Match Highlights – Sri Lanka U19 vs Scotland U19 – U19CWC 22 Sri Lanka began U19 cricket world cupup WC 2022 with a 40-run win over Scotland. U19 World Cup, Match 2 Report: Dunith Wellalage Bags Five-For As Sri Lanka Beat Scotland U19 World Cup: Scotland were bowled out for 178 as Sri Lanka won the game comfortably in the end. source:sports.ndtv.com Sri Lanka survived a massive scare on Friday before thrashing Scotland by 40 runs in Match 2 of the ongoing U19 World Cup at the Everest Cricket Club Ground in Georgetown. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to the worst possible start, losing opener Shevon Daniel in the second over. Chamindu Wickramasinghe and Sadisha Rajpaksa added 52 and steadied the ship before Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the gap of as many runs. With Sri Lanka reeling at 99 for ...

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Sri Lanka meets Scotland in curtain raiser of Under-19 World Cup   Source:dailynews.lk The 14th edition of the ICC under 19 world cup cricket tournament will commence today (14) in West Indies when Sri Lanka will play their first match against Scotland in Georgetown. Guyana and host West Indies will meet Australia in Providence, Guyana. Sri Lanka under 19’s led by all rounder Dunith Wellalage will compete in Group ‘D and Scotland, Australia and West Indies are in this same group. Sri Lanka will take on Scotland today with more confidence after having back to back victories against Ireland and Uganda in their two warm-up games both played in Providence, Guyana. The two opponents were comprehensively beaten by Sri Lanka and both were one sided games dominated by Sri Lanka. Wellalage and the team defeated Ireland by 128 runs while opener Shevon Daniel made a good knock of 75 and ...

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BATTLE OF THE SAINTS AT SSC GROUNDS DECEMBER 13TH & 14TH, 2021 Josephians take honours in drawn 87th Encounter of the “Battle of the Saints”By: Upali Obeyesekere – Josephian-Peterite News Network Due to national commitments, St. Joseph’s missed the services of their star skipper Dunith Wellalage, batsman Shevon Daniel and wicket-keeper batsman Sadeesh Jayawardene, while the Peterites did not receive permission from Sri Lanka Cricket to field all-rounder Wanuja Sahan. Rain also marred play on both days. The 87th Battle of the Saints ended in a tame draw, in favour of St. Joseph’s College. The rain delayed big match was played at SSC grounds on Monday, December 13th & Tuesday, December 14th sans spectators due to Covid-19 protocols. The first innings is restricted to 60 overs which is standard procedure. BRIEF SCORES SJC 261.7 in 60 Overs (Sheran Fonseka 52, Yesith Rupasinghe 57, Hiran Jayasundera 53 not out, Mithira Thenura ...

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Team work key to Lanka Youth team’s success-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Sri Lankan under 19 cricket team pose for a picture after receiving champion trophy to win the series 5-0 Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka under 19 team led by Dunith Wellalage showed fighting spirit and they surprised everyone by not only winning the five-match series at Dambulla but whitewashing Bangladesh under 19 team 5-0, the first time they have achieved this feat in history at this level. It was a team effort and all the Sri Lankan youth cricketers were ahead in all three departments .The team spirit was very high and until the last ball of the game youth players were very keen to fight back to win the game. Bangladesh were the reigning under 19 world champions and they came to play Sri Lanka matches after a 3-2 match series win against Afghanistan. Actually Bangladesh were favourites before the Sri ...

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Dunith Wellalage to lead Sri Lanka under 19 team-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Captain Dunith Wellalage (on left) and Malsha Tharupathi- 16 year old all rounder from Madampe MMV Source:Dailynews St Joseph’s Captain Dunith Wellalage will lead Sri Lanka under 19 team in the five match ODI series against Bangladesh under 19 team which is scheduled to commence on October 15 at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium . Wellalage the left-handed all-rounder is the most experienced player in the 20 player squad having first class match experience .He was a member of the under 23 champion Lankan CC team while he gave good leadership to champion St Joseph’s at the this year’s under 19 limited over tournament .The left arm medium paceman Yasiru Rodrigo of S.Thomas Mt Lavinia is also included in this squad having played for Lankan CC under 23 team . ...

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THE HISTORY OF MURALI-VAAS TROPHY AND BEYOND by AFZAL LAPHIR When St Anthony’s College Kandy (SACK) host St Joseph’s College (SJC) Colombo next week (30th April & 1st May 2021), the two Saints schools will meet for the 109th occasion, spreading across three centuries. From the time the first game was played in 1899 when St Joseph’s came out victorious by 90 runs, this encounter has continued to maintain its rich traditions of fair play and great sportsmanship.  Gihan Ebert (SACK) and Dunith Wellalage (SJC) will be the respective captains. The two schools have produced cricketers of the highest class with several going on to represent Sri Lanka. The most legendary of them all, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas are proud products of SACK and SJC respectively. They had the distinction of ‘carrying’ the Sri Lankan attack in over 100 tests and 300 ODIs, with a combined wicket tally of 1155 in Tests ...

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