Bangladesh finished fifth in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup beating hosts Sri Lanka by huge 98 runs in the super league playoff final at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo Saturday, reports UNB.
Earlier, the young tigers reached the super league playoff final eliminating West Indies by four wickets Wednesday while Sri Lanka booked a seat for the final beating Zimbabwe Thursday.
Put in to bat first, Bangladesh scored their tournament highest total of 278 for 8 in quota 50 overs although they lost three quick wickets -- Mehdi Hasan (21), Raquibul Hasan (11) and Sirajullah Khadem (9) -- for 66 runs in just 10.2 overs.
But number four batsman Sakib Al Hasan, pairing with Shamsur Rahman, repaired the Bangladesh innings contributing 85 runs in the 4th wicket stand.
Sakib hammered match highest 67 runs off 63 deliveries hitting eight fours while Shamsur Rahman, who was adjudged man of the match in the last match against West Indies, scored 35 runs off 38 balls, featuring four fours.
In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 180 runs in 35.5 overs with middle order batsman PDMA Cooray making team highest 58 runs off 81 deliveries, including six fours and one six.
Mehrab Hossain Jr, who scored the day's second highest not out 66 runs, also took two wickets conceding only 13 runs in his 2.5 overs, was adjudged man of the match.