Ariful Islam’s Century and Mahfuzur Rahman’s Four-wicket Haul propel Bangladesh U19 to a 121-run Victory over USA U19

In a commanding performance, Bangladesh’s U19 team secured a comfortable 121-run victory over USA U19 at the Mangaung Oval. Ariful Islam’s brilliant century, featuring nine boundaries in a run-a-ball 103, laid the foundation for Bangladesh’s imposing total of 291 for 7 after being put in to bat. A key partnership of 122 runs between Ariful and Ahrar Amin for the fourth wicket significantly contributed to the team’s strong position. The lower order accelerated the scoring in the death overs, setting a challenging target.

In response, USA U19 started steadily, but once Ariful struck to dismiss Pranav Chettipalayam and Siddarth Kappa, the innings unraveled. Despite a fighting 37 from Utkarsh Srivastava, USA U19 faced a collapse and were eventually bowled out for 170. Mahfuzur Rahman’s four-wicket haul played a pivotal role in dismantling the USA U19 batting lineup. The victory underlines Bangladesh U19’s dominance in the match, showcasing a well-rounded performance with both bat and ball.

**Brief Scores:**
Bangladesh U19: 291 for 7 in 50 overs (Ariful Islam 103, Ahrar Amin 44; Arya Garg 3-68, Aarin Nadkarni 2-61)
USA U19: 170 in 47.1 overs (Pranav Chettipalayam 57, Utkarsh Srivastava 37; Mahfuzur Rahman 4-31)
Bangladesh U19 wins by 121 runs.