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India lifts Under-19s Asia Cup title beating Sri Lanka

India on 23 December 2016 won the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title. In the final played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, India defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 34 runs.
●    Opting first after winning the toss, India Under-19 team posted a competitive score of 273 runs for a loss of eight wickets in their 50 overs. 
●    In reply to it, the Sri Lankan side was bowled out for a score of 239 in 48.4 overs.
●    Foundation of India’s total was based on the first five batsman, especially due to the score of 71 and 70 by Himanshu Rana and Shubham Gill respectively. 
●    Later, the fine bowling efforts by Indian spinners helped the Indian side in dismissing the Under-19 team of Sri Lanka and clinch the trophy.
●    Skipper Abhishek 4 for 37 produced a fine display of slow left-arm orthodox bowling and was assisted ably by leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, who returned with impressive figures of three for 22 from his quota of 10 overs to dismantle the Lankans.
●    For Sri Lankan Under-19 team, pacer Nipun Ransika and left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama took three wickets each.

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