A brilliant century from Azan Awais and a strong bowling effort led by Mohammad Ismail secured a 78-run victory for Pakistan U19 against Bangladesh U19 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. This triumph puts Pakistan U19 ahead 2-0 in the five-match one-day series.
Pakistan U19, batting first, scored 271 before being dismissed on the final ball of their innings. Azan, who had scored an unbeaten 69 in the first match, contributed 105 this time, featuring 15 fours from 125 balls. Key partnerships with Shamyl Hussain and captain Saad Baig helped set a competitive target.
Bangladesh U19 struggled to chase down the target, ultimately being bowled out for 193 in 47 overs. Shihab James and Adil Bin Siddik were the only significant run-scorers for the home side. Pakistan U19’s Mohammad Ismail claimed three wickets, while Ali Asfand, Arafat Minhas, and Aimal Khan each took two.
The remaining matches of the series will be held in Rajshahi on May 11, 13, and 15, with a solitary T20 match on May 17 at the Shahid Kamruzzaman Stadium.