Wadduwa Central came back from a loss in the 1st exhibition game, to register a massive 67-run win against the National Youth Corps (NYC) at the Thurstan College grounds earlier today.
NYC won the toss and put the Wadduwa Central girls into bat. It turned out not to be a great decision as the opener for Wadduwa put on 85-runs for the 1st wicket. Prasadi Wijesinghe and Kavishka Roshanthi managed to slow things down but Wadduwa still ended with a good score – 147/4 in their 20 overs.
Nethmi Poorna top-scored with a stylish 55 off 46 deliveries.
With a steep total to chase, NYC were in deep trouble midway through their innings, losing their first 3 wickets for just 28 runs. There was no coming back from the horror start and they were bowled out for 80 in 19.4 overs.
Off spinner Nethmi Gunarathna was the star with the ball, finishing with incredible figures of 6/16 in a 4 over spell that included 18 dot balls.
Wadduwa Central 147/4 (20) – Nethmi Poorna 55(46), Nethmi Gunarathna 36(40), Prasadi Wijesinghe 1/17, Kavishka Roshanthi 1/23
National Youth Corps 80 all out (19.4) – Prasadi Wijesinghe 14(25), Sugandika Fernando 12(18), Nethmi Gunarathna 6/16, Tharushi Nilusha 1/7
Wadduwa Central won by 67 runs
This was the 3rd scheduled exhibition match of the Red Bull Campus Cricket Women’s National Finals. The big final between Sky Academy and Esoft Metro Campus is scheduled for tomorrow. The game will be live streamed on ThePapare.com