Inter-Prov update, Thirimanne steps up

The premier leagues have been decided, its now time for the domestic inter-prov tournament in SL.

Most people probably don’t know about it but SL has a 2 tier 4 day game tournament followed by the Inter-Provincial Tournament, also played over 4 days.

Lesser teams – 5

Tougher competition.

Bashnahira North have been in thumping form winning both their games so far, but have run into a bit of trouble against their name sake from the South.

After leaking 300 runs in the first day, they will need to peg the Southerners back to stop them from putting up a massive score.

Its the openers that killed it for the South, 19 year old, Lahiru Thirimane and Yohan de Silva put on a double century opening stand, Thirimanne going on to claim his maiden first-class century and looks well set to add to that with Milinda Siriwardene who is also set on 45.

Yohan should have scored a 100, instead on 98 had a brain-freeze facing Kandamby, yes he of the middle order batting shenanigans v India but rarely renowned for his bowling. In fact this was a last throw of the dice from the Nothern captain after being taken for 200 runs for the first wicket.

Lahirus knock was a brave one, up against possibly one of the fastest and craziest men on the Island, Dammika Prasad – who should be in Pakistan but is needlessly scaring batsmen back home. And also the much lauded future SL all rounder- Angelo Matthews.

With alot of batting to come, including the banished Chamara Silva, the Sotherners are looking good. Its also a big match because a win for South will probably put them in 2nd position on the tables.

The problem for Bas N. is that the ‘new ball’ is already 20 overs old and they can’t afford to depend on Kandamby for more wickets.

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