Shadman Islam and Litton Das starred with the bat as Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 77 runs to secure the Plate Championship at the Under-19 World Cup.
The pair put on 124 for the second wicket, scoring 97 and 79 respectively, but received scant support from their middle and lower-order colleagues as Bangladesh’s last six wickets fell for 24 and they posted 223 all out in 47 overs.
Thankfully for Mehedy Hasan and his team, the wickets continued to tumble. Brett Randell, who earlier impressed with the ball to return 2-22, offered the only significant resistance from the Black Caps by scoring an unbeaten 51.
Off-spinning all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain was the pick of the Bangladesh attack, claiming 4-23 as New Zealand limped to 146 for nine.
India produced a phenomenal batting display to see off West Indies by 46 runs in the fifth-place play-off.
Ankush Bains, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer all passed 50 amid an imposing total of 340 for eight.
West Indies opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul did what none of those could manage and reached three figures. When he was in alliance with Nicolas Pooran, scorer of a 43-ball 54, they held an outside chance.
But Chanderpaul was ultimately the last man out for 112 as his team fell comfortably short on 294 for eight.
Afghanistan rounded off an impressive competition with a five-wicket win to take seventh-place at the expense of Sri Lanka.
Sayed Shirzad and Usman Ghani led the Afghan charge with three wickets apiece as Sri Lanka were skittled for 114 with more than 15 overs to spare.
They slipped to 42 for three as Sri Lanka’s left-arm paceman Anuk Fernando prospered but Ihsanullah and Hashmatullah Shaidi restored calm thanks to a fourth-wicket stand of 71 and the former finished on 37 not out.
Luke Jongwe hit a counter-attacking half-century that inspired Zimbabwe to an 84-run win over United Arab Emirates in the 11th-place match.
With his team languishing on 78 for five, Jongwe made 80 to lift them to 205 all out. The ploy of using Herbert Chikomba with the new ball worked wonders for Zimbabwe as the slow left-armer claimed three quick wickets.
UAE never recovered could only post a paltry 121 for nine