Defending champions India powered into the semi-finals of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Colombo with a round to spare from group A after thumping Malaysia and Nepal in successive matches of the tournament.
On Friday (Dec 16), India eased past Nepal by six wickets after Rahul Chahar’s grabbed a five-wicket haul to restrict the opponents to 172 for 9. Himanshu Rana (51) and
In their lung opener, India defeated Malaysia by 235 runs.
Nepal U-19 172 for 9 (Rohit Kumar 68 no, Dipendra Singh 34; Rahul Chahar 5-27) lost to India U-19 174/4 (
India U-19 289 for 8 (Prithvi Shaw 89, Himanshu Rana 31, Abhishek Sharma 69, Het Patel 58, Rahul Chahar 34; Muhammad Amir 3-33) beat Malaysia U-19 54 all out (Kamlesh Nagarkoti 4-12, Yash Thakur 2-19, Abhishek Sharma 2-9).