India beat Sri Lanka to lift U-19 Asia Cup trophy

Dhaka: India defeated Sri Lanka by 144 runs in the final of the U-19 Asia Cup to clinch the trophy here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

Chasing a mammoth target of 305 runs, Sri Lankan batting line-up failed to put up a strong fight as they lost all their wickets at the score of 160 runs.

It was left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi who spearheaded Indian bowling attack by scalping six Sri Lankan wickets to make the final contest a one-sided clash.

While spinner Siddharth Desai picked up two wickets by giving out 37 runs, left-arm pacer Mohit Jangra took one wicket in his spell of 8.4 overs.

For Sri Lanka, opener Nishan Madushka Fernando scored highest 49 runs for his team followed by left-hand batsman Navod Paranavithana (48).

Earlier, batting first, Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, along with Anuj Rawat, gave a smashing start to their team by contributing a respective total of 85 and 57 runs.

Thereafter, middle-order batsman Simran Singh (65) and Ayush Bodani (52) took the Indian innings forward helping their side to put a strong total on the board.

Harsh Tyagi was adjudged for his impressive bowling figures (6/38) in the match.