India on Tuesday failed to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup after losing to Bangladesh U-19 by eight wickets in a rain-curtailed Group A game played at the Royal Selangor Club in Malaysia.
Asked to bat first, India could only manage to post 187/8 in their alotted 32 overs after a downpour delayed the start to the game.
Bangladesh made light work of their revised target of 190 as opener Pinak Ghosh (81) led the way for the team in their chase.
Earlier, India’s batsmen struggled to find their feet. No two batsmen could form a viable partnership as the Bangladesh bowlers kept taking wickets at regular intervals.
Robiul Haque was the standout bowler for the young Tigers outfit and finished with 3/43.
After losing to Nepal in the previous game, India needed a win on Tuesday to advance. Their campaign ends having registered just one win in the tournament that came against Malaysia in their opening tie.
Bangladesh topped the group after winning all three of their preliminary games, while Nepal ended in second place on back of their wins over India and Malaysia.
Pakistan will face Bangladesh in the first semi-final on November 16, while Afghanistan take on Nepal in the second last-four encounter on November 17.
India U-19: 187/8 in 32 overs (A Rawat 34, S Khan 39*; R Haque 3/43) lost to Bangladesh U-19: 191/2 in 28 overs (P Ghosh 81*, N Sheikh 38, T Hridoy 48*) by eight wickets.
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