Dhaka, Oct 7 (UNB) – India clinched the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup title crushing Sri Lanka by a massive 144 runs in a day-night final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.
This is India’s sixth title among the seven sittings and Afghanistan took the last year’s title.
India opened the innings after winning the toss and piled a huge total of 304 runs for 3 in stipulated 50 overs, featuring two partnerships in the opening and 4th wicket stand.
Opener Y Jaiswal pairing Anuj Rawat contributed 121 runs in 25.1 overs in the opening partnership while P Simran Singh partnering with A Badoni scored an unbeaten 110 runs in the 4th wicket stand enabling India to score the huge total.
DN Wellalage, SMKS Senarathne and KKV Perera claimed one wicket each conceding 24, 45 and 55 runs respectively.
In reply, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 160 runs in 38.4 overs with opener KNM Fernando (49), number six ND Paranavithane (48), one down P Sooriyabandara (31) and opener ND Perera (12) are the notable batsmen reaching the double digit.
The slow left arm orthodox bowler from Delhi Harsh Tyagi made the major damage in Sri Lanka innings grabbing six wickets for 38 runs and was adjudged player of the match while SA Desai took two for 37 runs.
Rajkot, Oct 6 (AP/UNB) — India crushed West Indies in their first test by an innings and 272 runs on Saturday for its biggest margin of victory in test cricket.
The hosts dismissed West Indies for 196 runs just 20 minutes into the evening session on day three with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav returning career-best test figures of 5-57.
Ravichandran Ashwin (2-71) and Ravindra Jadeja (3-35) shared the other five wickets as the spinners ran amok against West Indies.
Resuming after tea, the match lasted only another 35 balls. Jadeja trapped Sherman Lewis (4) lbw in the 49th over with Ashwin wrapping up proceedings 11 balls later as Shannon Gabriel (4) holed out in the deep.
India's previous biggest innings victory came in June when it beat test newcomers Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs at Bengaluru within two days.
West Indies made 181 in its first innings after resuming on 94-6 Saturday and was asked to follow on.
"We cannot compare this with series (defeat) in England. That was a bigger challenge, and we knew the quality we have, we would dominate when playing at home again," India captain Virat Kohli said. "Our guys understand how to play in these conditions and were clinical. The West Indies' performance is not for me to speak upon. I am sure they will want to rectify their errors."
After India had declared on 649-9 in its first and only innings, it ran through the West Indies batting line-up in 48 overs to set up an imposing 468-run lead.
Resuming on 94-6, West Indies showed some fight as Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) continued their seventh-wicket partnership from Friday evening and added 73 runs overall with some attacking batting.
Umesh Yadav ended the resistance when Paul fended off a bouncer in the 39th for a simple catch to mid-wicket.
The visitors unraveled quickly as Ashwin (4-37) ran through the tail. Chase and Sherman Lewis (0) fell in the space of four balls in the 44th over.
Devendra Bishoo (17 not out) threw his bat around to hit three fours before Gabriel was stumped off Ashwin to end the innings.
Kohli had no hesitation in sending the visitors back in and Ashwin, taking the new ball, made another breakthrough in the penultimate over before lunch having Kraigg Brathwaite caught by teenage debutant Prithvi Shaw at short leg for 10.
At lunch, West Indies was 33-1. After the break, Kieran Powell (83) tried to put the Indian attack to the sword with eight fours and four sixes in his 93-ball stay, reaching his sixth test half-century off 55 balls.
"I was surprised with the amount of high-risk shots that were played against the spinners," Ashwin said. "Maybe it was their strategy against our spinners, but it didn't work."
Powell added 47 runs for the second wicket with Shai Hope (17) and later another 41 runs with Chase (20) for the fifth wicket.
Yadav then took over.
He trapped Hope lbw and then Shimron Hetmyer (11) was caught flashing at short third man, an unnecessary shot. It became a quick triple blow when Sunil Ambris was stumped for a three-ball duck.
Yadav accounted for both Chase and Powell in the space of six overs, achieving his best figures in test cricket since 4-40 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in 2017.
Jadeja and Ashwin struck late in the session to remove Paul (15) and Devendra Bishoo (9) respectively.
"India showed us how to bat and credit to them. Quite disappointed with this loss and we didn't get enough partnerships," said stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite. "We did talk about being positive in our team meetings."
Shaw was named man of the match for his first test hundred. He scored 134 runs off 154 balls on day one and was the second-youngest Indian batsman to score a test century after Sachin Tendulkar.
"I couldn't have imagined my test debut like this ... I just wanted to play my natural game, like I do in first-class cricket," said Shaw.
The second and final test begins in Hyderabad on Friday.
Dhaka, Oct 5 (UNB) – Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team set the four-match T20I series victory against host Bangladesh 2-0 as they got a seven-wicket win in the third game at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox's Bazar on Friday.
With the day’s results, Pakistan registered the second successive win in the series, having another win by 58-run in the second game, after the abandoned first match at the same venue. Both sides will face each other in the last T20I on Saturday.
Pakistan shored the day’s win with scoring 85 for 3 in 18.1 overs, replying to Bangladesh’s post of 81 for 8 in 20 overs.
Player of the match Nahida Khan scored 33 off 40 balls, including three boundaries, while skipper Javeria Khan hit unbeaten 31* off 37 balls, including two boundaries, and Ayesha Zafar added run-a-ball 13 for Pakistan.
Rumana Ahmed [1/10] and Fahima Khatun[ 1/15] shared two wickets for Bangladesh.
Earlier, Bangladesh opted to bat first after winning the toss for their collection where Nigar Sultana [19 off 29b; 1x4], Rumana Ahmed [12 off 9b; 1x4] and opener Shamima Sultana [10 off 21b; 1x4] were double digit scorers.
Nashra Sandhu [2/16] and Nida Dar[2/16] shared four wickets while Anam Amin [1/10] and AimanAnwer [1/20] two wickets for Pakistan.
Dhaka, Oct 4 (UNB) – Hosts Bangladesh narrowly missed the final of the eight-nation ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket losing to three times champions India by just two runs in the first semifinal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.
Bangladesh again lost to India narrowly for poor match temperament requiring only 12 runs off 48 balls with four wickets in hand, but failed to utilize golden chance due to lower order collapse. Finally, Bangladesh needed only three runs off 22 balls, but their last batsman Minhazul was victim of run out, shattering all the Bangladesh’s hopes.
In the just concluded Asia Cup Cricket final in UAE, Bangladesh senior team also conceded three wickets defeat against India in the last ball thriller.
India will play the final on Sunday (Oct 7) against the winners of defending champions Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, who will meet each other in the 2nd semis on Friday at the same venue.
In the day’s match, India opted to bat first after winning the toss and were all out for 172 runs in 49.3 overs with Sameer Chowdhury making 36, Anuj Rawat 35, A Badoni 28 and A Gongapuram 17 runs.
Shoriful Islam grabbed three wickets for 16,Towhid Hridoy claimed two conceding 4 runs while Mittunjoy Chowdhury also took two wickets, giving away 27 runs.
In reply, Bangladesh narrowly missed the final berth from an winning position as they were bundled for 170 runs in 46.2 overs, just three runs shot of their target, with 22 balls to spare.
Number five batsman Shamim Chowdhury pairing with number seven Akbar Ali was in the right track to win the match contributing 74 runs in the 6th wicket stand to carry team total to 139 runs from 65.
But after collapse of Akbar Ali’s wicket for 139/6 in 35.1 overs and Shamim Hossain dismissal for team total 161/8 in 42.2 overs, caused their miserable defeat.
Shamim contributed the match highest 59 runs off 81 balls featuring five fours and three sixes, Akbar Ali scored 63-ball 45 runs with help of three fours and one six while one down Mahmudul Hasam Joy added 39-ball 25 runs, also with three fours and one six.
M Janjra bowled economically to capture three wickets for 25 runs in his nine over spell with two maidens and was adjudged man of the match.
Besides, SA Desai claimed three wickets for 35 runs while Harsh Tyagi took two for 29 runs.
Earlier, Bangladesh advanced to the semifinal of the U-19 Asia Cup as the Group B runners-up beating Hong Kong by five wickets and Pakistan by three wickets after conceding six-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the opener.
India smartly qualified for the semifinal as the Group A champions with all-win record beating Nepal by 171 runs, United Arab Emirates by 227 runs and Afghanistan by 51 runs in the group engagements.
Sri Lanka clinched Group B crown to reach the last four stages with all-win record beating Bangladesh by six wickets, Hong Kong by 10 wickets and made a passage for Bangladesh semifinal eliminating Pakistan by 23 runs in last group affairs.
Afghanistan managed a semifinal berth as the Group A runners-up beating UAE by five wickets, Nepal by three wickets and conceded a 51-run defeat against India.
Dhaka, Sep 3 (UNB) – Chattogram Divison will need 347 runs more with seven wickets in hand in the second innings for a win against Dhaka Division after the third day’s paly of their Tier2 match of the 20th National Cricket League (NCL) at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday.
Having 142/10 in 53.4 overs in the first innings, Chattogram opened the second innings and scored 135*/3 in 39 overs, at stumps, on the day with skipper Mominul Haque top-scoring 62 off 67 balls, including six boundaries and one six.
Tasamul Haque [33* off 70b; 4x4] and Saeed Sarkar [6* off 33b; 1x4] were at the crease in the 4th stand when the bails were drawn for the third day.
Earlier, Dhaka Division, having 238/10 in 81 overs in the first innings, resumed the second innings with overnight score of 176/0 in 43 overs and declared the innings raising the tally to 385/1-d in 92 overs.
Overnight centurion Rony Talukdar completed an unbeaten double scoring 228* off 252 balls, including 18 boundaries and seven sixes while another overnight batsman Abdul Mazid hit 132 off 288 balls featuring 14 boundaries and two sixes, alongside their brilliant opening partnership stand of 350 off 86.4 overs.
Saif Hassan added unbeaten 13 runs for Dhaka division.
Jubair Hossain got the only wicket for 68 runs for Chattogram.
Dhaka Div 1st innings: 238/10 in 81 overs; Taibur Rahman 63, Rony Talukdar 59, Saif Hassan 34; Jubayer Hossain 5/61, Nayeem Hassan 3/74, Hasan Mahmud 2/36.
Dhaka Div 2nd innings: 385/1-dec in 43 overs (overnight 176/0 in 43 overs); Roni Talukdar 228*, Abdul Majid 132, Saif 13*; Jubayer 1/68.
Chattogram 1st innings: 142/10 in 53.4 overs; Sadiqur Rahman 30, Sayed Sarkar 26, Mohammad Saifuddin 20; Shahadat Hossain 4/62, Mosarraf Hossain 2/20, Shuvagata Hom 1/7.
Chattogram 2nd innings: 135*/3 in 39 overs, at stumps; Mominul Haque 62, Tasamul Haque 33*, Sadiqur Rahman 24, Saeed Sarkar 6*, Shuvagata Hom 1/24, Nazmul Islam 1/26, Shahadat Hossain 1/27.