Two matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 concluded today at Colombo and Katunayake. Western Province Central defeated Southern Province by 2 wickets and reached the final.
Southern Province vs Western Province Central
Group B fixture between Southern Province and Western Province Central was worked off today at Colombo Cricket Club ground. After being put into bat first, Southern Province posted 197 runs in 49.4 overs. Richmondite Sandun Mendis top scored with 81 runs while Vinura Dulsara contributed with a valuable 44 runs for Southern Province.
Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 were concluded today at Colombo. Southern Province and Western…
17-year old right arm seamer Chamindu Wijesinghe, a product of Nalanda College, picked up 4 wickets for 45 runs while off spinner Ashain Daniel took 3 scalps for 37 runs for Western Province Central. Chasing 198 runs to win, Western Province Central struggled and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
When they were struggling at 146 for 8, left handed duo Kalana Perera and Dunith Wellalage joined at the crease and built an unbeaten match winning partnership of 52 runs off 40 balls for the ninth wicket to guide Western Province Central to victory.
Southern Province 197 (49.4) Sandun Mendis 81, Vinura Dulsara 44, Chamindu Wijesinghe 4/45, Ashain Daniel 3/37, Santhush Gunathilaka 2/13
Western Province Central 198/8 (48.4) Kalana Perera 33*, Sithara Hapuhinna 31, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 31, Dunith Wellalage 27*, Sandun Mendis 3/33, Thisara Dilshan 1/11, Sasith Manuranga 1/14
Result – Western Province Central won by 2 wickets
Eastern Province vs Uva Province
Group B fixture between Eastern Province and Uva Province concluded today without a result as rain interrupted the match. Eastern Province skipper won the toss and chose to bat first at FTZ Sports Complex (BOI) grounds in Katunayake but posted only 171 runs all-out in 45.2 overs. .
Two matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 were concluded today at Colombo…
Kavindu Lakshitha top scored with 48 runs for Eastern Province. Chethaka Denuwan and Randunu Ganganath shared 5 wickets between them for Uva Province. Chasing 172 runs to win, Uva Province opening batsmen began their innings but they could bat only for 2.1 overs as rain halted the match.
With the match ending without a result, both Eastern Province and Uva Province had to finish their campaigns without a single victory.
Eastern Province 171 (45.2) Kavindu Lakshitha 48, Chethaka Denuwan 3/39, Randunu Ganganath 2/21
Uva Province 13/0 (2.1)
Result – Match Drawn (No Result)
Western Province North has already qualified to the final from Group A as they registered 3 wins from 4 matches. With this win, Western Province Central also qualified to the final from Group B, registering 4 wins from 4 matches.
The final match of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 will be played on 23rd June at Colombo Cricket Club grounds.
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