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Bangladesh-South Africa Series

Bangladesh U-19 thump South Africa to level series



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Bangladesh U-19 clinched the fourth ODI by four wickets to level the five-match ODI series 2-2 against South Africa U-19 at Shahid Kamruzzaman Stadium, Rajshahi.

Bangladesh chase down the below-par target in 29 overs with the help of Ashrafur Jaman Boronno's anchoring innings of 25 runs aided by captain Mahfuzur Rabby's cautious knock of 25.

Opener Adil Bin Siddik (25), all-rounder Rizan Hossain (22) and Nayeem Ahmed (21) played brief innings in the middle that helped them to cross the 100-run mark.

Liam Alder was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets for South Africa. 

Bangladesh skittled out Proteas for 128-10 in 35.2 overs after opting to field first. Rizan Hossain scalped three quick wickets to rattle down the batting line-up.  

Lhuandre Gilbert Pretorius top-scored with 43 and Onkgomoditse Richard Seletswane scored 18 that steadied the innings before Rafiuzzaman Rafi broke the 40-run partnership. 

Rafi continued his wicket spree and eventually reduced South Africa to 128, he returning figures of 5 wickets conceding 18 in his 7.2 overs.

Bangladesh will take on their counterpart South Africa in the final ODI on July 17.