Colombo: Madhya Pradesh right-hander Amandeep Khare hit a fine century as India U-19 beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 4 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a tri-series match in Colombo on Saturday.
Batting first, India colts scored 284 for seven in 50 overs with Amandeep scoring 102 off 98 balls with 9 boundaries and a six. He shared a 107-run stand for the second wicket with Washington Sundar (77), who dropped anchor facing 115 balls. He had seven boundaries in his innings. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan (33) and Virat Singh (30) were the other contributors.
In reply Sri Lanka managed 250 for five after their revised victory target was set at 255 in 47 overs. While chasing, Sri Lanka were cruising along at 198 for two in the 38th over before they fizzled out during the death overs. Seamer Rahul Batham (2/32) was the most successful bowler for India. Avishka Fernando (75) and Charith Asalanka (74) were two main contributors for the home team.
India 284/7 (Amandeep Khare 102, Washington Sundar 77, Asitha Fernando 3/54)
Sri Lanka (Revised target 255) 250/5 in 47 overs (Avishka Fernando 75, Charith Asalanka 74, Rahul Batham 2/32).
India won by 4 runs via D/L method.