India clinched the Under 19 Asia Cup title in a dramatic fashion – beating Bangladesh by five runs – in Colombo on Saturday (September 14).
The Men in Blue were bundled for 106 as Mrittunjoy Chowdhury and Shamim Hossain picked up three wickets each. Atharva Ankolekar, the left-arm spinner, fashioned the thrilling win with a five-wicket haul as the Bangladesh innings huffed and puffed for 33 overs.
This is India’s seventh triumph in the continental tournament for junior cricketers.
Brief scores: India Under-19 106 in 32.4 overs (Karan Lal 37; Shamim Hossain 3-8) beat Bangladesh Under-19101 in 33 overs (Atharva Ankolekar 5-28) by five runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
7th U19 Asia Cup title for India. Second in a row! #U19AsiaCup
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 14, 2019
Under-19 Asia Cup winners:
2012: India & Pakistan (shared)
India U19 beat Ban U19 in the U19 Asia Cup final today by 5 runs, defending their first innings total of 106.#U19AsiaCup
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 14, 2019
— Jonathan Vaz (@JonathanVaz69) September 14, 2019
Current Asian Cricket Championships
— বাংলার ছেলে 🇧🇩 (@iSoumikSaheb) September 14, 2019
Lowest aggregate by India's Top 3 in a Youth ODI:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 14, 2019
From 😨 to 💪
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 14, 2019
Defending Champions India U19 hold their nerve and seal a thrilling 5 run win over Bangladesh in U19 Asia Cup final. We are proud of you boys! ✌✌ pic.twitter.com/Lo6j32Cfte
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 14, 2019
🇮🇳 WHAT A WIN! The India U-19 team win a thriller against Bangladesh U-19 in the Asia Cup final by 5 runs.#U19AsiaCup #BANvIND #bharatarmy #teamindia #COTI #indiancricket #indiancricketteam #lovecricket #cricket pic.twitter.com/L6zfWqbktY
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) September 14, 2019
— J D (@joselvd) September 14, 2019
— Deep (@dvdeepkumar) September 14, 2019