Bangladesh U-17 cricket team clinched the three-match one-day series 2-1 against their Afghanistan counterpart. The young Tigers won the series-decider by seven wickets in Greater Noida Tuesday.
Asked to bat first, Afghanistan were restricted to a below-par score. Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Mehedi Hasan picked up three wickets to lead the way as Afghanistan’s innings crumbled for just 114 in 44.4 overs.
Afghanistan captain-cum-opener Ijaz scored 45, the highest in the innings.
Chasing the target, Bangladesh reached their destination in less than 30 overs. Opener Prantik Nawroz Nabil was unbeaten on a 79-ball 54 with seven boundaries.
With the win, the visiting side ended the 15-day long bilateral series against Afghanistan, which also comprised two three-day matches. Both the longer-version games ended in a draw.
Bangladesh seamer Mrittunjoy Chowdhury was adjudged player of the series while Nabil was named the man of the match.
115/3 in 29.3 overs (Nabil 54*, Emon 32) beat Afghanistan U17
114 in 44.4 overs (Ijaz 45, Mehedi 3/23) by seven wickets