World Cup: India U19 crush Sri Lanka U19 by 90 runs in opener

After Yashasvi Jaiswal, skipper Priyam Garg and Dhruv Jurel shone with the bat, the Indian U-19 bowlers came to the fore to help their side crush Sri Lanka U19 by 90 runs in the opening clash of the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup on Sunday. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 21:35
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After the India U19 men's cricket team shone with the bat, the bowlers came to the fore to help their side crush Sri Lanka U19 by 90 runs in the opening clash of the 2020 International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein on Sunday. 

Asked to bat first, Yashasvi Jaiswal (59), Tilak Varma (46), Priyam Garg (56), Dhruv Jurel (52)  and Siddhesh Veer (44) all made significant contributions with the bat to help their side put up a competitive total of 297 for four in their stipulated 50 overs. 

In reply, Akash Singh, Ravi Bishnoi and Siddhesh Veer all bagged two wickets each, while Kartik Tyagi, Sushant Mishra and Yashsvi chipped in with a wicket each to help India bundle out Sri Lanka for 207 in 45.2 overs. 

Captain Nipun Dananjaya (50) and Ravindu Rasantha (49) were the top scorers for Sri Lanka U19.

Four-time champions India will next lock horns with Japan on Tuesday. 

Here are the highlights:

19 January 2020, 21:24 PM

India U19 beat Sri Lanka U19 by 90 runs!

19 January 2020, 21:24 PM

India U19 beat Sri Lanka U19 by 90 runs!

19 January 2020, 21:24 PM

India U19 bundle out Sri Lanka U19 for 207 runs in 45.2 overs. Sri Lanka U19 2017 (45.2 overs)

19 January 2020, 21:20 PM

WICKET!! Soon after bringing up his half-century, Nipun Dananjaya (50) was caught leg before wicket on the third delivery of the 45th over by Akash Singh. Sri Lanka U19 203-9 (45 overs)

19 January 2020, 21:16 PM

WICKET!! Sri Lanka U19 have now lost their eighth wicket in chase of 298 runs as Amshi de Silva (5) was caught by Indian U19 skipper Priyam Garg on the fourth delivery of the 44th over by Siddhesh Veer. Sri Lanka U19 203-8 (44 overs)

19 January 2020, 21:13 PM

WICKET!! Two wickets in an over for Ravi Bishnoi. While Kavindu Nadeeshan (4) was clean bowled in the fifth ball of the 42nd over, Ashian Daniel (0) was caught leg before wicket on the very next ball. Sri Lanka U19 195-7 (42 overs)

19 January 2020, 20:51 PM

WICKET!! Sri Lanka U19 have now lost five wickets in their chase of 298 runs against India. Dinusha (16) was caught Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps on the second delivery of the 39th over. Sri Lanka U19 185-5 (39 overs)

19 January 2020, 20:46 PM

Nine runs off the last two overs. Dinusha and Nipun Dananjaya are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of nine and 34 as Sri Lanka U19 needed 128 runs from 13 overs. Sri Lanka  U19 170-4 (37 overs)

19 January 2020, 20:41 PM

Sri Lanka U19 167-4 (36 overs)

19 January 2020, 20:32 PM

WICKET!! T B Kahaduwaarachch departed for just 15 runs after being caught by Tilak Varma at first slip on the second delivery of the 34th over by Kartik Tyagi. Sri Lanka U19, however, have crossed the 150-run mark in their chase of 298 runs. Sri Lanka U19 152-4 (34 overs)

19 January 2020, 20:13 PM

16 runs off the last three overs. T B Kahaduwaarachch and Nipun Dananjaya are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 14 and 20, with Sri Lanka U19 needing 154 runs from 19 overs remaining. Sri Lanka U19 144-3 (31 overs)

19 January 2020, 20:02 PM

Sri Lanka U19 128-3 (28 overs)

19 January 2020, 19:46 PM

Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi is the new batsman in for Sri Lanka U19. 

19 January 2020, 19:46 PM

WICKET!! Ravindu Rasantha (49) falls just one run short of a half-century after being clean bowled by Yashasvi Jaiswal on the fifth delivery of the 23rd over. Sri Lanka U19 106-2 (23 overs)

19 January 2020, 19:31 PM

Sri Lanka U19 added 13 runs in the last three overs. Ravindu Rasantha (46), who is approaching a half-century, rocked back on the second ball of the 19th over by Shubhang Hegde and pulled it over mid-wicket for four runs. Sri Lanka have reached 92 for one after 21 overs. 

19 January 2020, 19:16 PM

11 runs off the last three overs for Sri Lanka U19. Ravindu Rasantha (37) hammered the second delivery of the 17th over by Akash Singh down to the fine leg fence for four runs. Sri Lanka U19 now need 219 runs from 32 overs. Sri Lanka U19 79-1 (18 overs)

19 January 2020, 19:05 PM

A tight over by Akash Singh as he conceded just a single to Sri Lanka. Ravindu Rasantha (28) flicked the second delivery of the 15th over to fine leg for one run. Sri Lanka U19 68-1 (15 overs) 

19 January 2020, 19:02 PM

Sri Lanka U19 67-1 (14 overs)

19 January 2020, 18:47 PM

The Sri Lanka U-19 team has crossed the 50-run mark in their chase of 298 runs against India. Kamil Mishara and Ravindu Rasantha are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 23 and 21. Sri Lanka U19 60-1 (12 overs)

19 January 2020, 18:37 PM

14 runs off the last three overs. Ravindu Rasantha (12) punched the second delivery the seventh over punch past mid-on for four runs before he swept the third delivery of the ninth over past square leg for another boundary. Sri Lanka U19 42-1 (9 overs)

19 January 2020, 18:20 PM

Nine runs off the last two overs for Sri Lanka U19. Kamil Mishara (16) got a thick inside edge of the bat on the fourth delivery of the sixth over by Sushant Mishra and the ball evaded the leg-stump and beat the keeper too for four runs. Sri Lanka U19 28-1 (6 overs)

19 January 2020, 18:14 PM

Ravindu Rasantha comes to the crease for Sri Lanka U19.

19 January 2020, 18:13 PM

WICKET!! Sushant Mishra gave breakthrough to India U19 as early as in the fourth over. Navod Paranavithana (6) was caught by Akash Singh near mid-wicket on the last delivery of the 4th over. Sri Lanka U19 19-1 (4 overs)

19 January 2020, 18:00 PM

Three runs off the very first over. Navod Paranavithana (1) got off the mark by flicking the second delivery of the first over to fine leg for one run, while Kamil Mishara (1) too opened his account with a single off the very next delivery.Sri Lanka U19 3/0 (1 over)

19 January 2020, 17:53 PM

Navod Paranavithana and Kamil Mishara to open the chase for Sri Lanka. Kartik Tyagi begins the proceedings for India. 

19 January 2020, 17:09 PM

FIFTY!! Dhruv Jurel has brought up a half-century off 46 deliveries. The Indian batsman reached the mark by picking up a single on the first delivery of the 49th over by Matheesha Pathirana. India U19 282-4 (48.1 overs)

19 January 2020, 16:55 PM

India U19 251-4 (46 overs)
 

19 January 2020, 16:55 PM

WICKET!!! Soon after scoring his half-century, Priyam Garg (56) was stumped by Kamil Mishara on the second delivery of the 43rd over. India U19 236-4 (43 overs)

19 January 2020, 16:44 PM

FIFTY!! Indian U-19 skipper Priyam Garg has brought up a half-century off just 63 balls. He reached the mark by picking up two runs on the fifth delivery of the 40th over. India U19 209-3 (40 overs)

19 January 2020, 16:22 PM

15 runs off the last four overs for India U19. Priyam Garg (37) and Dhruv Jurel (11) are currently batting at the crease and looking to stitch partnership after Varma's dismissal. India are just 10 runs away from the 200-run mark with 14 overs remaining. India U19 190-3 (36 overs)

19 January 2020, 16:09 PM

Dhruv Jurel is the new batsman in for India. 

19 January 2020, 16:08 PM

WICKET!! Tilak Varma (46) falls short of a half-century after being stumped by wicketkeeper Kamil Mishara on the third delivery of the 32nd over by Ashian Daniel. India U19  175-3 (32 overs)

19 January 2020, 16:03 PM

18 runs off the last three overs for India U19. Tilak Varma is batting at 46 and approaching a half-century while skipper Priyam Garg (29) is providing good support from the other end. 
India U19 171-2 (31 overs)
 

19 January 2020, 15:55 PM

The India U-19 men's cricket team has crossed the 150-run mark, with skipper Priyam Garg and Tilak Varma batting at the crease at their respective scores of 23 and 34. India U19 153-2 (28 overs)

19 January 2020, 15:55 PM

India U19 141-2 (26 overs)
 

19 January 2020, 15:38 PM

17 runs off the last two overs for India U19.  Priyam Garg (5) got off the mark by slapping the first delivery of the 23rd over to sweeper cover before Tilak Varma (23) smashed the last delivery of the same over through extra cover for a boundary. India U19 130-2 (24 overs)

19 January 2020, 15:26 PM

India U19 skipper Priyam Garg is the new batsman in!

19 January 2020, 15:26 PM

WICKET!! Soon after bringing up his half-century, Yashasvi Jaiswal (59) edged the fourth delivery of the 22nd over by Dilshan Madushanka to  Kamil Mishara behind the stumps. 
IND U19 112-2 (21.4 overs)

19 January 2020, 15:24 PM

IND U19 92-1 (18 overs)

19 January 2020, 15:04 PM

Nine runs off the last two overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal continues to stand strong at 44 while Tilak Varma is batting at the other end at six. India U19 84-1 (16 overs)

19 January 2020, 14:51 PM

India U19 75-1 (14 overs)

19 January 2020, 14:41 PM

Tilak Varma comes to the crease for India U19. 

19 January 2020, 14:41 PM

WICKET! Amshi de Silva gave a breakthrough to Sri Lanka U-19 by removing Divyansh Saxena for 23. The Indian opener was caught by Nipun Dananjaya at mid-wicket on the fifth delivery of the 12th over. India U-19 68-1 (12 overs)

19 January 2020, 14:26 PM

India U-19 have crossed the 50-run mark after 10 overs against Sri Lanka, with Divyansh Saxena and Yashasvi Jaiswal batting at the crease at their respective scores of 18 and 29. India U19 54/0 (10 overs)
 

19 January 2020, 14:13 PM

Fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka comes into the attack.

19 January 2020, 14:11 PM

Matheesha Pathirana gave away five runs to India U19 before Ashian Daniel bowled a maiden over.  Yashasvi Jaiswal (14) crunched the first ball of the sixth over through the packed off-side field for a boundary. India 34-0 (7 overs)

19 January 2020, 14:04 PM

India U-19 added nine runs in the last two overs.  Divyansh Saxena (13) drove the fifth delivery of the fourth over by Matheesha Pathirana off the middle through extra cover to pick up three runs. Subsequently, Sri Lanka U19's Ashian Daniel conceded just two runs in the very next over. India U19 29-0 (5 overs)

19 January 2020, 13:54 PM

15 runs off the last two over for India U19, including three wides in the third over. Divyansh Saxena (9) drove the third delivery of the third over past cover for four runs. India U19 20-0 (3 overs)

19 January 2020, 13:42 PM

Right-arm pacer Matheesha Pathirana comes into the attack!

19 January 2020, 13:40 PM

India U-19 added five runs in the very first over.  Yashasvi Jaiswal (3) got off the mark by picking up two runs with a flick past mid-wicket on the first delivery, while Divyansh Saxena (1) smashed the last delivery of the over through mid-wicket to open his account with a single. India U19 5/0 (1 over)