Bangladesh started with a comprehensive win in their bid to better their third-place finish as hosts last time, defeating Namibia by 87 runs in a Group C match reduced to 20 overs per side owing to rain.
REPORT: On the opening day of the #U19CWC Bangladesh cruised to an 87 run victory over Namibia thanks to half-centuries from Mohammad Naim and Saif Hassan! https://t.co/K0rwJDeOel #BANvNAM pic.twitter.com/5D0LezaaK6
— ICC (@ICC) January 13, 2018
Captain Mohammad Saif Hassan smashed 84 off 48 balls with three fours and five sixes to help post a huge 190 for four. Naim Sheikh also chipped in with 60 and the opposition were buried under the pressure of a huge target even though all-rounder Eben van Wyk got a half-century.
Player of the match: Mohammad Saif Hassan 84(48) – Bangladesh
Bangladesh U19 Squad: Pinak Ghosh, Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan (c), Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Aminul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Qazi Onik, Robiul Hoque, Nayeem Hasan, Hasan Mahmud
Namibia U19 Squad: Jurgen Linde, Lohandre Louwrens (c & wk), Shaun Fouche, Eben van Wyk, Erich van Mollendorf, Loftie-Eaton, Petrus Burger, Gerhard Lottering, Mauritius Ngupita, Ben Shikongo, Dewald Nell
More details scoreboard: ICC Cricket