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Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: India register comprehensive 90-run victory over Sri Lanka

Date: Sunday, 19 January, 2020 21:33 IST


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Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: India register comprehensive 90-run victory over Sri Lanka


21:33 (IST)

That's it from us. We'll be back on Tuesday, following India's campaign in the Under-19 World Cup as they go up against Japan. Till then, we, Harshit Rakheja and Sameer Chhabra bid you goodbye. 

21:24 (IST)

Player of the match is India's Siddhesh Veer, who scored 44 off just 27 deliveries and then took 2/34 off just six overs. 

21:22 (IST)

And it's all over. India win their Under-19 World Cup opener, beating Sri Lanka by a convincing 90 runs at Bloemfontein. 

21:20 (IST)


A terrible mix-up between the Sri Lankan batsmen and Divyaansh Saxena makes the winning throw at the stumps. Matheesha is out for 0. Sri Lanka all out for 207. 

21:19 (IST)

After 45 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 203/9 (Matheesha 0, Dilshan 0)

Sri Lanka’s fate all but sealed here.

21:14 (IST)


The last hope for Sri Lanka goes back in the hut. Akash Singh traps the Lankan captain LBW for his second wicket of the day.

21:13 (IST)

After 43 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 203/8 (Nipun 50, Dilshan 0)

Just pride left to be salvaged for the Lankans as it seems that they’re only playing for the net run rate now.

21:10 (IST)


Amshi Oren looks to pull the ball from outside off but only skies it towards short mid-wicket. All too familiar dismissal today. He goes for five.

21:08 (IST)


Sri Lanka captain Nipun Dananjaya reaches fifty. It’s been a struggle but he’s been the lone warrior out there, salvaging some pride for his team.

21:07 (IST)

After 43 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 198/7 (Nipun 49, Amshi 1)

Just the three runs from that Akash Singh over. 

21:04 (IST)

After 42 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 195/7 (Nipun 47, Amshi 0)

Sri Lanka are unfolding quickly here and the Indian seamers are in a mood to wrap this up.

21:01 (IST)


Bishnoi gets two wickets in two balls. Ashian Daniel was playing for the turn but the ball straightened and struck him below the knee roll on the front foot. Sri Lanka crumbling here. 

21:00 (IST)


Bishnoi comes back into the attack for his 10th and last over of the day. Sri Lankan batsmen are trying to score runs by sending the ball over the keeper’s head but can’t seem to connect. Kavindu trying various things before the full-length delivery does him in, striking his middle stump as he was looking to go over long-on. He goes for just 4.

20:56 (IST)

After 41 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 192/5 (Nipun 45, Kavindu 3)

Just the one run from this Akash Singh over. Sri Lanka can’t afford this here. They need 106 from 54 balls and they are still leaving the balls outside off!

20:53 (IST)

After 40 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 191/5 (Nipun 44, Kavindu 3)

Sri Lanka have just one thing to do now. Play wham-bam-boom cricket. 

20:51 (IST)


Wrong-un from Bishnoi and Nipun just puts bat to ball, using the pace on the ball to collect a streaky boundary down third man.

20:50 (IST)

20:49 (IST)

After 39 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 185/5 (Nipun 39, Kavindu 2)

The Indian seamers are tightening the noose around Sri Lanka. The required run-rate keeps rising and the wickets keep falling for the Lankans.

20:46 (IST)


Dinusha wanted to run the ball down to the third man but only managed to get an edge, the ball carrying into the keeper’s hands. He goes for 16 and Akash Singh gets his first wicket.

20:45 (IST)

After 38 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 180/4 (Nipun 37, Dinusha 16)

Ravi Bishnoi is running through his overs. A lot of his deliveries are wide of the off-stump but just within the wide line. Dinusha finally manages to connect one and it’s a much needed six for Sri Lanka. 10 runs from the over.

20:42 (IST)


Bishnoi errs in his length, chooses to go straight down the middle and with no spin on the ball. Dinusha plays the slog-sweep, sending the ball over the mid-wicket fence.

20:39 (IST)

After 37 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 170/4 (Nipun 34, Dinusha 9)

Sushant Mishra bowling quick and the batsmen choose to bide their time, see him out. But they might be running out of time. Sri Lanka need 128 more from 78 balls.

20:36 (IST)

After 36 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 168/4 (Nipun 33, Dinusha 8)

Leg-break bowler Ravi Bishnoi bowls at a quicker pace which means that the batsmen can’t bring their bat down in time. Twice, Dinusha only swishes at the air.

20:31 (IST)

After 35 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 161/4 (Nipun 31, Dinusha 2)

Good over for Sri Lanka fetching nine runs. Nipun looks in good touch. He’s on 31 and is scoring a run-per-ball.

20:29 (IST)


Short delivery from Sushant Mishra but it's not well-directed. Nipun swivels on his feet and pulls it off his chest for a huge six over square leg. Sri Lanka need more of that.

20:27 (IST)

After 34 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 152/3 (Nipun 24, Dinusha 1)

Tyagi reaps the rewards of the hard yards that he’s put in on the field. He gets a wicket from a menacing bouncer which blinded Thavisha. In walks Sonal Dinusha who’s handed the same short stuff by Tyagi. Five runs and the wicket from that over.

20:24 (IST)


Short and menacing stuff from Kartik Tyagi. Thavisha tries to duck but the ball raps him on the handle of the bat, before carrying over to the first slip fielder. He goes for 15. 

20:22 (IST)

After 33 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 147/3 (Thavisha 15, Nipun 20)

It would have been a maiden over except for the one wide. Nevertheless, a tight over from Sushant Mishra. The Indian seamers have further restricted the flow of runs for the Lankans.

20:19 (IST)

After 32 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 146/3 (Thavisha 15, Nipun 20)

Kartik Tyagi bowls a tidy over, giving away just one run off the bat. Tough going for the Lankans.

20:09 (IST)

After 31 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 144/3 (Thavisha 14, Nipun 20)

Siddhesh Veer bowls one slightly outside off and Nipun opens the face of his bat to guide the ball down third man. Kartik Tyagi chases it down brilliantly but the batsmen have collected three runs. Identical shot from Nipun off the last delivery and Tyagi again dives around to prevent the boundary. Good over for the Lankans fetching nine runs.

20:02 (IST)

After 30 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 135/3 (Thavisha 10, Nipun 14)

Kartik Tyagi comes back into the attack. These are some serious assets for Indian cricket – 18-year-olds bowling around 140 clicks with regularity. Gone are the days when India was only known for its batting stalwarts. The batsmen can manage just the two runs between them.

19:58 (IST)

After 29 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 133/3 (Thavisha 10, Nipun 12)

A tidy over from Siddhesh Veer. Just the five singles from that one. India won’t mind that.

19:54 (IST)

After 28 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 128/3 (Thavisha 8, Nipun 10)

There’s not much that the batsmen can do here except rotate the strike and play the waiting game. They could try to take it deep from where some attacking options may open up post the return of the Indian seamers.

19:52 (IST)

After 27 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 125/3 (Thavisha 7, Nipun 8)

Indian spinners are extracting a lot of turn from this surface. The Sri Lankan batsmen are failing to read their googlies and wrong-uns. Just the five runs from this Veer over.

19:49 (IST)

After 26 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 120/3 (Thavisha 6, Nipun 6)

Indian spinners are keeping it tight here, Jaiswal, Veer bowling from both ends and not allowing the batsmen much room to play their shots. 

19:46 (IST)

After 25 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 114/3 (Thavisha 5, Nipun 0)

Sri Lanka need to have a rethink of their strategies hereon. There needs to be someone who can temper their approach and take this chase deep with some tactful aggression.

19:44 (IST)


Kamil loses his patience. He tries going a bit too unorthodox with the reverse sweep against a straightening delivery. It shows that it's not his natural shot. He completely misses the line of the ball and Veer gets him bowled for his first wicket. Kamil goes for 39.

19:41 (IST)

After 24 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 112/2 (Kamil 37, Thavisha 4)

Sri Lanka will have to amp up their scoring rate from here.

19:37 (IST)

After 23 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 106/1 (Kamil 37, Thavisha Kahaduwaarachchi 0)

Sri Lanka go past 100 with a huge six but also lose their second wicket. Don’t know whether they should celebrate the fall of wicket, for the run-rate was dipping dangerously, or lament it.

19:36 (IST)


Rashantha was just one run away from his fifty but he chooses to go for a wild slog aiming the mid-wicket fence. Jaiswal castles him.


19:32 (IST)


Kamil gets a much-needed loosener from Yashasvi Jaiswal, who's bowling his first over. Short ball and Kamil pulls it over square leg for a huge six, the first of the Sri Lankan innings. Meanwhile, the Lankans go past 100. 

19:29 (IST)

After 22 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 97/1 (Kamil 29, Ravindu Rasantha 47)

Sri Lanka scored 50 runs off the first 10 overs but could score 39 more off the next 10 overs, which shows that India have been able to pull them back spectacularly. The required run-rate for Sri Lanka continues to rise.  

19:25 (IST)

After 21 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 92/1 (Kamil 26, Ravindu Rasantha 46)

Shubhang drops a dolly for his second delivery of the over but Kamil fails to put it away, ramming it straight to the fielder. Kamil Mishara can’t make much happen here. Meanwhile, Shubhang bowls a beamer and the umpire calls a no-ball and a free hit. The left-arm spinner seems to be struggling in his run-up too.

19:21 (IST)

After 20 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 89/1 (Kamil 25, Ravindu Rasantha 45)

Bishnoi continues to frustrate the batsmen with his inch-perfect line and length. The ball is there for the taking but the field is adjusted accordingly so good shots from the batsmen don’t yield many runs. Tough luck for Sri Lanka but they are chugging along.

19:18 (IST)

After 19 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 86/1 (Kamil 24, Ravindu Rasantha 43)

Shubhang Hegde, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack. He bowls a couple of dummy deliveries to perhaps throw the batsmen off, then changes the field frantically. The mind games don’t work though. Rasantha rocks back and plays a pull shot off the back foot, for a boundary past mid-wicket. Seven runs from the over. 

19:16 (IST)


Rasantha rocks back and pulls one over mid-wicket for a much-needed boundary. He moves to 41. 

19:13 (IST)

After 18 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 79/1 (Kamil 23, Ravindu Rasantha 37)

Bishnoi doesn't let up for a single delivery, bowling as per the field. Hence, the batsmen play a shot, only to see it being chased down by the Indians. Just four from the over. Bishnoi has given just 11 runs from his four overs thus far. 

19:10 (IST)

After 17 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 75/1 (Kamil 23, Ravindu Rasantha 34)

It’s tough going this for Sri Lanka. They’ll take heart from the fact that they have their wickets in hand which could prompt a middle or late overs resurgence.

19:06 (IST)


A much-needed loosener for Sri Lanka. Akash Singh strays in his line and bowls one on Rasantha's pads, leaving him to flick it fine. The batsman manages to do so. 

19:04 (IST)

After 16 overs, Sri Lanka U-19 are 69/1 (Kamil 23, Ravindu Rasantha 29)

The batsmen have been rendered clueless by Ravi Bishnoi's spin. They are completely playing down the wrong line. Just the one run in this over. 

India vs Sri Lanka, ICC U-19 World Cup 2020, Live Updates: And it's all over. India win their Under-19 World Cup opener, beating Sri Lanka by a convincing margin of 90 runs at Bloemfontein.

 Preview: Defending champions India, with five new IPL recruits in their ranks, will be the overwhelming favourites when they start their campaign against Sri Lanka in the ICC U-19 World Cup on Sunday.

India have time and again showed at the junior level the gulf that exists between them and other teams, the testimony being their two titles and one runner-up finish in the last four edition.

Even in the run-up to the ongoing edition, India won a bilateral series against South Africa, followed by a Quadrangular contest. The 'Boys in Blue' also beat Afghanistan comprehensively in a practice game. The same Afghanistan then hammered South Africa in the World Cup opener.

Since Rahul Dravid took over the mantle of junior cricket, the robust structure created has produced many talented players.

In this edition, India's campaign will be headlined by left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who recently landed a Rs 2.4 crore contract with IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.

Still weeks short of becoming eligible for procuring a driving license, Jaiswal is already touted as the next big thing in junior cricket, having hit a double hundred in the country's Sr National One Day Championship (Vijay Hazare Trophy).

His skipper Priyam Garg, who also has a multi-crore IPL deal, is by far the most experienced player with 12 first-class and 19 List A games to his credit.

The tall fast bowler Kartik Tyagi will also keep everyone interested as those who have watched him bowl, swear by his ability to work up pace.

Then there is leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who is also richer by Rs 2 crore, courtesy Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

Their opponents Sri Lanka also have a number of players who have played senior representative cricket but in recent times, including in the junior Asia Cup, the Indian team proved to be a far superior opposition.

Left-handers Nipun Dananjaya and Sonal Dinusha are decent players while pacer Amshi de Silva has had some decent performances at the junior level.

That could still prove to be no match for India.


India: Priyam Garg (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Divyansh Saxena, Dhruv Chand Jurel (VC & wk), Shashwat Rawat, Siddhesh Veer, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Atharva Ankolekar, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil

Sri Lanka: Nipun Dananjaya (c), Ashian Daniel, Sonal Dinusha, Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi, Dilshan Madushanka, Kamil Mishara, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Navod Paranavithana, Matheesha Pathirana, Ravindu Rasantha, Mohammed Shamaaz, Amshi de Silva, Sudeera Thilakaratne, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Chamindu Wijesinghe.

With PTI inputs 

Updated Date: Jan 19, 2020