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Shadman Islam guides Bangladesh to win in U-19 World Cup

Dubai: In the other matches of the day, opener Shadman Islam became the first batsman of the 2014 tournament to hit a century as Bangladesh gave Afghanistan a cricketing lesson when it won by 10 wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 2.

Islam hit 14 fours and a six in an unconquered 126 that came off 142 deliveries, while Joyraz Sheik’s 81 not out from 114 balls included 11 fours as Bangladesh achieved the 213-runs target with more than seven overs to spare.

Earlier, Mosaddek Hossain took 3-19 and Rahatul Ferdous bagged 2-38 as Afghanistan collected 212 with Mohammad Mujtaba top scoring with 47.

Meanwhile, three-time former champions Australia thumped Namibia by 101 runs at Zayed Cricket Stadium. Opener Matthew Short missed a century by four runs as the Aussies had an easy sailing.

Scotland made short work of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by six wickets at ICC Academy 1.

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