The New Zealand U19s have pulled off an impressive final-over run chase to claim a four-wicket victory over Bangladesh U19s in the fourth one-day match today at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
Once again Tauranga right-hander Fergus Lellman (76) led the way with the bat before captain Jesse Tashkoff (66*) guided the lower order home to claim New Zealand’s first win of the series.
Lellman, who scored a century in game three, gave the chase some impetus scoring his 76 runs off 71 balls including 10 boundaries and two sixes. He put on a 122-run partnership with Ollie White (45) for the second wicket to set up the chase.
From there Will Clark (34) combined with captain Jesse Tashkoff (66*) to put on 64 runs for the fourth wicket before Tashkoff took the chase deep showing patience and maturity in batting with the lower order.
Tashkoff’s 51-run seventh wicket partnership off just 39 balls in combination with Adithya Ashok (24*) was the difference between the two sides, Tashkoff fittingly hitting the winning runs with a boundary over point.
Earlier, the Bangladesh U19 batting card once again impressed after losing the toss and being inserted.
Four visiting batsmen scored half centuries with Tawhid Hridoy (73) top scoring in a massive 295/8 total.
Tashkoff was the pick of the home bowlers with an economical 2-39 from his 10 overs while David Hancock was a touch more expensive but still picked up three wickets.
The players now have a few days off before the fifth and final one-day match to be played on Sunday 13 October in Lincoln.