U19 India have clinched their 8th title of the U19 Asia Cup overpowering U19 Sri Lanka in the final of the event battled at Dubai DSC on Friday.
The boys in blue took over the Sri Lankas by nine wickets with the assistance of the D/L method in the rain-affected final finishing 2021 with cheering memories.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. It turned out to be an extremely low-scoring final as Dimuth Wellalage and co added 106 runs losing eight wickets in 38 overs after a cat and dog effect.
Vicky Ostwal shined with a three-wicket haul, whereas, Kaushal Tambe picked two.
It was an easy chase for Yash Dhull and men as they did it 21.3 overs sparing 63 balls winning the trophy by nine wickets.
Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s knock off56 off 67 took them over a half-way mark. Harnoor Singh got departed on 5. Later, Shaikh Rasheed contributed with 31 off 49 celebrating on the ground with the opener, Angkrish, being moments away from lifting their 8th U19 Asia Cup trophy.
Twitter is all praises for the youngsters. Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) also posted complimentary words. It must be noted that India could not beat the arch-rivals Pakistan during the contest.
Congratulations to the under 19 team for winning the Asia Cup ..No cricket for 15 months since2020 for covid and to win is a commendable effort ..well dne to plyrs ,coaches , new slctrs who hd vry ltle time to pick the best players ..NCA deserves a lot of credit @BCCI
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) December 31, 2021
Congratulations to India U19 for their excellent performance in the #U19AsiaCup and for winning the championship for the 8th time! This tournament has been an ideal preparation ahead of the ICC U19 World Cup in West Indies next month. #BoysInBlue pic.twitter.com/77YejdVqbC
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) December 31, 2021
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