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Dhananjaya De Silva excels in second win for Galle

SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2019


Dhananjaya De Silva produced a brilliant all-round performance (89 & 3/57) as Galle defeated Dambulla convincingly by 76 runs in their SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2019 game in Dambulla on Saturday.

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After being asked to bat first, Galle slammed a mammoth 345 for 8 before bundling out Dambulla for 269.

The Galle openers Sandun Weerakkody and Lahiru Thirimanne got their team off to a stunning start, smashing 65 inside the first powerplay before the former fell after smashing eight fours during his 32-ball 41.

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After Weerakkody’s dismissal, Thirimanne and De Silva added 151 runs for the second wicket to lay a perfect platform for Galle. Right-handed De Silva scored 89 off just 76 balls with 11 fours, while Thirimanne made 82 in 96 deliveries with 6 fours and 1 six.

Despite losing a couple of wickets in the middle overs, Milinda Siriwardena and Minod Bhanuka finished off the Galle innings with a flourish. Siriwardena scored at a rapid rate of 147.72 to accumulate 65 off 44 balls with 7 fours and a six. Bhanuka, the wicket-keeper batsman made 44 in 36 deliveries as Galle reached 345 for 8.

In reply, the Dambulla top order faltered again as national hopefuls, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando failed to impress as they were restricted to 87 for 4 before the 20-over mark.

Match Replay: Galle vs Dambulla – SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2019

Former Captain, Angelo Mathews, returning from an injury, found some form with a fine 78 off 84 balls with 7 fours and a six. He shared a 104-run stand with Ashan Priyanjan for the fifth wicket. But, the target proved too stiff as Dhananjaya De Silva captured 3 wickets for 57 runs from 9 overs to rattle the middle order of Dambulla.

With this win – their second in as many games, Galle secured their place in the Final, scheduled for the 11th April, with a game to spare.



Team Dambulla
269/10 (46.5)
Team Galle
345/8 (50)
Sandun Weerakkody c Oshada Ferenado b Ishan Jayaratne413280128.12
Lahiru Thirimanne c Isuru Udana b Lakshan Sandajan82966185.42
Dhanajaya de silva c Niroshan Dickwella b Ishan Jayaratne8976110117.11
Kusal Mendis run out250040.00
Milinda Siriwardana c Angelo Mathews b Ishan Jayaratne654471147.73
Shammu Ashan c Niroshan Dickwella b Vishwa Fernando260033.33
Minod Bhanuka c Niroshan Dickwella b Isuru Udana443630122.22
Wanindu Hasaranga c Danushka Gunathilake b Isuru Udana340075.00
Dhammika Prasad not out120050.00
Dushmantha Chameera not out1100100.00
Extras15 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 2, w 11)
Total345/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.9)
Vishwa Fernando706719.57
Isuru Udana906427.11
Ishan Jayaratne804335.38
Danushka Gunathilake804605.75
Jeevan Mendis603305.50
Lakshan Sandajan906817.56
Ashan Priyanjan302207.33

Niroshan Dickwella c Lasitha Malinga b Dhammika Prasad19252076.00
Danushka Gunathilake b Dushmantha Chameera780087.50
Oshada Ferenado c Minod Bhanuka b Lasitha Malinga20352057.14
Bhanuka Rajapakse st Minod Bhanuka b Wanindu Hasaranga16220072.73
Angelo Mathews c Wanindu Hasaranga b Shammu Ashan78847192.86
Ashan Priyanjan c & b Dhanajaya de silva41523078.85
Jeevan Mendis lbw b Dhanajaya de silva231702135.29
Isuru Udana c Wanindu Hasaranga b Dhammika Prasad14171082.35
Ishan Jayaratne c Kusal Mendis b Dhanajaya de silva261122236.36
Vishwa Fernando not out160016.67
Lakshan Sandajan st Minod Bhanuka b Milinda Siriwardana8820100.00
Extras16 (b 4 , lb 2 , nb 4, w 6)
Total269/10 (46.5 Overs, RR: 5.74)
Lasitha Malinga813214.00
Dushmantha Chameera603816.33
Dhammika Prasad501623.20
Wanindu Hasaranga1005515.50
Dhanajaya de silva905736.33
Milinda Siriwardana4.503517.78
Shammu Ashan403017.50