The Yash Dhull-led Indian side crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the final of the Under 19 Men’s Asia Cup 2021 to seal their eighth title at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Chasing the revised target of 102 in 38 overs due to the DLS method, India opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi played a match-winning unbeaten knock of 56 off 67 balls to help his side register a dominating win over Sri Lanka in 21.3 overs. Shaik Rasheed also chipped in with a valuable 31 not out off 49 deliveries.
Earlier, Indian bowlers put up a disciplined show to restrict Sri Lanka for just 106/9. Vicky Ostwal was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, including two in a single over. He conceded only 11 runs in 8 overs with three maidens.
Apart from the Pune-lad, medium-pacer Ravi Kumar (1//17), Rajvardhan Hangargekar (1/26), and Raj Bawa (1/23) claimed one wicket each. All-rounder Kaushal Tambe took two wickets for 23 in six overs.
Sri Lankan tail-ender Yasiru Rodrigo top-scored for his team. He remained not out on 19 after facing 26 balls.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
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— BCCI (@BCCI) December 31, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 31, 2021
Congrats to the India U-19 side on the #AsiaCupU19 triumph! Their preparations were hit by the weather, among other things, but it's heartening to see them improve by the game. That's as satisfying as the title win itself. Ideal confidence-booster for the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/HHgKPtbKRd
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 31, 2021
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
Congratulations to our U19 team which defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup. The boys have ended the year on a high and now challenge is to keep the momentum going in the upcoming World Cup in Caribbean. #CricketTwitter
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) December 31, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) December 31, 2021
India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to win the Under-19 Asia Cup. This is now the biggest wickets win in an Under-19 ODI Final.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) December 31, 2021
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 31, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) December 31, 2021