Strong showing by Sri Lanka against Singapore

11th Asian Netball Championship 2018

Strong showing by Sri Lanka against Singapore
Sri Lanka v Singapore - 11th Asian Netball Championship 2018

Sri Lanka led by the reliable Tharjini Sivalingam, won their match 74-61 in the 1st encounter of the Cup category against home team Singapore in the ‘11th Asian Netball Championship 2018’ at the OCBC Arena, Singapore.

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Coming off a dominant performance in the group stages, beating Chinese Taipei 137-5 and India 101-29, Sri Lanka showed no signs of slowing down in the tournament, taking on a strong Singapore team.

The hosts had the better of the first few couple of exchanges, going into a 7-4 lead within the opening 5 minutes of the game. However, thanks largely to Tharjini Sivalingam’s impeccable shooting, the visitors clawed their way back to claim an 18-12 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.

Sri Lanka carried the momentum into the 2nd quarter, racing to a 28-18 lead. The visitors’ Goal Attack Hasitha Mendis hardly got a shot at goal as the passes to Sivalingam rained in. The Lankan legend hardly put a foot wrong, putting up a characteristically accurate display.

Singapore fought back during the latter part of the half, as Sindhu Nair replaced Chen Lili at Goal Keeper, scoring a few back-to-back goals. But Sri Lanka kept a hold on the lead at half time, with the scores on 37-28 (19-16).

Half Time – Sri Lanka 37 – 28 Singapore

Singapore wrung the changes in the 3rd quarter but it made no difference to the game as Sri Lanka continued to extent the lead. Despite taking a considerable lead during the 1st half, there was no holding back for the visitors as they went into the break before the final quarter leading 58-42 (21-14).

Sri Lanka equip themselves for Asian showdown

The 11th Asian Netball Championships will commence at the OCBC Arena at Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore on the 1st of September…

Singapore fought back to win the 4th quarter 16-19, a morale booster after losing the first three quarters. For Singapore Charmaine Soh played a brilliant game who shot from distance with almost perfect execution.

Full Time – Sri Lanka 74 – 61 Singapore

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