Four matches of the SLC Premier League Tier ‘A’ Super Eights continued around the island today (01st February).
Four matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League – Tier A Super Eights..
Army vs Saracens
Gamindu Kanishka’s century put Saracens in control in their encounter against the soldiers who put up 350 all-out, batting first.
Saracens replied with 255/5 thanks to Kanishka’s unbeaten 103*, while Andy Solomons made a rapid 62 to put them in command.
Dushan Vimukthi who has been a star all-rounder this season, returned impressive figures of 3/58 in an otherwise poor bowling display.
Army Cricket Club – 350 (98.5) Himasha Liyanage 116, Dilshan de Soysa 101, Sanjika Ridma 56, Sachithra Perera 3/42, Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/81
Saracens Sports Club – 255/5 (65.5) Gamindu Kanishka 103*, Andy Solomons 62, Nipun Karunanayake 39*, Navindu Vithanage 29, Dushan Vimukthi 3/58
Chilaw Marians vs CCC
Chilaw Marians pushed their overall rad past 200 to set up an enthralling day three in their encounter against CCC.
CCC who secured a first innings lead thanks to a special Lahiru Madushanka half century, made 206 all-out in reply to Marians’ 186 all-out.
Batting a second time around, the Marians fared much better as they managed to reach 227/7 with Yashoda Lanka and Harsha Cooray making half centuries.
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club – 186 (48.2)Oshada Fernando 52, Risith Upamal 36, Irosh Fernando 26, Lahiru Madushanka 6/51, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/84 & 227/7 (61.3) Yashodha Lanka 89, Harsha Cooray 80, Risith Upamal 30*, Lahiru Madushanka 2/34, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/42
Colombo Cricket Club – 206 (60.3) Lahiru Madushanka 51*, Minod Bhanuka 40, Ashan Priyanjan 22, Sagar Paresh 5/38, Thikshila de Silva 3/99
NCC vs SSC
The clash of the neighbors seemed to be heading SSC’s way, thanks to a brilliant counter attacking century by Sandun Weerakkody.
Weerakkody smashed his way to an unbeaten 167* to help SSC reach 290/2 at stumps in reply to NCC’s massive total of 444 runs.
For NCC, it was skipper Angelo Perera who made a stunning double century while Dhammika Prasad captured three wickets in their bowling line.
Nondescripts Cricket Club – 444 (103.3) Angelo Perera 201, Pathum Nissanka 95, Sachintha Peiris 28, Lasith Embuldeniya 26, Mahela Udawatte 23, Hasitha Boyagoda 20, Dhammika Prasad 3/81, Akash Senaratne 2/78
Sinhalese Sports Club – 290/2 (74) Sadun Weerakkody 167*, Krishan Arachchige 48, Kavindu Kulasekara 37*, Kaushal Silva 26, Lasith Embuldeniya 2/59
Colts vs Tamil Union
Colts hit a daunting 615 all-out, courtesy of Avishka Fernando’s first day double-century, while Sangeeth Cooray also made a superb knock of 142.
Hashan Dumindu and Jehan Daniel also chipped in with half centuries while Jeevan toiled hard to capture four wickets in his spell.
Tamil Union ended the day on 67/2 with Sithara Gimhan unbeaten on 25* and with two days remaining in the match.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club – 615 (154.2)Avishka Fernando 223, Sangeeth Cooray 142, Hashan Dumindu 70, Jehan Daniel 61, Nisal Tharaka 38, Priyamal Perera 34, Jeevan Mendis 4/192, Kamidu Mendis 2/53
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club – 67/2 (23) Sithara Gimhan 25*