India U19. (Source: Twitter)

India have marched into the semi-final of the U19 World Cup 2022 after beating Bangladesh in the quarter-final by 5 wickets.
The Indian was handed a target of 112 runs earlier. Ripon picked up four wickets for 31 runs in 9 overs for Bangladesh.

India, Afghanistan, Australia and England are the four semi-finalists. The Indian side will play Australia.

Ravi Kumar | Player of the Match: The plan was simple – to bowl tight lines and create pressure. Preparation was nice during the last few days. We spent a lot of time together and prepared well. It’s been a good experience so far and we hope we can go all the way.

Rakibul Hasan | Losing skipper: The toss decided the match today. The wicket was very soft and their bowlers took advantage and bowled well. We played some shots which we shouldn’t have played. Had we taken 10-15 overs, we could have done better. As a batting and bowling unit we did well. It is hard but we are looking forward.

Yash Dhull | Winning skipper: Our team combination has been very good and the boys are gelling well. Whenever someone is down, we all get together to bring them up. It is a lifetime experience here. The team is improving day by day. Laxman sir giving his experience gives us a lot of help in the middle. We will look at the semis on the day of the match depending on how the wicket is.

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