Dec 31, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Indian boys keep scoreboard ticking
Five wides in a single over by Pathirana, which is making the job easier for the Indian batters. That’s the last thing that Sri Lanka wanted. The islanders are in desperate need of a wicket at this moment.
Dec 31, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Pathirana into the attack
Pathirana has been handed the ball. He’s got a slingy action just like Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga.
Dec 31, 2021 05:11 PM IST
A short one and Raghuvanshi easily dispatched that over square leg for a boundary. Seven runs off Wickramasinghe’s over and India are off to a great start.
Dec 31, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Wide and short & that’s punched on the backfoot by Raghuvanshi. He looks unfazed by Harnoor’s departure, looking to hit anything that’s in his zone.
Dec 31, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Rodrigo provides the breakthrough! He traps Harnoor for five, trapped plumb in front. The Sri Lankan camp is elated.
Dec 31, 2021 04:52 PM IST
India off to steady start
A short delivery has hit Raghuvanshi on the helmet but he’s alright to keep going. Sri Lanka looking for early wickets to stay alive in the contest.
Dec 31, 2021 04:50 PM IST
India’s target has been revised to 99
Dec 31, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Indian openers at the crease
Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Harnoor Singh are at the crease. Yasiru Rodrigo opens the attack for Sri Lanka.
Dec 31, 2021 04:33 PM IST
India chasing third consecutive title
Dec 31, 2021 04:29 PM IST
India need 107 runs to win
Pathirana and Rodrigo have helped Sri Lanka go past the 100-run mark but India would fancy their chances after a disciplined bowling and fielding effort. Ostwal was the pick of the bowlers with three for 11 in 8 overs. Tambe picked two while Bawa, Kumar and Hangargekar added one wicket each to their name.
Dec 31, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Sri Lanka finish at 106/9
Hangargekar picks up a wicket on the final delivery as Sri Lanka finish on 106/9 in the rain-marred contest. India need 107 runs to win the title.
Dec 31, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Sri Lanka search for boundaries
We still haven’t seeen any power-hitting yet. Just six more deliveries to go.
Dec 31, 2021 04:09 PM IST
A brilliant throw from Rasheed. Direct hit and De Silva falls short of the crease. Sri Lanka eight down now.
Sri Lanka 83/8
Dec 31, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Beautiful sunshine and Indian fans must be happy! Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will look to get past 100 in the final few overs.
Dec 31, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Dec 31, 2021 03:57 PM IST
The rain really came down hard but the sun is now peeking through! The play would resume in about a couple of minutes! Match reduced to 38 overs a side.
Dec 31, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Would we see a disappointing and anticlimactic ending here? India are favourites to win the contest, especially with the kind of firepower they have in their batting setup.
Dec 31, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Previous U19 Asia Cup final
Left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar had registered a five-wicket haul in the previous U-19 Asia Cup final against Bangladesh. efending a paltry total of 106, India dismissed Bangladesh for a paltry 101 in 33 overs.
Dec 31, 2021 02:49 PM IST
The skipper will be among the players to look out for when the Indian team steps in for the chase. He has had his fair of captaincy in the past. He has the experience of leading Delhi’s U-16, U-19, and India ‘A’ U-19 sides, and the right-hander is often termed as a classy batter.
Dec 31, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Indian cricket’s Year in Review
Meanwhile, have a look at how the year panned out for Indian cricket.
Dec 31, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Sri Lanka U19 aim to go past 100
Raveen De Silva (13*) and Yasiru Rodrigo (4*) are the two unbeaten batters in the middle. The pair has added 17. Indian bowlers would be looking to get a couple of more wickets and finish this as quickly as possible.
Sri Lanka 74/7
Dec 31, 2021 01:57 PM IST
On a wicket that contradicts Sri Lanka’s decision to bat first, Indian seamers and spinners have been brilliant. Ravi Kumar drew first blood and Raj Bawa also added one wicket under his belt, leaving Sri Lanka reeling at 15/2 after the first Powerplay. Kaushal Tambe joined the wicket-takers list by picking two quick wickets but the highlight of the day so far has been Vicky Ostwal’s display with the ball. He’s bowled eight overs so far, conceding just 11 runs and picking up three wickets.
Dec 31, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Dec 31, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Play interrupted due to rain
It’s rainining pretty hard out there. Umpires have called for the covers as players are making their way out.
Sri Lanka 74/7
Dec 31, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Drinks are on the field and the Indian colts would be looking to clean up the tail as soon as possible. Ostwal has been brilliant so far and he can pick up a couple of more wickets too. It all started with Ravi Kumar and Raj Bawa putting pressure on the SL batters. Kaushal Tambe triggered the further collapse by picking up two wickets. Also, it’s starting to get dark out there and the lights are on.
Sri Lanka 74/7
Dec 31, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Sri Lanka 66/7 in 30 overs
Dec 31, 2021 01:13 PM IST
Hangargekar dispatched for a boundary on the very first delivery of his over. De Silva with a cracking cover drive against a half-volley.
Sri Lanka 66/7
Dec 31, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Ostwal picks up another wicket, trapping Somarathne for 7. Sri Lanka are in deep trouble. They might want to go back to the toss and change the decision of batting first on this wicket.
Sri Lanka 57/7
Dec 31, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Wellalage frees his arms and tries to clear the field but hands it straight to Bawa in the mid-wicket region. Ostwal has picked up his second wicket, leaving Sri Lanka tottering at 57/6.
Dec 31, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Spin continues for India with Ostwal, who has given away just three runs so far. Wellalage has joined Somarathne in the middle. Also, fifty up for Sri Lanka!
Sri Lanka 51/5
Dec 31, 2021 12:50 PM IST
Another one bites the dust. Rajapaksa caught by Shaik Rasheed as Ostwal gets his name in the wicket-takers column. This could perhaps finish early if Sri Lanka continue to slump in this manner.
Sri Lanka 47/5
Dec 31, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Pathiraja decided to leave that delivery but it slid in to disturb the woodwork. Things not going in Sri Lanka’s favour at the moment. Tambe gets his second of the day.
Sri Lanka 39/4 after 20 overs
Dec 31, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Sri Lanka U19 grapple with run-rate & conditions
Vicky Ostwal comes on with his left-arm spin. At the current rate that’s less than 2, Sri Lanka would get to 93. The ball hasn’t been coming to the bat and the wicket has some spongy bounce too.
Sri Lanka 35/3
Dec 31, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Tambe into the attack and he delivers straightaway. He traps Bandara after being hit for a boundary. Sri Lanka lose their third wicket as Bandara departs for 9.
Sri Lanka 31-3
Dec 31, 2021 12:18 PM IST
First boundary for Sri Lanka U19!
Short and wide from Bawa and it was asking to be punished. First boundary for Sri Lanka and it comes off Rajapaksa’s willow.
Sri Lanka 27/2
Dec 31, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Pacers push Sri Lanka U19 on the backfoot
Sri Lanka are struggling at the moment, with just eight runs coming in the last five overs. Up against a robust seam bowling attack, the Sri Lankan batters haven’t managed to boost the run-rate, especially after suffering two early blows. 69 dot balls so far from the Indian bowlers!
Sri Lanka 22/2
Dec 31, 2021 12:07 PM IST
Sri Lanka U19 off to a sluggish start
Sri Lanka U19, the only unbeaten team in the tournament, have managed to put up just 18 in the first 13 overs — their slowest start so far. Their top-order was fragile in the semi-final too against Pakistan. Bandara and Rajapaksa are in the middle.
Sri Lanka 18/2
Dec 31, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Daniel was struggling and he nicked it to keeper Aaradhya. Bawa gets his first wicket. Indian seamers will look to grab a couple of more wickets as the lush green wicket still has a lot more to offer. Both the SL openers are back in the dressing room and Rajapaksa is the next man in.
Sri Lanka 15/2
Dec 31, 2021 11:54 AM IST
A disciplined bowling effort from the Indian pacers have restricted Sri Lanka to 15/1 in the first 10 overs.
Dec 31, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Indian seamers hunt for another wicket
Raj Bawa into the attack. The wicket has a bit of grass and Indian seamers will try to create some chances with the new ball.
Sri Lanka 13/1
Dec 31, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Ravi Kumar could have had his second! Bandara nicked it to the slips but it fell tumbled out of the fielder’s hands. A run-out and a catching opportunity missed so far.
Sri Lanka 10/1
Dec 31, 2021 11:32 AM IST
India U19 disciplined at the start
Bandara joins Daniel in the middle. Hangargekar is desperately looking for one more early wicket to push Sri Lanka on the backfoot.
Sri Lanka 9/1
Dec 31, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Ravi Kumar strikes! India are off to a good start. Wickramasinghe departs for 3. He was looking to play in the mid-wicket region but picked out the third man fielder instead.
Sri Lanka 6/1.
Dec 31, 2021 11:15 AM IST
A mix-up between SL batters and Daniel had given up. India, however, missed the direct throw. No fielder backed up the throw and great opportunity missed by the Indian colts.
Sri Lanka 4/0 after 2.1 overs
Dec 31, 2021 11:07 AM IST
Hangargekar opens the attack and gives away Wickramasinghe & Daniel are at the crease.
Dec 31, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Dec 31, 2021 10:59 AM IST
National anthems of both teams being played right now. Minutes before the contest gets underway!
Dec 31, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Shevon Daniel, Dunith Wellalage(c), Ranuda Somarathne, Raveen de Silva, Treveen Mathew, Anjala Bandara(w), Yasiru Rodrigo, Pawan Pathiraja, Sadisha Rajapaksa, Matheesha Pathirana
Dec 31, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shaik Rasheed, Yash Dhull(c), Nishant Sindhu, Raj Bawa, Aaradhya Yadav(w), Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar
Dec 31, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Sri Lanka U19 have won the toss and have opted to bat!
Dec 31, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Last meeting in the U19 Asia Cup final
India and Sri Lanka had last met in the final of U19 Asia Cup back in 2018, where the Boys in Blue had registered a 144-run win. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the top-scorer with 85 runs, followed by skipper Prabhsimran Singh (65*), Anuj Rawat (57), Ayush Badoni (52*) and Devdutt Padikkal (31).
Dec 31, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Sri Lanka’s push for maiden glory
It will be the fifth instance of Sri Lanka featuring in the Asia Cup U19 final. Interestingly, the islanders have played all five four finals against India. Sri Lanka will be aiming to clinch their maiden title today.
Dec 31, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Sri Lanka’s semi-final hurdle against Pakistan
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 22 runs in a thriller, with Treveen Mathew picking four wickets and skipper Dunith Wellalage adding three to his name. Chasing a 147-run total, Pakistan were able to notch up just 125 on the scoreboard.
Dec 31, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Harnoor Singh and Shaikh Rasheed have scored 126 and 102 runs respectively in three games. Raja Bawa has been impressive with the ball, picking seven wickets in three matches including a four-fer versus Pakistan.
Dec 31, 2021 10:23 AM IST
India’s win over Bangladesh
Shaik Rasheed hit unbeaten 90 against Bangladesh to help India book the finals berth. Skipper Yash Dhull also chipped in with 26 off 29 deliveries. Raj Bawa (23), Vicky Ostwal (28 not out off 18 balls) and Rajvardhan Hangargekar (16) also played produced useful cameos with the bat.
On the bowling front, Ravi Kumar (2/22), Vicky Ostwal (2/25), Raj Bawa (2/26) and Rajvardhan Hangargekar (2/36) shared eight wickets between them.
Dec 31, 2021 10:11 AM IST
“Final, here we come”
Dec 31, 2021 10:08 AM IST
Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the final of the U19 Asia Cup 2021 where India take on Sri Lanka in Dubai. The year draws to a close with an exctiting final clash between India and Sri Lanka. India had beaten Bangladesh in the semi-final while Sri Lanka had defeated Pakistan. India are the record-champions in U19 Asia Cup, having won the tournament 7 times. Stay tuned for LIVE updates!