Friday, February 23, 2018

Under-19s crumble against Bangladesh spin attack

 West Indies Under-19s crashed to an ignominious 198-run defeat against Bangladesh Under 19s in the third Youth One Day International (ODI), on Friday.

The West Indies were bowled out for just 88 in 18 of their allotted 50 overs, in response to Bangladesh’s  286 for six  in 50 overs  in a day and night match  that hardly went into the night at the Guyana National Stadium.

The visitors have now taken a two-one lead in the seven match series after West Indies won the opening match and lost the second.

The West Indian batsmen were no match for the Bangladesh spin attack, plus poor shot selection saw them equalling their lowest score in Under-19 cricket.

In 2004, they made 88 against Pakistan.

Yesterday’s target never seemed attainable as poor batting highlighted the home side’s disappointing innings. Only three top-order batsmen got into double figures.

A succession of ducks and a tail-end collapse against the spin of Jubair Hossain ensured Bangladesh remained in firm control of the lopsided encounter.

Shimron Hetmyer scored 17, Leroy Lug 16,  and Fabian Allen 15 before three wickets fell  as Hossain snapped up a hat-trick with the score on 87.

Jofra Archie was trapped lbw, Jermaine Jones caught at back ward point and Brian Charles lbw as well as Hosain finished with three for seven from two overs. Rahatul Ferdous grabbed three for nine.

Earlier, Sadman Islam Anik and  Jasim Uddin hit half-centuries to steer Bangladesh to their formidable total.

Anik  missed his century by just five runs and Uddin hit 68 as Bangladesh stamped their authority on the match.

West Indies Under-19s and Bangladesh Under-19s will play each other again in the fourth match of the series, tomorrow, at Everest Cricket Club ground.



West Indies U-19s vs Bangladesh U-19s


Bangladesh U-19s

Shadman Islam c Lewis b Joseph 95

Munim Shahriar c wkpr Hetmyer b Archer 1

Jashimuddin lbw b Gabriel 68

Mossadek Hossain b Lewis 32

Nazmul Hossain Shanto run out 25

Mehedy Hasan c Charles b Gabriel 22

Saeed Sarkar st Hetmyer b Gabriel 7

Rifat Pradhan not out 9

Rahatul Ferdous run out 1

Nihaduzzaman not out 4

Extras (lb2, w18, nb2) 22

TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 286

Wickets at: 1-5, 2-121, 3-181, 4-220, 5-259, 6-261, 7-269, 8-274

BOWLING: Archer 5-0-40-1 (w5); Jones 9-0-59-0 (nb2, w2); Joseph 6-0-41-1 (w4); Lewis 10-0-47-1; Charles 10-0-37-0; Gabriel 8-0-51-3; Allen 2-0-9-0


West Indies U-19s (Target: 287 off 50 overs)

L. Lugg b Nihaduzzaman 16

J. Solozano c Mossadek Hossain b Mehedy Hasan 17

T. Gabriel b Rahatul Ferdous 0

F. Allen not out 15

S. Hetmyer lbw b Nihaduzzaman 17

T. Coleman b Rahatul Ferdous 8

R. Lewis run out 2

J. Archer lbw b Jubair Hossain 0

J. Jones c Mossadek Hossain b Jubair Hossain 0

B. Charles lbw b Jubair Hossain 0

A. Joseph st Jashimuddin b Rahatul Ferdous 1

Extras (b3, lb1, w8) 12

TOTAL (all out, 18.3 overs) 88

Wickets at: 1-39, 2-40, 3-44, 4-68, 5-84, 6-86, 7-87, 8-87, 9-87

BOWLING: Rifat Pradhan 2-0-20-0 (w3); Saeed Sarkar 1-0-4-0; Mehedy Hasan 4-0-18-1; Mossadek Hossain 1-0-5-0; Rahatul Ferdous 4.3-0-9-3 (w1); Nihaduzzaman 4-0-21-2; Jubair Hossain 2-0-7-3

Result: Bangladesh Under-19s won by 198 runs

Series: Bangladesh lead seven-match series 2-1

Toss: Bangladesh Under-19s

Man-of-the-Match: Shadman Islam (Bangladesh Under-19s)

Umpires: S. Crawford, I. Moakan

Match referee: G. Culbard

Reserve umpire: C. Alfred