In a match against New Zealand, Mahmudul Hasan Joy scored a century which helped the Bangladesh team secure its first-ever spot at the U-19 World Cup.
Bangladeshi cricketer Mahmudul Hasan Joy proved himself inside the field by scoring a century in their match against New Zealand. Upon contributing a hundred to the team’s total score, the Bangladesh cricket team had beaten the New Zealand team by 6 wickets and with a total of 215 runs against the latter’s 211.
With his impressive performance that gave out a century, Joy had redeemed himself from his previous poor scores. The 19-year-old player made 100 out of 127 balls which knocked off the Black Caps with six overs remaining.
Joy’s impressive performance had been backed up by No.4 Towhid Hridoy and No.5 Shahadat Hossain. Their captain Akbar Ali, on the other hand, scored the winning runs for the match. Shoriful Islam was also able to pick up three wickets which contributed to the team’s sweet victory.
The victory of the team left a historic mark on the country’s cricket scene as they became qualified for the U-19 World Cup for the first time. Not only will it be the team’s first time to take part in the U-19 World cup but also their first qualification for the finals of an ICC tournament.
The Bangla Tigers is set to face off with defending champions, Indian team, at the Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on the 9th of February. The U-19 World Cup is organized by the ICC. To know more about the ICC, head over to Betwala.
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