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Day two of the fourth week of matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Premier League Tier A Tournament was worked off around the island today. 

BRC vs Tamil Union

BRC were stuttering at 42/6 at one stage in reply to Tamil Union’s 314 all out, before Suraj Randiv joined Sashin Dilranga as the duo put up a brilliant rescue act with an unbroken partnership of 178*. 

Randiv remained unbeaten on 93* while Dilranga was on 75* with BRC still needing a further 95 runs to secure first innings points.

Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club – 314 all out (99) Tharanga Paranavitana 123, Dineth Thimodya 57, Shakila Karunanayake 37, Manoj Sarathchandra 33, Vikum Sanjaya 3/63, Himesh Ramanayake 2/39, Suraj Randiv 2/81 

Burgher Recreation Club – 220/6 (73) Suraj Randiv 93*, Shashin Dilranga 75*, Pramod Madushan 4/47


SSC vs CCC

Centuries from Sri Lanka batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Chamara Kapugedara put SSC well in control of their match against CCC.  

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SSC ended the day on 395/5 in reply to CCC’s 314 all out. Sachith Pathirana and Wanindu Hasaranga captured two wickets apiece for CCC.

Colombo Cricket Club – 314 (80.5) Ashan Priyanjan 84, Madawa Warnapura 79, Kaveen Bandara 53, Lasith Abeyratne 43, Akthab Cader 3/45, Kasun Madushanka 2/33, Sachithra Senanyake 2/88 

Sinhalese Sports Club – 395/5 (97) Dimuth Karunarathne 141, Chamara Kapugedera 103*, Minod Bhanuka 67*, Kavindu Kulasekara 30, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/91, Sachith Pathirana 2/93


SLPACC vs Badureliya

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority were all over Badureliya as Badureliya ended the day on 24/1 after being asked to follow on. 

The Badureliya first innings was restricted to just 105 runs thanks to an impressive spell of left arm spin bowling by Chanaka Komasaru who captured six wickets.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 359 (100.3) Maduka Liyanapathiranage 115*, Prashan Wickramasinghe 88, Gihan Rupasinghe 48, Adeel Malik 25, Gayan Maneeshan 20, Yashodha Lanka 20, Alankara Asanka 7/79, Nimnada Subasinghe 3/56 

Badureliya Cricket Club 105 (56) Sammika Ruwan 20, Chanaka Komasaru 6/34  & F/O 24/1 (14)


Moors vs Bloomfield

Bloomfield secured first innings point but Moors fought their way back into the match through a classy century by their skipper and ex-Sri Lanka player Chamara Silva.

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Moors ended the day on 296/6 with an overall lead of 246 runs. Stalwart left arm spinner Sajeewa Weerakoon picked up six wickets for Moors SC earlier in the day.

Moors Sports Club 163 (43.2) Shanuka Dulaj 39, Tharindu Ratnayake 36, Primosh Perera 20, Lahiru Samarakoon 4/56, Imran Khan 2/13, Ramesh Mendis 2/73  & 296/6 (65) Chamara Silva 112*, Pabasara Waduge 52, Primosh Perera 28, Denuwan Rajakaruna 25, Shanuka Dulaj 23, Nipun Karunanayake 2/44, Malith de Silva 2/69  

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 213/9 (68.3) Nisal Fransico 61, Sachin Jayawardane 49, Malith de Silva 25, Pramud Hettiwatte 22, Sajeewa Weerakoon 6/58, Tharindu Rathnayake 2/93


Chilaw Marians vs Army SC

Chilaw Marians were well in control when stumps were drawn on day two in their match against Army SC. 

Chilaw racked up a mammoth 545 all out in their first innings on the back of centuries from Oshada Fernando and Shehan Jayasuriya before Malinda Pushpakumara’s 6 wicket haul reduced Army to 160 all out and they were asked to follow on.

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 545 (118.3)Oshada Fernando 196, Shehan Jayasuriya 118, Sachithra Serasinghe 65, Isuru Udana 56, Risith Upamal 41, Pulina Tharanga 37, Janith Silva 5/114, Dushan Vimukthi 2/139  

Army Cricket Club 160 (49) Sanjika Ridma 35*, AKN de Silva 27, Navod Ilukwatta 20, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 20, Malinda Pushpakumara 6/56, Asitha Fernando 3/24  & F/O 16/0 (8)