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11 July 1999
Asian Youth Cup: Bangladesh and Nepal qualify for U-19 World Cup
Favourites Bangladesh meet Nepal in the final of the Youth Asia Cup Cricket Sunday at Kalang Oval ground in Singapore.
New face Nepal made a surprise entry into the final of the 8-team Asian Under-19 meet eliminating Malaysia by one wicket in the second semis at the same ground Saturday.
Defending champions Bangladesh on Friday stormed into the final beating reputed Papua New Guinea by massive 175 runs in the first-semis.
As finalists of the ongoing Asian Youth meet, both Bangladesh and Nepal earned the right to play in the 16-team final round of the Under-19 World Cup Cricket, comprising nine test playing and seven associate member countries, to be held in Sri Lanka next January.
In the Under-19 World Cup Cricket held in South Africa last year, Bangladesh emerged champions in the plate group beating West Indies by six wickets.
In the day's second semi-final Saturday, Malaysia batting first were all out for paltry 133 runs.
In reply, Nepal reached their maiden final berth of the prestigious Asian youth cricket making 137 runs for nine wickets.
United Arab Emirates (UAE), which played in the 1996 World Cup Cricket, however, clinched the plate title of the ongoing youth meet beating Hong Kong by 4 wickets in the plate final Saturday.
Source :: CricInfo
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