Nawod Paranavithana rewrote the Sri Lankan record books by becoming the first school boy ever to cross the magical 400 run mark at a school cricket match in Galle.
Nawod Paranavithana of Mahinda College, Galle has scored 409 runs which is the highest score by a Sri Lankan School cricketer.
His record-breaking innings was played against Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda in a match played at Mahinda College grounds, Galle.
Navod is also the opener of the Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket team.
He scored 409 runs in 326 balls with 19 sixes and 39 fours.
He scored 290 runs today in a single day. This is the first time a Sri Lankan school cricketer has crossed the 400-run mark in one innings.
Previously, this record was held by St. Anthony's College, Avishka Tharindu, who scored 350 runs.