India pip Sri Lanka in Sixes

Above: The victorious India team with minister S. Iswaran (in red-and-white top) after claiming the League of Nations trophy at the Indian Association's National Day Sixes tournament yesterday. Right: Sri Lanka's Thusara Kodikara getting bowled in th
Sri Lanka's Thusara Kodikara getting bowled in the final as India's wicket-keeper Kshitij Shinde watches.PHOTO: COURTESY OF HARRY EVANS
Above: The victorious India team with minister S. Iswaran (in red-and-white top) after claiming the League of Nations trophy at the Indian Association's National Day Sixes tournament yesterday. Right: Sri Lanka's Thusara Kodikara getting bowled in th
The victorious India team with minister S. Iswaran (in red-and-white top) after claiming the League of Nations trophy at the Indian Association's National Day Sixes tournament yesterday. PHOTO: COURTESY OF HARRY EVANS

The presence of three cricket internationals could not help Sri Lanka much.

Dilshan Munaweera, Thilina Kandamby and Tillakaratne Sampath could help their side total only 20 runs in four overs in the League of Nations final at the Singapore Indian Association's National Day Sixes yesterday.

India comfortably overhauled the target in the fourth over at IA's Balestier Road ground to claim the trophy. India's C. Surendran was declared the best all-rounder.

The event, made up of foreign and local players representing their home countries, had eight teams, including Singapore, who lost to Sri Lanka in the semi-finals.

India beat Pakistan in the other semi-final.

Thanjai CC beat Magic in the final of the Open category, which had 12 teams.

The Junior category, which had six teams, was won by National Public School International, who beat Global Indian International School (East Coast) in the final.

The trophies were given away by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry.

"The tournament is getting bigger and bigger as six more teams participated this year," said Suresh Kalpathy, chairman of the organising committee and deputy president of the Singapore Cricket Association.

"The quality of cricket was of the highest order."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2015, with the headline 'India pip Sri Lanka in Sixes'. Print Edition | Subscribe