An unbeaten innings of 81 runs by Pinak Ghosh guided Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket team to the semifinals of the ACC Youth Asia Cup Cricket 2017 as the Group A champions with all-win record beating defending champion India by eight wickets in their last group match at the Royal Selangor Club ground in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, reports UNB.
The Bangladesh youth team will play the first semifinals against Group B runners- up Pakistan tomorrow (Thursday) while Group B champions Afghanistan will face Nepal in the other semifinals on Friday.
With the day's debacle, India made an early exist from the meet with one win and two losses beating only hosts Malaysia by 202 runs in the first match while Nepal made a semifinal berth with two wins and one loss beating Malaysia by 8 wickets on Tuesday after beating India by 19 runs.
Mohammad Saif Hassan-led Young Tigers made a good start after beating Nepal by two wickets under DLS method at Kinrara Oval on Saturday and brightened their chance to reach semifinal crushing hosts Malaysia by massive 262 runs in their 2nd match at Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Sent in to bat first in the day's match, India scored 187 for 8 in a curtailed 32-over-a-side match due to rain with number seven batsman Salman Khan contributing unconquered 39 runs off 38 balls, hitting two fours.
Besides, one down Anuj Rawat (34), Harvik Desai (21), Riyan Parag (19) and Himmanshu Rana (15) were the other notable scorers for India reaching double figures.