India Under-19s 304 for 3 (Jaiswal 85, Simran 65 *, Rawat 57, Badoni 52 *) won Sri Lanka Under-19s 160 (Madushka 49, Paranavithana 48, Tyagi 6 -38)
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. This year, this was an anti-climax, as India claimed their sixth Asian U-19 title with a 144-race victory against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Fifty out of four of the top five hitters set India's total of 304 for 3 after they chose to hit first. Then it was all Harsh Tyagi, the left arm spinner who picked up a six-window trailer to help Sri Lanka with 160 in 38.4 passes.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Anuj Rawat added 121 for the first wicket, before Devdutt Padikkal put in another 59 runs for the second wicket with Jaiswal. After Padikkal fell in 41. Captain Simran Singh and Ayush Badoni batted 110 uninterrupted runs in the remaining 9.1.
Simran connected four sixes and three legs in his undefeated 37 balls 65, while Badoni undefeated 28 balls 52 Sixes and two fours. Rawat contributed 57 of 79 balls, while Jaiswal's 85 was the highest score, with 113 balls including eight and four. Jaiswal finished as the race runner of the tournament with 318 races.
Sri Lanka barely managed a substantial partnership in response, succumbing to Tyagi, whose first wicket, in the 16th, broke a second place of 46 races between Nishan Madushka and Pasindu Sooriyabandara. Tyagi eliminated the two batters in the space of four passes, before taking four more desserts.
Left arm twist partner Siddharth Desai took two desserts to take his tournament tally to 18; Tyagi finished second on that list with 14 windows. Sri Lanka would regret another lost opportunity at the regional youth level, as it lost its fourth Asian Cup U19 final