Bangladesh reached the final of the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup Under-23 Cricket Championship eliminating Afghanistan by seven wickets in the second semi-final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.
Bangladesh will play final on Saturday against Pakistan, who beat their arch-rivals India by three runs in a nerve shattering first semi-final.Afghanistan opened the innings first after winning the toss and piled a moderate total of 228 for 9 in stipulated 50 overs.
Darus Rasuli contributed the team highest 114 runs off 128 balls hitting seven fours and seven sixes, followed by Waheedullah Shafaq (34), and Tariq (34).
Hasan Mahmud and Soumya Sarkar grabbed three wickets while Tanvir took two wickets.
In reply, Bangladesh reached the target by losing three wickets in 39.5 overs.
Soumya Sarkar (61) and Nazmul Hossain Shanto (59) were the main scorers for Bangladesh.