Bangladesh Under-19 team re-wrote history as the young guns carried their team to their maiden World Cup final. The Bengal tigers vanquished over New Zealand in the all-important semi-final at Potchefstroom. Batting first, New Zealand only managed to score 211 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Shoriful Islam was the pick of the bowlers for the team as he grabbed 3 wickets. Beckham Wheeler-Greenall was the top-scorer for New Zealand with 75 runs to his name. In reply, Bangladesh had no problems in chasing the total and won the game by 6 wickets.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy scored a phenomenal century along with assistance from Towhid Hridoy and Shahadat Hossain. Interestingly, since becoming a Test nation in 2000, it is the first time Bangladesh men have made it to the final of an ICC event. Therefore, these are great signs for Bangladesh cricket that their future is in safe hands. The Tigers will take on India in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on 9th February.