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Defending champions India crash out of U-19 Asia Cup

After suffering a shocking eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Bangladesh on Tuesday defending champions india have been knocked out of the under 19 Asia cup.Having being stunned by Nepal in the first match this was India’s second loss in three days.

Bangladesh chased down the target of 188 with eight wickets and four overs to spare.

The defeat meant Bangladesh and Nepal, from Group A, will join Pakistan and Afghanistan respectively in the semi-finals.

Bangladesh, who elected to field, picked up wickets at regular intervals and reduced India to 85 for four at the halfway mark.

Without two of their key batsmen, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, the India couldn’t manage a single half-century, with Salman Khan’s unbeaten 39 being the highest.

Bangladesh’s opening pair of Pinak Ghosh and Mohammad Naim Sheikh provided a solid 82-run partnership to dash India’s hopes.

Ghosh then combined with Mohammad Tawhid Hridoy to take his side to victory with an unbroken 83-run stand for the fourth wicket.

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