Bangladesh Under-16 have kicked off their home series against Pakistan Under-16 with a comfortable 5-wicket win in the first three-day game. The match see-sawed from one direction to the other, with the hosts finally being stabilized by a spirited half-century by Shakib Shahriyar in the fourth innings.
Bangladesh resumed their chase of the paltry target of 119 with the overnight score at 83/3, losing just 2 additional wickets on the final day. Although Pakistan had achieved a slim 9-run lead at the end of both the teams’ first innings, however a collapse in the second innings left the visitors struggling.
This loss will surely be a blow to the young Pakistan team’s morale, but they will be hoping to come back stronger in the proceeding contests. The result of this encounter also indicates the fast-rising standard of Bangladesh cricket.