Fifties from Shimron Hetmyer and Shamar Springer helped West Indies prevail over Bangladesh in a closely fought contest in the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup to book a place in the final which will be played against India.
Riding on fifties from Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan India posted a target of 268 runs for Sri Lanka and went on to bowl them out for just 170 runs to secure their place in the finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a 97-run win in the semi-final in Mirpur.
Unbeaten fifties from Zakir Hasan and Mehedi Hasan Miraz ensured a six-wicket win for Bangladesh over Nepal in the quarter-final of the ICC U-19 World Cup, securing a semi-final berth for the first time in an ICC tournament.
India secured the top position in Group D of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after demolishing Nepal on the back of a strong batting performance while New Zealand and Afghanistan won their respective encounters to register their first win in the tournament.
India and Nepal booked their berth in the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh with back-to-back convincing victories in their Group D encounters by handing New Zealand and Ireland respectively their second consecutive defeats in the tournament.
Joshua Little and Rory Anders put India in a spot of bother before Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar joined the rescue act to post a total beyond the reach of Ireland and register a 79-run victory in their Group D ICC World Cup U-19 encounter in Mirpur.
Bangladesh handed Nepal an eight-wicket thrashing under the floodlights at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, meaning they remain in pole position to qualify for the Super 10 phase of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 from Group A.