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ICC Under-19 World Cup: Bangladesh beat Lanka to finish third

Fatullah (Bangladesh): Hosts Bangladesh squeezed past Sri Lanka with three deliveries to spare to take third place in the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a three-wicket win at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium on Saturday.

B'desh skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz claimed 3-28 and scored 53 vs SL on Saturday. Pic/ICC
B'desh skipper Mehedi Hasan Miraz claimed 3-28 and scored 53 vs SL on Saturday. Pic/ICC

Having bowled Sri Lanka out for 214, Bangladesh survived a mid-innings crisis that resulted in three run-outs before Jaker Ali hit the winning boundary off seamer Lahiru Kumara.

Bangladesh captain Mehedi Hasan followed his three-wicket haul with a top-score of 53 and was later adjudged the Player of the Match. Nazmul Hossain made 40 and Jaker, who was forced to retire with cramps, returned to the crease and remained unbeaten on 31.

Sri Lanka, beaten by India in the semi-final, made a sound start as openers Kamindu Mendis (26) and Salindu Ushan (34) put on 60 for the first wicket in 12 overs.

But Bangladesh hit back to grab three wickets in the space of 10 runs before skipper Charith Asalanka and Wanidu Hasaranga revived the innings with a 55-run stand for the sixth wicket.

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