U19 World Cup: India passed Bangladesh by five wickets in the quarter-finals.© Twitter
A spirited bowling performance backed by a quality knock from Angkrish Raghuvanshi helped India beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the Super League quarter-final of the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on Saturday. With this win, India now faces Australia in the Super League semi-final on Wednesday, February 2. India got off to a bad start when Yash Dhull-led side opener Harnoor Singh (0) lost in the second over of the innings bowled by Tanzim Hasan Sakib. Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Vice Captain Shaik Rasheed gathered to watch the opening spells of Bangladesh’s new-ball bowlers.
Raghuvanshi and Rasheed made 70 runs for the second wicket and the partnership was finally broken in the 21st over when Ripon Mondol got the better of Raghuvanshi (44) bringing skipper Yash Dhull into the middle. Shortly afterwards, Rasheed (26) and Siddarth Yadav (6) also perished and India was reduced to 82/4 in the 24th over.
In the end, skipper Dhull (20*) and Kaushal Tambe (11*) led India to a five wicket victory with 19.1 left.
Earlier, a spirited bowling performance helped India beat Bangladesh for just 111 within 38 overs. The Bangladesh foals had the worst possible start as Indian pacesetter Ravi Kumar took three wickets in no time and Bangladesh was reduced to 14/3 in the eighth left.
Mahfijul Islam (2), Iftakher Hossain Ifti (1) and Prantik Nawrose Nabil (7) all failed to leave a mark with the bat. No Bangladeshi batter was able to stay in the fold for long and it was only SM Meherob (30) and Ashiqur Zaman (16) who showed some resistance with the bat. In the end, Bangladesh was eliminated for 111.
Short scores: Bangladesh 111 all out (SM Meherob 30, Aich Mollah 17, Ravi Kumar 3-14); India 117/5 (Angkrish Raghuvanshi 44, Shaik Rasheed 26; Ripon Mondol 4-31).
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