Two matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 concluded today at Colombo.
Western Province North vs Central Province
Group A fixture between Central Province and Western Province North concluded today at Colts Cricket ground in Colombo. Western Province North skipper won the toss and invited the opposition to bat first. The decision paid off as they restricted a strong batting line up of Central Province to 138 runs.
Pubudu Bandara top scored with 46 runs for Central Province. Ravindu Fernando, a product of Maris Stella College was the pick of the bowlers for Western Province North as he grabbed 3 wickets for 28 runs. In addition, Ugeesha Dilshan and Pasindu Ushetti took 2 wickets a piece.
In reply, Western Province North got off to a flying start as they reached 72 runs for no wicket within the first 12 overs. Even though, they lost 3 quick wickets, the target of 139 runs was easily chased down within 26.3 overs. Ashan Fernando, a product of Maris Stella College, was the top scorer for Western Province North as he stroked 69 runs in quick time.
Central Province 138 (50) Pubudu Bandara 46, Kalhara Senarathne 19*, Ravindu Fernando 3/28, Ugeesha Dilshan 2/20, Pasindu Ushetti 2/28
Western Province North 142/3 (26.3) Ashan Fernando 69, Shehan Fernando 44, Kamesh Nirmal 19*, Kalhara Senarathne 3/39
Result – Western Province North won by 7 wickets
North Central Province vs Northern Province
Group A fixture between Northern Province and North Central Province was worked off today at NCC ground in Colombo. Due to the prevailing weather conditions, the match was reduced to a 47-over contest. After been put into bat first, Northern Province posted 211 runs all-out in the allotted 47 overs.
S. Banujan (55) and T. Dinoshan (50) stroked half-tons for Northern Province. Damith Samarawickrama took 5 scalps for 47 runs while Pramila Dhananjaya supported him at the other end picking up 2 wickets for 39 runs. Chasing 212 runs to win, North Central Province batsmen struggled against a disciplined bowling effort from Northern Province as they were bundled out for just 76 runs.
V. Vidushan, a product of Jaffna Central College was the star performer with the ball picking up 5 wickets for 23 runs while M. Abilash took 2 for 29 runs for Northern Province.
Northern Province 211 (47) S. Banujan 55, T. Dinoshan 50, Damith Samarawickrama 5/47, Pramila Dhananjaya 2/39
North Central Province 76 (36.1) Avishka Senadeera 21, V. Vidushan 5/23, M. Abilash 2/29
Result – North Province won by 135 runs
Another two matches of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 will be played tomorrow.
- Uva Province vs Southern Province
- Western Province South vs Eastern Province (Live on ThePapare.com)
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