India Beat Sri Lanka By 34 Runs In Final, Lift U-19 Asia Cup For Third Time In Row
India on Friday beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs in the final of the Under-19 Asia Cupto lift the trophy for the third time in a row.
Sri Lanka who were cruising to victory and at one point of time needing 77 runs in 12 overs with 7 wickets in hand, lost the plot in the final overs and bundled out for 239 with eight balls to spare.
Thanks to a fine spell of bowling by leg-break bowler Rahul Chahar (3/22 in 10 overs) and captain Abhishek Sharma (4/37).
Led by Sharma, India remained unbeaten in the competition. In the group stages, the team registered a 235-run victory against Malaysia in the first match
In the second game, the Rahul Dravid coached team registered an emphatic win against Nepal by 6 wickets while chasing 173. Shubman Gill’s knock of 78 helped India chase 208 in the last group match against Sri Lanka. India had won the match with 6 wickets in hand.
Sri Lanka Under-19s: 239 all out in 48.4 overs (Reven Kelly 62, Kamindu Mendis 53; Abhishek Sharma 4/37, Rahul Chahar 3/22)