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India dished out a clinical performance to beat hosts Sri Lanka by 34 runs and lift the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title. Opting to bat after winning the toss, India Under-19s first posted a competitive 273 for eight in their 50 overs and then rode on its spinners fine bowling effort to bowl out Sri Lanka Under-19 to 239 in 48.4 overs in Colombo last night.
The first five batsmen, especially Himanshu Rana,71 and Shubman Gill 70 were instrumental in laying the foundation for India's total, which in the end turned out to be too much for the islanders to overwhelm.
For Sri Lanka Under-19s, pacer Nipun Ransika and left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama took three wickets each. Skipper Abhishek 4 for 37 produced a fine display of slow left-arm orthodox bowling and was assisted ably by leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, who returned with impressive figures of three for 22 from his quota of 10 overs to dismantle the Lankans.

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