Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-While the seniors lost to South Africa by 52 runs in Dhaka, away in Durban Bangladesh Under-19s beat South Africa Under-19s by eight wickets in the first Youth ODI, to win their fifth match in a row.
Asked to bat first, the home side made 184 for 9 in 50 overs with Wiaan Mulder top-scoring with 62 off 102 balls with four fours and a six.
Opener Rivaldo Moonsamy chipped in with 27. The team’s highest partnership of 48 runs came for the seventh wicket between Mulder and Aaqil Ebrahim (19). Medium-pacer Abdul Halim claimed three wickets while captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz picked up two wickets, reports ESPNcricinfo.
Bangladesh’s chase began on the right note with openers Joyraz Sheik and Pinak Ghosh adding 135 runs, Sheik scoring 50 and Ghosh making 60 off 113 balls with five fours and a six. Dayyan Galiem and Dean Foxcroft took one wicket each.
“I think our disciplines let us down, we got into trouble early on with the bat, but I think we did well to get 180-odd,” South Africa coach Lawrence Mahatlane said. “I thought we were in the game with that score but we let ourselves down with the ball, to concede almost 40 runs in extras is criminal.
“We’ll be working hard to rectify what happened today and I believe we can redeem ourselves, it’s still a long tour. If we can get our disciplines right, then the results will look after themselves.”
The second Youth ODI will be held at the same venue on July 7.