Host Bangladesh to play India in semifinal today


Host Bangladesh will play their giant neighbor India in the first semifinal of the eight-nation ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket today(Oct 4) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
The match will kicks-off at 9 am.
Sri Lanka will face Afghanistan in the second semifinal on Friday (Oct 5) at the same venue, also at 9 am.
Bangladesh advanced to the semifinal of the U-19 Asia Cup as the Group B runners-up beating Hong Kong by five wickets and Pakistan by three wickets after conceding six-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the opener.
India smartly qualified for the semifinal as the Group A champions with all-win record beating Nepal by 171 runs, United Arab Emirates by 227 runs and Afghanistan by 51 runs in the group engagements.
Sri Lanka clinched Group B crown to reach the last four stages with all-win record beating Bangladesh by six wickets, Hong Kong by 10 wickets and made a passage for Bangladesh semifinal eliminating Pakistan by 23 runs in last group affairs.
Afghanistan managed a semifinal berth as the Group A runners-up beating UAE by five wickets, Nepal by three wickets and conceded a 51-run defeat against India.