Avindu, Hansika steer Southern Province to title
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By M. Shamil Amit

A five wicket haul by left spinner Avindu Theekshana laid the foundation for Southern Province to record a win by 26 runs on the Duckworth /Lewis method over Western Province in the final of the Super U19 limited tournament played at R. Premadasa Stadium on Sunday to emerge champions.

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Western Province South skipper Nipuna Deshan winning the toss and electing to take first lease of the wicket helped by a knock of 68 by Kamal Mishara who put on a valuable 90 runs for the sixth wicket with Kavindu Umayage made a modest score of 189.

Southern Province in their run chase making steady progress saw opener Hansika Welihinda who made an unbeaten 58 runs inclusive of ten boundaries and Thaveesha Abishek who chipped in with a 28 associating in a 62 runs stand for the fourth wicket before bad light stopped play which saw them coasting to a victory.

Welihinda was adjudged the man of the final while Kamal Mishara was adjudged the the best batsman and Avindu Theekshana the best bowler of the final.

Western Province South 189 in 49.1 overs (Kamil Mishara 68, Kavindu Umayanga 38, Avindu Fernando 28, Avindu Theekshana 5 for 41, Dhananjaya Lakshan 2 for 20, Thisara Dilshan 2 for 23)

Southern Province 139 for 4 in 34 overs (Thaveesha Abishek 28, Hansika Welihinda 58 n.o.: Inshaka Maduvinda 2 for31)

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