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India won semi – final against Sri Lanka by 97 runs, seal spot in final – U-19 World Cup

India U-19 side booked a place in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup after beating Sri Lanka by 97 runs in Bangladesh on Tuesday. After early hiccups, fifties by AnmolPreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan steadied the ship to take India to score 267

The Indian Under-19 setup a super fine all-round show to Sri Lanka and booked their place in the final. After early glitches, fifties by Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan stabilized the ship to take India to score 267 runs. Will see who will go in final as the second semifinal is in the middle of Bangladesh and West Indies on 11 February 2016.

Sri Lanka U-19 won the toss and chosen to field first. Indian captain Ishan Kishan says he would have elected to bat first anyway.

Top scorer Anmolpreet singh the match had done a really good job. He scored 72 run in 92 balls with 6 fours and 1 six. He came at no 3 to bat on when India was 27-2, sarfaraz khan score 59 run in 71 balls with 6 fours and 1 six. Anmolpreet singh and sarfaraz khan had ended there fifty and score 100 + runs for third wicket.

India Under-19 lost spare wickets in the death overs and their innings ended at 267 for 9. The innings was set up half-centuries of years from Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan.

Avesh Khan has struck in the first over to Avishka Fernando.

Sri Lanka team broken down under the pressure of chasing the target. Having lost an excess of wickets forthright, they played out for an excess of overs to unite with a steady partnership. Mid-route through the innings, the run-rate had taken a dive into the see and couple of wickets was remaining. They lost all the wickets for just 170 runs. India got a tremendous victory into yet another ICC Under-19 World Cup.

The wickets at Mirpur, offered a bit of turn and bounce and also aided swing and seam bowling early in the day with steam and fog in the morning. Calculating the conditions where India have won three out of three, Rahul Dravid, the mentor of the Indian Under-19 side, said: “We have played three matches here. It is a clever one. It was not easy to start off because it swung around a bit. In the event that India overcame from beginning misbalance and set up a decent score, then it was difficult to pursue also. In the couple of matches it gave me a feeling that somewhere around 250 runs was required. It was somewhere the same against Nepal and we batted well to get 170 however it was most likely a 230. I am not that stressed over it.”



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