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June 14, 2024
Ace Capital pull ace from sleeve to shock SSC by 5 wkts. on Pavantha Weerasinghe’s 79

Sri Lanka Cricket

Moors Dilshan Abeysinghe 5/39 beating Nugegoda SC, Kandy Customs Usman Ishak 4/16 in win over Badureliya and CCCs Chathuranga de Silva’s 4/26 downing Police SC

By Srian Obeyesekere

Ace Capital CC produced an ace from the sleeve when they shocked defending champions SSC by a comprehensive 5 wickets that took top billing at the Army grounds Dombagoda yesterday among yesterday’s Sri Lanka Cricket Major Club Limited Overs Cricket Tournament matches.

Responding to SSC’s 157 all out in 42.3 overs, Ace Capitalgot home in 38.4 overs with one drop Pawantha Weerasingha steering his side scoring 79 off 104 balls inclusive of 4 boundaries and 3 sixes with Sammu Ashan keeping one end going with a calm 39 containing 2 boundaries.

SSCs total revolved around a solid 79 by veteran Dimuth Karunaratne off 107 balls hitting 4 boundaries and a six, but could not stop their lesser-known rivals from getting into the winning act in style to creating a major tournament upset.

Some of the tournament bowling highlights of the day were Moors SC’s Dilshan Abeysinghe’s 5 for 39 in defeating Nugegoda SC by 51 runs at the De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa, and Kandy Customs Usman Ishak’s 4 for 16 in 66-run win over over Badureliya SC at the Surrey Grounds, as much as CCCs Chathuranga de Silva’s 4 for 26 in downing Polce SC by 66 at the P. Saravanamuththu International Cricket Stadium.

CHIEF SCORES:

SSC 157 (42.3 Overs (Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Ranuda Somaratne 19, Ravindu Ratnayake 2/16, Sammu Ashan 2/31, Thanuka Dabare 3/31)

Ace Capital CC 162/5 (38.4 Overs) (Pawantha Weerasingha 79 n.o., Sakura Liyanage 15, Sammu Ashan 39, Promod Madushan 2/24)

At Welagedera Stadium Colts CC beat Kurunegala UCC by 4 wickets

Kurunegala UCC 178/8 (59 Overs) (Rashmika Madushanka 42, Kamesh Nirmal 25, Hasith Perera 21, Tharinda Wijesinghe 20, Chatura Randunu 18 n.o., Akila Dhananjaya 2/28)

Colts CC 179/6 (29.5 Overs) (Ravindu Rasantha 57, Dinesh Chandimal 45, Yasodha Lanka 31, Hiruna Gallage 15 n.o., Thsrinda Wijesinghe 2/13)

At Surrey grounds: Kandy Customs CC beat Baduraliya SC by 2 wickets

Baduraliya SC 141 (43.1 Overs) (Sasanka Nirmal 45, Ranesh Silva 31, Dunith Jayathunga 25, Usman Ishak 4/16, Akila Dilshan 2/21, Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/17)

(Kandy Customs CC 142/8 (40.5 Overs) (Nadum Dilshan 32, Nalaka Thenuwara 25, Thevindu Dikwella 21, Sadeep Kavishka 3/24, Sasanka Nirmal 2/16, Alankara Asanka 2/39,)

At P. Saravanamuththu International Cricket Stadium CCC beat Police SC by 66 runs (34 Overs per side)

CCC 196 (33.5 Overs (Ashan Priyanjan 47, Sonal Dinusha 36, Nishan Madushka 19, Lasith Croosepulle 19, Damith Kappagoda 3/24, Charuka Pramod 3/32, Dilum Sudeera 2/32)

Police SC 130 (30 Overs (Dhanuja Induwara 43, , Rashmika Hirushan 23, Chaturanga de Silva 4/26, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/15, Duvindu Ranathunga 2/20)

At Katunayake: Tamil Union beat Negombo CC by 45 runs (37 Overs per side)

Tamil Union 184 (37 Overs) (Sandun Weerakkody 39, Mohammed Shamaz 36, Sithara Hapuhinna 36, Pasindu Ushettige 2/30, Chanura Fernando 2/35, Dilshan Munaweera 2/37,)

Negombo CC 139 (33.2 Overs) (Sheshan Fernando 34, Nishan Pieris 19, Pasindu Ushettige 17, Chanura Fernando 11 n.o., Theeshan Vithushan 3/22, Tharindu Ratnayake 3/33, Miranga Wickramage 2/32)

At De Zoysa Stadium: Moors SC beat Nugegoda SC by 51 runs (49 Overs per side)

Moors SC 229/9 (49 Overs) (Janishka Perera 97, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 75, Dilshan Abeysinghe 5/39, hillakaratne Sampath 3/34)

Nugegoda SC 178/8 (49 Overs) (Kevin Perera 58 n.o., Thillakaratne Sampath 29, Dilshan Abeysinghe 12 n.o. , Milan Ratnayake 3/26, Ramesh Mendis 2/21).

 

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