Defending champion Bangladesh had little trouble
dispatching Canada at the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket
World Cup cruising to an eight-wicket victory with 119
balls remaining in the January 20 encounter between
the two teams. It marked Canada’s third straight loss at the
16-country tournament.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Canadians managed
just 136 runs — finishing all out in the 45th over. Opener Anoop
Chima was the lone Canadian success story with the bat, stroking
seven fours in his 63-run, 117-ball knock.
Chima was eventually caught behind off a
Ripon Mondol delivery. Only three other
Canadian batsmen reached double figures.
Mondol and S.M. Meherob each took four
wickets for Bangladesh.
The defending champions, bouncing back
from a loss to England in Group A play,
reached their victory target in the 31st over.
Iftakher Hossain led the way at 61 not out as
Bangladesh finished at 142 for two.
As a result of their 0-3 record in the competition’s
Preliminary Round matches, the Canadians, who
beat out Argentina, Bermuda and the U.S. to get
into the tournament, move into the consolation plate
playoffs. Canada was making its fifth straight appearance
— eighth overall — at the tournament. Its best showing
was 11th in 2010.

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