After Bangladesh’s win in three matches in a row, Afghanistan won two matches to end the series 3-2. However, the hosts won the series.
In the last match of the five-match Youth ODI series, Afghanistan won by three wickets with three balls to play at the Sylhet International Stadium.
On Sunday, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. They put up 155 all-out in 47.4 overs with Abdullah Al Mamun scoring the highest 37 for Bangladesh.
Apart from Al Mamun, Iftikher Hossain, Naimur Rohman and Tahjibul Islam were also among the batsmen who have reached double-digit scores. But none of them was able to carry on and register a big innings.
Bangladesh U-19 kept losing wickets in regular intervals, and thus, they were wrapped up only for 155.
For Afghanistan, Bilal Sami and Nangeyalia Kharote were the most successful bowlers taking three wickets each while Izharulhaq Naveed and Shahidullah Hasani took two wickets each.
In reply, Afghanistan’s openers put up only 17 in the first wicket stand. Within 24 runs, both of their openers were departed. But the number three batsman, Ishaq Zazai, posted 52. Riding on his bat, Afghanistan recovered from early damage well.
Afghanistan captain Ijaz Ahmad scored 32 to help his side overcome a low-scoring affair.
They ended up on 156 for seven in 49.3 overs and won the match by three wickets with three balls to play.
For Bangladesh, Ashikur Zaman scalped three wickets while Mushfik Hasan, Naimur Rohman, and Aich Mollah took one wicket each.
Both the teams will now face off in a four-day match starting from September 22 at the Sylhet International Stadium.