Sri Lanka qualified for the Asian Netball Championships final with a comfortable win over Hong Kong in the 1st semi-final held at the OCBC Arena in Singapore earlier today.
After being Hong Kong 62-51 in the last Group Stage game, Sri Lanka were expected to have an easy run out on the courts and that was exactly what happened as they won with an even bigger margin, 67-49.
Hong Kong tried hard but were unable to keep up with Sri Lanka’s pace and accuracy on court, while the latter’s shooting was once again on the money.
The first quarter ended 17-05, a sign of things to come as the Lankans took the 2nd and third quarters 15-09, 15-09. Hong Kong fought back in the final 15-minute quarter but it was too little too late as that too ended in Sri Lanka’s favour 20-18.
With the win, Sri Lanka make it to their 6th consecutive final in the competition and also qualify for the Netball World Cup set to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in July/August 2023.
Sri Lanka will take on Singapore once again in the final, as they aim to win back-to-back titles. Singapore overcame SEA Games defending champs Malaysia quite easily in the 2nd semi-final 54-41.