Potchefstroom: Centurian Mahmudul Hasan Joy played exceptionally well as his 100 run knock helped Bangladesh beat New Zealand by six wickets and set-up final contest with India in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.
Mahmudul stood firm for Bangladesh while chasing and did the job singlehandedly. His inning was spread over 13 boundaries.
Sent into bat first, New Zealand scored 211 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Beckham Wheeler-Greenall scored highest 75 runs off 83 balls laced with five boundaries and two sixes.
Nicholas Lidstone and Fergus Lellam scored 44 runs each for New Zealand.
For Bangladesh, Shoriful Islam bagged three wickets while Shamim Hossain and Hasan Murad took two wickets each.
In reply, Bangladesh were reduced to 2-32 but Mahmudul and Towhid Hridoy scored 68 runs together to rescue the men in green. Towhid scored 40 runs off 47 balls with the help of four boundaries. Shahadat Hossain scored as many runs as Towhid.
Kristian Clarke, David Hancock, Adithya Ashok, and Jesse Tashkoff shared a wicket apiece.