Bangladesh U-19 146 for 5 (Mehedi 65, Saif 51, Mashinge 5-27) beat Zimbabwe U-19 145 (Ives 41, Shawon 3-19) by five wickets
Left-arm spinners Saleh Ahmed Shawon and Ariful Islam took three wickets each in Bangladesh Under-19's five-wicket win over Zimbabwe Under-19 in Chittagong. Bangladesh needed only 30.5 overs to knock off the target of 146 on the back of fifties from captain Mehedi Hasan and Saif Hassan.
The visitors were bowled out for 145 runs in 49.1 overs with Jeremy Ives top scoring with 41 runs and William Mashinge scoring 38. Apart from the six wickets shared by the two left-arm spinners, Mohammad Saifuddin took two wickets while there was one each from Saeed Sarkar and Mehedi.
Mashinge later took five wickets but it was insufficient as Bangladesh romped home to take a 1-0 series lead.
The second game of the four-match series will be held on November 12.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Zim U19 vs B'desh U19
Zimbabwe Under-19s tour of Bangladesh