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Bangladesh move semi-final in style in U-19 Asia Cup

DHAKA, Nov 14, 2017 (BSS)-Pinak Ghosh's match-winning knock steered Bangladesh U-19 team towards seal the semi-final spot of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket tournament with an overwhelming eight-wicket victory over India in Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected

third and final pool A match held on Tuesday at Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur.

Bangladesh will play the second semi-final against Pakistan scheduled to be held on Friday (November 17) at Kinrara Academy Oval, Puchong.

Batting first India posted 187 for 8 from reduced 32 overs due to rain with Salman Khan making 39 runs.

Robiul Haque was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh as he grabbed three wickets conceding 43 runs in 6 overs.

In reply, Bangladesh reached home comfortably making 191 in 28 overs for the loss of two wickets.

Pinak Ghosh top scored with 81 runs off 77 balls to ensure his Bangladesh's victory to remain unbeaten till the end of the innings.

Mandeep Singh of India bagged two wickets giving away 26 runs in 5 overs.

Earlier, Saif Hasan and his troops got off to a winning start in the tournament with a hard-fought two-wicket victory over Nepal U-19 team and crushing Malaysia by 262 runs in their second group match.