Bangladesh Under-19s finished their tour of India on a disappointing note as they went down to their Indian counterparts by seven wickets in the final of the tri-nation tournament in Kolkata yesterday.
Both teams beat Afghanistan to set up the final. While Bangladesh did lose to India in tournament before, many expected a much better contest this time around. However, that wasn't to be as the visitors were bundled out for just 116 runs after batting first. Young Nazmul Hossain Shanto was the only player to provide some resistance with a 66-ball 45. The rest of the batting order crumbled against the home attack with slow left-armer Mayank Dagar claiming three wickets.
After the exchange, India lost a few early wickets but an unbeaten half-century from Sarfaraz Khan (59) ensured that there were no further worries and the hosts reached home in just 13.3 overs. Sarfaraz hammered three sixes and nine fours in his 27-ball 59.
SCORES IN BRIEF
BANGLADESH U-19s: 116 all out in 36.5 overs (Joyraj 28, Nazmul 45, Jaker 24; Dagar 3-32, Mavi 2-21, Lomror 2-11, Avesh 1-18)
INDIA U-19S: 117 for 3 in 13.3 overs (Pant 26, Sundar 12, Bhui 20 not out, Sarfaraz 59 not out; Saeed 1-23, Mehedi 1-27, Saleh 1-35)
Result: India U-19s won by 7 wickets.