Kuala Lumpur: India recorded a convincing 81-run win over Nepal under the Duckworth Lewis method to qualify for the semi-final of the Under-19 Asia Cup, here on Tuesday.
Slow left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra did the star turn as he picked up four wickets to help his side bundle out Nepal for 91 in reply to India’s 176 all out. Nepal’s target was revised to 173 in 47 overs after a brief interruption.
Skipper Unmukt Chand and Baba Aparajith were the other major contributors for India, making 47 and 55 respectively, after they were asked to bat by Nepal captain Prithu Baskota at the Bayuemas Oval. Defending a small total in the group A match, left-arm pacer Mohsin Sayyed and another left-arm spinner, Harmeet Singh, supported Mishra taking two wickets apiece, as India bowled out Nepal in 27.3 overs.
Group A: India 176 in 45,2 overs (B.Aparajith 55, U.Chand 47; B.Karki 3/23). Nepal 91 in 27.3 overs ( V.Mishra 4/33) India won by 81 runs (D/L Method)
Group A: Pakistan 302/4 in 50 overs (U.Waheed 76, B.Azam 68). Malaysia 53 in 30.3 overs (M.Nawaz 3/9). Pakistan won by 249 runs.
Group B: Bangladesh 240/9 in 50 overs ( S.Hossain 43; J.Ahmedi 3/25). Afghanistan 223/3 in 40.3 overs (J.Ahmedi 71, S.Noori 57). Afghanistan won by 7 wickets. (D/L method)
Group B: Sri Lanka 124/2 in 26 overs (P. Waduge 76). Qatar 100/8 in 26 overs (T.Kaushal 3/29). Sri Lanka won by 87 runs. (D/L method).