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Monday, October 8, 2018

India Under-19 wins Asia Cup 2018
India Under-19 wins Asia Cup 2018

After the explosive performance of top-order batsmen, thanks to the fierce bowling of left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi, India defeated Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 144 on Sunday to win the Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket Tournament.

The India Under-19 team reiterated the success of their senior team, who recently won the Asia Cup by defeating Bangladesh by 3 wickets. India crushed Sri Lanka by 160 runs in 38.4 overs after making a strong score of 304 runs for 3 wickets in 50 overs in the final.

India's top-order batsmen make quick runs in final. Yashasvi Jaiswal 85, Anuj Rawat 57, Devdutt Padikkal 31, and both unbeaten players Captain Simran Singh scored 65 and Ayush Badoni scored 52 runs.

Jayswal and Rawat shared 121 runs in 25.1 overs for the first wicket. Jayswal then added another 59 runs for the second wicket with Padikkal. Simaran and Badoni reached an unbeaten partnership of 110 runs for the fourth wicket to cross India 300 runs.

Player
Balls
Run
Fours
Sixer
Jaiswal
113
85
8
1
Rawat
79
57
4
3
Padikkal
43
31
1
1
© Simran
37
65
3
4
Badoni
28
52
2
5


In the Indian innings, 18 fours and 14 sixes were played.

Sri Lankan team chasing the target was under equal pressure. Harsh Tyagi completed 38 runs give in 10 overs and took 6 wickets in full. Tyagi showed 4 out of Sri Lanka's top five batsmen to pavilion and broke their waist.

Tyagi removed the last two batsmen in the lower order and finished Sri Lanka's innings. Siddharth Desai took 2 wickets on 37 runs and Mohit Jangra took 1 for 18. Sri Lanka's 1 batsman runs out.

Sri Lanka was in a position to struggle to make 66 runs at 1 but after this the batsman given up to knee in front of the Indian bowlers.

Opener Nishan M Fernando scored the maximum of 49 runs in 67 balls. Navod Paranavithana scored 48 runs in 61 balls and Pasindu Sooriyabandara scored 31 runs in 32 balls.

India won the Asia Cup for the sixth time


India has won the under-19 Asia Cup for the sixth time. India had earlier won this title in 1989, 2003, 2012, 2013-14 and 2016. India has been a joint winner in the 2016 tournament.

Navodaya Times

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