India U19 and Nepal U19 in action on day 1 of ACC U19 Asia Cup in Bangladesh - Image by Asian Cricket Council @ACCMedia1 (Twitter)

Hong Kong, Nepal and UAE U19 team’s had a disappointing start to their respective campaigns on the opening day of 2018 ACC U19 Asia Cup at various venues in Bangladesh. While Hong Kong and Nepal went down without much of a fight against Pakistan U19 and India U19 respectively, UAE rallied for some time before going down against Afghanistan U19.

Not much of a break will be in favour for either Hong Kong or UAE, as both dive right back into action on the 2nd consecutive day of the tournament as they take on Sri Lanka and India respectively and another loss could very well end their chances of qualifying into the finals of the U19 Asia Cup.

Both Hong Kong U19 and UAE U19 were left undone in their batting department and it will take a lot more than what they displayed on the opening day to pose any challenge to their opponents on the 2nd day of the competition.

Brief Scores:

India U19 304/9 in 50 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 104, Prabh Simran Singh 82, Ayush Badoni 33, Devdutt Padikkal 30, Mohit Jangra 19, Bhim Sharki 4/42, Rasid Khan 2/45, Sagar Dhakal 1/45) beat Nepal U19 133 all out in 36.4 overs (Asif Sheikh 25, Rohit Paudel 24, Sundeep Jora 20, Siddharth Desai 3/19, Harsh Tyagi 3/21, Mohit Jangra 2/34, Ajay Gangapuram 1/11) by 171 runs

UAE U19 140 all out in 43.5 overs (Brandon Adam 25, Muhammad Ali 24, Ansh Tandon 20, Qais Ahmed 4/40, Reyaz Hassan 1/4, Azmatullah Omarzai 1/13) lost to Afghanistan U19 144/5 in 27 overs (Azmatullah Omarzai 50 n.o, Basir Khan 22 n.o, Ijaz Ahmad 18, Kartik Meiyappan 2/39, Fahad Nawaz 1/28, Allshan Sharafu 1/38) by 5 wickets

Hong Kong U19 77 all out in 33 overs (Haroon Arshad 36, Naseem Shah 5/13, Muhammad Zunaid 3/23, Farruq Waqas 1/14) lost to Pakistan U19 78/1 in 14.4 overs (Mohsin Khan 32 n.o, Rohail Nazir 24 n.o, Nasrulla Rana 1/21) by 9 wickets

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