Jones upstaged, WI U-19s lose series
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Destructive fast bowling from Jerome Jones which included a hat-trick failed to trump steady spin bowling from Nihaduzzaman and Mehedy Hasan that bowled Bangladesh Under-19s to a series-clinching, 67-run victory over West Indies Under-19s in the final Youth One-day International on Monday here.
Jones grabbed 5-23 from six overs that included the scalps of Yasir Ali, Nihaduzzaman and Jubair Hossain which brought the Bangladeshi innings to a dramatic close on 168 all out in 44 overs, after the visitors chose to bat at Everest.
But the Windies Under-19s’ batting put up token resistance and they were bowled out for 101 in 33.5 overs, as they again failed to combat the Bangladesh Under-19s spinners.
Jeremy Solozano, opening the batting, was not out on 35 and was the only batsman from the home team that past 20, as Nihaduzzaman ended with the flattering figures 5-12 from 7.5 overs and Mehedy finished with 4-25 from 10 overs to earn the Man-of-the-Match and Man-of-the-Series awards.
The result meant West Indies Under-19s lost the seven-match series 3-4. They won the first match by six wickets three Mondays ago at the Guyana National Stadium, where they also won the fifth Youth ODI by 67 runs last Wednesday before taking the penultimate match by 36 runs last Saturday at the Albion Sports Complex.
But the Windies Under-19s were outdone by the Bangladeshis, when they lost the second Youth ODI by 63 runs at Bourda two Wednesdays ago, the third match by 198 runs at the Guyana National Stadium two days later and the fourth by four wickets at Bourda last Monday.
Chasing, West Indies Under-19s suffered an early setback, when opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of durable West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, was lbw for five to Mehedy in the second over.
When Shimron Hetmyer was caught behind for six off Mehedy in the fourth over, the host had stumbled to 18 for two.
Though Solozano held the innings together the rest of the way, there was little support for him from the other end, as there was a constant procession to and from the pavilion with wickets falling at regular intervals.
Earlier, the Windies Under-19s were made to toil, as Bangladesh Under-19s top-order batted with aplomb and they were coasting at 99 for one.
After Alzarri Joseph made the breakthrough, when he had Joyraz Sheik caught behind for 26, there was a 56-run stand for the second wicket between Shadman Islam, whose 48 was the top score, and wicketkeeper/batsman Jashimuddin with 33.
West Indies Under-19s captain Ramaal Lewis bowled Jashimuddin in the 26th over and there was little stability from the rest of the visitors’ batting, although Mehedy made 28 and Yasir Ali, playing for the first time, got 20.
Jones brought the innings to a rousing finale, when he had Yasir caught behind, then trapped Nihaduzzaman and Jubair lbw with successive deliveries. It was the second hat-trick for the series, following Jubair Hossain’s in the third match.
The two teams were using the series as part of their preparations for the ICC Youth World Cup next February in the United Arab Emirates.
BANGLADESH UNDER-19s (50 overs maximum)
Shadman Islam lbw b Jones 48
Joyraz Sheik c wkpr Pooran b Joseph 26
+Jashimuddin b Lewis 33
Mossadek Hossain lbw b Allen 0
Nazmul Hossain Shanto c wkpr Pooran b Allen 0
*Mehedy Hasan b Joseph 28
Yasir Ali c wkpr Pooran b Jones 20
Rahatul Ferdous c wkpr Pooran b Jones 7
Abu Haider not out 0
Nihaduzzaman lbw b Jones 0
Jubair Hossain lbw b Jones 0
Extras (lb1, w5) 6
TOTAL (all out, 44 overs) 168
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-99, 3-100, 4-100, 5-129, 6-146, 7-167, 8-168, 9-168
Bowling: Jones 6-1-23-5 (w1); Joseph 10-1-48-2 (w3); Motie 9-1-25-0; Lewis 9-0-33-1; Allen 8-0-27-2; Gabriel 2-0-11-0
WEST INDIES UNDER-19s (target: 169 off 50 overs)
S. Hetmyer c wkpr Jashimuddin b Mehedy Hasan 6
T. Chanderpaul lbw b Mehedy Hasan 5
J. Solozano not out 35
T. Coleman c Rahatul Ferdous b Nihaduzzaman 8
T. Gabriel lbw b Nihaduzzaman 0
+N. Pooran lbw b Mehedy Hasan 10
F. Allen b Nihaduzzaman 0
*R. Lewis c Nihaduzzaman b Rahatul Ferdous 19
G. Motie c Nazmul Hossain Shanto b Mehedy Hasan 4
J. Jones b Nihaduzzaman 0
A. Joseph b Nihaduzzaman 0
Extras (b4, w9, nb1) 14
TOTAL (all out, 33.5 overs) 101
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-18, 3-32, 4-36, 5-48, 6-51, 7-84, 8-91, 9-101
Bowling: Abu Haider 3-0-15-0 (w1); Mehedy Hasan 10-2-25-4 (w2); Nihaduzzaman 7.5-1-12-5; Mossadek Hossain 5-1-11-0 (w1); Jubair Hossain 4-0-19-0 (nb1, w1); Rahatul Ferdous 4-0-15-1
Result: Bangladesh Under-19s won by 67 runs
Series: Bangladesh Under-19s win seven-match series 4-3
Toss: Bangladesh Under-19s
Man-of-the-Match: Mehedy Hasan (Bangladesh Under-19s)
Man-of-the-Series: Mehedy Hasan (Bangladesh Under-19s)
Umpires: C. Alfred, S. Crawford
Match referee: G. Culbard
Reserve umpire: G. Sukhdeo