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Al Amin slams hat-trick as BD youths crush Sri Lanka 7-1

DHAKA, Rejuvenated Bangladesh youths came up with sterling performance to script a massive 7-1 win over Sri Lanka in their second match of the SAFF U-15 Championship at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal on Sunday.

Striker Al Amin Rahman was the wrecker-in-chief, having scored five goals to crush Sri Lanka in emphatic manner.

Bangladesh Under-15 team now tops the five-team table with six points from two matches. They have earlier crushed Bhutan by 5-2 in their opening game in the tournament.

Al Amin opened his account after the half-hour mark and ensured a 3-0 lead for the defending champions before the break with two goals to his name. The other goal came from skipper Rakibul Islam who found the net with a wonderful solo goal.

Al Mirad made it 4-0 three minutes after the break before Sri Lanka pulled one back two minutes later.

Al Amin completed his hattrick, scoring from the spot before the hour mark and made the score-line 6-1 in the 66th minute.

The Bangladesh No 10 wrapped up the goal-galore in the 71st minute.

The two times champions Bangladesh, who beat Pakistan 3-2 in penalty shoot-out in the last edition's final held in Nepal, will square off against Nepal on August 27 before playing their last match against host India on August 29.

Five of the South Asian countries are taking part in the regional championship.

The five participating teams � defending champions Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka � are playing in the round-robin format from where the top two teams will advance to the final slated for August 31.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)