Navod Paranavithana guides Southern Province to victory

U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018


Two matches of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 were concluded today at Katunayake and Colombo.                         

Western Province South vs Eastern Province

Group B fixture between Eastern Province and Western Province South was worked off today at NCC Ground in Colombo. Western Province South skipper won the toss and put the opposition into bat first. Lads from Eastern Province showed poor batting performance as they were bundled out for just 121 runs in 49.2 overs.

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Western Province South bowlers displayed an excellent collective bowling effort as Nuwanidu Ferndando, Thashik Perera and Rohan Sanjaya picked up 2 wickets each to dismiss the opposition to a low score. It was an easy target for Western Province South as they chased down it within 30.5 overs with 6 wickets remaining.

Photos: Northern Province v Western Province-North | U19 Provincial One Day Tournament 2018

Sri Lanka U19 cap, Nishan Madushka who scored a century in the last match against Uva Province, stroked unbeaten 58 runs and led his side to a convincing victory. With this win, Western Province South continues their winning streak with 2 wins out of 2 games.

Brief scores

Eastern Province 121 (49.2) L Akash 21, Nuwanidu Fernando 2/16, Thashik Perera 2/20, Rohan Sanjaya 2/21

Western Province South 122/4 (30.5) Nishan Madushka 58*

Result – Western Province South won by 6 wickets

Uva Province vs Southern Province

Group B fixture between Uva Province and Southern Province concluded today at Chilaw Marians CC Ground in Katunayake. The match was played as a 36-over encounter due to the prevailing weather conditions. Southern Province skipper won the toss and had no hesitation to bowl first to take the full use of overcast conditions.

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Uva Province managed to post 165 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 36 overs. Thishan Kalindu top scored for Uva Province with unbeaten 67 runs. Sri Lanka U19 cap, Nipun Malinga and Dilshan Madushanka picked up 2 wickets each for Southern Province.

Photos: Eastern Province Vs Western Province Central | U19 Provincial One Day Tournament 2018

After being given a target of 166 runs to chase, Southern Province top order batsmen went berserk as they reached the target within 22 overs and 7 wickets to spare. Navod Paranavithana, a product of Mahinda College slammed a rapid knock of 82 runs to guide Southern Province to victory.

With this convincing victory, defending champions Southern Province began their campaign in the provincial tournament in style.

Brief scores

Uva Province 165/7 (36) Thishan Kalindu 67*, Ishan Sangeeth 26, Chethaka Denuwan 24, Nipun Malinga 2/26, Dilshan Madushanka 2/41

Southern Province 172/3 (22) Navod Paranavithana 82, Vinura Dulsara 44

Result – Southern Province won by 7 wickets

Another two matches of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 will be played tomorrow.

  • Western Province North vs North Western Province (Live on
  • Central Province vs North Central Province

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