India finished with five wins out of five games at the end of the group stage, to book their place in the final of the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2018 – World Finals, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka finished 2nd and 3rd respectively and will meet in the play-off scheduled for tomorrow(28) evening at the SSC.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka A solid half century by the stylish Hashan Dumindu guided BMS-Sri Lanka to a comfortable six wicket win…
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India vs Zimbabwe
India made the highest score of the tournament when they put up a daunting 244/2 against Zimbabwe batting first, while Shubham Nagawade hit the highest individual score of the tournament going on to record an unbeaten 133*.
Nagawade took the Zimbabwe bowlers to the cleaners to inflict their fifth loss in as many games in the tournament, while also recording the first century of the tournament.
Rohan Damle who has been a sensation with the ball in this unbeaten Indian side throughout the tournament, showed his credentials with the bat making a quick-fire half century.
Zimbabwe was well below par once again before eventually ending on 108/9 handing India a 136 run victory in their final group stage game.
It was a different Shubham‘s turn to impress with the ball as Shubham Taiswal went on to capture 4/09 along with Yash Nahar who chipped in with three late wickets.
India – 244/2 (20) Shubham Nagawade 133*, Rohan Damle 50, Murtaza Shabbir 39, Anele Ngwenya 2/38
Zimbabwe – 108/9 (20) Chobeezi Siakola 20, Bill Kwambana 19, Shubham Taiswal 4/09, Yash Nahar 3/10
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
In a rehearsal of the play-off scheduled for tomorrow(28), Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka by 62 runs with their batsmen leading the way.
Sri Lanka rested some of their key players coming into the game but was shown what the Pakistani side are capable of as Shahzar Hassan and Arsalan Farzand hit half centuries in their commanding score of 204/5.
Left arm spinner Supeshala Jayathilaka who has hardly had a bowl in the tournament returned figures of 2/34 in his four overs while the other host nation bowlers were taken apart.
Man-in-form Hashan Dumindu hit a valiant 76 but it wasn’t helpful to get Sri Lanka anywhere near the target as they folded up for 142 to finish with 3 wins in 5 games.
Muhammad Asad captured three wickets for the winners while Hamza Qadir and Mahmood Ali chipped in with two apiece.
Pakistan – 204/5 (20) Shahzar Hassan 76, Arsalan Farzand 56, Supeshala Jayathilake 2/34
Sri Lanka – 142 (19.3) Hashan Dumindu 76, Pasindu Lakshanka 24,Muhammad Asad 3/11, Hamza Qadir 2/20, Mahmood Ali 2/29
Bangladesh vs UAE
Bangladesh recorded a consolation 26 run win over UAE in the final group stage match of the tournament.
Ram Narayan’s impressive four wicket haul restricted Bangladesh to 129/8, but their batsmen couldn’t reach the fairly comfortable target as they lost their fourth match in the tournament.
Mahbubur Rahman was the chief destroyer going on to capture five scalps for Bangladesh, as they were bowed out of the tournament with their second win.
Bangladesh – 129/8 (20) Anjum Ahmed 25, Shabab Jamil 25, Arifur Rahman 20, Ram Narayan 4/14, Rahul Bhatia 3/19
United Arab Emirates – 103 (16.3) Adithya Kothari 20, Mehdii Aasaria 21, Mahbubur Rahman 5/18