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India beats Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to win U-19 Asia Cup

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India reaffirmed its supremacy within the U-19 Asia Cup with a document eighth title because it hammered Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in a rain-hit summit showdown right here on Friday.

The Indian bowlers had been throughout Sri Lanka, who had been gasping at 74 for seven in 33 overs, when heavy rain lashed the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium and stopped play for greater than two hours.

It turned a 38-over-a-side contest when play resumed with Sri Lanka limping to 106 for 9.

India was set a revised 102-run goal in 38 overs through DLS methodology which it reached moderately comfortably in 21.3 overs with opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi scoring an unbeaten 56 off 67 balls.

India’s solely loss within the competitors got here towards arch-rivals Pakistan who misplaced to Sri Lanka within the semifinals.

The event supplied priceless recreation time for the Yash Dhull-led facet forward of the U-19 World Cup, starting within the West Indies from January 14.

After event’s main scorer Harnoor Singh departed cheaply within the chase, Raghuvanshi performed sensibly alongside Shaik Rasheed (31 not out off 49) to get the job accomplished.

The opener, who couldn’t make an affect within the earlier video games, grew in confidence after taking part in a backfoot punch early on within the innings. His backfoot play was spectacular towards the pacers and his toes motion towards the spinners was assured. Raghuvanshi’s innings comprised six boundaries.

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Earlier, Sri Lanka opted to bat although early morning showers made circumstances splendid for seam bowling first up.

The Indian tempo duo of Rajvardhan Hangargekar and Ravi Kumar made the ball speak although the previous was a tad unfortunate to not get a wicket.

Left-arm pacer Ravi bought the primary wicket of the match by eradicating Chamindu Wickramasinghe within the fourth over. The left-hander opener went for a giant hoick over mid wicket however ended up mistiming it straight into the palms of Raj Bawa at third man.

Wickramasinghe’s opening accomplice Shevon Daniel tried to drag Bawa however the ball bought large on him, taking a faint edge to wicketkeeper Aaradhya Yadav to go away Sri Lanka at 15 for 2 within the eleventh over.

India regarded a far superior group. Hangargekar was probably the most spectacular pacer within the first 10 overs, producing good tempo that hurried the batters moreover extracting motion off the pitch.

The Sri Lanka batters regarded fully at sea towards the Indian bowlers, be it quick bowlers or the spin pairing of Kaushal Tambe (2/23) and Vicky Ostwal (3/11). Each off-spinner Tambe and left-arm spinner Ostwal bought the odd ball to show sharply.

Ostwal bought two in a single to go away Sri Lanka in dire straits at 57 for seven. Southpaw Dunit Wellagle tried a slog sweep to interrupt the shackles however ended up getting caught within the deep.

Two balls later Ranuda Somarathne missed Oswal’s arm ball on the again foot, trapping him in entrance of the stumps.

With India set to bowl out Sri Lanka for a sub-100 complete, heavy rain stopped play.

Within the 5 overs Sri Lanka had, they managed 32 runs for the lack of two wickets.

Hangargekar bought a a lot deserved wicket on the final ball of the innings with Raghuvasnshi taking a diving catch on the sq. leg boundary to dismiss Matheesha Pathirana.

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