Bangladesh U-17 cricket team began their one-day series campaign against their Afghanistan counterpart with a 17-run loss in Greater Noida Friday.
Batting first, the Afghans were skittled out for a paltry 142 in 47.2 overs, No 3 batsman Baseer Khan top-scoring with a 106-ball 70, featuring three fours and a six.
Bangladesh’s Mrittunjoy Chowdhury bagged three wickets.
In reply, the youngsters in red and green were bundled out for just 125 in 43.4 overs, captain Parvez Hossain Emon scoring the highest 40 for his side.
However, only three other Bangladesh batsmen reached double figure in the face of some devastating bowling from the Afghanistan bowlers, led by left-arm spinner and player of the match Naveed Ahmad who took five wickets.
The two sides, who earlier played out draws in the two three-day matches, will meet each other in the second and penultimate one-dayer at the same venue Sunday.
125 in 43.4 overs (Emon 40, Naveed 5/17) lost to Afghanistan U-17
142 in 47.2 overs (Baseer 70, Mrittunjoy 3/10) by 17 runs