U19 Asia Cup 2023: India had to face a crushing defeat against Pakistan in the Under 19 Asia Cup. In the match played at ICC Academy Oval 1 Stadium in Dubai, Pakistan defeated Team India by eight wickets. After this defeat, the equation of Team India reaching the semi-finals has completely changed. Although Team India can still reach the semi-finals but the path has become a little difficult.
How will Team India reach the semi-finals?
Team India’s next match is now against Nepal on 12th December. This match is no less than a knockout match for India. Team India will have to win this match in every defeat to remain in the race for the semi-finals. At the same time, Pakistan’s next match is against Afghanistan on 12th December. Team India will also have to pray for Pakistan’s victory in this match. Actually, if Afghanistan defeats Pakistan in this match, then its and India’s points will become 4-4. In such a situation the matter will be stuck on net run rate.
Pakistan registered a one-sided victory
In the match played against Pakistan, Team India, who came to bat first after losing the toss, gave a good start to the openers. Adarsh Singh scored 62 runs and Arsin Kulkarni scored 24 runs. Captain Uday Saharan scored 60 runs and Sachin Dhas scored 58 runs. It was because of these players that Team India was able to reach a respectable score of 259 runs. But Pakistan achieved this target only at the loss of 2 wickets. Ajan Awais scored a brilliant century for Pakistan. He scored 102 runs.
Team India won the first match
The Indian Under-19 team started its campaign in this tournament with a win. Team India won the match played against Afghanistan Under-19 team at ICC Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai by 7 wickets. In this match, the entire Afghanistan team was limited to 173 runs. Chasing the target of 174 runs, the Indian Under-19 team won the match by taking 7 wickets.
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