Bangladesh posted their second consecutive victory in the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 upsetting India by six wickets in the Group B match at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP) ground-3 in Savar on Saturday (Nov 16). With the well-merited victory of the young Tigers, the cricket-crazy Bangladesh fans got some solace for the Tigers' embarrassing innings defeat against hosts India in the Indore Test on Saturday. Bangladesh made a flying start in the meet outplaying Hong Kong by nine wickets in one of the four opening day's matches at BKSP ground-4 in Savar on Thursday.
While the national cricket team surrendered in meek fashion against India in Indore, Bangladesh Emerging team crushed Indian Emerging team by six wickets in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) on Saturday (Nov 16).
This was the host’s second victory in a row in the tournament following their nine-wicket victory over Hong Kong in the first match, which helped them move into the semifinal.
Thanks to a brilliant 105 from Armaan Jaffer, India piled up 246 before being all out in 50 overs. Bangladesh however, reached the target in 42.1 overs, scoring 250-4.
Skipper Nazmul Hossain Shanto led the victory with 94 runs. Shanto struck 14 fours and two sixes in his 88-ball knock. He was well supported by opener Soumya Sarkar’s 68 ball-73, which was studded by seven fours and three sixes.
For Bangladesh, pacer Sumon Khan, claimed four wickets to bundle out India cheaply. In the match against Hong Kong, Sumon also took 4-33.
Team Bangladesh will take on UAE in their last group match on Monday.