Host Bangladesh U-19 Monday faced their first defeat in the five-match one-day series against their Afghanistan counterpart.
The young Tigers lost the third game following a batting humiliation as visitor Afghanistan U-19 won by five wickets at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium to level the series.
The second match ended in no result due to rain.
Bangladesh captain Saif Hasan opted to bat first.
The decision however, horribly backfired as the home side were bundled out for only 75 runs following a joint effort by the young Afghan bowlers.
Only two Bangladesh batsmen were able to reach double figure.
Mahidul Islam scored 25, the highest of the innings, followed by Saif’s 22.
Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq picked up three wickets while Tariq Stanikzai bagged two.
Chasing the small target, Afghanistan made a shaky start as they lost three wickets with only 12 on the board.
Afif Hossain, Nayeem Hasan and Monirul Islam took a wicket each to get Bangladesh off to a fighting start.
But the tourist soon settled down as Darwish Rasooli scored an unbeaten 35 while Nisar Wahdat added 15 to the chase.
Afghanistan reached their destination in 17.2 overs.
The fourth and fifth game will be played at the same venue Wednesday and Saturday respectively.
81/5 in 17.2 overs (Rasooli 35*, Nayeem 2/21) beat Bangladesh U19
75 in 30.4 overs (Ankon 25, Naveen 3/24) by five wickets
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