India defeated Sri Lanka by 144 runs to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title. © Twitter
India defeated Sri Lanka by a mammoth 144 runs to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title in Dhaka on Sunday. After a collective performance with the bat, left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi took six for 38 as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 160 in 38.4 overs. India captain Simran Singh elected to bat after winning the toss and the batsmen didn’t disappoint as India amassed a total of 304 for three in 50 overs. Openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Anuj Rawat strung together a 121-run partnership for the first wicket. Both the batsmen notched up half-centuries, laying the foundation for a big total.
Jaiswal scored a brilliant 85 that included eight boundaries and a six. On the other hand, Anuj Rawat scored 57 off 79 balls before getting trapped in front of the stumps by Dulith Wellalage.