In a thrilling final showdown at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh Under-19s emerged victorious against United Arab Emirates Under-19s in the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023. United Arab Emirates won the toss and opted to bowl, setting the stage for an exciting clash.
Bangladesh U19s Shine with the Bat: 282/8 (50 Overs)
The Bangladesh innings witnessed a stellar performance from Ashiqur Rahman Shibli, who showcased brilliance with the bat, amassing 129 runs off 149 balls, featuring 12 fours and 1 six. Rizwan Chowdhury contributed a solid 60 runs, while Ariful Islam added 50 runs to the total. United Arab Emirates bowler Ayman Ahamed stood out, claiming 4 crucial wickets for 52 runs, while Omid Rahman took 2 wickets for 41 runs.
UAE U19s Face Uphill Battle: 87/10 (24.5 Overs)
In response, the United Arab Emirates Under-19s encountered a formidable challenge against the Bangladesh bowlers. Dhruv Parashar emerged as the top scorer with 25 runs. Maruf Mridha showcased a stellar bowling performance for Bangladesh, securing 3 wickets for 29 runs, followed by Rohanat Doullah Borson and Paevez Rahman Jibon, who claimed 3 and 2 wickets, respectively.
Result: Bangladesh U19 Triumphs by 195 Runs
In a resounding victory, Bangladesh Under-19s clinched the ACC Asia Cup 2023 title by defeating United Arab Emirates Under-19s with a massive margin of 195 runs. The triumph showcased Bangladesh’s dominance in the youth cricket arena and highlighted individual brilliance in both batting and bowling departments. The ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 final will be remembered as a thrilling contest that unfolded at the heart of Dubai’s cricketing landscape.