Priyamal denies SSC; Chilaw Marians romps home

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Chilaw Marians recorded their third outright win to top group B, while Colts held SSC to a draw to secure first innings points as two crucial matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major League ended today (4). 

Sachithra Serasinghe stars on tame day

Two matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Premier League Tier A Tournament began today. Chilaw Marians …

SSC vs Colts

Colts were precariously placed at 85/5 on day two after securing first innings points and had to bat out a significant part of day three to make sure they batted to safety.

Wickets fell around former Sri Lanka A player Priyamal Perera but he batted out of his skin to make sure Colts went ahead by 270 runs. He was the last wicket to fall in Colts’ second innings when he was trapped in front for a superb 87 which included seven boundaries, by Sachithra Senanayake.

Senanayake captured 4 wickets for SSC while Akthab Cader and Akash Senaratne picked up three apiece. Kaveesha Anjula made a useful 27* not out low down the order for Colts.

SSC decided to play out for a draw and ended the day on 100/2 when umpires decided to call off play with Test opener Dimuth Karunaratne unbeaten on a half century.

Colts Cricket Club 267 (82.3) Sangeeth Cooray 53, Dilruwan Perera 45, Kaveesha Anjula 37*, Priyamal Perera 32, Avishka Fernando 32, Vishad Randika 21, Nisala Tharaka 20, Akash Senaratne 4/76, Sachithra Senanayake 3/70, Kasun Madushanka 2/53 & 203 (79.5) Priyamal Perera 87, Kaveesha Anjula 27*, Sangeeth Cooray 23, Avishka Fernando 21, Sachithra Senanayake 4/50, Akthab Cader 3/40, Akash Senaratne 3/80  

Sinhalese Sports Club 200 (59.1) Chamara Kapugedera 61, Kaushal Silva 43, Akash Senaratne 28, Sachithra Senanayake 27, Prabath Jayasuriya 4/63, Dilruwan Perera 3/55, Kaveeshka Anjula 2/31 & 100/2(34) Dimuth Karunaratne 55*, Shammu Ashan 28*, Prabath Jayasuriya 2/44

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Chilaw Marians vs Badureliya

Oshada Fernando raced to his second century of the tournament early on day three as Chilaw Marians declared their second innings on 267/3 setting Badureliya an improbable 477 to win the match outright.

Badureliya struggled against the right arm off-spin of Sachithra Serasinghe and the pace of Asitha Fernando as their top order was back in the hut in no time.

Pathum Nissanka fought hard with a half century to deny the inevitable before Malinda Pushpakumara cleaned up the tail to end with eight wickets in the match as Chilaw recorded a crushing 320 run win.

Sachithra Serasinghe capped off a brilliant all-round performance in the match with a century and half century to go along with his second innings wickets.

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 371 (85.2) Sachithra Serasinghe 103, Pulina Tharanga 70, Isuru Udana 41, Malinda Pushpakumara 31, Kasun Vidura 23, Alankara Asanka 5/74, Dilesh Gunaratne 3/91, Duvindu Tillakaratne 2/80 & 267/3d (58) Oshada Fernando 103*, Kasun Vidura 78, Sachithra Serasinghe 51

Badureliya Cricket Club 162 (47.3) Pathum Nissanka 42, Sanjaya Chathuranga 39, Nadeera Nawela 22, Malinda Pushpakumara 5/40 & 156 (52.1) Pathum Nissanka 50, Nadeera Nawela 26, Sachithra Serasinghe 3/49, Asitha Fernando 3/22, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/55