Sharear Sakib’s century helps Bangladesh to draw match with Pakistan

F.P. Report

Multan: Sharear Sakib’s century and half-centuries by Mohammad Shihab James and Jishan Alam helped Bangladesh U19 to play out a drawn game against Pakistan U19 in the solitary four-day fixture at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan on Monday.

Pakistan and Bangladesh will now feature in three 45-over matches and two T20s from 10 to 18 November at the same venue.

Resuming their second innings at the overnight score of 60 for one, in pursuit of 411-run target, Bangladesh managed to score 357 for six in 92 overs when stumps were drawn.Sharear Sakib and Jishan Alam added 166 runs for the third wicket to give their side a chance down the mammoth target.Jishan was the first to return to the hut, scoring 81 off 97 balls, which included nine fours and three sixes.

Century maker Sharear was joined by Mohammad Shihab James and the pair knitted 53 runs for the fourth wicket.

Sharear top-scored for his side, scoring 134 off 202 balls, smashing 21 fours. Shihab returned undefeated on a 130-ball 85, striking 11 fours and one six.

For Pakistan, Mohammad Ibtisam and Mohammad Ismail bagged two wickets apiece.

Scores in brief:

Match drawn between Pakistan U19 and Bangladesh U19 at the Multan Cricket Stadium

Pakistan U19 224 all out, 68 overs (Mohammad Zulkifal 43, Ali Asfand 41 not out; Rohanat Doullah Borson 3-42, Jishan Alam 2-3, Maruf Mridha 2-29) and 347 all out, 79.1 overs (Saad Baig 119, Wahaj Riaz 117, Haseeb Nazim 53; Mohammad Shihab James 4-24, Rohanat Doullah Borson 2-61, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby 2-81)

Bangladesh U19 161 all out, 56 overs (Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan 40, Rohanat Doullah Borson 23 not out; Abdul Basit 3-18, Aftab Ibrahim 2-31, Mohammad Ibtisam 2-32, Ali Asfand 2-39) and 357-6, 92 overs (Sharear Sakib 134, Mohammad Shihab James 85 not out; Mohammad Ibtisam 2-66, Mohammad Ismail 2-83).