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U-19 Asia Cup 2018: Unbeaten India enter final

Report by Ishani Upatharitha

Unbeaten India Under-19 beat Bangladesh Under-19 by two runs and entered the final of the 5th Under-19 Asia Cup conduct by the Asian Cricket Council, at the Shre Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Wednesday, 3 October.

India U-19 won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out for 172 runs in 49.3 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 37 runs and Anuj Rawat scored 35. Jaiswal and Rawat made 66 runs or the second-wicket. Sameer Choudhary (33 n.o.) and Ayush Badoni (28) helped build their innings. Shoriful Islam took three wickets for 16 runs. Towhid Hridoi, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury and Rishad Hossain took two wickets each.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 170 runs in 46.2 overs. Shamim Hossain scored 59 runs in 81 deliveries with five boundaries and two sixes. Akbar Ali scored 45 runs. Shamim Hossain and Akbar Ali made 74 runs stand for sixth-wicket partnership. Mahmudul Hasan Joy scored 25 runs. Mohit Jangra and Siddharth Desai took three wickets each. Harsha Thyagi took two.

India U-19 172 in 49.3 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 37, Anuj Rawat 35, Sameer Choudhary 33 n.o., Ayush Badoni 28; Shoriful Islam 3/16, Towhid Hridoi 2/04, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury 2/27, Rishad Hossain 2/36)

Bangladesh U19 170 in 46.2 overs (Shamim Hossain 59, Akbar Ali 45, Mahmudul Hasan Joy 25; Mohit Jangra 3/25, Siddharth Desai 3/35, Harsha Thyagi 2/29)

Unbeaten Sri Lanka U-19 will meet Afghanistan in the semi-final on Friday –

Unbeaten Sri Lanka Under-19 will meet Afghanistan in the semi-final of the Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket at Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur on Friday, 5 October.

Sri Lanka Under-19 advanced to the semis as group champion in the Group ‘B’. Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Pakistan in the first-round.

Afghanistan advanced to the semi-final as runner-up in Group ‘A’. Afghanistan beat UAE and Nepal and they lost against India in the first-round.

Nipun Dhananjaya will lead Sri Lanka U-19 and Afghanistan U-19 will be led by Mohammad Ishaq Shirzad.

Sri Lanka Under-19 Squad:

Nipun Dananjaya (Captain), Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Navod Paranavithana, Kamil Mishara, Nishan Mathushka, Nuwanindu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Shashika Dulshan, Kalhara Senaratne, Rohan Sanjaya, Sandun Mendis, Kalana Perera, Nipun Malinga, Navin Fernando and Selvarasa Mathushan

Afghanistan Under-19 Squad:

Mohammad Ishaq Shirzad (Captain), Samiullah Jawad Ijaz, Abdul Rahman Rahmani, Ahmad Mehran, Abid Mohammadi, Mohammad Hassan Khan, Reyaz Hassan, Farhan Zakhail, Usman Ghani Zaland, Basir Khan Shir, Zakiullah Sultani,  Abdullah Naib, Sediqullah Atal, Izharullahq Naveed and Nawid Mohammad Kabir.