Two matches of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 were concluded today at Colombo and Katunayake.
Western Province South vs Uva Province
The Group B fixture between Uva Province and Western Province South was worked off today at Chilaw Marians CC Ground in Katunayake. After been put into bat first, Western Province South posted a mammoth score of 326 runs in the allotted 50 overs.
Sri Lanka U19 cap, Nishan Madushka who played in the Super Provincial tournament recently, showed his batting prowess with a wonderful century and Nuwanidu Fernando who has also represented Sri Lanka U19, contributed with a brilliant 98 runs with the bat for Western Province South.
Ravindu Darshana picked up 3 scalps for 62 runs for Uva Province. In reply, Uva Province batsmen struggled against some quality bowling from Western Province North as they were bundled out for just 94 runs. Rohan Sanjaya and Avishka Lakshan picked up 3 wickets a piece for Western Province South.
Western Province South 326/6 (50) Nishan Madushka 113, Nuwanidu Fernando 98, Janishka Perera 33, Nishitha Abilash 29, Janindu Induwara 24*, Ravindu Darshana 3/62
Uva Province 94 (29.1) Ravindu Darshana 36, Leshan Dilaksha 20, Rohan Sanjaya 3/09, Avishka Lakshan 3/09
Result – Western Province South won by 232 runs
Western Province Central vs Eastern Province
Group B fixture between Eastern Province and Western Province Central concluded today at Thurstan Main Ground in Colombo. The match was reduced to a 47-over contest due to the prevailing weather conditions. Western Province Central skipper won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first on the given batting friendly surface.
Western Province Central posted a massive total of 321 runs on the board in their allocated 47 overs. Pasindu Sooriyabandara, a product of Royal College, Colombo stroked a magnificent century while Sonal Dinusha and Kamil Mishara scored half-tons for Western Province Central.
Chasing 322 runs to win, Eastern Province batsmen were never in the chase from ball one as they were bowled out by Western Province Central bowlers for just 46 runs. Left arm seamer Kalana Perera, a product of S. Thomas College was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed 4 wickets for just 19 runs.
Western Province Central 321/6 (47) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 134, Sonal Dinusha 71, Kamil Mishara 52, Santhush Gunathilake 25, Sithara Hapuhinna 22, Theva Diloxshan 2/44
Eastern Province 46 (18.1) Pasindu Dilhara 21, Kalana Perera 4/19, Lakshitha Rasanjana 2/04, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/13
Result – Western Province Central won by 275 runs
Another two matches of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) U19 Provincial Limited Overs Tournament 2018 will be played tomorrow.
- Western Province North vs Central Province
- Northern Province vs North Central Province (Live on ThePapare.com)
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