Semi-Final, ICC Under-19 World Cup at Potchefstroom, Feb 6 2020
Bangladesh U-19 won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
New Zealand exits ~
Tashkoff to Hasan JOY, straight back to the bowler! but it has come 100 runs too late ~
Gets plaudits from the opposition as he walks off too. Bangladesh on the precipice of a historic day in cricket
Mahmudul Hasan Joy c & b Tashkoff 100 (127b 13x4 0x6) SR: 78.74
5.18pm Mahmudul Hasan Joy is the Player of the Match. Says:
"I thought I will bat till the end and rotate the strike. My role is to rotate strike for the team
and bat till the end, and that is what I tried to do.
During the last New Zealand series, I got one score in the 90s
and made a mistake and got out, but I wanted to set it right today.
I feel good...Thanks to Allah
our support staff, and all the supporters for today."
5.30pm So, from the 16 teams that made their way to South Africa hoping to walk away with
the U-19 World Cup crown, just two remain in the running.
Defending champions India were always tipped to be there
but their noisy neighbours Bangladesh have a fantastic shot at knocking them off the perch.
Even if they don't, what a fabulous campaign this has been for Akbar Ali and his boys!
Should be a final worth waiting these remaining three days for.