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Delhi boys Badoni and Tyagi star in India's U-19 Asia Cup triumph

Press Trust of India  |  Mirpur 

India's U-19 team Sunday followed the footsteps of their seniors to win the U-19 title with a crushing 144-run win against in the final with boys and playing prominent roles.

Just a week back, the senior team beat in a closely fought final in to emerge as continental champions.

Runaway favourites, outplayed in all departments by first scoring an imposing 303 for six at the after Singh won the toss and elected to bat.

All the Indian batsmen contributed with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (85 off 113 balls) and (57 off 79 balls) creating solid foundation with 121-run stand.

However the highlight of the Indian innings was Badoni's blistering unbeaten knock of 52 off 28 balls which included five sixes and two fours. Along with (65 no off 37 balls), Badoni added 110 runs in 9.1 overs to literally bat out of the match.

The island nation were never in the chase as they were all out for 160 in 38.4 overs losing wickets at regular intervals with left-arm spinner Harsh Tyagi's registering brilliant figures of 6 for 38 in 10 overs.

He flighted a few and fired a few down the channel in what was his best performance at the U-19 level till date.

did have one tough match against in the semi-final which they won by two runs.

"I couldn't play today but I am very happy that my team won," India's regular said in company of his deputy and stand-in

Man of the match Tyagi, who bowled a disciplined line said: "The instruction was to bowl at one spot after doing a video analysis of the Sri Lanka team. The wicket also assisted the spinners."

It was left-hander Jaiswal, who hit some flowing drives including a pulled six over deep mid-wicket off left-arm spinner Dushith Wellalage.

For his consistency (318 runs in the tournament), Jaiswal was adjudged man-of-the-tournament.

The Lankans used five spinners -- three off-breaks and two left-arm spinners but all of them were slow through the air giving batsmen enough time to go on the back-foot.

Indian batting's most entertaining part was the death overs when Badoni and Prabh Simran brutally assaulted the opposition spinners.

In an over from left-arm spinner Shashika Dulshan, Badoni hit four sixes with a couple of them landing in stands.

A product of Delhi's famous Sonnet Club, his technique against spinners was impressive and like his 'senior' Rishabh Pant, he loves the slog hit over cow corner.

Brief Scores: U-19 303/6 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 85 off 113 balls, 57 off 79 balls, Prabh Simran 65 no off 37 balls, 52 no off 28 balls)

Sri Lanka U-19 160 in 38.4 overs (6/38 in 10 overs). India U-19 won by 144 runs.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 19:35 IST