Bangladesh sneak home in last-ball finish

Bangladesh Under-19 281 for 9 (Mosaddek 98, Mendis 3-39) beat Sri Lanka Under-19 277 for 8 (Samarawickrama 83, Weerakkody 65, Jubair 3-60) by 1 wicket

Bangladesh Under-19 fought off an extraordinary final over by Ramesh Mendis to win the third one-dayer by one wicket against Sri Lanka Under-19 in Mirpur. The offspinner Mendis took three wickets, but Mustafizur Rahman hit the final ball for four to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

After conceding one run off the first ball, Mendis removed Nehaduzzaman, Rifat Pradhan and Jubair Hossain in the space of four deliveries to give his side a great chance to win. But it was still not enough for the visitors.

The chase for Bangladesh was going properly when Joyraz Sheik and captain Mosaddek Hossain put together a stand of 126 for the fourth wicket. Joyraz made 74 off 95 balls while Mosaddek missed a hundred by two runs.

Earlier, Sri Lanka posted 277 for 8 through half-centuries by Sadeera Samarawickrama who made 83 off 101 balls and Sandun Weerakkody who scored 65 off 61 balls, while for the hosts, legspinner Jubair took 3 for 60.

B'desh U19 2nd innings Partnerships

1st40Shadman IslamNajmul Hossain Shanto
2nd4Najmul Hossain ShantoJoyraz Sheik
3rd25Mehidy Hasan MirazJoyraz Sheik
4th126Mosaddek HossainJoyraz Sheik
5th41Mosaddek HossainAbu Sayeem
6th40Mosaddek HossainYasir Ali
7th1Yasir AliNihaduzzaman
8th0Yasir AliRifat Pradhan
9th0Yasir AliJubair Hossain
10th4Mustafizur RahmanYasir Ali