Journey thus far…

The most awaited final of the Inter University Championship 2018: Cricket Final is to be held at the grounds of University of Kelaniya on 14th of July at 9:00 am. The finalists are University of Moratuwa (UOM) and University of Colombo (UOC) who has performed excellently on the grounds. Both teams are well prepared and in good form, it will be fireworks by both the teams.

In this road to the finals both the teams did very well and are worthy to stand in the Finals. UOM did not have a very good start to the series, but an interesting one. The starter was a tie in which rain interrupted and play was shortened. And the next match following was a defeat against University of Jaffna. It was the turning point where all the players started to perform very well and give out their best. Hirusha, Dushmantha and Osura are the main key batsmen made sure that they would bring the team to a good total. The match was good enough for their bowlers to defend, Thilina and Chandula performed very well with the ball and everyone did their best in the field. The dedication of these players brought them to the Finals. The best all-rounders Hirusha and Dushmantha really made the change for their team.

On the other hand the UOC team was also brilliant from the first match up to the semifinal. From the very first match they showed their class and caliber. The players made sure that it was only “Victory” which appeared in front of their University name. Tharana and Panditharathne stood strong and guided the batting lineup with Sahan and Jayasuriya showing the best that they got with the ball. At the end of the day it was always a combination of all batting, bowling and fielding which made them triumph.

So when considering their journeys thus far, it is so clear that the final is very much unpredictable with both teams at their best form. Who will be crowned as the champions? Will it be the UOM team in form or the unbeaten UOC team? The answer to these questions will be answered on 14th of July.

Going back to the finals of Inter University Championship 2017, the final was between the University of Jaffna and the University of J’pura, with the J’pura team crowned as the champions. The defending champions J’pura outplayed the unbeaten University of Jaffna as they won the match by 4 wickets.

As Moraspirit we wish both the teams success to do their best out in the field. We invite you all to witness this thrilling match on 14th of July at Kelaniya University grounds. Keep in touch with MoraSpirit!

Article by: Dilshan Fernando

Edited by: Janani Kulasekara

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