Champions Again! Indian U-19 Team Beat Bangladesh In A Thriller By 5 Runs To Win Asia Cup
It was a game worthy of a final as India U-19 side beat Bangladesh by 5 runs in a thriller to lift and retain the Asia Cup.
On a pitch that didn't look too batting friendly, India were defending a paltry 106 to defend their crown. It was going to be a daunting task to restrict Bangladesh but Indian bowlers showed character and fight to bundle out the Tigers for 101.
For the colts, 18-year-old left-arm orthodox spinner Atharva Ankolekar emerged as the star with a bowling figures of 5 for 28 in 8 overs. His spun the web around the Bangladesh batsmen to give India a nail-biting victory in Colombo.
Here's how people reacted to India's win.
Another thrilling tournament final.— Peeyush Sharma (@peeyushsharmaa) September 14, 2019
Great win by the India U19 boys defending just 106.#U19AsiaCup
Indian Cricket team wins U-19 Asia cup after beating Bangladesh in finals even after being all out for 106 batting first!!#U19AsiaCup— Girin Govind (@GirinGovind) September 14, 2019
Congratulations to India juniors in #U19AsiaCup to hold their nerve and seal a thrilling 5 run win over Bangladesh. When it comes to playing for India, juniors or seniors - the goal is one- make India victorious pic.twitter.com/QFJ2CvOmFU— SP Velumani (@SPVelumanicbe) September 15, 2019
7th U19 Asia Cup title for India. Second in a row! #U19AsiaCup— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 14, 2019
🇮🇳IND 106 all-out, 32.4 overs— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) September 14, 2019
🇧🇩BAN 101 all-out, 33 overs
✅Lowest total successfully defended by any team in Youth ODI cricket
✅7th U19 Asia Cup title out of 8 events
Indian beat Bangladesh by 5 runs to retain U19 Asia Cup 2019. Congrats to the young champs 👏🙏🇮🇳 #AsiaCupU19pic.twitter.com/zLbfvBCXgo
Congratulations to the U-19 Indian Cricket Team for defeating Bangladesh & bringing home the U-19 Asia Cup.#AsiaCupU19#SundayThoughts#SundayMotivation— Diya Kumari (@KumariDiya) September 15, 2019
India successfully defended their total of 106 to win the Under-19s Asia Cup.— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 14, 2019
This is the lowest total successfully defended by any team in Youth ODI cricket.
Previous: 107 by Nepal against Kenya in a 46-over game in 2000 U19 CWC. #U19AsiaCup2019#INDU19vBANU19#AsiaCupU19
Congratulations Boys in Blue. Fantastic game defending such a small total #IndU19#AsiaCupU19pic.twitter.com/2pp0S08ceX— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) September 14, 2019
A remarkable performance by our young boys to defend such a low total. Kudos, team!