasir Hossain was broken by Vallie, who took 3 for 31 in his 10 overs. But despite receiving very little support from his team-mates Hasan managed to complete the win with more than two overs to spare.