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Bangladesh make flying start in ICC U-19 World Cup

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Published: 16:04, 18 January 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Bangladesh make flying start in ICC U-19 World Cup

Bangladesh started the ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign with a big victory of nine wickets against Zimbabwe at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in South Africa on Sunday.

Zimbabwe could not start the game again as rain halted it after 28.1 overs. They managed to post 137 runs losing 6 wickets.

After rain stopped, Bangladesh started batting on target of 130 runs in 22 overs according to Duckworth–Lewis method.

However, Bangladesh reached the target with remaining 64 balls, losing one wicket.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. Zimbabwe managed a good start scoring 68 in 11 overs for two wickets.

But they lost some more wickets in the middle. Before the rain stopped the game, Zimbabwe were batting on 137 for six in 28.1 overs.

Zimbabwe openers- Wesley Madhevere (18) and Emmanuel Bawa (27) - failed to come up with any big score in spite.

Number three batsman Milton Shumba (31) also made a good start but disappointed to capitalise on it.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Shoriful Islam, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan took one wicket each for the young Tigers.

Bangladesh will take on Scotland in their second match on Tuesday.