India U-19 team won by 5 wickets as they played against Bangladesh, the champions in the quarter-final match at Antigua’s Coolidge Cricket Ground. It has been an exciting match not just for the cricket enthusiasts but also for the bettors. Most of the Betting Sites saw a great influx of traffic during this match as the stakes were high on the Indian team.
As India chased 112 runs to gain victory, the team lost Harnoor Singh much earlier in the match. Thus, they found themselves at the backfoot by the bowlers of their opponent team, Bangladesh.
But, Angkrish Raghuvanchsi and Shaik Rasheed added 50 more runs for the second wicket. This, in turn, put India back on track. The team did lose 2 more wickets. However, they eventually overhauled the target in just 30.5 overs. A stunning six from Kaushal Tambe finished the game. So, India has made their place in the semi-finals where they are going to face Australia.
Bangladesh’s Batting Scene
Bangladesh batted first and had been jolted by Ravi Kumar. He struck triple blows at the beginning of the match. The batter grappled to cope with India’s tight lines. Ravi eliminated Prantik Nawrose Nabi after taking out the openers inside the first powerplay. The bowler was lauded by all when he was able to dismiss Iftakher Hossain Ifti for just one run after taking the important wicket Mahfijul Islam for just 2 runs.
Vicky Ostwal, the spinner also took two wickets in the same over. Kaushal Tambe had been the player behind a run-out. All these rattled Bangladesh’s batting lineup. However, the tailenders gave a brave fight even after they lost wickets. The team was able to put 111 runs on the board.
Bangladesh Defeated India in the Under-19 World Cup Last Time
India entered the Super League stages in a formidable form as they won all 3 games on Group B for finishing at the top. Thus, they clashed with Bangladesh and ended up being defeated in the tournament’s final edition. It seems like India has taken their revenge over Bangladesh this time.
India in the Super League along with England
India made its place in the Super League. Apart from them, England has also reached the Super League with a clean sweep, after the win over Bangladesh. England has also defeated UAE and Canada.
Tom Prest has led England by scoring 93 and unbeaten 154 in his previous two outings for setting up a showdown with South Africa, the Group B runners-up in the last eight.
South Africa, the 2014 champions shook off their opening to blow by India to defeat Uganda by 121 runs before they dispatched Ireland with a victory of 153 -runs in a contest that had been affected by the rain.
A century from George Van Heerden, the captain, and an incredible form of Dewald Brevis with the bat can give South Africa the confidence to beat the champions of 1998.
India vs Australia Semi-Final
As a place in the finals is on the line, India and Australia are going to face off each other in the semi-finals. The match will be played at Antigua’s Coolidge Cricket Ground on 2nd February 2022. Both teams are hoping to join England in the finals as they clash.
India and Australia are the two strong teams in the history of the U19 Cricket World Cup. This is going to be the third time that the two teams will come face to face in the knockout stages of the tournament. On the last two occasions, India had prevailed.
India holds the record of winning 4 Under-19 World Cup titles and they hope to win the 5th one, too. Australia has also won the tournament thrice and they are looking forward to going all the way this year for joining the opponent tonight as the teams have the maximum number of wins.
India and Australia have played some good cricket as they made their way to the final four and aim to advance to create history.
Until now, India has been unbeaten in the competition and Australia has only lost 1 out of 5 matches. So, it is to be seen which of the two teams faces England in the finals.