Left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar came back with a Five-wicket haul to enable India to secure the U-19 Asia Cup title with an exciting five-run prevail upon Bangladesh in a low-scoring final on Saturday.
Defending a paltry aggregate of 106, India defeat Bangladesh for 101 in 33 overs, affability 18-year-old Ankolekar, who emerged as the star of the Indian group with figures of 5 for 28 from 8 overs.
While Ankolekar spun a trap of turn to wreck Bangladesh’s pursuit, he was supported well by pacer Akash Singh, who represented three wickets. V Patil (1/25) and SS Mishra (1/27) additionally contributed with one wicket each at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Pursuing a little target of 107, captain Akbar Ali (23) and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (21) kept Bangladesh in the chase.
After they were back to the pavilion, Tanzim Hasan Sakib (12) and Rakibul Hasan (11) raised any expectations of a Bangladesh win before India battled back to package them out.
Prior, captain Dhruv Jurel (33) and lower-order batsman Karan Lal (37) concocted valuable commitments to enable India to cross the 100-run mark.
India’s choice to bat first after winning the toss exploded backward big time as left-arm pacer Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (3/18) and off-spinner Shamim Hossain (3/8) unleashed devastation on the Indian batsmen.
Opener Arjun Azad was the first to go as he was gotten behind by Akbar Ali off Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s dumbfounding in the third.
In the following over, NT Tilak Varma was sent back by Mrittunjoy with Tanzid Hasan taking another catch and after the other opener SV Parkar was run out by Tanzid Hasan, India U-19 group had slipped to 8 for 3.
Shashwat Rawat (19) and captain Jurel then steadied the ship and raised the group fifty preceding the previous was caught leg-before by Hossain in the fifteenth over.
Two balls later, Varun Lavande (0) was expelled to no end by Hossain as India U-19 lost a large portion of their side for 53 for five in 14.4 overs.
Atharva Ankolekar (2) was then run-out in the twentieth over, while Hossain represented Jurel in the following over.
In 26th over, Sushant Mishra (3) strolled back to the Pavillion when he was gotten by Akbar Ali off Shahin Alam’s bowling, while Vidyadhar Patil was evacuated by Mrittunjoy in the following over.
Karan was the last batsman to be dismissed as India U-19 was packaged out for a paltry score of 106 in 32.4 overs.