Dambulla made 283 in their first innings to which Jaffna had replied with 45 for no loss on the second day of the SLC National Super League match played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Friday.
Dambulla, continuing from an overnight score of 159 for 2 on the rain hit first day, lost both overnight batsmen in quick succession.
Lasith Abeyratne, was out for 68 adding a further 8 on resumption while skipper Minod Bhanuka went for 53 adding just one run. The innings was however, rallied by Dushan Hemantha who churned out a 63. His 112-ball innings contained 5 boundaries. He added a valuable 58 runs for the eighth wicket with Chamidu Wijesinghe who made 35.
Pacie Nuwan Pradeep was up there for Jaffna reaping 7 wickets for 52. Jaffna’s opening pair of Navod Paranavithana and Saminda Fernando were on 24 and 06 at stumps.
: Dambulla 159/2 O/N, 263 all out. (Dushan Hemantha 68 , Lasith Abeyratne 68, Minod Bhanuka 53, Nuwan Pradeep 7/52.) Jaffna 45/0 (Navod Paranavithana n.o. 24, Samida Fernando n.o. 06)