U-19 World Cup: India beat Sri Lanka by 90 runs

#dailynews60 : Sri Lanka were bowled out for 207 in 45.2 overs on Sunday, giving India a 90 run victory in the 7th match of the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020. Siddhesh Veer of India was declared Player of the Match.

Earlier, Captain Priyam Garg (56), opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (59) and wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel (52 not out) struck half centuries as defending champions India scored 297 for four against Sri Lanka in their opening match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup here on Sunday.

The Indians produced a team effort after being sent in to bat with all the top and middle order batsmen making useful contributions to post a big score at the Mangaung Oval here.

Garg’s 56 came from 72 balls with two boundaries while Jaiswal needed 74 deliveries for his 59 which had eight shots to the fence. Jurel hit three boundaries and one six in his 48-ball unbeaten knock.

In response, Sri Lanka could only reach 207 for 10 in 45.2 overs.

For Sri Lanka, Captain Nipun Dananjaya top scored with 50 in 59 deliveries. Ravindu Rasantha and Kamil Mishara also made useful contributions of 49 and 39 respectively.

For India, Ravi Bishnoi, Siddhesh Veer, and Akash Singh took 2 wickets each. With wickets falling at regular intervals, Sri Lanka never really threatened India’s total and ultimately folded with 28 deliveries still left in their stipulated 50 overs.

Brief Scores:

India: 297 for 4 in 50 overs (Priyam Garg 56, Yashasvi Jaiswal 59, Dhruv Jurel 52 not out; Ashian Deniel 1/39).

Sri Lanka: 207 for 10 in 45.2 overs (Nipun Dananjaya 50, Ravindu Rasantha 49, Kamil Mishara 39; Ravi Bishnoi 2/44, Siddhesh Veer 2/34, Akash Singh 2/29).