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Tigers on quarters after easy win against Scotland

38Young tigers have won their second group match quite comfortably by 114 runs against Scotland in the 14th fixture of ICC U19 World Cup today.

After a steady start from openers Scotland stumble in their chase of a competitive target of 257 against Bangladesh.

Earlier in the day, two hundred-run partnerships from Bangladesh batsmen took the host to 256 for 6 in their stipulated 50 overs.

Scotland started well both with the ball and with the bat. But they couldn’t continue. Bangladesh bowlers were spot on.

They were very economical and kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Saifuddin, Shawon and Ariful were spectacular but the guy who really stood up and delivered was Nazmul Hossain Shanto. It’s his hundred that rescued Bangladesh, he was superb with his fielding too.

Najmul has been adjudged Man of The Match.

After winning the toss at Cox’s Bazar, Scottish skipper ND Flack sent Bangladesh to bat first in the winter morning.

Bangladesh lost opener Pinak Ghosh in the second over and Joyraz Sheik in the eighth over in face of a disciplined bowling attack from the Scottish side.

Dew on the pitch gave them a good start: maiden over at the beginning and a wicket in the second over.

Joyraz tried to play Mohammad Ghaffar on the leg side and leading edge went straight to point.

After that Saif Hassan and Nazmul Hossain Shanto provided a much needed 101 run partnership to keep the Tigers alive in the match.

Saif went very slowly to keep the hosts in the match. He went back to the pavilion just one run short to his fifty in the last ball of 33rd over. Nazmul Hossain Shanto on the other hand maintained a better strike rate and completed his century that kept Bangladesh going.

Shanto remained unbeaten on 113 from 117 balls.

Bangladesh skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz replaced Saif in the middle and scored a quick fifty to take his partnership with Shanto to 100 before being out at 51.

Bangladesh: Ariful Islam, Joyraz Sheik, Saeed Sarkar, Saleh Ahmed Shawon, Shafiul Hayet, Abdul Halim, Jaker Ali, Nazmul Hossain, Saif Hassan, Sanjit Saha, Zakir Hasan, Pinak Ghosh, Shaif Hassan, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin

Scotland U19: Rory Johnston, Azeem Dar, Finlay McCreath, Neil Flack (c), Owais Shah, Jack Waller, Ryan Brown, Harris Carnegie (wk), Haris Aslam, Mohammad Ghaffar, Ben Wilkinson, Ihtisham Malik, Mitchell Rao, Simon Whait, Scott Cameron.

Toss: Scotland U19 won the toss and elected to field

Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

Match referee: Graeme Labrooy (Sri Lanka)