Nepal reach Youth Asia Cup semi-fi­nals

New Straits Times - - Sport -

DEVINDER SINGH opener Syed Aziz Syed Mubarak (20) and Shaunvin­der Singh all fell in the space of seven balls with the score on 33.

The re­main­ing seven wick­ets tum­bled for the ad­di­tion of 12 runs as Malaysia were shot out for 45 in 15.3 overs with San­deep Lam­ic­chane claim­ing five for eight in 4.3 overs.

Nepal knocked off the re­quired runs in 5.2 overs to reach 48-2 on the back of Anil Ku­mar Shah's un­beaten 26 while Vi­jay Unni picked up the two wick­ets to fall.

In­dia, who needed to beat Bangladesh to keep their ti­tle hopes alive, reached 187 for eight in 32 overs with Sal­man Khan scor­ing 39 at the Royal Se­lan­gor Club in Bukit Kiara.

But Pi­nak Ghosh smashed an un­beaten 82 to lead Ban­galdesh to 191-2 in 28 overs and set up a meet­ing with Pak­istan in the semi-fi­nals on Thurs­day.

Afghanistan trounced the United Arab Emi­rates by 134 runs at the Kin­rara Oval to fin­ish top of Group B on a bet­ter run­rate than Pak­istan and Sri Lanka, af­ter all three teams ended on four points.

Vi­ran­deep Singh

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