Under-19 Asia Cup title after defeating Sri Lanka by 34 runs in the final at
the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 23 December, 2016.
This was India’s second win in the Asia Cup under-19 cricket tournament, having
won the title in 2013/14 by defeating Pakistan by 40 runs and sharing the trophy
in the first edition held in Malaysia in 2012/13.
India chose to bat first after winning the toss in the Asia Cup under-19 cricket
final and thanks to brilliant performances from Himanshu Rana and Shubhman Gill,
they finished their innings on 273/8. In response, Sri Lanka started well, but a
couple of wickets from Rahul Chahar (3/22) and a couple more from Abhishek
Sharma (4/37) resulted in a collapse where the hosts lost seven wickets for just
273 for eight in 50 overs (Himanshu Rana 71, Shubman
Gill 70; Nipun Ransika 3/50, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/53).
Sri Lanka Under-19s:
239 all out in 48.4 overs (Reven Kelly 62, Kamindu
Mendis 53; Abhishek Sharma 4/37, Rahul Chahar 3/22).
Man of the Match:
Abhishek Sharma (India)
Player of the series:
HJ Rana (India)