Dhaka, Dec. 6 -- Bangladesh U-23 Cricket team made a frustrating start in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Cup Cricket after suffering a huge 97 runs defeat against non-test playing United Arab Emirates (UAE) U-23 team in Group B opener at Karachi South End Club ground, Pakistan on Thursday.

In the remaining Group B matches, Bangladesh will play Hong Kong on Friday (Dec 7) at the same venue while they will face hosts Pakistan on December 9 at Karachi National Stadium.

In the day's opener, UAE opted to bat first after winning the toss and piled up a good total of 267 runs in 49.4 overs, featuring 102 runs in 22 overs in the opening stand by Ashfaq Ahmed and Rohon Mustafa.

Opener Ashfaq Ahmed hammered a polished 98 runs off...