Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in the final of Under-19 Asia Cup. In the rain-affected match, the bowlers of Team India bowled amazingly first. In this match of 38 overs instead of 50, India allowed Sri Lanka to score only 106 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. In reply, India achieved the target in just 21.3 overs for the loss of 1 wicket.
Team India became Asia King
In reply to Sri Lanka’s 107 runs, Team India achieved the target by losing just 1 wicket. For India, opener Angkris Raghuvanshi scored an unbeaten 56 and Sheikh Rashid scored an unbeaten 31. Apart from this, India got the only setback in the form of Harnoor Singh (5). Let us inform that earlier India had defeated Bangladesh in the semi-finals. At the same time, the Pakistan team was defeated by Sri Lanka in the last 4.
The bowlers did wonders.
India restricted Sri Lanka’s innings to 106 for 9 in the rain-hit Under-19 Asia Cup final here on Friday on the strength of superb bowling. The conditions were favorable for the fast bowlers after the morning rain but Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. The Indian fast bowler duo of Rajvardhan Hangargekar and Ravi Kumar started off well with the new ball. However, Hangargekar did not get lucky. Left-arm fast bowler Ravi got the first wicket of the match by dismissing Chamindu Wickremesinghe in the fourth over. The left-handed opener tried to hit a big shot over mid-wicket but the ball went into the hands of Raj Bawa, standing at third man.
The Indian team, which won a record 8 Asia Cup titles, looked better than their opposition in this entire final. Hangargekar was the most impressive fast bowler in the first 10 overs. The batsmen had to face trouble due to his fast pace.