Mominul and Abul help Bangladesh seal series

Bangladesh Under-19 186 (Mominul 67) beat Zimbabwe Under-19 165 (Abul 4-27) by 21 runs

Two standout performances, from Mominul Haque and Abul Hasan, ensured Bangladesh Under-19 clinched the series against Zimbabwe Under-19 with two games to go. While Mominul's well-compiled half-century ensured Bangladesh finished on a competitive 186, right-arm fast bowler Abul followed up his five-for from the previous match with 4 for 27.

Choosing to bat, Bangladesh lost too many wickets despite scoring aggressively, and stuttered to 70 for 5 in the 17th over. But the sixth-wicket stand of 56 between Mominul and Noor Hossain proved to be crucial. Mominul struck seven fours during his 104-ball stay, while Hossain managed four boundaries.

The Zimbabweans were under the cosh from the start of the reply as Abul picked up two top-order wickets. Dean Mazhawidza top scored for the visitors with a strong 39, while Natsai Mushangwe threatened at No. 8 with a quickfire 38. But once Abul removed Mushangwe, he followed it up with Simon Mugava's wicket. Stev Chimhamhiwa's run-out signalled the end in the 40th over.