Shubhman Gill stars in India colts' win

Batting first, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 207 in 48.5 overs. In reply, India cruised to the target in 39.5 overs.

Punjab batsman Shubhman Gill smashed 78 off 79 balls to anchor a successful run-chase with India U-19 beating host Sri Lanka by six wickets in a group league game of the Junior Asia Cup cricket tournament.

Batting first, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 207 in 48.5 overs with Jehan Daniel scoring 67. Shiva Singh was the most successful bowler grabbing three for 32 while off-spinner Yash Thakur took three for 38. Skipper and left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma took two wickets for 32 runs.

In reply, India cruised to the target in 39.5 overs.

Right-hander Shubhman hit 10 fours and a six while opener Prithvi Shaw scored 36. Skipper Abhishek, a left-handed batsman contributed 33, while Priyam Garg chipped in with 32.

The scores:

Sri Lanka U-19: 207 in 48.5 overs (Jehan Daniel 67, Shiva Singh three for 32, Yash Thakur three for 38) lost to India U-19 208 for four in 39.5 overs (Shubhman Gill 78, Prithvi Shaw 36, Abhishek Sharma 33).