Four matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League Tier A Super Eights continued around the island today (2nd February).
Army vs Saracens
Centuries from Gamindu Kanishka and Nipun Karunanayake helped Saracens secure first innings points in their encounter against Army SC.
Chamikara Edirisinghe and Andy Solomons also hit half centuries while Dushan Vimukthi toiled hard to capture 4/137 for Army SC.
Army batting a second time around ended the day on 37/0, as they still trail Saracens by a further 129 runs.
Army Cricket Club350 (98.5) Himasha Liyanage 116, Dilshan de Soysa 101, Sanjika Ridma 56, Sachithra Perera 3/42, Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/81 & 37/0 (12)
Saracens Sports Club516 (155.1) Gamindu Kanishka 141, Nipun Karunanayake 129, Chamikara Edirisinghe 65*, Andy Solomons 62, Dushan Vimukthi 4/137, Dilsahan de Soysa 2/92.
Chile Marians vs CCC
Chilaw Marians who trailed CCC in the first innings, came from behind to record a stunning 14-run outright victory.
Chasing 271 for victory, CCC were bowled out for 256 with Wanindu Hasaranga making a half century.
Sagar Paresh was the hero with the ball for Marians as he went on to capture a staggering 11 wickets in the match.
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club186 (48.2) Oshada Fernando 52, Risith Upamal 36, Irosh Fernando 26, Lahiru Madushanka 6/51, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/84 & 290 (83.2) Yashodha Lanka 89, Harsha Cooray 80, Risith Upamal 53, Irosh Fernando 28, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/84, Lahiru Madushanka 2/50, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/57, Ashan Priyanjan 2/36
Colombo Cricket Club206 (60.3) Lahiru Madushanka 51*, Minod Bhanuka 40, Ashan Priyanjan 22, Sagar Paresh 5/38, Thikshila de Silva 3/99 & 256 (68.4) Wanindu Hasaranga 77, Manelker de Silva 39, Lasith Abeyrathne 39, Ashan Priyanjan 35, Lahiru Madushanka 28, Sagar Paresh 6/110, Thikshila de Silva 2/68, Nimesh Vimukthi 2/66
Colts vs Tamil Union
Jeevan Mendis’ century went in-vain as Colts dominated proceedings in their encounter against Tamil Union.
Tamil Union made 315 all-out after Colts made a daunting 615 thanks to a superb double century by Avishka Fernando.
Colts who opted not to enforce the follow-on, ended the day on 141/3, with Fernando hitting another half century.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club615 (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 & 141/3 (26)Avishka Fernando 65, Sangeeth Cooray 31*
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club315 (84.1) Jeewan Mendis 105, Manoj Sarathchndra 87, Sithara Gimhan 50, Jehan Daniel 3/36, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/35, Dananjaya Lakshan 2/34
NCC vs SSC
Sandun Weerakkody’s century helped SSC secure first innings points in their encounter against NCC.
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SSC made 480 in reply to NCC’s 444 with Sachithra Senanayake also making a valuable unbeaten 89*.
NCC batting a second time around ended the day on 157/3, with Pathum Nissanka remaining unbeaten on 90*.
Nondescripts Cricket Club444 (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 & 157/3 (35)Pathum Nissnaka 90*, Angelo Perera 38*, Dammika Prasad 2/15
Sinhalese Sports Club480 (129) Sadun Weerakkody 189, Sachithra Senanayaka 89*, Krishan Arachchige 48, Kavindu Kulasekara 46, Kaushal Silva 26, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/86, Asitha Fernando 3/98