WI U-19s bats flop against spin
PROVIDENCE, Guyana – An inexplicable batting collapse, triggered by spin bowling and featuring a hat-trick for leg-spinner Jubair Hossain, undermined West Indies Under-19s, sending them crashing to a 198-run defeat in the third Youth One-day International against Bangladesh Under-19s on Friday here.
The Windies Under-19s, replying to the Bangladeshis’ 286 for eight, were bowled out for 88 in 18.3 overs under the lights at the Guyana National Stadium.
None of the home team’s batsmen reached 20, as the last six wickets crumbled for four runs in the space of 13 deliveries.
Jeremy Solozano and Shimron Hetmyer led the way with 17, but Jubair ended with the flattering figures of 3-7 from two overs, claiming the scalps of Jofra Archer, Jerome Jones and Bryan Charles – all for ducks – as the Bangladesh spinners bamboozled the West Indies Under-19s’ batting.
Rahatul Ferdous grabbed 3-9 from 4.3 overs and fellow left-arm spinner Nihaduzzaman bagged 2-21 from four overs complete the demolition.
The result gave the visitors a 2-1 lead in the series, after the hosts won the first match by six wickets on Monday at the same venue before losing by 63 runs on Wednesday at Bourda Oval.
The seven-match series continues on Sunday at the seawall venue of Everest in the Guyana capital of Georgetown.
The West Indies Under-19s again failed to bowl with discipline, as Shadman Islam collected four fours in the top score of 95 from 121 balls that earned him the Man-of-the-Match award and led strong batting from the Bangladesh Under-19s, whose Jashimuddin supported with six fours in 68 from 92 balls.
Taryck Gabriel was the pick of the Windies Under-19s’ bowlers with 3-51 from eight overs and Bryan Charles bowled economically, conceding 37 runs in his allotted 10 overs.
The West Indies Under-19s started steadily, as Solozano and fellow opener Leroy Lugg put on 39 for the first wicket, but the two of them and Gabriel fell in the space of 15 deliveries, leaving the hosts on 44 for three in the eighth over.
Shimron Hetmyer joined Fabian Allen and tried to steady the ship for the Windies Under-19s before he was lbw to Nihaduzzaman for 17 in the 12th over.
Tristan Coleman was bowled in the 17th over, triggering the mind-boggling slump that saw the Caribbean side slump to their second straight defeat in as many matches.
Earlier, Jofra Archer gave the West Indies Under-19s early success when he had opener Munim Shahriar caught behind for one in the third over before Shadman added 116 with wicketkeeper/batsman Jashimuddin for the second wicket and 60 for the third wicket with Mossadek Hossain.
The Windies Under-19s found the going tough down the stretch, as Mossadek made 32 from 22 balls, Nazmul Hossain Shanto added 25 and their captain Mehedy Hasan got 22 to give the Bangladesh Under-19 total a boost.
BANGLADESH UNDER-19s (50 overs maximum)
Shadman Islam c Lewis b Joseph 95
Munim Shahriar c wkpr Hetmyer b Archer 1
+Jashimuddin lbw b Gabriel 68
Mossadek Hossain b Lewis 32
Nazmul Hossain Shanto run out 25
*Mehedy Hasan c Charles b Gabriel 22
Saeed Sarkar st Hetmyer b Gabriel 7
Rifat Pradhan not out 9
Rahatul Ferdous run out 1
Nihaduzzaman not out 4
Extras (lb2, w18, nb2) 22
TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 286
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-121, 3-181, 4-220, 5-259, 6-261, 7-269, 8-274
Bowling: Archer 5-0-40-1 (w5); Jones 9-0-59-0 (nb2, w2); Joseph 6-0-41-1 (w4); Lewis 10-0-47-1; Charles 10-0-37-0; Gabriel 8-0-51-3; Allen 2-0-9-0
WEST INDIES UNDER-19s (target: 287 off 50 overs)
L. Lugg b Nihaduzzaman 16
J. Solozano c Mossadek Hossain b Mehedy Hasan 17
T. Gabriel b Rahatul Ferdous 0
F. Allen not out 15
+S. Hetmyer lbw b Nihaduzzaman 17
T. Coleman b Rahatul Ferdous 8
*R. Lewis run out 2
J. Archer lbw b Jubair Hossain 0
J. Jones c Mossadek Hossain b Jubair Hossain 0
B. Charles lbw b Jubair Hossain 0
A. Joseph st Jashimuddin b Rahatul Ferdous 1
Extras (b3, lb1, w8) 12
TOTAL (all out, 18.3 overs) 88
Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-40, 3-44, 4-68, 5-84, 6-86, 7-87, 8-87, 9-87
Bowling: Rifat Pradhan 2-0-20-0 (w3); Saeed Sarkar 1-0-4-0; Mehedy Hasan 4-0-18-1; Mossadek Hossain 1-0-5-0; Rahatul Ferdous 4.3-0-9-3 (w1); Nihaduzzaman 4-0-21-2; Jubair Hossain 2-0-7-3
Result: Bangladesh Under-19s won by 198 runs
Series: Bangladesh lead seven-match series 2-1
Toss: Bangladesh Under-19s
Man-of-the-Match: Shadman Islam (Bangladesh Under-19s)
Umpires: S. Crawford, I. Moakan
Match referee: G. Culbard
Reserve umpire: C. Alfred