TRI NATION U19 TOURNAMENT
Sri Lanka captain Nipun Dananjaya scored a brilliant unbeaten 91 off 98 balls and leg spinner Kavindu Nadeeshan claimed 4 wickets for 17 runs in trouncing the West Indies by 130 runs in the sixth match of the Tri-Nation Under-19 Tournament played at Coolidge in the West Indies on Friday December 14.
Dananjaya, who was adjudged Player of the Match, struck 6 sixes and 2 boundaries in his scorching knock in setting the tempo for a Sri Lankan victory totaling a commanding 234 for 9 wickets in 50 overs. R. Rasantha contributed with 43 off 59 balls inclusive of 4 boundaries and a six while D.S.Thilakaratne made 27.
When the West Indies batted Nadeeshan wrought havoc having the host team in a spin as they were shot out for 104 in 34.4 overs with Thilakaratne lending fine support taking 3 for 10.
Sri Lanka 234/9 (50 Overs) Run rate: 4.68
N.D. Perera n.o. 91, R. Rasantha 43, D.S. Thilakaratne 27, K. Nadeeshan 11, M.W. Forde 4/31, A. Mahabirsingh 2/42)
West Indies 104 All out (34.4 Overs) Run rate: 3.0
(K.A. Anderson 25, K.S. Melius 20, K.S.A. McKenzie 15, M.NA. Joseph 20, M.W. Forde n.o. 11, K. Nadeeshan 4/17, D.S. Thilakaratne 3/10)
By Srian Obeyesekere
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