Sri Lanka shrugged off their shock opening day defeat against Thailand to secure a dominant 93-6 win against Pakistan in the 10th Asian Youth Netball Championship in Jeonju, South Korea.
Defending Champions Sri Lanka suffered a shock 53-48 loss to Thailand which left them needing to win all their remaining games to secure a semi-final spot.
Sri Lanka Youth Netball team will face tough opposition in their quest to retaining the Championship they won in 2015. Nadee Fernando will captain the Sri Lanka Youth Netball team at the upcoming 10th Asian Youth Netball….
Sri Lanka had happy hunting scoring more than 20 points in all 4 quarters. They scored 21-2 and 22-1 to lead 43-3 at half time. After a 22-1 3rd quarter Sri Lanka upped the tempo scoring 28 to finish off the game.
In the game against Thailand on day 1 Sri Lanka led 8-18 at the end of the first quarter but completely faded away in the remaining three quarters. Thailand outscored Sri Lanka 14-6 to go into half time 22-24, down by just two points compared to the 10 at the end of the first quarter.
They continued the resurgence winning the 3rd quarter 16-13 to take the lead of the match (38-37). They was no comeback from Sri Lanka as Thailand secured the final quarter 15-11 to win and strengthen their hopes of making it to the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka will face Maldives tomorrow (9th May).
Korea 22 – 64 Chinese Taipei
Maldives 49 – 7 Pakistan
Sri Lanka 48 – 53 Thailand
India vs Singapore (Walkover to SG)
Hong Kong 75 – 2 Pakistan
India 20 – 91 Malaysia
Singapore 108 – 6 Korea
Thailand 60 – 28 Maldives