Chattogram, Feb 18 (UNB) – A brilliant century by two down batsman Mahmudual Hasan Joy guided the Young Tigers to the landmark of whitewashing England U-19 team in all three formats of cricket beating them by three wickets in the 2nd Youth Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Monday.
Bangladesh U-19 team got off to a good start in the two-match four-day Youth Test series beating the tourists by eight wickets in the first Test at the same venue.
Earlier, the Young Tigers clean swept them in the three-match Youth ODI series 3-0 beating them by five wickets in both the 1st and 2nd ODIs and outplaying them by 63 runs in the 3rd and final one, all at Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Cox’s Bazar.
Bangladesh U-19 side also clinched the one-off T20 series beating visiting English Youth team by seven wickets at the same venue in Cox’s Bazar.
Chasing a challenging target of 333 runs in the last innings, hosts Bangladesh U-19 Cricket team resumed the 2nd innings Monday morning with an overnight total of 34 for one (requiring 299 runs with nine wickets on the final day) and reached the milestone scoring the match-winner 333 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 93.5 overs, featuring 142 runs in the 4th wicket stand by match hero Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Towhid Hridoy.
Visiting England, having 337 runs in the first innings, declared the 2nd innings for 223 runs for 8 with a hope to win at least a match on the Bangladesh soil featuring a century by Jamie Smith (104), but the match’s best performer Mahmudul Hasan Joy destroyed their intention with his brilliant batting in two successive innings, despite the home team were bundled out cheaply for 228 runs in the first innings.
Number four batsman Joy, who contributed a polished 74 runs in the first innings, hammered a century scoring 114 runs off 224 balls hitting 13 boundaries to be adjudged man of the match while his partner Towhid Hridoy contributed 145-ball 76 runs featuring six fours and one six.
Besides, opener Tanzid Hasan, who was in batting with 28 runs, made a half century contributing run-a-ball 51 with the help of six boundaries, one down Parvez Hossain Emon added another useful 81-ball 37 runs, including three boundaries, while lower order Shahadat Hossain scored 25-ball 20 runs hitting three fours.
AW Finch, Hamidullah Qadri and Al Aldridge claimed two wickets each conceding 60, 61 and 79 runs respectively while LBK Hollman took one for 47 runs.
New York, Feb 18 (AP/UNB)- West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup later this year.
The 39-year-old Jamaican has played in 284 ODIs and needs just 273 runs to become the 14th man, and the second West Indian after Brian Lara, to reach 10,000 in ODIs. Lara scored 10,405 runs in the 50-over format.
Gayle, a big-hitting left-hander, said: "In 50-over cricket, definitely the World Cup (is the end). I'm looking to draw the line there ... let the youngsters have some fun and I can sit back in the party stand and watch them.
"It is a big year for me, to be honest. I hope 2019 can finish for me on a great note."
He averages 37.12 in ODIs, with 23 centuries and a highest score of 215, ahead of the five-match series against England that begins on Wednesday.
After those matches and three Twenty20s, the West Indies take part in an ODI tri-series with Ireland and Bangladesh in May before the World Cup starts later that month. He is expected to continue playing in the Twenty20 format.
Chattogram, Feb 17 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh U-19 Cricket team need another 299 runs with nine wickets in hand on the 4th and final day on Monday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here to whitewash touring England U-19 side in the two-match Youth Test series.
Chasing a target of 333 runs, the Young Tigers scored 34 for one at stumps on Day-3.
Replying to England’s first innings total of 337 runs, the Young Tigers resumed the first innings on the 3rd day (Sunday) with overnight total of 194 runs for 6 and were dismissed cheaply for 228 runs in 88 overs.
Two down batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who was in batting with 62 runs, scored
team highest 74 runs off 216 balls, featuring four boundaries while lower order Ruhel Ahmed made 24-ball 11 runs, including two boundaries, for the home side.
Earlier on the 2nd day (Saturday), number seven Shahadat Hossain contributed 111-ball 56 runs featuring six fours and one six, opener Tanzid Hasan scored 51-ball 36 runs while Parvez Hossain Emon made 53-ball 18 runs in the first innings.
KL Aldridge, who claimed two wickets for 37 runs on Saturday, finally grabbed four wickets for 44 runs while GP Balderson captured three wickets for 40 runs.
The visiting English U-19 team opened the 2nd innings in the morning and declared the innings on 223 runs for 8 in 54 overs, featuring a century by one down Jamie Smith.
Jamie Smith, who scored a polished 90 runs in the first innings, hammered a century scoring 104 runs off 106 balls, hitting nine fours and four sixes.
Besides, JM Cox (30), GCH Hill (20), LP Goldsworthy (13) and TA Lammonby (12) were other notable contributors for England reaching double figures.
Minhazur Rahman was the most successful among Bangladesh bowlers taking four wickets for 74 runs while Mujakkir Hussain and Asadullah Galib took two wickets each for 50 and 55 runs respectively.
In reply, the Young Tigers opened the 2nd innings in the late afternoon and scored 34 for the loss of the Amith Hasan (6) wicket in 7.3 overs when the bails were drawn for the 3rd day (Sunday) to trail by 298 runs.
KL Aldridge took the lone wicket giving away 16 runs.
Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – Former captain Khaled Mahmud Sujon has blamed bowlers for Bangladesh Cricket team’s failure in New Zealand where the Tigers lost the three-match ODI series 0-2 after suffering two successive defeats.
Bangladesh went to New Zealand with a hope to clinch an ODI series on the Kiwi soil for the first time, but they failed miserably after two consecutive losses in Napier and Christchurch and are now facing bitter whitewash in the series.
In the first match of the series, Bangladesh posted a total of 232 which was chased by the hosts losing two wickets. The Tigers tasted the same results in the second match when they scored 226, and New Zealand chased down it losing two wickets. Bangladeshi bowlers were able to take only four wickets in two ODIs.
“We missed Rubel (Hossain) in the best playing XI. We saw the Kiwi bowlers did well in both of the matches. But we felt the absence of a fast bowler. We really missed Rubel in the first two matches,” Sujon said while talking to reporters on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
“At the same time, I need to admit that the New Zealand batsmen played very well than their bowlers. The wickets of New Zealand get better in the second half of ODIs. Apart from these, we can talk about the condition. The condition of New Zealand is always tough for the sub-continental teams to adapt to,” the former captain cum BCB Director further said.
Bangladesh missed the service of one of the best all-rounders of the world in Shakib Al Hasan, who was ruled out of the ODI series due to a finger injury that he sustained during the final of Bangladesh Premier League on February 8 in Dhaka.
Sujon believes the absence of Shakib created the imbalance in the team. But still, Bangladesh have the ability to bounce back and avoid the whitewash, according to him.
“Our top-order disappointed us in both of the matches but middle-order came back strongly which is a good sign for us. I think the loss of Shakib created the imbalance in the team and setting up a right combination became tough for the management. But still I believe Bangladesh can make a comeback in the last match,” the BCB director said.
Bangladesh will lock horns with the hosts in the last match of the three-match series on February 20 at Dunedin. The match will take kick off at 4am Bangladesh time.
Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad and New Zealand speedster Trent Boult for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second ODI at Christchurch on Saturday.
Specifically, the fines were for the two players breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, but in separate incidents.
Mahmudullah has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for ‘abusing’ cricketing equipment while leaving the field after his dismissal while Boult fined 15 percent of his match fee for using an ‘audible obscenity’ on the field.
In a media release ICC said, Mahmadullah struck a picket fence with his bat while leaving the field after his dismissal while Boult uttered obscenities on two occasions when his team were fielding.
Mahmudllah disappointed with the bat as he scored only seven in the match before being dismissed by Todd Astle while Boult took a wicket in 10 over conceding 49 runs.
Along with fining match fees, one demerit point has been added to their names for the first time.
The Kiwis secured victory in the three-match ODI series 2-0 beating the Tigers by eight wickets in both the matches.
The third and final ODI of the series will be held on February 20.
Both teams have arrived in Dunedin, the venue of the third and final match of the series. Bangladesh will enter the last match – otherwise a dead rubber – desperate to avoid a whitewash, for which they have to do something they have never done before – beat New Zealand in New Zealand.