India on Friday beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs in the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday to lift the trophy for the third time in a row.

The Indian colts opted to bat first after winning the toss and scored 273/8 in 50 overs and then rode on its spinners’ fine bowling effort to bowl out Sri Lanka at 239 in 48.4 overs.

Himanshu Rana top-scored with 71 runs, with Shubman Gill being the second-highest run getter with 70.

Brief scores: India U19 273/8 (Himanshu Rana 71, Shubman Gill 70; Nipun Ransika 3/50, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/53) beat Sri Lanka U19 239 (Reven Kelly 62, Kamindu Mendis 53; Abhishek Sharma 4/37, Rahul Chahar 3/22) by 34 runs.


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