ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017: Day 2 - Bangladesh v Nepal

On the second day of the ACC U19 Youth Asia Cup 2017, here at Kinrara Oval, Nepal and Bangladesh U19 teams have entered the field at 11.15am as the match was delayed an hour due to rain and pitch preparation. Team Nepal, who are the champions of the ACC U19 Eastern Region tournament held in September, were in blue and red, Bangladesh team in green. Overs were reduced due to late start and it is now a 43 Overs match.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field with Hasan Mahmud the first to bowl to opening Nepal batsmen Asif Sheikh and Jitendra Singh. With the greens spread over the field, it is a slow climb of points for Team Nepal, gaining only 24 points before the first wicket is taken down. Jitendra is bowled caught by Saif off Hasan Mahmud in the 7th Over. Team Bangladesh manage to curb the runs. Bhim Sharki made the most runs averaging 1 run per ball with the least number of dot balls, and hitting 2 twos, 2 fours, 3 sixes and 14 singles. Nepal scored 167 for 6 in 40.1 overs (reset again due to rain).

In the second innings, Nepal fields and works hard to take down star batsmen Naim at score point 101 and Afif at score point 170. Main batsmen in Team Bangladesh to contribute well towards the runs were Naim, Afif, Mahidul and Pinak. The last two overs caused some stir in the crowd when 3 wickets were taken down amid 3 boundary 4s, doubles and singles. Team Bangladesh made several risky swings towards the end that cost them highly. It was a close call for Team Bangladesh and a hard earned game for Team Nepal. Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (D/L method).

Day 2: Nov 11, 2017

Bangladesh v Nepal at Kinrara
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field
Nepal: 167 for 6 off 40.1 overs (A.Sheikh 30, R.Paudel 40, B.Sharki 44; N.Hasan 3-33)
Bangladesh: 181 for 8 off 39.5 overs (N.Sheikh 52, A.Dhrubo 33)

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Photos by Vincent Phoon
Filed November 11th, 2017