At half past three at night Bangladesh standard time, Bangladesh Under-19 team will take on India Under-19 team in the contest of confirming semifinal of the ICC Under-19 World Cup. The match will be the last quarter final of the mega tournament scheduled to take place at the Events Center in Queensland.
Bangladesh was in Group ‘C’ of the Under-19 World Cup, 2018 from where they took the quarter final as group runner up with two wins.
In the first match of the group, Bangladesh captured a huge 87 runs win against Namibia in the match curtailed to 20 overs due to rain. In the stipulated over, the young Tigers scored 190 runs riding upon two wonderful half centuries from Mohammad Naeem and Saif Hasan.
Naeem scored a 43 ball 60 while Saif’s 84 came off 48 deliveries. In reply, Namibia Under-19 was restricted to 103 runs.
In the second group match, Afif Hossain exhibited wonderful display of all-round performance leading Bangladesh Under-19 team to register their consecutive wins.
The Young Tigers again batted first in their match against Canada Under-19 team and made 264 runs, credit to an excellent ton of 122 runs by Tawhid Hridoy. Afif Hossain also added a half century.
In the aftermath of the show, Afif Hossain hunted down Canadian batsmen, claimed a fifer and bundled the opposition out for 198 runs.
The last group match did not go well for Bangladesh. The Tigers were dislodged by the English team from the winning streak.
Bangladesh lost all their wickets at the score of 175 runs and England Under-19 team raced passed the target losing only 3 wickets.
On the other end, India Under-19 team were up into the quarter final of the tournament by being group champions.
They had registered wins in all three group matches against Australia, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe respectively.
India Under-19 team dodged strong Australia Under-19 team by an extensive margin of 100 runs in their opening group match.
Australia Under-19 reached only in 228 in reply to India Under-19 team’s monumental total of 329 runs.
The neighboring nation comprised an even bigger win against Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea was bundled out scoring 64 runs leaving Indian youths with a 10 wicket victory. India Under-19 team also thrashed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in their last group match.
The winner of today’s quarter final will meet Pakistan Under-19 team in the semifinal of ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2018.
Bangladesh can ride upon boosted self-confidence facing India as the young Tigers achieved an 8 wicket win against the nearest neighbors in their last encounter.