India Crash Out of U-19 Asia Cup After Losing to Bangladesh
Defending champions India were knocked out of the Under-19 Asia Cup after a shocking eight-wicket loss against Bangladesh on Tuesday.
This was the second consecutive loss for India who had been stunned by Nepal in the first match.
Bangladesh successfully chased down the target of 188 with eight wickets and four overs to spare.
Rainy conditions reduced the match at the Royal Selangor Club in Lumpur to 32 overs a side.
Bangladesh, who elected to field, picked up wickets at regular intervals and reduced India to 85 for four at the halfway mark.
Without two of their key batsmen in Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, the Rahul Dravid-coached India couldn't manage a single half-century, with Salman Khan's unbeaten 39 being the highest.
Harvik Desai (21) and Anuj Rawat (34) were too dismissed cheaply as the last four wickets added 71 to India’s score in the must-win game.
Bangladesh's opening pair of Pinak Ghosh and Mohammad Naim Sheikh provided a solid 82-run partnership to dash India's hopes.
Ghosh then combined with Mohammad Tawhid Hridoy to take his side to victory with an unbroken 83-run stand for the fourth wicket.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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