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  • 10:09 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 239 in 48.4 overs | Target 274| Thisaru Rashmika 7 (9): All Over for Sri Lanka! India have retained their Asia Cup title, having won it for the third consecutive time. Sri Lanka, who looked all set to win at one stage, fell short by 34 runs in the end. India will be extremely happy with their effort, especially with the way they pulled things back in the last 10 overs.

  • 9:44 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 225/7 in 45 overs | Target 274|Jehan Daniel 15 (14), Thisaru Rashmika 0 (0): Sri Lanka have lost a couple of wickets more, including the big one of their captain. India are on top at the moment, but they must ensure that they do not let the tail wag. OUT! Ahsen Bandara run out 2 (13), Kamindu Mendis c Rana b Abhishek 53 (57), Hareen Weerasingha c Shiva Singh b Abhishek 7 (11)

  • 9:21 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 201/4 in 40 overs | Target 274| Kamindu Mendis 24 (27), Ashen Bandara 2 (11): Due to brilliant catch of his own bowling Rahul Chahar has given India a priced scalp. However, skipper Mendis has gone past his fifty and will be key to Sri Lanka’s success from here on. OUT! Krishan Arachchige c & b Chahar 14 (25)

  • 8:59 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 185/3 in 35 overs | Target 274| Kamindu Mendis 24 (27), Krishan Arachige 10 (16): Sri Lanka are going well, but they have lost the wicket of Kelly for a well made 62. He played a rash shot just when he was looking good. Sri Lanka need just around 6 an over and with 7 wickets in hand, they can do this easily. OUT! Reven Kelly c Nagarkoti b Abhishek 62 (101)

  • 8:27 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 147/2 in 28 overs | Target 274| Reven Kelly 54 (92), Kamindu Mendis 24 (27): Kelly has gone past his fifty and Sri Lanka are going along at a good rate. They are playing sensibly at the moment, knocking ones and twos, picking a boundary here and there. India in desperate need of a breakthrough here.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 115/2 in 21 overs | Target 274| Reven Kelly 43 (66), Kamindu Mendis 4 (11): Sri Lanka have lost the wicket of Boyagoda, which brings skipper Kamindu Mendis to the crease. India need to keep at it and get a couple of wickets more. India will have to keep up the pressure to ensure that the required run rate keeps increasing all the time. OUT! Hasitha Boyagoda c Garg b Abhishek 37 (38)

  • 7:39 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 99/1 in 15 overs | Target 274| Reven Kelly 38 (48), Hasitha Boyagoda 33 (30): The 2nd wicket partnership seems like it is going to take the match away from the Indians. Sri Lanka are going at well over 6 and at this rate they will win this match quite easily. India are looking frustrated at the moment, but need to get their act together, if they are to win the title.

  • 7:18 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 74/1 in 9 overs | Target 274| Reven Kelly 25 (23), Hasitha Boyagoda 22 (19): Despite losing the wicket of Chathuranga, Sri Lanka are going at an excellent pace. India need to get a couple of wickets quickly to get themselves back into the game. Sri Lanka need exactly 200 to win this game now. OUT! Vishva Chathurangac Gill b Thakur 13 (12)

  • 6:51 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, SL 27/0 in 3 overs | Target 274| Reven Kelly 11 (7), Vishva Chathuranga 13 (11): Sri Lanka are off to a good start in this run chase. the opening batsmen have been able to find the boundaries at ease and will look to continue this. India on the other hand have not been up to the mark with their bowling and as a result have been punished.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 273/8 in 50 overs | Shiva Singh 6 (7), Rahul Chahar 0 (0): India lost their way a bit but have managed to register a competitive total on the board. India were looking set to get a score of close to 300, but Sri Lanka managed well in the death to restrict the Indians. Can Sri Lanka chase this down> Let’s wait and watch. OUT! Kamlesh Nagarkoti c Weerashingha b Rashmika 23 (14)

  • 5:34 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 246/7 in 47 overs | Shiva Singh 1 (2), Kamlesh Nagarkoti 1 (1): India have lost the wicket of Gill, but Salman Khan played some excellent shots, before he was dismissed for a 21-ball 26. Het Patel too was run out off the very first ball. Ranasika also removed Garg in the 47th over, which meant Sri Lanka had picked up 3 wickets in just 1 over. Sri Lanka have been picking up wickets at regular intervals now and that could see them restrict India to under 260. OUT! Shubnam Gill c Bandara b Jayawickrama 70 (92), Salman Khan c Mendis b Tansika 26 (21), Het Patel run out 0 (1), Priyam Garg b Ransika 5 (6)

  • 5:09 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 215/3 in 42 overs | Shubman Gill 63 (86), Salman Khan 9 (7): India have lost their skipper Abhishek Sharma for 29, but have set themselves a good platform from where they can get a score close to 280. Gill is looking in good touch and he will be key, if India are to reach a commendable total. OUT! Abhishek Sharma c Boyagoda b Ransika 29 (44)

  • 4:45 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 179/2 in 36 overs | Shubman Gill 54 (73), Abhishek Sharma 11 (28): Gill has scored a superb fifty and has taken him 67 balls to reach his milestone. India’s run-rate has come down a bit, but with 8 wickets in hand, they can really explode in the final 10 overs or so.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 160/2 in 30 overs | Shubman Gill 43 (56), Abhishek Sharma 4 (9): Jayawickrama’s wonderful tournament continues as he manages to breach the defence of Rana for 71. Skipper Abhishek Sharma is the new batsman, He joins Gill, who is approaching his half-century. OUT! Himanshu Rana b Jayawickrama 71 (79)

  • 4:06 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 130/1 in 24 overs | Himanshu Rana 56 (66), Shubman Gill 33 (42): Rana has gone past his fifty, to go with his 130 in the semi-final against Afghanistan. This partnership is also looking good, much to the dismay of the Sri Lankan bowlers. India at this rate will surely get a score close to 300.

  • 3:42 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 108/1 in 18 overs | Himanshu Rana 42 (47), Shubman Gill 25 (25): India brought up their 100 in the 17th over. Gill and Rana are playing extremely well, scoring at a healthy pace. With 9 wickets in hand, India can set Sri Lanka a daunting target today.

  • 3:27 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 81/1 in 13 overs | Himanshu Rana 29 (34), Shubman Gill 11 (8): After playing so well, Shaw holes on in the dep off Jayawickrama. His wicket has brought Shubman Gill to the crease. India have made a good start, their middle-order now has to take them to a good score from here. OUT! Prithvi Shaw c Boyagoda b Jayawickrama 39 (36)

  • 3:03 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 48/0 in 7 overs | Prithvi Shaw 35 (28), Himanshu Rana 12 (14): Prithvi Shaw is looking extremely dangerous and has scored some glorious boundaries already. Rana is happy to give as much strike as possible to Shaw at the moment. Sri Lanka in desperate need of a wicket or two here as India approach the 50-run mark.

  • 2:46 PM IST

    LIVE: India vs Sri Lanka ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final, IND 16/0 in 3 overs | Prithvi Shaw 14 (13), Himanshu Rana 1 (5): India are off to a brisk start. Shaw scored 10 off the very first over of the match and then the second from Ransika yielded just 5. Sri Lanka need to break this dangerous opening pair at the earliest. Their opening bowlers have looked a tad rusty in the opening stages of the match.

  • 2:31 PM IST

    Playing XI:

    IND: Abhishek Sharma (c), Prithvi Shaw, Himanshu Rana, Shubman Gill, Priyam Garg, Salman Khan, Het Patel (wk), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shiva Singh, Rahul Chahar, Yash Thakur

    SL: Kamindu Mendis (c), Reven Kelly, Vishva Chathuranga (wk), Hasitha Boyagoda, Ashen Bandara, Krishan Arachchige, Nipun Ransika, Praveen Jayawickrama, Thisaru Rashmika, Jehan Daniel, Hareen Weerasingha

  • 2:16 PM IST

    TOSS: IND U-19 win toss, elect to bat first

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup between India and Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium at Colombo. India qualified to the final after beating Afghanistan in the semi-final by 77 runs, thanks to an excellent ton from Himanshu Rana. Sri Lanka on the other hand registered a 26-run win (D/L) over Bangladesh in the semi-final. India go into the final without a single defeat in the group stages, while incidentally, it was India, who beat Sri Lanka in the group stage. Left-arm spinners Praveen Jayawickrama and Hareen Weerasingha picked up seven wickets between them to dismantle Bangladesh.

India started off the tournament with a resounding 235-run win over Malaysia in their opening fixture. They bundled Malaysia out for just 54, after putting up 289 on the board. Then, they registered a couple of six wicket wins, first against Nepal and then followed it up against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka on the other hand have not had a particularly smooth sailing. They have had to work hard for most of their matches. They survived an early scare to beat Nepal by a run. They then registered an eight wicket win over Malaysia in their next match. They lost their final match against India, but did just about enough to make it to the semi-finals.

READ: India vs Sri Lanka, ACC Under-19 Asia Cup 2016 Final: Preview

India are gunning for their third straight Asia Cup title. India shared the trophy with Pakistan in 2012 and then beat the arch-rivals in the 2014 edition of the tournament. They are favourites to win this as well, but they cannot afford to underestimate Sri Lanka in their own backyard.

Teams

India:  Abhishek Sharma (c), Himanshu Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Chahar, Harvik Desai, Priyam Garg, Ayush Jamwal, Salman Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Het Patel (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shiva Singh, Yash Thakur, Heramb Parab, Anand Tiwari

Sri Lanka: Kamindu Mendis (c), Sanjula Abeywickreme, Ashen Bandara, Hasitha Boyagoda, Vishva Chathuranga (wk), Jehan Daniel, Praveen Jayawickrama, Thilan Prasan, Nipun Ransika, Lasith Croospulle, Wanitha Wanninayaka, Hareen Weerasingha, Reven Kelly, Dilshan Gamage

Editorial team of CricketCountry.