Bangladesh Beneath-19 group made a disastrous begin to retain the ICC Beneath-19 World Cup as they conceded a seven-wicket defeat to England of their first match at St Kitts and Navis in West Indies on Sunday.
The defending champions had been folded for simply 97 in 35.2 overs, which England overhauled with ease, making 98-3 in 25.1 overs. Quick bowler Joshua Boyden was the wrecker-in-chief of Bangladesh, claiming 4 wickets for 16 in 9 overs.
He was ably supported by Thomas Aspinwall who grabbed two wickets and James Gross sales, Fateh Singh and Tom Prest took one wicket apiece. Boyden put Bangladesh on sword proper from the outset, taking out two openers Mahfijul Islam and Ariful Islam for single digit determine. Gross sales and Fateh Singh additional pushed Bangladesh, leaving them 4 wickets down for eight.
A run out of Fahim then made Bangladesh 26-5. State of affairs acquired worsened when Boyden got here again for his second spell and shortly decreased Bangladesh to a shameful 51-9. It was No. 11 batter Ripon Mondol who got here up with daring strategy to assist Bangladesh edge nearer to 97. Mondol was not out on 33 off 41, hitting 5 fours and one six, which he struck in opposition to England’s greatest bowler Boyden. Naimur Rohman made 11 and shared 46-run with Mondol. England opener Jacob Bethell led the run chase with 44 off 63 that included 4 fours and two sixes.