under 19 cricket world cup India semis with Pakistan
India brushed Bangladesh aside by 131 runs in the fourth quarterfinal of 2018 under 19 cricket world cup on Friday (January 26), thereby sealing a semifinal date against Pakistan in Christchurch next week.
Choosing to bat, India rode on a couple of solid partnerships to get to 265 in 49.2 overs and Bangladesh in under 19 cricket world cup, who was slow to start, got bogged down by the pressure created by the rising required run-rate. They could only manage 134 runs on the board before being bowled out in the 43rd over.
Pinak Ghosh took 75 balls for his knock of 40, while Mohammad Naim (12 of 22), Saif Hassan (12 of 23), Towhid Hridoy (9 off 22) and Afif Hossain (18 off 40) all consumed too many dot balls for Bangladesh’s liking.
There was quite a bit of chatter from the Indian fielders in the second dig, with Ishan Porel and Rian Parag even saying a few things in Bengali to unsettle the batsmen in the opposition camp. Porel, returning from an ankle injury, bowled a miserly spell, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi complemented his effort by picking up five wickets between themselves.
Pressure on the batsmen:
Once the spinners came on, the pressure increased on the batsmen, with the bowlers running in and completing their overs quickly. Abhishek Sharma picked up 2 for 11 with his left-arm spin to rattle the middle and lower order, and it was only a matter of time before Bangladesh’s innings fell apart in under 19 cricket world cup.
They got to the 100-run mark in only the 31st over, and with five wickets down against a disciplined Indian attack, it was going to take a miracle to put the chase back on track.
In the morning, Shubman Gill hit 86 off 94 balls to anchor India’s progress, with Prithvi Shaw (40), Abhishek (50) and Harvik Desai (34) lending him support from the other end.
bowled well to not let India score freely, but they couldn’t convert the pressure created by the lack of runs to wickets, and the Indians took advantage of that.
Qazi Onik was impressive with the ball, picking up 3 for 48 in his ten overs, but it wasn’t enough to restrict the strong Indian batting unit.
Bangladesh will now go on to play England in the fifth place play-off semi-final at the same venue on Sunday.
Windies v Canada, 9th place play-off semifinal, Lincoln
Keagan Simmons smashed 166 off 137 balls to power Windies to the final of the Plate competition of the under 19 cricket world cup, where they’ll meet Sri Lanka.
Opting to bat first, Windies posted a daunting 323 for 8 from 50 overs. In reply, Canada bowled out for 136 in 47.3 overs.
Windies’ charge was led by a 156-run stand for the third wicket between Simmons and Alick Athanaze, which lifted them from 56 for 2. Athanaze fell for 87, but Simmons carried on to take Windies over 300. He hit 17 fours in his knock.
Only two Canada batsmen managed double-digit scores. Kavian Naresh made 61 off 112 balls while Arslan Khan, the captain, scored 31. Bhaskar Yadram, Ronaldo Alimohammed, and Athanaze picked up two wickets each.
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