Jaffna University scored a thrilling one wicket victory over the University of Moratuwa, to enter the quarter Final of the Sri Lanka Inter University cricket Championship.
This 50-over tournament is being conducted now. Jaffna, Moratuwa and South Easter Universities were drawn in a group. An important match of this tournament was held on the 16th at the Jaffna University grounds. Moratuwa team was pitted against Jaffna in this match.
Winning the toss Moratuwa elected to bat and scored 130 runs in 44.5 overs losing all wickets. Bowling for Jaffna, R.Lokatheeswaran bowled 10 overs capturing 4 wickets for 30 runs with Somathileke capturing 2 wickets and P.Thuvarahaseelan, D.Jananthan, and S.Subesan capturing one wicket each.
With target of 131 runs, the Jaffna University , although wavering at the start, they were in a strong position with 95 runs for 4 wickets at on stage. They lost the 9th wicket for 130 runs but won the match without further loss of wicket, entering the Quarter finals of the Tournament.