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U-19 Asia Cup: India Defeats Sri Lanka By 144 Runs To Grab Their 6th Title

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| October 8 , 2018 , 12:44 IST

Indian youth team displayed some high-class performance to hammer Sri Lanka by 144 runs to grab the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title at the Shere Bangla National stadium, in Bangladesh on Sunday.

It is learnt that this was India's sixth U-19 Asia Cup title after winning the first-five in 1989, 2003, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Men in Blue after winning the toss elected to bat first, openers Yashasvi Jaiswal struck a well made 85 runs and Anuj Rawat (57) took India to a flying start as they added 121 runs in 25.1 overs. After Anuj's fall, Devdutt Padikkal chipped in with 31 runs.

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Yashasvi was the next to depart in the 38th over as Indian scorecard read 180/2 and which was followed by Padikkal for 14 runs later.

However, captain PrabhSimran Singh and Ayush Badoni remained unbeaten on 65 and 52 runs respectively. Good contributions from the top and middle order helped India put a challenging 304/3 in 50 overs.

In response to India's mammoth total, Sri Lanka were off to a disastrous start and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi produced a clinical performance to pick best figures of 6/38.

Sri Lanka never looked in control other than Nishan Madushka (49) and Navod Paranavithana (48), all other batsman failed to put up a show against a lethal Indian bowling attack.

Islanders could only manage to reach 160 runs as the entire team collapsed like a pack of cards, after facing only 39 overs.

Brief scores: India U19- 304/3 in 50 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 85, PrabhSimran Singh 65 not out; Dulith Wellalage 1/24) beat Sri Lanka U19 160 all out in 38.4 overs (Nishan Madushka 49, Navod Paranavithana 48; Harsh Tyagi 6/38) by 144 runs.