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U-19 Asia Cup final

Young Tigers thrash India, target 107

 Sports Desk

 Published: 01:07 PM, 14 September 2019   Updated: 01:21 PM, 14 September 2019

Photo: Collected

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Bangladesh’s young Tigers team has made India all out after collecting 106 runs in 32 overs and 4 balls in U-19 Asia Cup final tournament held at Sri Lanka. India started batting first wining the toss, but Bangladesh team took the control over the innings with its excellent fielding from the beginning.

Bangladesh and India Under-19 youth teams faced in the final of the tri-nation tournament in England recently. There, however, India won. Today, Akbar Ali's Youth team is facing India in the final of the Youth Asia Cup again this year.

The match started at 10:00 am Bangladesh time at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Looking good for Dhruv Jurel's side as India were left reeling on three for eight after 5.1 overs. India could not recover from that early slump but a 57-ball 33 from skipper Jurel and Karan Lal's 43-ball 37 helped avert humiliation as they crossed the hundred-run mark.

For Bangladesh, right-arm spinner Shamim Hossain remained the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of three for eight in his six overs that saw two maidens. This will be Bangladesh's maiden Under-19 Asia Cup triumph if the young Tigers do manage to clinch the title today.

In the semifinals, Bangladesh was against the Afghanistan U-19 team. However, in the heavy rain, Thursday's two semifinal games could not be held. As a result, Bangladesh and India came to the finals winning more points in the group stage.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka and India played in the P Sara Oval in the eight-team tournament in Colombo. That was rained too. India was at the top with three wins drawn in the 'A' group. That's why they got this advantage in the semifinals. Bangladesh, on the other hand, was on top with three wins drawn in Group B.