Bangladesh stuns Australia with a five-wicket victory in the U19 Men’s CWC warm-up, showcasing Rohanat Doullah Borson’s hat-trick. Other highlights include India’s seven-wicket win and New Zealand’s commanding 130-run triumph.
New Delhi, January 18, 2024 – In a captivating display of skill and determination, Bangladesh sent shockwaves through the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up matches by stunning Australia with a five-wicket victory. The final day of warm-up action witnessed exceptional performances, with Bangladesh’s Rohanat Doullah Borson stealing the spotlight with a remarkable hat-trick.
Opting to bat first, Australia appeared to be in a promising position at 137/3, but a sensational four-wicket haul by Borson, including a hat-trick in the 34th over, saw them collapse to 149/9. Despite some late hitting, Australia managed to post a total of 165.
Chowdhury Md Rizwan emerged as the batting hero for Bangladesh in the run-chase, remaining unbeaten on 53 off 59 balls. The young talents showcased their mettle as Bangladesh secured the win with five wickets to spare, sounding a major warning to their competitors ahead of the tournament.
Other Important Highlights from the Final Day
India vs Sri Lanka: India Win by Seven Wickets
India’s skipper Uday Saharan played a pivotal role, scoring his second fifty in as many warm-up matches to guide India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Musheer Khan’s all-round display, including three wickets, contributed to restricting Sri Lanka to 208/9.
New Zealand vs Scotland: New Zealand Triumph by 130 Runs
In a dominating performance, New Zealand’s skipper Oscar Jackson’s unbeaten century powered his team to a massive total of 306/9. Scotland struggled in the chase, with New Zealand securing a resounding 130-run victory to conclude their warm-up matches on a high note.
England vs Pakistan: England Prevail by Nine Runs (DLS)
Rain played a role in the match at the Braamfischerville Sports Complex, but England managed to hold on for a nine-run DLS victory over Pakistan. Hamza Shaikh’s fifty proved crucial, and despite early setbacks, England finished at 183/6 in their truncated 34-over innings. Pakistan’s batters, making solid starts, were retired out as England’s Dominic Kelly and Eddie Jack took key wickets to secure the win.
The warm-up matches have set the stage for an exhilarating U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, with teams showcasing their talents and gearing up for the challenges that lie ahead.