The final of the U19 Super Provincial Tournament was held today between Team Colombo and Team Dambulla at Rangiri Dambulu International Stadium closing the 4-team tournament crowning Team Colombo as worthy champions.
Squads: U19 Super Provincial Tournament
Final – Team Colombo vs Team Dambullla
Team Colombo skipper Kamil Mishara won the toss and decided to bat first in the all-important final battle against Team Dambulla which is led by Sri Lanka U19 skipper Nipuna Dananjaya.
Highlights: U19 Super Provincial Tournament 2019
Colombo U19s opener Mohammed Shamaaz couldn’t continue his good form as he was dismissed cheaply for 14. After the falling of the 1st wicket, Royal duo Kamil Mishara and Ahan Wickramasinghe joined in the middle for a mouth watering 2nd wicket partnership of 161 runs in 26 overs.
Mishara who has already scored 152 & 97 in previous two innings, went past another century to seal his dominance in the batting charts. His stay for 120 runs off 114 balls included 10 fours and 6 huge sixes.
Skipper was well supported by Ahan Wickramasinghe who remained unbeaten at the end of the innings. Later in the innings, he took over the aggressor’s role and propelled Team Colombo to 303 with a sensational century (127 off 116 balls).
Team Dambulla got off to a flying start with their skipper Nipuna Dananjaya and Sumudu Sumanarathne blasting 50 runs in the first 5 overs but had to put brakes with the constant fall of wickets.
Exciting wrist spinner Dilmin Rathnayake who snatched 4 wickets in the previous match against the same opposition, strangled the Dambulla batting lineup with another 4-fer to take them far from required rate.
Later in the Dambulla innings, Joes duo Dineth Jayakody and Lakshan Gamage put on a promising partnership of 91 runs to light up the hopes of a great comeback with 2 fighting half centuries but failed to deliver with the ever-increasing required run rate.
Colombo dismissed Team Dambulla for 242 within 43 overs to win the championship and remain unbeaten in the tournament.
Kamil Mishara was awarded as the player of the tournament for his 377 runs in the tournament at a ridiculous average of 94.25.
|Mohammed Shamaz||c Leshan Amarasinghe b Ashian Daniel||14||33||2||0||42.42|
|Kamil Mishara||c & b Nipun Dananjaya||120||114||10||6||105.26|
|Ahan Wicrkamasinghe||not out||127||116||10||1||109.48|
|Sonal Dinusha||c Leshan Amarasinghe b Dilum Sudeera||6||7||1||0||85.71|
|Johanne De Zilva||c Ravindu Rasantha b Nimnaka Jayathilaka||11||15||1||0||73.33|
|Chamindu Wijesinghe||c Dineth Jayakody b Yasiru Rodrigo||13||13||2||0||100.00|
|Sandaruwan Chinthaka||c Leshan Amarasinghe b Ashian Daniel||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Thashika Nirmal||not out||7||2||0||1||350.00|
|Extras||4 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)|
|Total||303/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.06)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-31 (9.3) Mohammed Shamaz, 2-192 (35.3) Kamil Mishara, 3-211 (38.4) Sonal Dinusha, 4-237 (42.3) Johanne De Zilva, 5-269 (47.2) Chamindu Wijesinghe, 6-275 (48.2) Sandaruwan Chinthaka,|
|Nipun Dananjaya||c Praveen de Silva b Chamindu Wijesinghe||26||17||5||0||152.94|
|Supun Sumanarathna||run out (Mohammed Shamaz)||35||35||6||0||100.00|
|Ravindu Rasantha||b Sonal Dinusha||13||17||2||0||76.47|
|Leshan Amarasinghe||lbw b Dilmin Rathnayake||12||27||1||0||44.44|
|Sudeera Weerarathana||c Johanne De Zilva b Dilmin Rathnayake||11||15||0||1||73.33|
|Dineth Jayakody||c Johanne De Zilva b Praveen de Silva||51||60||2||2||85.00|
|Dilum Sudeera||c Thashika Nirmal b Dilmin Rathnayake||13||20||2||0||65.00|
|Lakshan Gamage||c Chamindu Wijesinghe b Thashika Nirmal||63||50||5||2||126.00|
|Ashian Daniel||st Mohammed Shamaz b Dilmin Rathnayake||8||4||0||0||200.00|
|Yasiru Rodrigo||run out (Ahan Wicrkamasinghe)||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Nimnaka Jayathilaka||not out||1||7||0||0||14.29|
|Extras||7 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 5, pen 0)|
|Total||242/10 (42.5 Overs, RR: 5.65)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-50 (5.4) Nipun Dananjaya, 2-78 (10.6) Ravindu Rasantha, 3-79 (11.4) Supun Sumanarathna, 4-102 (18.3) Sudeera Weerarathana, 5-102 (18.6) Leshan Amarasinghe, 6-139 (24.6) Dilum Sudeera, 7-230 (39.5) Dineth Jayakody, 8-239 (40.4) Ashian Daniel, 9-239 (41.2) Lakshan Gamage, 10-242 (42.5) Yasiru Rodrigo,|
|Praveen de Silva||8||0||56||1||7.00|