The Indian U19 team made the country proud when it defeated Sri Lanka in the finals of the Youth Asia Cup 2018 at Mirpur, Dhaka.
Choosing to bat first on a typical Bangladeshi wicket, India put on a humongous 304/3 thanks to 85 from Yashasvi Jaiswal, 65 from captain Prabh Simran Singh and contribution from Ayush Badoni. Badoni and Prabh Simran took the Lankan bowlers to task with a 110-run partnership in just 55 balls in death overs.
With a stiff target in front of them, SL batsmen faltered in front of Indian spinners as only Nishan Madushka (49) and Navod Dinusri (48) managed to put up a score of substance. For India, spinner Harsh Tyagi ran through the Lankan batting lineup with figures of 6/38 and Lankans were bowled out for 160.
India won the match and the final by 144 runs to become 6-time champions of Asia.
The Indian cricket fraternity was elated by the job done by young colts and showered praises and love via Twitter.
Here are some tweets:
@bcci well done the under 19boys ..one team won the World Cup another team won the Asia cup..This the reason why the senior team remains strong year after year ..this game is solid in this country...other’s to learn from it..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 7, 2018
Big shout out for the India U-19 boys for winning the #AsiaCupU19 comprehensively . Another reminder of the robust system we have in the country.— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) October 7, 2018