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November 24, 2023
SLC PRIMA U15 YOUTH LEAGUE TOURNAMENT Rusandu Silva 5/14 in Colombo South’s 23-run win over Colombo North; Galle beat Dambulla by 28 runs

Sri Lanka Cricket

By Srian Obeyesekere

Prince of Wales College left-arm spinner Rusandu Silva produced a superb performance claiming 5 wickets for 14 runs as Colombo South U-15 defeated Colombo North Under 15 by 23 runs in the Sri Lanka Cricket Prima Under 15 Youth League Tournament at the MCA ground on Wednesday.

Colombo South posted 121 in 43.5 overs with Hirun Matheesha, Rusandu Silva and Himaru Deshan scoring 18 each respectively, and Jason Fernando 17. Lahiru Lakmal took 3 for 29 and Sadeesha Silva 2/12 for Colombo North.

Chasing 122 runs to win Colombo North were dismissed for 98 runs as Silva grabbed five wickets for 14 runs in nine overs. His spell included two maidens. Himaru Deshan who took five wickets in their first victory on Tuesday picked up two wickets.

Colombo North skipper Lithum Senuja played a virtual lone game scoring an unbeaten 37 in making a fight of it, but running out of partners as wickets fell at the other end with Sahan Rashmika 24 the only other batsman to reach double figures.

Colombo South followed a superb 166-run win a day ago against Galle on a superb century and a 5-wicket haul by Himaru Deshan.

Meanwhile, Galle got the better of Dambulla by 28 runs victory in a rain affected fixture at as D.S. Senanayake College Grounds, Colombo.


Colombo South beat Colombo North by 23 runs at MCA grounds 

Colombo South U15 121 (43.5 Overs)

(Hirun Matheesha 18, Jason Fernando 17, Rusandu Silva 18, Himaru Deshan 18, Sadeesha Silva 2/12, Lahiru Lakmal 3/29)

 Colombo North U15 98 (35.4 Overs)

(Sahan Rashmika 24, Lithum Senuja 37n.o.; Rusandu Silva 5/14, Himaru Deshan 2/14, Janul Damhiru 2/19)

 Galle beat Dambulla by 28 runs at DSS Grounds 

Galle U15 137/7 (23 Overs)

(Sisuru Jayanada 20, Arosha Sithumina 22, Yasiru Lakshan 27, Ludeesha Nimsara 35, Pudasara Premawansha 2/18, Kavindu Abeyratne 2/34)

Dambulla U15 100/8 (21 Overs)

(Akein Amarajeewa 20, Praveen Rukunayaka 21, Shenon Fernando 24, Praveen Madusanka 3/24, Kavika Madushanka 2/14)


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