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

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

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.

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)
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OUT!

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)
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OUT!

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)
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OUT!

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)
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FIFTY!

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. 

Highlights

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

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.

Teams

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: January 19, 2020 21:27:38 IST

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