Jaiswal, Tyagi star as India U-19 side clinch Asia Cup competition

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U-19 Asia Cup 2018- Finals-India U-19 vs Sri Lanka U-19 at Dhaka

India U-19 side beat Sri Lanka U-19 by 144 runs in the finals played at Dhaka

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U-19 Asia Cup 2018- Finals-India U-19 vs Sri Lanka U-19 at Dhaka. Image @ Twitter (@BCCI)

India U-19 side clinched the U-19 Asia Cup title against Sri Lanka U-19 side courtesy of spectacular performances from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Harsh Tyagi. The Indian side once dominated the proceedings to win the game by 144 runs in the finals played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

India U-19 side got off to a perfect start as openers Anuj Rawat and Yashasvi Jaiswal added 121 runs for the opening wicket. The duo laid down an ideal foundation for others to score freely in bid to post a daunting total on the board. Jaiswal smashed 85 runs off 113 balls with the help of eight boundaries and a six. Rawat also chipped in with 57 runs off 78 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. The opening stand was broken by left-arm spinner Dulith Wellalage, who trapped Rawat right in front in the 26th over to see India U-19 side lose their first wicket.

Devdutt Padikkal also played well and scored 30-odd runs before being dismissed in the 41st over of the innings. India U-19 Captain Simran Singh and Ayush Bodani came together at the crease and added unbeaten 120-run stand to see the side post 304 for 3 from their 50 overs. Sri Lanka’s bowling attack failed to contain the Indian batsmen as they ripped apart in the final ten overs of the innings. Singh scored unbeaten 65 off 37 balls with the help of three boundaries and four sixes. Badoni also cashed in on the opportunity and smashed five sixes in his unbeaten innings of 52 runs off 28 balls.

In pursuit of 305, Sri Lanka crumbled under pressure and no one could really put up a fight. The Islanders were bundled out for 160 runs in 38.4 overs. Nishan Madushka top scored for Sri Lanka with 49 runs. Harsh Tyagi did most of the damage and picked up six wickets in the game to hand India U-19 their sixth trophy.

Tyagi was named man of the match for his splendid performance while Jaiswal was named man of the tournament for his 318 runs for India U-19 side.

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