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U-19 World Cup: India face Namibian challenge in quarterfinals

Press Trust of India |February 3, 2016, 3:01 PM IST
U-19 World Cup: India face Namibian challenge in quarterfinals

Cox's Bazar: Group D toppers India will face Namibia in the quarterfinals after the African team finished second in Group A following an eight-wicket loss against Bangladesh here on Tuesday.

India, who won its all three matches in the group stage, takes on Namibia in the last eight match in Fatullah on Saturday. Namibia had knocked defending champion South Africa out of the competition.

Bangladesh topped Group A with a demolition of Namibia, ending the match in Cox's Bazar in one session itself.

Namibia was dismissed for 65 in 32.5 overs after being sent into bat by Bangladesh with Saleh Ahmed, skipper Mehidy Hasan and Ariful Islam claiming two wickets each.

Bangladesh lost Pinak Ghosh in the first over, but an unbeaten 34 from Joyraz Sheik steered the host to an easy victory in the 16th over.

The host ended the league with three successive wins and will now play surprise qualifier Nepal in the first quarter-final in Mirpur on Friday.

Saleh said the comfortable victory had made him and the rest of the team hungry for more.

"We not only want to defeat Nepal in the quarter-final, but also win the semi-final and the final. We want to be the world champion," he said.

Namibia captain Zane Green rued his team's bad batting but vowed to put up a better show against India.

"It was not our best batting performance and a total of 65 was always going to be too little to defend," he said. "We should have added at least 100 more runs to make it competitive. But we will stay positive against India and will not back down."

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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