U-19 World CUP…..WI lost opening warm-up match

West Indies Under-19s produced a weak batting performance to go down by eight wickets to Bangladesh Under-19s, in their opening one-day game of the three-match warm-up series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Monday.

Sent in, the visitors struggled from the outset and were dismissed for 114 off 39.2 overs, with opener Gidron Pope top-scoring with 31 and Emmanuel Stewart getting 30.

Left-arm spinner Saleh Ahmed ran through the innings with a spell of four for 24 while off-spinners Saeed Sarkar (2-9) and Sanjit Saha (2-14) picked up two wickets apiece.

In reply, Nazmul Hossain stroked 41 not out and Saif Hassan, an unbeaten 39, as Bangladesh Under-19s cruised to their target in the 21st over.

They lost Pinak Ghosh for three in the second over with eight runs on the board but opener Saif Hassan anchored two key stands to see his side home.

He added 38 for the second wicket with Joyraz Sheik who made 18 before putting on 70 in an unbroken third wicket stand with Nazmul.

Saif faced 68 balls and struck five fours and a six while Nazmul faced 36 deliveries and belted six fours and a six in an entertaining knock.

Earlier, West Indies Under-19s were going well at 80 for three in the 21st over before suffering a collapse where the last seven wickets crashed for 34 runs.

The left-handed Pope resisted, facing 41 balls and counting two fours and three sixes while Stewart struck two fours and a six off 66 deliveries.

They were two of three batsmen to reach double figures.

West Indies Under-19s are preparing for the ICC Under-19 World Cup bowling off later this month.

(Taken from CMC)