Johannesburg, Jan 10: The Uday Saharan-led Indian colts shared the top honours with their South African counterparts in the Tri-Nation Under-19 Tournament after the title clash was called off due to rain here on Wednesday.

The match officials waited for the designated cut-off time to allow the minimum five overs for a result to be achieved.  But because of the wet playing conditions, the final at the Old Edwardians Cricket Ground Club was abandoned without a ball being bowled. With no reserve day, the prize was shared between both the teams.  Five-time champions India will now shift their focus on the U-19 World Cup beginning on January 19. The Indian side will face Australia in their U-19 World Cup warm-up fixture at Pretoria on Saturday. They have a second warm-up fixture against Sri Lanka on January 17. In the tournament proper, five-time champions India side play against Bangladesh. Rahul Dravid Clears Speculations Surrounding Absence Of Ishan Kishan From T20I Squad Against Afghanistan Over Disciplinary Issues.

The Indian colts made the Tri-Nation final by winning all their four group league matches. Saharan and Adarsh Singh have struck a century each to form the backbone of their batting. While Saharan had 117 runs in three innings, Adarsh finished as the top run-getter of the series with 230 runs.

The Proteas U-19 side on the other hand made the final by virtue of their better net run-rate over Afghanistan. Having lost to Afghans in their opener, South Africa bounced back to defeat them in the last game.

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