Raveen Sayer’s three-wicket haul and unbeaten 40 helped Kanrich Finance ‘B’ to keep their winning run intact while skipper Madawa Warnapura helped Hatton National Bank register back to back wins in the 2nd Fair & Lovely Men Challenge Trophy 2019 matches played on Sunday.
Here’s the roundup of matches which concluded in the 2nd Fair and Lovely MCA B Division Cricket Tournament 2019 on…
Singer Sri Lanka v Kanrich Finance ‘B’
Kanrich Finance ‘B’ won a cliffhanger against Singer Sri Lanka at Moratuwa Stadium. Singer won the toss and elected to bat first. Their innings didn’t flourish as they would have liked it as wickets tumbled in succession. Sachin Jacob played a lone hand in scoring 41 runs but the rest of the top order failed to contribute in a big way. However, they managed to bat out their 50 overs and posted 172 runs. Former Trinitian Skipper, Raveen Sayer was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 27.
In response, Kanrich Finance ‘B’ found it tough to chase down the below par score. Tharushan Iddamalgoda once again was amongst the runs with a valuable 34 but the match winning knock came form Sayer who remained unbeaten on 40 to take his team over the line. Singer took it right down to the wire but it was Kanrich ‘B’ who took the game with 2 wickets and 2 balls in hand.
Result: Kanrich Finance ‘B’ won by 2 wickets
Singer Sri Lanka (A) 172/9 (50) Sachin Jacob 41, Charith Keerthisinghe 26*, Harsha Rajapakshe 22, Ravin Sayer 3/27, Poorna Charuka 2/33, Chandula Weerarathne 2/36
Kanrich Finance (B) 173/8 (49.4) Ravin Sayer 40*, Tharushan Iddamalgoda 34, Salith de Silva 23, Pramod Maduwantha 23, Charith Keerthisinghe 3/26, Raveen Yasas 3/30
Hatton National Bank v Citizen Development Bank
HNB secured back to back wins in two days as they beat Citizen Development Bank by 5 wickets at BRC grounds.
CDB won the toss and elected to bat first. Just like in their previous match yesterday, their batting was disappointing as they got cleaned up for just 125 runs. Shihan Dilasri top scored with 66 while left-arm spinner Naveen Gunawardene took a four-wicket haul for the winners.
HNB in their response lost few wickets early on but a sensible half century by Madhawa Warnapura took them over the line with five wickets in hand.
Result: HNB won by 5 wickets
Citizen Development Business Bank 125 (37.5) Shihan Dilasri 66, Naveen Gunawardane 4/29, Lahiru Wickrmasinghe 3/10, Madaawa Warnapura 3/15
Hatton National Bank (A) 128/5 (38.5) Madhawa Warnapura 58, Mohammed Imran 2/19