India U-19 beat Sri Lanka U-19 by 34 runs to clinch Asia Cup title 2016

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India U-19 beat Sri Lanka U-19 by 34 runs to clinch Asia Cup title 2016

Asia Cup title 2016

Opting to bat after winning the toss, India U-19 posted a competitive 273/8 in their 50 overs and then rode on a clinical display by the spinners to bowl the hosts out for 239 in 48.4 overs at the R. Premadasa Stadium (Sri Lanka) here.

Prithvi Shaw (39) and Himanshu Rana (71) shared a solid 67-run opening partnership to give the defending champions a solid start. Shubhman Gill also smashed a brilliant 70 and shared a 88-run stand for the second wicket with Rana to help India dominate the proceedings.

Skipper Abhishek Sharma (29 runs and 4/37) led from the front to help India beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs.Froam Sri Lankan side Nipun Ransika and Praveen Jayawickrama picked up three wickets each as India ended up on 273/8.

In response, Sri Lanka started poorly losing opener Vishva Chaturanga cheaply. But Reven Kelly (62) and Hasitha Boyagoda (37) stabilised their chase with a 78-run second wicket stand.

Brief scores: India U19 273/8 (Himanshu Rana 71, Shubman Gill 70; Nipun Ransika 3/50, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/53) beat Sri Lanka U19 239 (Reven Kelly 62, Kamindu Mendis 53; Abhishek Sharma 4/37, Rahul Chahar 3/22) by 34 runs.

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