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4th Youth ODI, Fatullah, October 29, 2009, England Under-19s tour of Bangladesh
(34.2/50 ov, T:152) 152/6

B'desh U19 won by 4 wickets (with 94 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
46 (53) & 2/17

Bangladesh take series

Bangladesh Under-19 coasted to yet another win over a winless England, thereby clinching the seven-match series 4-0

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Bangladesh U-19 152 for 6 (Tasamul 50*, Saikat 46) beat England U-19 151 (Root 54, Briggs 41) by four wickets
Bangladesh Under-19 coasted to yet another win over a winless England, thereby clinching the seven-match series 4-0. Set a target of 153 in the fourth match in Fatullah, Bangladesh were helped home by the opener Saikat Ali's 46 and an unbeaten 50 from Tasamul Haque.
England's innings was a disappointing one because they failed to bat out their stipulated overs. Apart from Joe Root's 54 from 119 balls, batting at No.3, and a brisk 41 from Danny Briggs down the order there was little to speak of for the visitors. Shaker Ahmed did the most damage with 3 for 26 in the middle order, strikes that crippled England's line-up.
In reply, despite two early wickets, Saikat and Tasamul steadied the chase. Bangladesh's middle order also suffered a bit of a wobble after Saikat's dismissal but Tasamul finished the chase comfortably.
England Under-19 coach Mick Newell conceded his side had been "outplayed" on their unsuccessful tour of Bangladesh, but he believed there would be a collective benefit ahead of the World Cup scheduled in New Zealand from January 15-30. "We played pretty good cricket in the Test and we were disappointed to lose that game on the last day when we deserved better," he told "It's a huge learning curve for all of us. Cricket over here is very different - the pitches are quite slow and they turn a lot.
"We have been facing 35 overs of spin in the 50-over matches and starting well against the quicker bowlers, but as soon as the spin bowlers come on we have had a problem knocking the ball around. That builds pressure which has led to mistakes being made.
"There are positives to take from this tour and I would single out the likes of Joe Root, Danny Briggs and Nathan Buck as people who have stood out so far for me."

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