Anmolpreet, Sarfaraz fifties put India in final

India 267 for 9 (Anmolpreet 72, Sarfaraz 59, Asitha 4-43) beat Sri Lanka 170 (Mendis 39, Dagar 3-21) by 97 runs
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Anmolpreet Singh’s 72 off 92 balls led India to 267, after a shaky start © Getty Images

India soared to the final of the Under-19 World Cup, for the fifth time, after their dominating 97-run win against Sri Lanka in the first semi-final in Mirpur. India were tested by Sri Lanka’s pacers on a pitch with a tinge of green, but Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan added 96 together, and from thereon there was no stopping India, as they eventually sealed the victory with 44 balls to spare.

This means that India now have a shot at winning the title for an unprecedented fourth time, as they await either hosts Bangladesh or West Indies who will clash in the second semi-final at the same venue, on February 11.

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Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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