India Under-19s 223 for 6 (Pant 51, Sundar 50, Miraz 2-50) beat Bangladesh Under-19s 222 for 7 (Miraz 87, Saif 33) by four wickets
Opener Rishabh Pant stroked his second successive fifty while Washington Sundar followed up his two wickets with a fifty of his own to help India Under-19s secure a berth in the Tri-nation tournament final, after three wins in a row.
Chasing 223, India had a rapid start with Pant and Ishan Kishan adding 67 in 5.4 overs. The partnership, however, ended when Kishan was run out by Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Pant was dismissed 14 balls later, as Bangladesh Under-19s put the skids on the chase. Captain Virat Singh and Amandeep Khare managed only 32 in 13 overs before Virat and Sarfraz Khan were out in a space of three balls. Sundar then anchored the chase with 50 off 75 balls, including six fours. Though Sundar gave a return catch to Nazmul, Mahipal Lomror and Mayank Dagar guided India home with four wickets and eight balls to spare.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz took two wickets after making a 90-ball 87 with the bat but his all-round effort only offered scant consolation for Bangladesh. Having opted to bat, the visitors were reduced to 81 for 4 in 30.1 overs. Miraz then launched a counterattack, aided by contributions from Mohammad Saifuddin and Saeed Sarkar, pushing his side past 200, but Bangladesh eventually slid to their second loss in three matches.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
B'desh U19 vs India U19
Tri-Nation Under-19s Tournament in India