Windies Under 19s lose to Bangladesh by 104 runs

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, CMC- West Indies Under 19s failed to capitalize on an advantage and lost to Bangladesh Under 19s by 104 runs in the first Youth One- Day International here at Chittagong yesterday

Bangladesh recovered from a precarious slump to eventually score a formidable 222 for nine in their 50 overs and bowled out West Indies for 118 in 44.5 overs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

The homeside plunged to 84 for 6 in the 31st over, in danger of being skittled out for a low score after winning the toss and electing to bat. A 119-run stand between Mosaddek Hossain and Saeed Sarkar boosted the score beyond 200.

Sarkar smashed a 66-ball 83 with eight fours and four sixes before he was dismissed by Jerome Jones. Mosaddek stretched the score to 222 before he fell for 77 off 107 balls to Fabian Allen in the last over.

West Indies captain Ramaal Lewis was the most successful bowler taking 3 for 24, while Gudakesh Motie and Allen picked up two wickets apiece.

Pacer Mehedi Hassan, offspinner Mosaddek and left-arm spinner Nihaduzzaman claimed the frontline batsmen as West Indies stumbled to 41 for six, chasing 223.

Tristan Coleman

Tristan Coleman

The only resistance in the Windies batting was from Tristan Coleman with a stubborn knock of 42 while Jerome Jones 14 not out and Ramaal Lewis 13 were the only other players getting into double figures.

Coleman added 35 runs for the seventh wicket with Lewis and then a 33-run last-wicket stand with Jones but those efforts were not enough for the Caribbean side to recover from the poor start as the innings ended at 118.

Legspinner Jubair Hossain cleaned up the tail to finish with 3 for 30 in 10 overs.

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