Rain helps Bangladesh, India into U19 Asia Cup final

Publish: 7:58 PM, September 12, 2019 | Update: 7:58:PM, September 12, 2019

DHAKA,– The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19 Asia Cup semifinal game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan was washed out without a ball being bowled due to inclement weather on Thursday at the De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

But Bangladesh still sealed the spot in final due to the fact of being champions in Group B, according to ACC website.

Rain also washed out the other semifinal game between India and Sri Lanka without a ball being bowled at P. Sara Oval Stadium in Colombo and according to the rules India also moved to the final due to being champion of Group A.

Bangladesh will take on mighty India in the U19 Asia Cup final which will take place at R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday

ACC informed, no semifinal game was possible at both venues due to heavy rain and the games were called off at 2:15pm local time.

India with three wins in the group stage had topped Group ‘A’ while Bangladesh, who also remained unbeaten in their group, had topped Group ‘B’. Hence both teams qualified for the finals.

While Sri Lanka would have found India to be too strong to their liking, Afghanistan will be ruing their chances as their bowling had looked formidable throughout the tournament. Afghanistan had beaten Pakistan in their opening game and nearly overcame India as well in the group stage.