Young Tigers seal series against Sri Lanka

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 22:10, Nov 17, 2019 | Updated : 22:13, Nov 17, 2019

Bangladesh`s Towhid Hridoy plays a shot against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday (Nov 17).Powered by Towhid Hridoy's ton, Bangladesh under-19 clinched a 3-0 lead in the five-match youth one-day series against Sri Lanka under-19 at Chattogram's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Towhid's, who is in sublime touch scoring 123 and 82 unbeaten in previous two matches of the series, continued with his blitzkrieg on Sunday (Nov 17) as his 120-ball innings powered Bangladesh to reach 265/5 in 47.2 overs against the Lankans' 260/7 to clinch a five-wicket win.
He hit nine fours and three sixes in his innings and got great support from his captain Akbar Ali, who remained not out on 66 to navigate his side home, as the duo formed a match winning 110-run fourth wicket stand.
Earlier on, after winning the toss all the first seven batsmen of Sri Lanka got scores over 20 but none could reach half century as Sonal Dinusha was the highest scorer with 43. As a result the visitors ended with a score that looked below par against the in-form hosts. Tanzim Hasan Sakib got highest three wickets for young Tigers.
After a 0-0 draw of the two-match Test series, the first match of the ODI series was washed out before Bangladesh winning the second and third match by five wickets and 161 runs respectively. The final match of the series will take place in the same venue Tuesday.