Two matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 were concluded today at Colombo and Katunayake. Central Province and North Western Province managed to register wins in the concluded matches against Northern Province and North Central Province respectively.
Northern Province vs Central Province
The Group A fixture between Central Province and Northern Province was worked off today at CCC Ground in Colombo. The Central Province skipper won the toss and decided to field first in their last group stage match in the tournament. The decision paid off as they restricted Northern Province to 81 runs in 35.1 overs.
Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 were concluded today at Colombo…
Central Province bowlers displayed a disciplined bowling effort which was instrumental in causing the batting collapse for Northern Province. Kalhara Senarathne, Osanda Herath, Pubudu Bandara and Nimnaka Jayathilaka picked up 2 wickets each for Central Province.
In reply, Central Province chased down the target of 82 runs comfortably in 25 overs with 9 wickets to spare. Pubudu Bandara (36) and Gajitha Kotuwegoda (34) starred with the bat and guided Central Province to their first victory in the tournament.
Northern Province 81 (35.1) Kalhara Senarathne 2/03, Osanda Herath 2/18, Pubudu Bandara 2/19, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 2/24
Central Province 82/1 (25) Pubudu Bandara 36*, Gajitha Kotuwegoda 34*
Result – Central Province won by 9 wickets
North Central Province vs North Western Province
The Group B fixture between North Western Province and North Central Province conclude today at Chilaw Marians Cricket Ground in Katunayake. After winning the toss, North Western Province skipper opted to field first and bowled out North Central Province for just 138 runs in 38.5 overs.
Two matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament..
Chamodya Ruwanwella (32) and Avishka Senadeera (26) were the top scorers for North Central Province. The 17-year old left arm leg spinner Kaveen Bandara, a product of Maliyadeva College was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged 4 scalps for just 27 runs for North Western Province.
Due to the prevailing weather conditions, North Western Province could bat only 34.1 overs in their run chase and posted 130 runs for 7 wickets. According to the Duckworth-Lewis method, North Western Province had to score 129 runs in 34.1 overs. Therefore, North Western Province won the match and recorded their second win in the tournament.
North Central Province 138 (38.5) Chamodya Ruwanwella 32, Avishka Senadeera 26, Kaveen Bandara 4/27, Kavindu Ranasinghe 2/12
North Western Province 130/7 (34.1) Sohan Anurudda 30, Shehan Udara 28*, Rusith Senarathne 3/14, Asanka Kularathne 2/29
Result – North Western Province won by 3 wickets (D/L Method)
Western Province North has now qualified to the final from Group A as they registered 3 wins from 4 matches. The Group B winner that features in the final will be decided at the clash between Southern Province and Western Province Central tomorrow.
The final two matches of the group stage of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 will be played tomorrow.
- Southern Province vs Western Province Central (Live on ThePapare.com)
- Eastern Province vs Uva Province
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