Bang U-19s v Ind U-19s, Tri-Nation Tournament, Final, Pretoria January 8, 2008

India U-19s lift final with ease

Cricinfo staff

India Under-19 260 for 8 (Tiwary 74, Pandey 72) beat Bangladesh Under-19 123 by 137 runs

India Under-19 continued their impressive form with a whopping 137-run defeat over Bangladesh Under-19 in the final of the triangular tournament in Pretoria.

Having won the toss, India put up 260 for 8 in their stipulated 50 and then bowled out Bangladesh for 123 in 37.3 overs, handing them their third loss in a row.

India's top order didn't click too well, slipping to 56 for 4, but a 148-run stand between Saurav Tiwary and Manish Pandey steered them out of choppy waters. Tiwary scored 74 from 88 balls, with two sixes, and Pandey a 77-ball 72. Pradeen Sangwan clubbed 23 not out from 14 balls to get India up and over 250.

Right-arm off-spinner Mahmudul Hasan bowled the best spell for Bangladesh, picking up 3 for 29 in ten tight overs. Subashis Roy, the right-arm medium-pacer, backed hip up with 2 for 55.

But the batsmen had little to offer, collapsing at regular intervals against a tidy Indian attack. Right-hand batsman Rony Talukdar hit 28 and Hasan who top-scored with 30. Duvvarapu Shivkumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli took two wickets each.