In the list of the brilliant sportsmanship and victories of Lyceum Cricket team, recently, Lyceum International School Panadura had an cricket encounter with North Harbour - AuckLand XI Cricket Team, New Zealand, and obtained the Shield of Victory, and in addition, gained a benchmark in the Lyceum cricket history. As a result, Lyceum Panadura opened another gateway of success in a line. The league took place in the CCC Ground, Colombo 07.
The North Harbour Team won the toss, and elected to bat. On one hand, the North Harbour Team scored 165 runs for 10 wickets, in 36.5 overs while being all out. And yet, Lyceum Panadura maintained their pace towards victory, winning the match by 3 wickets and scored 166 runs for 7 wickets, in 29.5 overs.
Lyceum champions of Panadura reached success by the exceptional batting skills of Akmal Fazly, the “man of the match”, who attacked notably scoring 78 runs for 72 balls and following him, Vishan Joseph, scored 32 runs for 39 balls and Ojas Grower scored 30 runs for 42 balls, making the scoreboard lineup for highest runs.
Not only this remarkable batsmanship, but also the bowlers of Lyceum Panadura Team achieved desirably. The bowler, Rusiru Fernando, bowled 33 runs for 4 wickets in 7.5 overs. In addition, Nishal Thabawita, bowled for 20 runs for 3 wickets in 6.0 overs and Bisanda Silva, bowled for 27 runs for 2 wickets in 8.0 overs.
The cricket engagement of the two teams, Lyceum International School Panadura and North Harbour - AuckLand aroused the curiosity of victory because the Lyceum Panadura won by 3 wickets while gaining 166 runs and North Harbour lost the match by scoring 165 runs with all out.