On the day when Bangladesh national team surrendered against South Africa in Dhaka with wayward cricket, the junior Tigers played most sensible and solid cricket to clinch a thumping eight wicket victory in their first Youth one-day International match at Durban on Sunday. Young openers Joyraz Sheik and Pinak Ghosh made 135 runs from 31.3 overs after their bowlers restricted Proteas for 184.
Joyraz fell just after reaching his half century consisting six boundaries and Pinak who struck five boundaries and the only maximum in the innings was out for 60 when the score was 157.
Nazmul Hossain and Mehedi drove visitors home with 32 balls to spare unbeaten on 23 and 15 respectively.
South African bowling was errant and they conceded 37 extras including 34 wides. Dayyan Galiem and Dean Foxcroft picked up one wicket apiece.
Earlier, Right and left bowling combinations of Bangladeshi seamers Abdul Halim and Mehedi Hasan Rana picked early wickets and only Wiaan Mulder of the home side scored a substantial innings of 62 amid regular fall of wicket.
Halim picked up 3-22 and skipper Mehedi picked up 2-27, while Rana Saleh Ahmed and Mosabbek Hossain picked up a wicket each.
The second match will take place at the same venue on Tuesday.
-With New Age input