A magnificent unbeaten 98-ball 123 from Towhid Hridoy saw the Bangladesh under-19 team register a whopping 161-run victory over their Sri Lankan counterparts in the third of a five-match Youth ODI series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday. The win ensured Bangladesh a 2-0 lead in the series with the first match being abandoned due to inclement weather.
Asked to bat, Bangladesh posted a mammoth 340 for seven in 50 overs. Three of the young Tigers crossed the 50-run mark with Towhid smashing an unbeaten century.
Following the exchange, a disciplined bowling unit helped the young Tigers bundle Sri Lanka out for 179 runs in 39.2 overs. All six bowlers used by Bangladesh on the day scalped at least a wicket each. For Sri Lanka, opener Navod Paranavithana top scored with 50 off 32 balls.