Bangladesh Under-19s 161 for 5 (Ghosh 39, Shanto 39*) beat South Africa Under-19s 160 for 8 (Galiem 38, de Zorzi 35) by 5 wickets
Bangladesh Under-19s beat South Africa Under-19s by five wickets in the first Youth ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
The chase however wasn't easy as South Africa fielded very well and slowed down the chase with effective spin bowling, particularly from left-arm spinner Sean Whitehead who was adjudged Man of the Match for his four-wicket haul.
Saif Hassan and Pinak Ghosh added 56 for the first wicket in 16.5 overs before Whitehead accounted for both batsmen. Captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto steered the chase with an unbeaten 39 off 69 balls with four fours. Whitehead also took the wickets of Shafiul Hayet and Zakir Hasan. Bangladesh completed the chase with six overs to spare.
Earlier having decided to bat first, South Africa had only reached 160 for 8 in 50 overs. They lost wickets in pairs until they were 96 for 6 in the 33rd over. Allrounder Dayyaan Galiem struck 38 off 61 with three fours to ensure South Africa batted out all the overs. Tony de Zorzi earlier made 35 off 76 balls.
Legspinner Saleh Ahmed and offspinner Sanjit Saha took two wickets each while there was one wicket each for Abdul Halim, Mosabbek Hossain, Nihaduzzaman and Mohammad Saifuddin.