Sri Lanka Men’s U20 started off the 19th Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship 2018 winning both their pool C matches.
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Sri Lanka defeated Kazakhstan in the 1st match and Australia in the 2nd to finish top of pool C.
Sri Lanka v Kazakhstan
Sri Lanka came from a set down to defeat Kazakhstan 3-1 in the opening match of Pool C. Kazakhstan won a tightly contested first set 23-25.
However, Sri Lanka who had defeated the Kazakhs in the 2016 competition came out all guns blazing in the 2nd set to win 25-16 in dominant fashion. The 3rd set like the opening set became a hotly contested one but the islanders managed to win 29-27.
In the 4th set once again Sri Lanka proved to have too much in them as they ran out 25-10 winners with Kazakhstan racking up the errors.
Vidura Prabath Perera and Mahela Indeewara were the highest scorers for Sri Lanka. Perera scored his points through 11 spikes, 2 blocks and 2 aces while Mahela scored his points through 10 spikes, 3 blocks and 2 aces. Sanka Dilshan Jayarathne scored 11 points.
Sri Lanka v Australia
Like in their opening match Sri Lanka surrendered the 1st set 24-26 after a close tussle but came back thumping the opponents 25-13 to win the 2nd set.
The 3rd and the 4th sets were again tight but Sri Lanka came through winning them 26-24 and 25-21 respectively.
Mahela had a mammoth game with 35 points which included 32 spikes, 2 blocks and 1 ace. The next best Sri Lankan scorer was the captain Nuwan Jayalath with 10 points.