Asian Cup U19: India beat Srilanka with 144 races to close the title, India defeated Sri Lanka with a 144-race mammoth to win the 2018 U-19 Asian Cup title in Dhaka on Sunday. After a collective action with the bat, left-handed spinner Harsh Tyagi took six for 38, while Sri Lanka was eliminated by 160 in 38.4.
India captain, P Simran Singh, chose to hit after winning the draw and the hitters did not disappoint, as India accumulated a total of 304 for three in 50. Starters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Anuj Rawat formed a partnership of 121 runs to the first window.
Both batters advanced half a century, laying the groundwork for a grand total.
Jaiswal scored a brilliant 85 that included eight limits and a six. On the other hand, Anuj Rawat scored 57 of 79 balls before being stuck in front of the stumps by Duluth Wellalage.
After the departure of the starters, captain P Simran Singh took charge of the matter and sewed a brilliant association of 110 races with Ayush Badoni. P Simran Singh played brilliantly against Sri Lankan bowlers, slapping them all over the park. During his unbeaten 65-run shot, the Indian captain reached three limits and four sixes. Ayush Badoni played a quick shot of 52 runs and 28 balls helping the team cross the 300-race mark.
Pursuing a goal of 305, Sri Lanka had a lousy start. The team lost to Nipun Dananjaya (12) before the walker Mohit Jangra fired the captain of Sri Lanka in the seventh inning. Starter Nishan Madushka (49) and Pasindu Sooriyabandara (31) tried to stabilize the persecution in Sri Lanka, but the spin duo Harsh Tyagi and Siddharth Desai ran through the batting order of Sri Lanka.
The hitters seemed to have no idea against the Indian spinner as Tyagi claimed six wickets for 38 runs. Desai also played his part from the other end, pocketing two windows when the Islanders were sent off in the 39th.
This was the sixth title of the Asian U-19 Cup of India after winning the tournament in early 1989, 2003, 2012, 2014 and 2016.