Sri Lanka U16s thrash India in South Asian opener

South Asian U16 Netball Championship 2019


The Sri Lanka U16 Netball team cruised past neighboring India in their opening game of the inaugural South Asian U16 Netball Championship, setting the tone with a 40-24 win.

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Starting 7 for Sri Lanka U16s: Hiruni Heshani (GS), Nethmi Wijenayake (GA), Rishini Sewwandi (WA), Natasha Dias (C), Randuli Rubasinghe (WD), Hiruni Jinali (GD), Dishari Adheesha (GK)

The Lankans looked to dominate right from the start of the game, outscoring the opposition 2:1 in the first quarter to build a solid 10 – 7 lead going into the break. India fought back in the 2nd quarter but yet again Sri Lanka were able to win the quarter, to take a substantial 6 goal lead into halftime with the scores reading 18-12.

The third quarter is where the Lankans really pulled away from India, managing 14 goals to the opposition’s 5 and a few changes were brought in during the 4th quarter as Sri Lanka sealed their 1st win of the tournament 40-24.

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The bulk of the scoring was done by Hiruni Heshani who started at Goal shooter and then moved to Goal attack in the 2nd half; she produced 25 goals while skipper Nethmi Wijenayake (8) and Senuthi Dilakna (7) contributed with 15.

Score Breakdown

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th  Quarter
Sri Lanka 10 8 14 8
India 7 5 5 7

Sri Lanka will play their 2nd game of the tournament tomorrow (19) against Pakistan.

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