After the second match of the series was washed out, the teams decamped to Savar for the final match in the series yesterday.

Nepal won the toss and chose to bat, which looked to be a terrible decision when they were bowled out 109 inside 39 overs, Rubel Hossain and Suhrawadi Shuvo both taking three cheap wickets for Bangladesh.

What should have been a simple chase for the Bangladeshis almost turned into a nightmare when they were quickly reduced to 37/5 inside 17 overs. A 50 run partnership between Mahmudul Hasan and Mithun Ali steadied the ship, before skipper Suhrawadi Shovo and Rubel Hossain took them home for a three wicket win.

Nepal will be pleased with their bowling performance in this match, but certainly won't be happy with the way their batsmen capitulated.

Also, a small correction from the article on the first match in which I said that Paras Khadka would not be playing in the World Cup as he was over 19. It would appear that the associate teams are allowed to field an Under-20 team in the tournament, so apologies for the misunderstanding.

Match Result

Bangladesh Under-19s beat Nepal Under-19s by 3 wickets
Savar, 28 January
Nepal Under-19s 109 (38.1 overs, Suhrawadi Shuvo 3/9, Rubel Hossain 3/19)
Bangladesh Under-19s 113/7 (36.3 overs, Rahul Kumar 3/19)