Star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga struck a cameo unbeaten 69 off 41 balls and took 2 wickets in a Player of the Match performance in Team Reds 33-run triumph over Team Blues in their SLC Skyexchange Invitational T20 League 2022 fixture at the R Premadasa International Stadium yesterday. Reds ran up 178 for 4 wickets off 20 overs and restricted the Blues to 145 for 6 off 20.
The Reds victory was forged by a telling upfront 86 off 60 by skipper Kusal Mendis who smashed 10 boundaries and a six. The Blues skippered by Dhananjaya de Silva sitting in for Charith Asalanka, was kept in check by the tight Reds attack with Sadeera Samarawickrama top scoring with 40 off 48 (4×4). Fast bowler Asitha Fernando took 2 for 25.
CHIEF SCORES: Team Reds 178/4 (20 Overs) (Kusal Mendis 86, Wanindu Hasaranga n.o. 69, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 14, Suminda Lakshan 2/29, Dilshan Madushanka 1/30, Chamika Karunaratne 1/37) Team Blues 145/6 (20 Overs) (Sadeera Samarawickrama 40, Lahiru Udara 35, Ashen Bandara 30, Asitha Fernando 2/25, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/48, Maheesh Theekshana 1/20, Dunith Wellalage 1/22).