Youth World Cup: India beat Sri Lanka by 90 runs

2020-01-20 at 06:59

An all-round performance helped India register a 90-run win over Sri Lanka in a U-19 Cricket World Cup encounter in Bloemfontein last night.

Sent in to bat, Yashasvi Jaiswal set the tone early after scoring 59 as India racked up 297/4 in their 50 overs.

Skipper Priyam Garg scored 56 while Dhruv Jurel notched up 52 to take the total closer to 300.

In response, Sri Lanka lost the opening wicket on 19, however Kamil Mishara and Ravindu Rasantha showed some fight adding 87 runs for the second wicket.

Rasantha was dismissed for 49 while Mishara made 39.

Captain Nipun Dananjaya then scored 50 off 59 deliveries but Lankans lost wickets at regular intervals to be bowled out for 207 in 45.2 overs.

Sri Lanka will next meet New Zealand on Wednesday in Bloemfontein.

Meanwhile, Pakistan were off to an easy start in their U19 World Cup campaign, beating Scotland by seven wickets in a one-sided match.

The result was achieved in only 35.3 overs of play.

The pace was set right after Scotland won the toss and opted to bat, as Pakistan bundled them out for 75.

Pacer Tahir Hussain picked the first three wickets in quick succession, and then Mohammad Wasim took over with a five-wicket haul, removing the middle cheaply.

Syed Shah’s 20 was the highest score of the innings.

Pakistan were 4/2 in the run-chase but Rohail Nazir and Irfan Khan put on 47 runs for the third wicket and sealed the game.