The Indian Under-19 cricket team won the Under-19 Asia Cup 2021 title by defeating Sri Lanka Under-19 team by 9 wickets under the captaincy of Yash Dhul. On the last day of the year 2021, the Indian Under-19 team made the whole country proud by becoming the Asian Champion. The journey of the Indian team in this tournament was very spectacular and finally this team became the champion this time. With this, the Indian Under-19 team won this title for the eighth time. However, in the year 2012, India and Pakistan became joint winners.
India’s performance in the final match:
In the final match played between India and Sri Lanka in UAE, rain disturbed and Sri Lanka scored 106 for 9 in 38 overs. Due to rain, the match was reduced to 38-38 overs based on the Duckworth-Lewis rule and then India got a target of 102 runs to win. The Indian team easily achieved this target and became the champion. Sri Lanka’s batsmen performed poorly in the first innings and the best scorer for the team was Yashiru Rodrigo, who scored an unbeaten 19 runs. Vicky Oswal took three wickets for India while Kaushal Tambe got two successes. Apart from this, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravi Kumar and Raj Bawa took one wicket each.
Due to rain, India got a target of 102 runs to win in 38 overs. India’s first wicket fell as Harnoor Singh, who was dismissed for 5 runs. After this Angkrish Raghuvanshi scored an unbeaten 56 and Sheikh Rashid scored an unbeaten 31 to give India a 9-wicket win. India won the match by scoring 104 runs in 21.3 overs for the loss of one wicket. Angkrish made India the champion by hitting a four.
India won the Under-19 Asia Cup title for the eighth time:
The Under-19 Asia Cup title was organized for the first time in the year 1989 in Bangladesh and in the first season, the Indian team became the champion. After this, India captured the title in the year 2003 as well. Then in the year 2012, the final match was played between India and Pakistan, but due to the match being tied, both the teams were declared joint winners. Then the Indian team also won the title in 2013-14, 2016, 2018 and 2019 and now in the year 2021 also India has made this success.