ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Nepal to play India for group title

Kathmandu, Jan 31: The Nepali youth cricket team which booked its berth in the quarterfinals of ICCU-19 World Cricket Cup after around 16 years is facing India in the final match of the league group stage.

Nepal will play India at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium based in Faltullah, Bangladesh tomorrow. Both teams have secured their place in the quarters-finals of the tournament unbeaten and will now compete for the group title. In ‘Group D’ of the tournament Nepal is currently in second position following India who lead the group based on a better run rate. The final match will decide the group winner.
In the first match, Nepal beat test-playing New Zealand by 32 runs and improved it further with a victory over Ireland by eight wickets in the second match. India too defeated Ireland by 79 runs in the first mach and New Zealand by 120 runs in the second match. New Zealand and Ireland both in ‘Group D’ are already out of the tournament with two loses each.