Bangladesh U19 utterly defeated South Africa U19 by 104 in the 3rd Quarter-Final of U19 World Cup. Bangladesh’s opener Tanzid Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, and Rakibul Hasan delivered extraordinary performances to push their team to the Semi-Finals of the tournament.
Bangladesh U19 vs South Africa U19, Quarter-Final, U19 World Cup:
South Africa won the toss and opted to field first. Bangladesh opener Parvez Hossain Emon and Tanzid Hasad shared a 60-run partnership for the first wicket. Parvez Hossain Emon added 17 runs from 40 deliveries. Mahmudul Hasan Joy got run out after adding 3 runs to the board.
Opener Tanzid Hasan batted outstandingly as he scored 80 runs from 84 balls with the help of 12 fours. Tanzid Hasan remained the top-scorer of the match. Towhid Hridoy scored 51 runs from 73 balls. Shahadat Hossain remained undefeated and contributed 74 runs from 76 balls after hitting 7 fours and a six.
Bangladesh U19 finished their innings on 261/5 after 50 overs. South Africa U19’s Pheko Moletsane took 2 wickets for 41 runs, while Tiaan van Vuuren secured 1 wicket for 46 runs.
South Africa U19 required 262 runs to win the Quarter-Final and make it to the Semi-Finals of the U19 World Cup in their home country. South Africa started out slow. They lost their opener and wicketkeeper-batsman Khanya Cotani on just 15 runs from 33 balls. Opener Jonathan Bird added 35 runs from 39 deliveries before losing his wicket to Rakibul Hasan in the 14th over of the match.
Rakibul Hasan also bowled South Africa U19 skipper Bryce Parsons on 7 runs. Luke Beaufort stood his ground and held his nerves as he struck 60 runs from 91 deliveries. However, he could not do much alone as South Africa U19 fell for 157 in 42.3 overs.
Rakibul Hasan secured 5 wickets for 19 runs in his 9.3 overs at the economy rate of 2.00. Tanzim Hasan Sakib took 2 wickets for Bangladesh U19. Shoriful Islam and Shamim Hossain got 1 wicket each against South Africa.
Rakibul Hasan was named the “Player of the Match” for his five-wicket haul which played a key role in bringing South Africa U19 down on a total of 157 runs.
The 4th and last Quarter-Final will be played between Pakistan U19 and Afghanistan U19 tomorrow on January 31st at Willowmoore Park, Benoni.