28-run win for LCA

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 21. Loyola Cricket Academy XI defeated the visiting Sri Lankan schools side by 28 runs in the opening match of the international cricket tournament organised by LCA at the LNCPE here on Saturday.

LCA, put in, rode on an unbeaten half-century by Monish Jayan (50 not out) to pile up 212 for six in its allotted 35 overs. The Sri Lankans were never in the hunt after losing early wickets and was bowled out for 184 in the 33rd over. Yohan (52) top scored for the Lankans.

The scores: LCA XI 212 for six in 35 overs (Monish Jayan 50 not out, Anfal 40, Ali Asgar 30, Yohan two for 53) bt Sri Lanka 184 in 32.2 overs (Yohan 52, Likhin Francis three for 18, Deepak Murali three for 41)