Abu Dhabi: Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by 77 runs to win their fourth Plate Championship at the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Zayed Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. Opener Shadman Islam scored 97 and Litton Das contributed 79 as the two batsmen put on 124 runs for the second-wicket to propel Bangladesh to 223 in 47 overs. Off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain then returned figures of 10-4-23-4 as New Zealand finished at 146/9 after Brett Randell followed up his 2/22 with 51 not out. (Also read: India beat West Indies to finish fifth)
Bangladesh had previously won the Plate Championship in South Africa (1998), Bangladesh (2004) and New Zealand (2010).
Shadman, who hit 13 fours in a 113-ball innings, finished with an impressive series aggregate of 406 runs. He leads Pakistani Imam-ul-Haq by 36 runs with South Africa captain Aiden Markram occupying third place with 304 runs.