Bangladesh knock India out of U-19 Asia Cup

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

India were sensationally knocked out of the ACC Under-19 Youth Asia Cup after an eight-wicket defeat to Bangladesh allowed Nepal to advance to the semi-finals today.

After the defeat, India are out of the tournament and now Nepal and Bangladesh, from Group A, qualified for the semi-finals.

India, who needed to beat Bangladesh to keep their title hopes alive, reached 187 for eight in 32 overs with Salman Khan scoring 39 at the Royal Selangor Club in Bukit Kiara.

India U-19 team failed to get off to a good start, and things would have gone haywire had not Salman Khan (39) and Anuj Rawat (34) chipped in with some big hitting at the fag end.

Bangladesh openers Pinak Ghosh and Mohammad Naim Sheikh sealed the match with their opening partnership of 82 runs. The last four India batsmen added 71 runs to help India post 187 for 8.

Ghosh then combined with Mohammad Tawhid Hridoy to take his side to victory with an unbroken 83-run stand for the fourth wicket. Dravid has stressed that at this level results are not his focus - it is more about identifying and developing the player's skills and mindset.

Afghanistan trounced the United Arab Emirates by 134 runs at the Kinrara Oval to finish top of Group B on a better run-rate than Pakistan and Sri Lanka, after all three teams ended on four points.

Earlier, Nepal had lost to Bangladesh and won India. In a 24-over game, Malaysia slipped from 33 without loss to 45 all out.

Bangladesh emerged victorious after they chased down the target of 188 with eight wickets and four overs to spare.

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