Published: Tue, January 21, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India crush Sri Lanka by 90 runs in U19 WC opener

India crush Sri Lanka by 90 runs in U19 WC opener

Shafiqullah Ghafari of Afghanistan pictured with the "Player of the Match" award and match ball during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group D match between South Africa and Afghanistan at De Beers Diamond Oval on January 17, 2020.

Put in to bat, India Under 19 scored 297/4 on the back of fifties from Yashasvi Jaiswal, skipper Priyam Garg and Dhruv Jurel. India posted 297 runs on the board in their first inning, in reply to which Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 207. Under the "Title Bachao Abhiyan", Priyam Garg-led India Under-19 team overcome Sri Lanka by 90 works within their very first match. In response, the UAE gained the match simply with the assistance of Figi John's unbeaten century and captain Aryan Lakra's half-century. Tilak Varma and Siddhesh Veer also chipped in with scores in the 40s.

"Six wickets in the first match of the World Cup gives me a lot of confidence and I believed in my strengths as a bowler", said the man of the match.

Clark, who counted four fours and a six in his 53-ball knock, then paired with Jack Haynes to stabilise the innings in a 51-run third wicket stand before Young scythed through the middle order.

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For Sri Lanka U-19, Ashian Daniel, Kavindu Nadishan, Dilshan Madushanka and Amshi De Silva took one wicket each.

It took Pakistan only 11.4 overs to chase down the target. For him, captain Nipun Dhananjay Perera scored 50 and Ravindu Rasantha scored 49 runs.

Opting to field first, four-time champions India bowled out a hapless Japan for 41 runs in 22.5 overs with leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi taking four wickets. Karthik Tyagi, Jaiswal and Sushant Mishra took one wicket each. India will face Japan in their next match on Tuesday.

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