India beat Sri Lanka to lift U-19 Asia Cup trophy

India defeated Sri Lanka by 144 runs in the final of the U-19 Asia Cup to clinch the trophy at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Sunday.

Chasing a mammoth target of 305 runs, Sri Lankan batting line-up failed to put up a strong fight as they lost all their wickets at the score of 160 runs. It was left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi who spearheaded Indian bowling attack by scalping 6 wickets to make the final contest a one-sided clash.

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While spinner Siddharth Desai picked up 2 wickets by giving out 37 runs, left-arm pacer Mohit Jangra took 1 wicket in his spell of 8.4 overs. For Sri Lanka, opener Nishan Madushka Fernando scored highest 49 runs for his team followed by left-hand batsman Navod Paranavithana (48).

Batting first, Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, along with Anuj Rawat, gave a smashing start to their team by contributing a respective total of 85 and 57 runs. Thereafter, middle-order batsman Simran Singh (65) and Ayush Bodani (52) took the Indian innings forward helping their side to put a strong total on the board.

Harsh Tyagi was adjudged for his impressive bowling figures (6/38) in the match.

(With ANI Inputs)

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