Colombo Skipper Avishka Fernando led from the very front as the opener lashed 150 off 205 balls in a total of 287 for 6 wickets against Galle in the rain affected National Super League 2023 encounter played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium at Sooriyawewa, Hambantota yesterday. Fernando clobbered 21 boundaries and a six in his long innings. The next best contribution was from Dushan Vimukthi 40 off 112 inclusive of 6 boundaries as Galle fought back with Mohammad Shiraz dismissing Roshen Silva for 4 caught by Angelo Matthews while Kavishka Anjula in double strikes trapped Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne leg before wicket for 4 and clean bowled Heshan Fernando for 2.
CHIEF SCORES: Colombo 287/6 (90 Overs) (Avishka Fernando 150, Deshan Vimukthi 40, Kavisha Anjula 2/56, Sangeeth Cooray 1/9, Asanka Manoj 1/45, Ramesh Mendis 1/51)
Meanwhile, Jaffna had scored 93 for 3 in reply to Kandy’s 265 at stumps on the second day of their National Super League game at the SSC yesterday. The game was highlighted by Jaffna’s Ahan Wickremesinghe reaching three figures as wickets fell around him. The 21-year old Royal College find and NCC and U19 prodigy rose to the occasion reeling off 101 off 108 balls in a punishing knock containing 13 boundaries and a six.
CHIEF SCORES: Kandy 265 (65.1 Overs) (Ahan Wickremesinghe 101, Sandun Weerakkody 36, Niroshan Dickwella 21, Wanuja Sahan 22, Amish De Silva 17, Ashean Daniel 11, Shashika Dilshan 4/70, Binura Fernando 3/34, Ravindu Fernando 2/55, Lahiru Madushanka1/42) Jaffna 93/3 (21 Overs) (Navod Paranavithana 45, Janith Liyanage n.o. 41, Shashrika Dilshan n.o. 0,.Lahiru Kumara 2/17, Amish De Silva 1/31)