Bangladesh shocked Sri Lanka in their ICC Under-19 World Cup Group D opener at the Allan Border Field at Brisbane on Saturday.
Chasing 250 to win, the Sri Lankans were never in the game and despite Angelo Jayasinghe’s 83 they could only manage 224 all out in 48.4 overs. Medium pacer Saumya Sarkar took 3 for 10 in 1.4 overs to wrap it up for the Bangladeshis.
Earlier, after being put into bat, Bangladesh rode on captain Anamul Haque’s 101 off 127 balls to a fighting total of 249 for 7. He got good support from Asif Ahmed who made 84. Both stitched 141 runs for the third wicket. Sanitha de Mel returned with 3 for 46 for the Lankans.
Bangladesh 249 for 7 (Haque 101, Asif 84; de Mel 3 for 46)
Sri Lanka 224 in 48.4 overs (Jayasinghe 83; Sarkar 3 for 10)