Pakistan in semi-final, Bangladesh knock India out of U-19 Asia Cup

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Pakistan in semi-final, Bangladesh knock India out of U-19 Asia Cup
Shukriya Pakistan

Defending champions India were knocked out of the Under-19 Asia Cup after a shocking eight-wicket loss against Bangladesh  at Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Bangladesh registered a thumping eight wicket win over India riding on an unbeaten 81 run knock from Pinak Ghosh as they topped Group A to reach the semi-final of the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup.

After being thrashed by Nepal, India once again seen at the receiving end in a do or die clash and surrendered against Bangladesh to crash out of the quadrennial event.

Bangladesh, who elected to field, picked up wickets at regular intervals and reduced India to 85 for four at the halfway mark.

Without two of their key batsmen in Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, the Rahul Dravid-coached India couldn’t manage a single half-century, with Salman Khan’s unbeaten 39 being the highest.

The four teams entered the semi-finals are Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Nepal thrashed Malaysia by eight wickets set up a semi-final against Bangladesh whereas, Afghanistan joined Pakistan in the semi-finals by registering a resounding 134-run win over UAE.

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