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India vs Bangladesh ICC U19 World Cup Quarter-Final: India reach semi-final

India beat Bangladesh by 131 runs in the quarter-final of U-19 World Cup to set up semi-final against Pakistan.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 26, 2018 10:10:40 am
ICC U-19 World Cup 2018, Shubman Gill, CC U-19 World Cup 2018 news, ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 schedule, Prithvi Shaw, sports news, cricket, Indian Express Shubman Gill has scored his third 50 of the tournament. (Source: Cricket World Cup Twitter)

India vs Bangladesh World Cup Quarter-final: India reached the semi-final in the U19 World Cup by dishing out another dominating performance against Bangladesh in the quarter-final! India picked up regular wickets in the Bangladesh innings and never let them take off in the chase, bowling them out for 134 and winning by 131 runs. Indian bowlers, including the spinners, were impressive as Bangladesh failed to score runs on a pitch that was on the slower side. Two terrific run-outs also crippled Bangladesh. Earlier, India were cruising towards a big total with Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw playing with ease. After the wicket of Shaw, Abhishek Sharma scored a half-century while Gill made 86. But Bangladesh made a good comeback and bowled India out for 265 before completing the 50 overs. Gill and Shaw put up a partnership of 86 runs before the Indian captain was dismissed due to an absolute beauty from Qazi Onik. Gill looked primed for a century but was dismissed on 86.

India vs Bangladesh ICC U-19 World Cup: As it happened – Shubman Gill is the player of the match and he says that India were looking to score over 300 but with the pitch being on the slower side and once the spinners came on, the runs stopped coming and India ended up with 265. Even this total proved too much for Bangladesh. They were bowled out for 134 and India won the match by 131 runs. India face Pakistan in the semi-final on January 30

1000 hrs IST: Kamesh Nagarkoti with some serious pace to knock over Hasan’s off-stump. It’s cartwheeling. India reach the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup where they play none other than Pakistan on January 30. Save the date!

0945 hrs IST: WICKET! Nagarkoti gets a deserved wicket. Mahmud goes hard at a full delivery but it takes a thick outside edge. Abhishek Sharma stretches and takes another good catch in slips. Bangladesh nine down

0940 hrs IST: WICKET! Abhishek Sharma picks up his second wicket. Hossain tries to go big but hits it straight to long-on. Riyan is there to hold on to a simple catch as Bangladesh go 8 down.

0925 hrs IST: WICKET! Abhishek has his first wicket! Islam is bowled. He had no clue what the ball did there. Brilliant from Abhishek and Bangladesh are seven down now. India closer to the semi-final spot in the World Cup.

0920 hrs IST: WICKET! Shivam Mavi takes his second wicket. A slower delivery to Maidul Islam who tries to hit it too hard. A bottom edge and it hits his stumps. Bangladesh six down and in trouble.

0912 hrs IST: 100 up for Bangladesh at the end of the 31st over. They are five down and need 166 more runs off 120 balls with five wickets in hand. Looks very difficult on a pitch like this and against a clinical Indian unit

0903 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 90 for 5 after 28 overs. India have closed all doors for them to chase down this total. Brilliant bowling and fielding has choked Bangladesh. Anukul Roy to continue from one end

0856 hrs IST: Are you kidding me, Nagarkoti?! A brilliant one-handed pick up and a throw when he is air-borne to run-out Biplob. Stunning piece of fielding from Nagarkoti and Bangladesh are struggling like Biplob. Five down now.

0850 hrs IST: WICKET! Now India are showing their class. A magnificent direct hit from Mavi has caught Hrridoy short of his crease. Brilliant fielding. Hriddoy pushed it towards covers and run for a single. But he had to turn back when his partner did not respond. Mavi, originally throwing towards the non-striker’s end, keeps his calm and changes the angle to hit at the striker’s end. Bull’s eye!

0845 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket for India as Pinak Ghosh is gone. He tries to take on spinner Anukul Roy but gets a top edge and it goes to short fine-leg. He made 43 for Bangladesh but India will be happy to see his back.

0835 hrs IST: India attacking with spinners from both ends. They have Anukul Roy from one end and Shiva from the other. India have Bangladesh under check but a wicket or two here will give them a big advantage in this game.

0825 hrs IST: Bangladesh are slowly being pushed back. The required run rate is going up every over. They have wickets in hand but this wicket is too difficult to bat on. The slower nature of the wicket has forced India to attack with their spinners now

0815 hrs IST: WICKET! Saif Hasan is gone and India pick the second wicket. Nagarkoti with a quick delivery and Hasan plays it away from the body. That is a poor shot but a brilliant catch by Abhishek at first slip. Sharp hold that. Bangladesh 55 for 2

0805 hrs IST: 50 up for Bangladesh and they will be happy with this effort. They are still only one down and the target is just 266 so if they keep the wickets in hands, the target is achievable.

0751 hrs IST: Another change in the bowling. Spinner Riyan Parag into the attack. He will bowl his off-spin. Bangladesh are 35 for 1 after 11 overs. Bangladesh captain Saif and Pinak Ghosh batting in the middle.

0745 hrs IST: 10 overs bowled and India have managed to keep Bangladesh to a low score of 28 for 1. The first powerplay is over and India have opted for the second one. Kamlesh Nagarkoti will be bowling for India. He has four wickets in this World Cup

0739 hrs IST: WICKET! The Indian opening bowlers were creating a lot of pressure from both ends and Shivam Mavi has been rewarded for it. He gets the wicket of Naim. First wicket for India. A good length delivery but it was not as close to the body to hit over the top. Mistimes it to mid-off where Prithvi Shaw takes good catch

0735 hrs IST: Eight overs bowled and Bangladesh are 23 for no loss. Indian pacers struggling to get that first wicket. Bangladesh can chase this total down if they have wickets in hand.

0707 hrs IST: Nice start from Indian bowlers. They have probed the Bangladesh batsman outside the off-stump. Early wickets can really help India here. Prithvi Shaw marshalling his troops.

0700 hrs IST: Bangladesh openers and Indian fielders are out in the middle for the second innings. Bangladesh are chasing 266 runs for a place in the semi-final. Pinak Ghosh will be the key wicket here

0623 hrs IST: OUT! Shiva Singh swings and misses and India all out for 265. This is the first time India have been all out in this tournament. The top order have got the majority of the runs, powered by the brilliant Shubman Gill. Captain Prithvi Shaw would have made more had it not been for that peach of a delivery from Qazi Onik who has put in a real shift here. The knock he received on his foot and a rather painfull landing from a diving effort on the field has not deterred him and he has produced a sensational performance here. Certainly one to look out for in the future

0620 hrs IST: OUT! And Abhishek Sharma departs, short ball and it hits his glove before going to the keeper, India 265/9

0616 hrs IST: At the other end, Abhishek Sharma is playing his own game, exquisite shot over extra cover to the boundary, moves to 45, India 257/8. Despite all these wickets, Bangladesh will know that they face a daunting task of chasing whatever total it is that India set for them and getting Abhishek will be a priority

0609 hrs IST: So India have lost their last five wickets for 63 runs. Their top order really propped them but the same can’t be said about the middle order. Bangladesh, to their credit, have really moved in since the start of the 40th over.

0602 hrs IST: GONE! How about that! They try to get a quick single but a fantastic direct hit means that Anukul could not get back in time. Bangladesh have clamped down on the Indians in these last 5 overs. 

0559 hrs IST: GONE! Wickets time it is for the Bangladesh colts. Kamlesh Nagarkoti nicks it to the keeper, India 231/5 

0554 hrs IST: OUT! Riyan Parag is dismissed thanks to a great catch from Saif Hassan, India 215/5

0544 hrs IST: Riyan Parag giving some fireworks for the sparse crowd that has collected on the ground. Nails Atif Hossain over deep midwicket and it has crossed over to the adjacent ground where a few other kids are playing cricket

0521 hrs IST: GONE! And Shubman Gill departs, that’s a big fish in the net for Bangladesh. Gill had made 86 off 94 balls and Nayeem Hasan is the man with the wicket. Gill tries to guide a widish delivery and ends up nicking it to the keeper

0510 hrs IST: OUT! Well Bangladesh finally have a breakthrough. This one was turning from outside off and Harvik Desai chops it on to his own stumps, Nayeem Hasan gets the wicket, Desai departs for 34

0508 hrs IST: Bangladesh captain Saif Hassan has come in to bowl but Shubman Gill and Harvik Desai have held on well. India now move to 175/2, Gill is on 81

0447 hrs IST: Shubman Gill moves to 60, India to 123/2 in 25 overs. It has been a deceptively quiet innings so far and not one punctuated by too many fireworks but the Indians have paced the innings very well.

0432 hrs IST: 50 up for Shubman Gill and he just about escapes being dismissed after two balls. He mistimes a pull and the midwicket fielder could not get there in time. A rare lose shot from Gill

0418 hrs IST: OUT! Prithvi Shaw dismissed by an absolute ripper from Qazi Onik, he goes for 40, India 102/2. An away swinger that looked almost like an off break cuts Shaw in half and it takes a nick to the stumps. 

0412 hrs IST: 100 up for India. Shaw and Gill have ensured that the early wickets feels like a minor glitch for India and a lifetime ago for Bangladesh. Shaw hit a ball straight above the bowler’s head to hit a four and then a single to take India to three figures

0401 hrs IST: India 86/1 in 13.3 overs. It has been a rather interesting watch to see Shaw and Gill bat. While Gill was getting settled, Shaw had started to take the attack to the opposition. Now its Gill who is doing more of the hitting while Shaw has taken a back seat. Gill is on 40 off 45 balls.

0351 hrs IST: Shubman Gill tries to go for a straight drive and we all fall down! He tries to hit it down the track off Qazi Onik and it hits the latter’s right foot. That was a nasty hit and he is getting some treatment. Prithvi Shaw at the non striker’s end, in a bid to get back into the crease falls flat on his back too.

0344 hrs IST: As the two have settled in there are some exquisite shots on display now. Their partneship is now at 55 and India are 71/1 after 10 overs. The latest of these was a picture perfect cover drive by Gill, something that his coach Rahul Dravid used to do frequently during his prolific career. Of course it raced away to the boundary unchallenged.

0338 hrs IST: The partnership between Shaw and Gill is approaching the 50-run mark.

0333 hrs IST: 50 up for India, Prithvi Shaw has now started to free his arms. He has raced to 20 off 21 after a rather cautious start to the innings

0322 hrs IST: Shubhman Gill has come in to replace Kalra and two of the most recognisable names of this Indian team are now in the middle. But they are finding the going tough. There have been a couple of occassions when an edge as flown just over the outstretched hends of a slip fielder and the bowlers still look in control, at the moment score is 31/1

0313 hrs IST: GONE! And the first one falls for India. Manjot Kalra slashes at one outside off bowled by Robiul Haque and cover point  had to dive forward to get to it. He did and Kalra has to walk India 16/1

0308 hrs IST: No boundaries yet in this match as we move towards the end of the third over but India have got a fairly good pace to their innings so far, 11/0

0304 hrs IST: It has been a lively start to the match. First balls of the first and second overs were wides and India were 6/0 at the end of the first. Both Shaw and Kalra have got off the mark. India are 9/0 at the end of 2 overs 

0256 hrs IST: Here are the teams: India: Prithvi Shaw (c), Manjot Kalra, Shubman Gill, Harvik Desai (wk), Riyan Parag, Abhishek Sharma, Aryan Juyal, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh, Ishan Porel

Bangladesh: Pinak Ghosh, Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Qazi Onik, Hasan Mahmud, Robiul Hoque

0244 hrs IST: India win the toss, elect to bat first. Prithvi Shaw reckons the pitch is looking good and says that Ishan Porel comes back in place of Harshdeep Singh. The players are now out for their national anthems. Meanwhile, those of you who have been so kind to click in can read about Shubman Gill’s journey from farms to cricket field

0231 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our coverage of the ICC U-19 World Cup quarter-final between India and Bangladesh. It is rather unlikely that players from both teams might be feeling the pressure of millions of fans watching them on their television sets back home, considering said fans would be far away in dreamland but they will wake up to the knowledge that their colts would be or wouldn’t be facing Pakistan in the semi-final.

But for those who are awake, we have in our hands a rather interesting match-up folks. On the one hand we have Bangladesh who looked imperious (as one would expect them to be) against Namibia and Canada, they meekly surrendered to an England side that would do the same against Australia just a few days later. Then there are the Indian boys, led by coach Rahul Dravid and wunderkind/captain Prithvi Shaw, who are yet to show that they have any weakness at all. That they would dominate Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea was expected but what they did to Australia in their tournament opener sent out an ominous signal to the rest of the teams vying for the trophy.

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