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Emerging Teams Asia Cup

Sri Lanka suffer first defeat but through to semis

India’s Himmat Singh who scored an unbeaten 126 not out celebrates his century.
India’s Himmat Singh who scored an unbeaten 126 not out celebrates his century.

Sri Lanka suffered their first defeat in the ongoing Emerging Teams Asia Cup tournament when India beat them by four wickets at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.

Batting first Sri Lanka ran up a competitive score of 260-7 with half centuries from Avishka Fernando (80 off 106 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) and Asela Gunaratne who made 67 not out off 64 balls with seven fours.

However India managed to overhaul Sri Lanka’s total in the 48th over largely through a 148 runs partnership for the third wicket by Ruturaj Gaikwad (67) and a fine unbeaten century from Himmat Singh who went onto score 126 not out off 149 balls inclusive of 12 fours and two sixes.

In the other match played at the CCC grounds, Afghanistan beat Oman by 112 runs.

India who topped Group A and Sri Lanka along with Group B toppers Pakistan and Bangladesh have qualified for the knockout stage of the competition, the semi-finals.

RESULTS:

t At Premadas Stadium: India U23 beat Sri Lanka U23 by four wickets.

Scores: Sri Lanka (U23) 260-7 in 50 overs (Sadun Weerakkody 22, Avishka Fernando 80, Shehan Jayasuriya 38, Asela Gunaratne 67 n.o., S Mavi 3/62, P Krishna 2/47)

India (U23) 261-6 in 47.3 overs (R Gaikwad 67, Himmat Singh 126 n.o., D Hooda 26, Asitha Fernando 2/20, Kamindu Mendis 3/51)

t At CCC: Afghanistan U23 beat Oman U23 by 112 runs.

Afghanistan 252 in 49.1 overs (I Ali Khil 22, S Kamal 22, Najibullah Zadran 83, QA Kamawal 66, Bilal Khan 2/31, Kaleemullah 3/39, JV Odera 2/35)

Oman 140 in 39.5 overs (Jatinder Singh 30, S Michal 54, K Janat 2/9, ZR Akbar 2/19, N Zadran 2/16)


 

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