Morale boosting win for Bangladesh over England in last round of warm-ups ahead of Under-19 World Cup
And the reversals might just serve to dent their confidence ahead of the tenth edition of the tournament, starting across seven venues in the United Arab Emirates from February 14.
While Clyde Fortuin’s unbeaten 113 helped South Africa get past India by five wickets at the ICC Academy Oval 1 in Dubai, Australia once again faltered against spin. Chasing Pakistan’s 179, it collapsed dramatically to lose by 38 runs as the spin trio of Kamran Ghulam, Zafar Gohar and Karamat Ali picked up two wickets each.
Just a short distance away, at The Sevens Stadium Pitch 2, Dubai, West Indies was once again convincing with Ramaal Lewis, its captain, picking up three wickets. New Zealand was bowled out for 147 and then West Indies, on the back of Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s 62, reached the target in 37.2 overs with six wickets in hand.
At The Seven Stadiums Pitch 1, UAE bowled Zimbabwe out for 100 and then raced past the target in 29.5 overs for the loss of just four wickets.
Over at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Mossadek Hossain’s 75 not out took Bangladesh home against England by three wickets.
At the Nursery 1 ground, Afghanistan clinched a three-wicket win over Scotland, and in the adjacent Nursery 2 ground, Nitish Kumar made 82 in Canada’s 72-run victory over Papua New Guinea.
In the remaining game, played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Namibia made 192 for 8 in its 50 overs before Sri Lanka overhauled the target with three wickets and just seven balls to spare.