Hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan registered their second victories in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, beating India and Sri Lanka respectively on Saturday.

At the BKSP-3 ground in Savar, Armaan Jaffer’s century went in vain as Bangladesh comfortably chased down a modest target of 247 runs, clinching a comfortable six-wicket win against India.

India v Bangladesh at BKSP 3
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Cox's Bazar Main

Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto led from the front, but fell six runs short of a deserved century. The left-hander smacked 14 fours and two sixes in his knock of 88-ball 94 while Soumya Sarkar scored 73 off 68 balls, featuring three sixes and seven fours.

Bangladesh lost opener Naim Sheikh (14) early before Najmul and Soumya added 144 runs for the second wicket. Afif Hossain remained unbeaten on 34 to guide the Young Tigers to their second win with 47 balls to spare.

Earlier, India were bowled out for 246 after being sent to bat, with Armaan fighting a lone battle while consistently losing partners at the other end.

The right-hander was eventually dismissed for 105 off 98 balls, his innings featuring eight fours and three sixes. Vinayak Gupta’s 40 was the second highest score for India. Bangladesh’s right-arm seamer Sumon Khan was yet again instrumental, picking up four wickets like the first game against Hong Kong. Tanvir Islam and Soumya picked up two wickets each.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka continued to struggle as they lost by 90 runs chasing a target of 184 against Pakistan at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. The defending champions had lost their first game against Oman.

Pakistan were bundled out for 183 after Sri Lanka sent them to bat first, with Amad Butt’s 44 being the highest of the innings. Pacer Asitha Fernando picked up three wickets while Kalana Perera and Amilo Aponso took two wickets each for the Lankans.

Sri Lanka’s reply was abysmal as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals, with opener Pathum Nissanka’s 34 the team highest. Only three batsmen were able to reach double figures as the Lankans were bowled out for 93 runs in 30.4 overs.

Pakistan’s right-arm pacer Mohammad Hasnain picked up six wickets for 19 runs in seven overs while Umer Khan and Khushdil Shah took two wickets each.

Sat 16-Nov

India v Bangladesh at BKSP 3
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field
India: 246 all out off 50 overs (A.Juyal 37, A.Jaffer 105, V.Gupta 40; S.Khan 4-64)
Bangladesh: 250 for 4 off 42.1 overs (S.Sarkar 73, N.Shanto 94, A.Dhrubo 34*)
Man of the Match: Nazmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)

Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Cox's Bazar Main
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
Pakistan: 183 all out off 49.5 overs (R.Nazir 37, K.Shah 32, A.Butt 44; A.Fernando 3-28)
Sri Lanka: 93 all out off 30.4 overs (P.Nissanka 34; M.Hasnain 6-19)
Man of the Match: Muhammad Hasnain (Pakistan)


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Filed November 16th, 2019