The junior Tigers will now take on New Zealand in the second semi-final next Thursday
All-round Bangladesh U-19 cricket team swept into the semi-final of the U-19 World Cup after thumping their South African counterparts by 104 runs in the third quarter-final at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom Thursday.
The junior Tigers will now take on New Zealand in the second semi-final next Thursday at the same venue.
Asked to bat first, the youngsters in red and green were off to a good start as openers Parvez Hossain Emon and Tanzid Hasan put on 60.
The visiting side were then in a spot of bother after the quick departures of Emon (17) and No 3 batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy (three).
Tanzid and middle-order batsman Towhid Hridoy then joined hands and formed a 57-run stand for the third wicket before the former departed for a well-made 80 off 84 balls, featuring a dozen fours.
Then came the most productive Bangladesh partnership of the game in the form of fourth wicket pair Towhid and Shahadat Hossain, who added 102.
Towhid made 51 off 73 deliveries, including two fours, while Shahadat struck seven fours and a six in his 76-ball 74.
The touring side eventually ended on 261 losing five wickets in their stipulated 50 overs.
South Africa’s Pheko Moletsane took two wickets.
In reply, the young Proteas were bundled out for 157 in 42.3 overs, left-arm spinner and player of the match Rakibul Hasan causing the most damage bagging five wickets.
The young Proteas never really got going in the face of some disciplined bowling by the Bangladeshis, not to mention some brilliant ground fielding.
South Africa’s middle-order batsman Luke Beaufort made the highest 60 for his side, off 91 balls, including half a dozen fours, but the next best score was 35 as Bangladesh kept a tight lid on the opposition throughout their innings.
Rakibul, who earlier took a hat-trick against Scotland in the group stage on January 21, led the way with five wickets conceding just 19 runs in 9.3 overs, while right-arm seamer Tanzim Hasan Sakib notched two.
BANGALDESH INNINGS R B
Emon lbw b Moletsane 17 40
Tanzid c Beaufort b Vuuren 80 84
Joy run out (Khumalo) 3 15
Hridoy c Karelse b Moletsane 51 73
Shahadat not out 74 76
Shamim run out (Vuuren) 1 2
Akbar not out 16 11
Extras (b 2, lb 6, nb 1, w 10) 19
Total (50 Overs) 261/5
Fall Of Wickets
1-60 (Emon), 2-73 (Joy), 3-130 (Tanzid), 4-232 (Hridoy), 5-235 (Shamim)
Coetzee 8-1-37-0, Cloete 10-0-53-0, Vuuren 9-0-46-1 Moletsane 10-1-41-2, Parsons 10-0 -54-0, Khumalo 3-0-22-0
SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS R B
Bird c Shamim b Rakibul 35 39
Cotani c Shahadat b Sakib 15 33
Parsons b Rakibul 7 16
Beaufort c Tanzid b Rakibul 60 91
Karelse b Sakib 4 18
Lees c Sakib b Shoriful 19 32
Moletsane st Akbar b Rakibul 1 3
Vuuren lbw b Rakibul 9 14
Coetzee c Joy b Shamim 2 5
Cloete not out 2 2
Khumalo run out (Murad) 0 2
Extras (w 3) 3
Total (42.3 Overs) 157 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-34 (Cotani), 2-56 (Bird), 3-59 (Parsons), 4-77 (Karelse), 5-113 (Lees), 6-123 (Moletsane), 7-143 (Vuuren), 8-153 (Coetzee), 9-157 (Beaufort), 10-157 (Khumalo)
Shoriful 7-0-28-1, Shamim 9-0-36-1, Sakib 7-0-41-2, Rakibul 9.3-0-19-5, Murad 9-0-26-0, Hridoy 1-0-7-0
Bangladesh won by 104 runs
MoM: Rakibul Hasan