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Under 19 World Cup: Bangladesh Defeat Sri Lanka to Finish Third

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 05:26 GMT, Feb 14, 2016 |
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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 Mehidy 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.

Earlier electing to bat, 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.

Hasaranga fell for 30 while Asalanka was ninth out after top-scoring with 76 with the help of six boundaries and a six. Off-spinner Mehidy finished with three for 28, while Mohammad Saifuddin and Abdul Haleem picked up two wickets each.

While chasing Bangladesh, looking to bounce back after the semi-final loss to the West Indies, lost opener Zakir Hasan in the first over bowled by Asitha Fernando.