Asia Cup: Jaiswal, spinners star in India colts victory

Yashsavi Jaiswal resurrected the innings when India was down in the dumps at 14 for 3

The India U-19 team, which won the World Cup in 2018. (representational image)   -  Vijay Bate

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 92 and left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai’s four-wicket haul ensured an easy 51-run win for India against Afghanistan in an U-19 Asia Cup encounter, here on Tuesday.

Batting first, India was all-out for 221 in 45.3 overs with Jaiswal scoring 92 off 93 balls with 13 boundaries and a six.

Opener Jaiswal resurrected the innings when India was down in the dumps at 14 for 3, adding 62 runs for the fourth wicket with Prabh Simran Singh (17).

However, a more important stand was of 80 runs for the fifth wicket with Ayush Badoni, who scored 65 with eight fours and a six.

But at reasonable 202 for five, India lost last five wickets for 19 runs to score a below par 221.

Seamer Azmatullah Omarzai and leg-spinner Qais Ahmed took three wickets apiece.

While chasing, Afghanistan started off well with 56-run opening stand but lost momentum in the middle overs when left-arm spin duo of Desai (4/37 in 7.4 overs) and Harsh Tyagi (3/40 in 10 overs) operated.

From 82 for 2, Afghanistan suffered a middle-order collapse to be reduced to 105 for 6 and never recovered.

Brief scores

India U-19 221 in 45.3 overs (Yashashvi Jaiswal 92 off 93 balls, Ayush Badoni 65 off 66 balls, Azmatullah Omarzai 3/46)

Afghanistan 170 in 45.4 overs (Riaz Hussain 47, Siddharth Desai 4/37, Harsh Tyagi 3/40). India U-19 won by 51 runs.

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