U19 World Cup: India Knocks Out Bangladesh By 131 Runs To Reach Semis

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| January 26 , 2018 , 14:15 IST

Maintaining the winning streak, the men in blue moved a step closer to finals by beating tricky Bangladesh in the quarter-finals by 131 runs at Queenstown. Thanks to Shubhman Gill's gritty 86 and Abhishek Sharma's all-round performance, India has now moved to the semi-finals.

Moving to the semis, India will now lock horns with their arch-rival Pakistan on January 30. Post winning the toss, India elected to bat but soon lost opener Manjot Gill. However, the much-appreciated 86-run partnership by skipper Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill saved their boat.

Harvick Desai's 34 and Abhishek Sharma's 50 also contributed India's solid total of 265 in 50 overs. Bangladesh, in the second innings, bundled up for 134 in 42.1 overs as pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti picked 3 wickets while also contributing 18 runs to India's innings.

India's 131 runs victory also pertained to Bangladesh's failure at scoring runs on the slow pitch, giving away two terrific run-outs. India was hoping for putting the total of over 300 runs on board but the rival team's praise-worthy bowling comeback bundled them at 265.

Clinical India has marked a string of victories against Australia, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe to top Group B. While three-time champion India will face Pakistan in the semi-finals, Afghanistan will play Australian to claim the final spot in the finals.