Emerging Cricket: Bangladesh set 268-run target for Sri Lanka in series decider

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24th August, 2019 05:02:47 printer

Emerging Cricket: Bangladesh set 268-run target for Sri Lanka in series decider

Bangladesh Emerging Cricket team scored 269 for 5 in stipulated 50 overs against touring Sri Lanka in the series deciding third and last one-day on Saturday.

Sent to bat first at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, Bangladesh, riding on a century by opener Saif Hasan and a half century by middle order Afif Hossain, set a moderate target before the match was stopped for about two hours for rain.

Saif hammered 117 runs off 130 balls with four fours and seven sixes. Number five Afif hit an unbeaten 68 off 70 balls with six fours and a six while skipper Nazmul Hossahn Shanta scored 47-ball 39.

KKV Perera took two wickets for 47 runs.

After the rain interruption, the revised target for Sri Lanka was set at 199 runs in 28 overs. They were batting at 64 for one wicket in 8 overs when the report was filed.

Bangladesh lost the first game by 187 runs but won the second match by two wickets.

After the one-day series, both teams will play a two-match four-day series. The first match is scheduled to be played in Khulna and the second one in Cox’s Bazar.

 


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