SLC WOMEN’S T20 SUPER PROVINCIAL
By Srian Obeyesekere
Sri Lanka T20 captain Chamari Atapattu celebrated her call up to play in the WBBL in style scoring 95 off just 47 balls in Dambulla beating Colombo by 46 runs yesterday in a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Women’s T20 Super Provincial Tournament 2019 match at the SSC.
Atapattu chipped in with an all-round performance. Having enabled Dambulla post 182 for 3 in their allotted 19 overs in the rain affected match, she went on to claim 2 wickets for 17 runs as Colombo were dismissed for 136 in 18.4 overs. Shashikala Siriwardena chipped in with 2 for 24 and Sugandika Kumari 2/25. Top scorer for Colombo was Dilani Manodara with a well compiled 52 followed by Ama Kanchana’s
30, but those contributions were not good enough to overhaul Dambulla’s imposing total.
Meanwhile, in the next match that followed at the same venue Galle beat Kandy in a low scoring rain affected match on the D/L basis. Having scored 78 in 19.4 overs Galle kept a tight rein on Kandy who were on a limbo at 67 for 7 wickets in 17.3 overs. The in form Harshitha Madavi struck 44, but could not lift her side to victory with Malsha Shehani taking 3 for 6.
Dambulla 182/3 (19 Overs)
(Chamari Atapattu 95, Shashikala Siriwardena n.o.30, Prasadini Weerakkody 27)
Colombo 136 all out (18.4 Overs)
(Dilani Manodara 52, Ama Kanchana 30, Chamari Atapattu 2/17, Shashikala Siriwardene 2/24, Sugandika Kumari 2/25)
Galle 78 All Out(19.4 Overs)
(Chrishanthi Sadamali 18, Anushka Sanjeewani 15, Savini Nisansala 4/13, Umesha Thimeshani 2/14)
Kandy 67/7 (17.3 Overs)
(Harshitha Madavi 44, Malsha Shehani 3/ 6)