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Moors SC thump Lankan CC by an innings and 103 runs

SLC MAJOR LEAGUE TIER ‘A’ PLATE CHAMPIONSHIP

By Srian Obeyesekere

Moors SC had it easy against Lankan CC winning by an innings and 103 runs on the third and final day of the Sri Lanka Cricket Major League Tier ‘A’ Plate Championship  third week match at the NCC Grounds on Monday. Lankan CC made 320 in reply to Moors 599 for 9 declared, and following on were bundled out for 176. Praveen Jayawickrama was the hero on the final day claiming 5 for 83 and 2 for 69.

It marked Moors second win from 5 matches in the championship as the Braybrooke Place team headed the points table with 67.89 points with an unscathed record having drawn the rest.

Damith Perera strikes twin tons as Badureliya following on force a draw Vs. SSC

Badureliya SC bounced back to force a draw after being made to follow on ending the day on 258 for 4 after being dismissed for 280 in reply to SSC’s mammoth 583 at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa. The game turned out to be significant personal milestone for Badureliya’s one drop batsman Damith Perera who completed the unique twin century feat in hauling his side out of what had looked like certain defeat. Perera stroked a fighting unbeaten 112 off 174 balls filled with 8 boundaries and a six in the wake of his first innings 113. Full marks to opening batsman Tillakaratne Sampath who set the tone with an 81-ball 72 hitting 7 fours and a six. They  added 95 for the second wicket having come together in the gloom of 1 for 0.

Dhananjaya de Silva 147,Yohan Mendis 116 as Tamil Union 389/9 decl. draw with Badureliya SC

Meanwhile, the Tamil Union C&AC versus Negombo CC encounter ended in a draw at the Colts Grounds.

Tamil Union who trailed Negombo CC by 187 on the first innings, made 389 for 9 declared off 96 overs with Dhananjaya de Silva slamming a 140-ball 167 spiced with 17 boundaries and 8 sixes and opening batsman Yohan Mendis stroking 116 off 211 inclusive of 17 boundaries and a six. They were associated in a 144-run alliance for the fourth wicket.

PLATE:

AT NCC GROUNDS: Moors beat Lankan CC by an innings and 103

Moors S.C.  599/9 decl. (O/N 410/4) (122.4 Overs) RR: 4.88

(S.C. Serasinghe 151, K.P.N.M. Karunanayake 142, R.T.M. Mendis 104, M. Shamaz 81, K. Anjula 37, N. Subasinghe 35, A. Siriwardhana 32, D.N. Wellalage 4/143).

Lankan CC 320 (O/N 209/5 (82 Overs) RR: 3.9

(A.M.E.N. Amarasinghe 117, K.P.A. Perera 65, B.A.D.N. Silva 36, K. Perera n.o. 31, D.N. Wellalage 28, R. Upamal  12, P. Jayawickrama 5/83, K. Anjula 2/49).

And Following on 176) 55.3 Overs) RR: 3.17

(R. Upamal 36, H.G. Kumara 32, A.L.K.L. Abeyrathne 27. D.N. Wellalage 17, B.A.D.N. Silva 15, K. Perera 12, U. Lakshan n.o. 12, A. Siriwardhana 2/7, R.T.M. Mendis 2/29, K. Anjula 2/39, P. Jayawickrama 2/69).

AT THE TYRONNE FERNANDO STADIUM: Match Drawn

SSC 583 (O/N 462/4) ((115.1 Overs) RR: 5.06

(M.D. Shanaka 128, D.S. Weerakkody 101, S. Ashan 75,  M.N.K. Fernando 49, M.D. Gunathilaka 47,

K.S.W. Arachchige n.o. 32, K.K.V. Perera 19, J.D.F. Vandersay 19, A.A.S. Silva 3/97, B.B. Sanjeewa 3/144)

Badureliya SC 280 (O/N 239/6) (78.5 Overs) RR: 3.55

(D. Perera 113, D. Jayatunga 63, M.A.D.I. Hemantha 29, B.B. Sanjeewa 22,  B.K.E.L. Milantha 10, K.T.H. Ratnayake 4/73, K.K.V. Perera 2/36, J.D.F. Vandersay 3/76)

And Following on 258/4 (64 Overs) RR: 4.03

(D. Perera n.o. 112, T.N. Sampath 72, M.A.D.I. Hemantha 28, A.A.S. Silva n.o. 18, K.T.H. Ratnayake 3/72)

AT COLTS GROUNDS: Match Drawn

Tamil Union C&AC 184 (49.1 Overs) RR: 3.74

(D. Pathmanathan 40, Y. Mendis 31, A.D. Fernando 30, P.M. Liyanage 24, Madushanka 18, H.U.K. D.M. Sarathchandra 12, W.R.C. Fernando 5/31, A.L. Rasanjana 2/25, S.A.D.U. Indrasiri 2/70)

And 387 (O/N 45/1) RR: 4.03

(D.M. de Silva 167, Y. Mendis 116, D.M. Sarathchandra 25, A.D. Fernando 23, N.T. Paranavitana 18,   P.M. Liyanagamage n.o. 17, )

Negombo CC 371 (O/N 161/1) (105 Overs) RR: 3.53

(W.A.A.M. Silva 90, E.M.D.Y. Munaweera 85, M.S. Warnapura 84, T.P.I. Lakshanka 37, A.J.A.D.D.L.A. Jayasinghe 16, S.A.D.U. Indrasiri 10, M.A. Liyanapathiranage 6/54, P.M. Liyanagamage 2/78)

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