Desk Report: Bangladesh registered a massive 87-run win over Namibia in their first match of ICC U-19 World Cup campaign at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, New Zealand on Saturday.
Put to bat first by Namibia, Bangladesh piled up a massive total of 190 for 4 in 20 overs match curtailed due to rain.
In reply, Namibia found the chase stiff and was eventually were restricted to 103 for 6 in 20 overs.
Mohammad Naim scored 60 off 43 and Saif Hassan 84 off 48, helping the young Tigers on their way to the huge total.
With the fixture reduced to 20 overs a side, a fast start was imperative for Bangladesh, and they got it thanks to Pinak Ghosh, who dominated the early scoring, making 26 of Bangladesh’s initial 33, and striking four fours. His departure brought Saif to the crease, and he provided a captain’s innings before falling on the last ball of the innings.
Namibia were struggling at 12-4 before a battling 55 by E van Wyk salvage them from a conceding a defeat by big margin.
Hasan Mahmud and Qazi Anik shared two wickets each conceding 12 and 14 runs respectively.
Bangladesh’s next game is against Canada at the same venue on January 15.
risingbd/Jan 13, 2018/Mukul