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July 24, 2007
Bangladesh U-19 204 (Aziz 35, Perera 3-38) beat Sri Lanka U-19 161 (Chandimal 36, Hasan 3-20, Ghosh 2-21) by 43 runs
Taposh Ghosh and Mahmudul Hasan put in all-round performances and ensured a 43-run win for the Bangladesh Under-19 side against their Sri Lanka counterparts in the Tri-nation U-19 tournament in Colombo. The two made useful contributions to Bangladesh's total of 204 and then picked up five wickets between themselves as Sri Lanka were bowled out with 28 balls to spare.
Hasan, the Bangladesh captain and middle-order batsman, kept the scoreboard ticking with a 47-ball 32 after Ashraful Aziz and Nasir Hossain had added 53 for the fourth wicket. Ghosh, coming in at No. 9, threw his bat around for a 20-ball 27 which included two fours and a six. Tissara Perera, Sri Lanka's right-arm medium-fast bowler, took 3 for 38.
Fifteen-year old Ghosh, bowling legbreaks, then proceeded to put a dent in Sri Lanka's run-chase by removing opener and top-scorer Dinesh Chandimal for 36. Ghosh ended with figures 2 for 21 from his 10 overs. Hasan, 16, picked up 3 for 20 with his offbreaks. Along with Hossain and Ghosh, Hasan ensured that there was no possibility of the middle order staging any sort of recovery. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 161.
The previous encounter between the two was washed out and while Bangladesh now have a win from two games, Sri Lanka have none. India won both their matches and are leading the table with six points. Sri Lanka next play India on Wednesday, July 25, at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground.
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