Mahinda College skipper Navod Paranavithana renewed the highest individual score by a school player in Under 19 Schools cricket in Sri Lanka, today at the Mahinda College ground, Galle.
Opener blasted 39 boundaries and 19 sixes in his belligerent innings of 326-ball 409 vs Dharmasoka College, becoming the first schoolboy to hit a quadruple century in Sri Lanka.
He managed to break the record of the highest individual score, which was owned by his team-mate of Sri Lanka U19s, Avishka Tharindu who hit 350 in February 2020.
Highest individual scores in Under 19 Schools Cricket
- Navod Paranavithana (Mahinda College, Galle) – 409 vs Dharmasoka College, Aambalangoda (2020)
- Avishka Tharindu (St Anthony’s College, Wattala) – 350 vs Lumbini College, Colombo (2020)
- Dhammika Vaas (Maris Stella College, Negombo) – 310 vs St. Peter’s College, Negombo (1996)
- Indika de Seram (St Thomas’ College, Matara) – 304 vs Devananda College, Ambalangoda (1993)
- Jack Anderson (St Anthony’s College, Kandy) – 291 vs S. Thomas’ College, Mt Lavinia (1917)
*as per the available records