India colts beat Sri Lanka to win U-19 tri-series

Colombo: Opener Washington Sundar struck a fluent fifty to back up the efforts of his bowlers as India Under-19 team outplayed Sri Lankan colts by five wickets in the tri-series final here yesterday.

Chasing 159, the Indian juniors rode on a solid 89-run opening stand between Sundar (56) and Rishabh Pant (35) to achieve the target in 33.5 overs. Left-arm spinner Damitha Silva did pick up three wickets to cause a bit of a stutter in the Indian chase but Ricky Bhui (29 not out) made sure the visitors pocket the summit clash with ease and remain unbeaten in the tournament.

Earlier, Sri Lanka suffered from lack of partnerships to manage 158 all out in 47.2 overs.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Vishad Randika top-scored with 58 runs, while left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed bagged three wickets. Pace spearhead Avesh Khan, medium-pacer Shubham Mavi and left-arm spinner Mayank Dagar picked two wickets each.

Brief scores
Sri Lanka U-19: 158 in 47.2 overs (V Randika 58, D Silva 23; K Ahmed 3-29) lost to India U-19: 159-5 in 33.5 overs (W Sundar 56, R Pant 35; D Silva 3-18) by 5 wkts

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