Spinners wrap up series for Bangladesh
Bangladesh Under-19s 168 (Shadman 48, Jashimuddin 33, Jones 5-23) beat West Indies Under-19s 101 (Solozano 35*, Nihaduzzaman 5-12, Mehedy 4-25) by 67 runs
Offspinners Mehedy Hasan and Nihaduzzaman picked up nine wickets between them to bowl West Indies Under-19s out for 101 and secure a 4-3 series win for Bangladesh Under-19s after a 67-run victory in Guyana.
West Indies, who had won back-to-back games to level the series, were never really in the run-chase and lost wickets at regular intervals, as Mehedy and Nihaduzzaman wrecked West Indies' batting line-up to defend 168 with ease.
Jeremy Solozano offered some brief resistance with an unbeaten 35, but apart from a 33-run stand for the seventh wicket with Ramaal Lewis, he had little help from the other batsmen, who altogether made just 33. Nihaduzzaman finished with 5 for 12 in 7.5 overs, while Mehedy picked up four scalps to take his total tally for the series to 13, just one behind Jubair Hossain, as West Indies were bowled out in 33.5 overs.
Bangladesh were earlier propelled by opener Shadman Islam's 48, and his 56-run second-wicket stand with Jashimuddin, who made 33. The pair finished as the top two run-getters of the tournament with 259 and 208 respectively. Five of Bangladesh's batsmen departed for ducks, but important contributions of 28 and 20 from Mehedy and Yasir Ali respectively, pushed the visitors to 168 in 44 overs.
Medium-pacer Jerome Jones was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies, taking a hat-trick to dismiss Yasir, Nihaduzzaman and Jubair in the 44th over, and finished with figures of 6-1-23-5.