India Under-19s 158 (Sundar 34, Ansari 34, Mehedi 3-21, Halim 2-24, Shawon 2-26) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 76 (Hayet 26, Avesh 4-4, Zeeshan 2-1, Seth 2-45) by 82 runs
Medium-pacer Avesh Khan's figures of 6-3-4-4 helped India Under-19s defend their small score of 158, by bowling out Bangladesh Under-19s for 76 to seal an 82-run win in the opening match of the Tri-Nation Tournament, in Kolkata. After India were restricted by Bangladesh's spinners, the visitors lost half their side in under eight overs and never recovered from there.
Opting to bat, India lost four of their top five batsmen to single-digit scores as only Washington Sundar resisted with 34 off 61 before he was trapped lbw by offspinner Mehedi Hasan, leaving the score on 62 for 5. Five overs later, India were reeling at 76 for 7 before Anmolpreet Singh (28) took them past 100 and Zeeshan Ansari (34) and Avesh (25*) chipped in with useful scores to lead them past 150. India were bowled out in 45.3 overs and Mehedi finished with 3 for 21, and Abdul Halim and Saleh Ahmed Shawon took two each.
Bangladesh never got going in the chase. Avesh struck on the first ball of the innings and in each of his first four overs, leaving Bangladesh's score on 23 for 4. His opening partner Kanishk Seth, a left-arm pacer, also picked up wickets in consecutive overs later on as Bangladesh's top five batsmen registered scores of 0, 1, 7, 9 and 0. Only No. 6 Shafiul Hayet and No. 8 Saeed Sarkar scored in double-digits but they were soon bowled out in 22 overs. Seth and Ansari picked up two wickets apiece.
Nine of the 11 players from India made their debuts, apart from captain Ricky Bhui and Sarfaraz Khan.