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India U-19 rout Sri Lanka 2-0, wins second Test match by an innings and 147 runs

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The India U-19 team completed their rout over Sri Lanka with another emphatic victory, beating the hosts by an innings and 147 runs in the second ‘Youth Test’ at Hambantota on Friday.

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India, who had scored a mammoth 613 runs in the first innings, courtesy Pawan Shah’s 282 runs –which is the second highest individual score in U-19 internationals — and Atrharva Taide’s 177, took a 297-run lead after bowling Sri Lanka out for 316.

The hosts then were asked to follow-on but failed to produce anything susbtanrtial, bundling out for a paltry 150 in their second innings. Debutant Siddharth Desai shone with four wickets on the final day, helping India achieve a 2-0 clean sweep over their Asuian rivals.

Desai eventually finished with figures of 4/40 in 20 overs to complete a splendid debut.

Earlier, beginning the final day on 47/3, Sri Lanka kept on losing wickets at frequent intervals to be all- out for 150 as Desai made merry of their failure to read him, adding to his two wickets from the first innings.

Yatin Mangwani and Ayush Badoni were the other bowlers with two wickets each, while Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar accounted for one of them. He picked up opener Kamil Mishara, with a left-arm in-swinger.

India had also beaten Sri Lanka by an innings and 21 runs in the opening Test match at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground.

Opener Taide had scored another century (113) in that match and was well supported by Badoni who made 185-runs, to help India register another big total of 589 runs. Sril Lanka was out for 244 in the first innings and made 324 in the second innings falling 21 runs short of India’s first innings total.

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