Sri Lanka Development squad out played New Zealand under 19 XI at the Willows, cricket grounds to beat the hosts by 4 wickets at Loburn on Saturday the 21st. The Sri Lankan Development Squad captained by Ashan Priyanjana proved too good for the young Kiwis, who were bundled out for 148. Sajith Pathirana and Thisara Perera excelled in claiming 7 of their opponents wickets, while the Lankan Development squad batsman, led by Lahiru Tirimanna reached the target with 15 over’s to spare.
New Zealand under 19
148 All out
Sajith Pathirana 5 for 25
Thisara Perera 2 for 30
Sri Lanka Development squad 150 for 6 wickets in 35 over’s.
Lahiru Tirimana 51
Nisham Mazahir 38
Ashan Priyanjana 26
Match results:- Sri Lanka Development Squad win by 4 wickets.
Sri Lanka Development squad dominated proceedings over the weekend in New Zealand. At East Shirley cricket club in Burnwood park the Kiwi under 19 team did well to score 232 Runs against top quality bowling, however the young New Zealand bowlers were smashed Around the park, with Dilshan Munaweera falling short by just 8 runs in reaching a well deserved Century. Sri Lanka Development squad reached the target of 233 with 24 over’s to spare. Lahiru Thirimana has been consistent with the bat even during the domestic season. Lahiru made an un beaten 53 while skipper Ashan Priyanjana proved his all round ability by stroking a fluent unbeaten 56 to help the visitors beat the hosts by 8 wickets,
New Zealand u 19 232 all out
Thisara Perera 3 for 42
Sajith Pathirana 2 for 48
Isuru Peiris 2 for 46
SL Development squad 233 for 2 wickets in 26 overs.
Dilshan Munaweera 92
Lahiru Thirimana 53 Not out
Ashan Priyanjana 56 Not out
Results Sri Lanka Development win by 8 wickets,
The 3rd and final one day game is scheduled to be played at East Shirley on Tuesday the 24th.