After winning the series on Indian soil, the youth of Bengal seem to be flying in the Under-19 Asia Cup. After losing to Nepal by a big margin in the first match, Rakibul Bahini also defeated Kuwait in the second match on Saturday (December 25).
In Group B of the tournament, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have 4 points each after two matches each. Besides, Nepal and Kuwait, the other two teams in the group, have not been able to open the points record yet.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will meet in the last match of the group next Tuesday (December 26). Bangladesh will play in the last four to become the group champion only if they can defeat the Lankans in this match. On the other hand, even if Nepal and Kuwait win their last match, they will have two points.
Young Tiger marginal Nowroz Nabil scored a century for Bangladesh against Nepal in the first match of the tournament. 126 runs from 112 balls came from his bat. Nabil had 11 fours and one six in his innings. In that match, Nepal lost by a big margin of 154 runs. Rakibul Hasan scored 298 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Nepal’s innings was reduced to 143 runs.
After that in the second match, Mahfizul Islam’s century against Kuwait made a mountainous collection against the Bangladesh U-19 team. Rakibul Hasan Bahini lost 10 wickets and scored 291 runs. Young Turkish Mahfizul scored 112 runs alone. He hit 12 fours and 4 sixes on the way to such impeccable batting.
Kuwait did not have a good start at all in pursuit of the mountainous goal. They broke the opening pair by scoring only 5 runs on the scoreboard. After that Kuwait started losing wickets one by one. The youth of Bengal lost the team by 222 runs.
Mitt Bhavsar, the team captain for Kuwait, tried to put up a little resistance. He played a combative innings of 43 runs. However, no one else could do anything with the bat.