India, Pakistan 'WAR' on Jan 30

Queenstown (New Zealand), Jan 26:  Amid rising tension on border, India and Pakistan will be fighting a willow war later this month. On Republic Day, India put up an all-round show to hammer Bangladesh by 131 runs on Friday to set-up an ICC Under-19 World Cup semi-final against arch-foes Pakistan. The India-Pakistan semi final will be played on January 30 in Christchurch. Electing to bat after winnining the toss, India rode on Shubman Gill (86), Abhishek Sharma (50) and Prithvi Shaw (40) to get to 265 all out in 49.2 overs at the John Davies Oval. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 134 in 42.1 overs, thanks to pacemen Kamlesh Nagarkoti (3/18) and Shivam Mavi (2/27).  Left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma picked two wickets for 11 runs in the later stage of the match.

IANS/News 24 Bureau