Bangladesh U-19 v India U-19, Tri-nation tournament, Pretoria January 3, 2008

Goswami spearheads Indian victory

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India Under-19 280 for 6 (Goswami 104, Kohli 54, Hossain 3-39) beat Bangladesh Under-19 150 for 7 (Nadimuddin 43, Abdulla 2-22) by 66 runs (D/L method)

Riding on a 104 by opener Shreevats Goswami, India Under-19 scored 280 for 6 and restricted Bangladesh U-19 to 150 for 7 to register their second win of the tournament.

Goswami, who had scored 97 in the previous match against South Africa, hit nine fours in his 134-ball knock and allowed India to post a second successive 250-plus total. He was ably supported by the middle order, especially Virat Kohli, India's captain, who scored a 34-ball 54 with the help of three fours and four sixes. Of the eight bowlers tried by Bangladesh, only Rubel Hossain was able to trouble the batsmen and was duly rewarded with three wickets.

Bangladesh's task of overhauling India's total was made stiffer with the revised target of 217 from 33 overs. Losing Rony Takulder in the first over, Bangladesh recovered to reach 86 for 1 by the 17th over. A flurry of wickets from then onwards saw them fall behind the asking rate and they finished 67 runs behind the target at the end of the 33rd over.