Thriller between Malaysia & Kenya; Sri Lanka down Youth

Quadrangular Netball Tournament 2019

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Malaysia defeated Kenya in a thrilling encounter while Sri Lanka recorded a comfortable victory over Sri Lanka Youth on the 2nd day of the Quadrangular Netball Tournament 2019 played at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.

Kenya out muscle Sri Lanka; Malaysia crush Sri Lanka Youth

Sri Lanka National Team and the Sri Lanka Youth Team suffered..

Malaysia v Kenya

Malaysia edged-out Kenya 44-42 in a physical game to book their place in the final while also diminishing hopes of Sri Lanka of making it to the final.

A tight 1st quarter ended with Malaysia leading 12-11. Early in the 2nd quarter Kenya fought back hard to equalize and then a 14-15 lead but the Malaysians ended the quarter strong going on a 4-0 run to lead 23-19 (11-8) at half time.

Photos: Kenya v Malaysia | Quadrangular Netball Tournament 2019

The 3rd quarter too was evenly matched with Malaysia managing to keep the 4-point lead with the scores reading 34-30 going into the 4th quarter. After exchanging points early in the final quarter Kenya managed to bridge the gap to 39-38 but Malaysia made it 44-40 with a minute remaining. Even though the Kenyans scored the last two points it was too little too late.

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Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka Youth

Sri Lanka eased past Sri Lanka Youth 73-34 in the 2nd match of the day. The inexperienced Sri Lanka Youth got off to a good start only giving a 2-point lead at 8-6 but the National team stormed ahead to end the opening quarter 20-8.

Photos: Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka Youth | Quadrangular Netball Tournament 2019

Sri Lanka Youth in the 2nd quarter managed to score 11-points but gave away another 20-points as they went into half time 40-19. With many substitutions happening Sri Lanka Youth struggled to get into rhythm only scoring 4-points as the seniors took a 60-23 lead with the last quarter to come.

Sri Lanka Youth had their best quarter of the match both offensively and defensively allowing only 13-point and scoring 11-points to end the game 73-34.

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