Randiv, Kapugedara and Pushpakumara push claim for national comeback

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Randiv, Kapugedara and Pushpakumara

The last set of matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Premier League Tier A Tournament for the year 2017 concluded during the weekend with some of the Sri Lanka discards ending the year with impressive performances.

National stars shine on eventful day

Day two of the fourth week of matches in the Sri Lanka Cricket..

The most noteworthy performance by far was Suraj Randiv’s career best 152* for BRC against the much-fancied Tamil Union boys. Randiv, more known for his right off breaks at the international level, combined with youngster Shashin Dilranga (84) to come up with one of the best recovery acts of the tournament so far, as the duo added 189 runs for the 7th wicket after BRC were all at sea at 42/6 in pursuit of 315 for a first innings win. Jeevan Mendis hit a second innings century for Tamil Union as the game eventually ended in a draw with first innings points for BRC.

The ever so stylish Chamara Kapugedara looked in fine touch for SSC during his century against CCC, while Sri Lanka Test opener Dimuth Karunaratne and youngster Minod Bhanuka hit centuries during the same innings as SSC came away with first innings points over CCC.

All-rounder Maduka Liyanapathiranage’s unbeaten 115* helped Ports Authority to a strong first innings total, before Chanaka Komasaru’s 12 wicket match bag secured an innings and 139 run victory over Badureliya Cricket Club.

Suraj Randiv heroics breaks Tamil Union hearts

Five matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Premier League..

Stalwarts Chamara Silva and Sajeewa Weerakoon were the stars in a thrilling draw between Moors SC and Bloomfield. Silva hit a magnificent second innings century while Sajeewa Weerakoon picked up a six-wicket haul.

The top score of the weekend came from former St. Sebastian’s College batsman Oshada Fernando, who missed out on a double century by 4 runs in Chilaw Marians’ humongous total of 545 all out against Army SC. Shehan Jayasuriya also hit an explosive century in the match while the ever so consistent Malinda Pushpakumara picked up nine wickets in the match as the Marians secured an innings and 197 run win.

The tier B saw a dramatic tie between Kalutara Town Club and Negombo Cricket Club which has thrown the tournament wide open while the other three matches ended with no results.

Pakistani national Kashif Naved has been the star performer in the tier B with over 500 runs in just three games and hit a brilliant 192 against Navy SC but his innings was overshadowed by Dushan Hemantha, who hit a career best 193 to secure first innings points for Navy SC.

Samith Dushantha’s century helped Police to a first innings win over Air Force SC while dark horses of the tournament Kurunegala stunned Lankan CC.

Group A

Teams

M

WO

LO

FW

FL

FT

MT

NR

POINTS

Singhalese Sports Club

4

1

3

53.410

Ragama Cricket Club

3

2

1

27.050

Colombo Cricket Club

3

1

2

25.850

Colts Cricket Club

3

1

1

1

24.150

Moors Sports Club

3

1

1

1

21.280

Saracens Sports Club

3

1

1

1

20.985

Bloomfield C & AC

3

1

1

1

19.700

Group B

Teams

M

WO

LO

FW

FL

FT

MT

NR

POINTS

Chilaw Marians CC

3

2

1

46.740

Burger Recreation Club

4

1

1

1

1

43.895

Nondescripts Cricket Club

3

2

1

38.040

Sri Lanka Port Authority SC

3

1

1

1

34.795

Tamil Union C & AC

4

1

2

1

32.650

Army Sports Club

3

1

2

10.430

Badureliya Cricket Club

2

1

1

6.665

 

Batting

 

Player

100s

Club

1

Maduka Liyanapathiranage

115

SLPA

2

Chamara Silva

134

Moors

3

Shehan Jayasooriya

118

Chilaw

4

Oshada Fernando

196

Chilaw

5

Dimuth Karunaratne

141

SSC

6

Chamara Kapugedara

114

SSC

7

Minod Banuka

100*

SSC

8

Jeewan Mendis

100*

Tamils

9

Tharanga Paranavithana

123

Tamils

10

Suraj Randiv

152*

BRC

Bowling

1

Alankara Asanka

7/79

Badureliya

2

Chanaka Komasaru

6/34 & 6/39

SLPA

3

Sajeewa Weerakoon

6/52

Moors

Tier B

TeamsMWOLOFWFLFTMTNRPOINTS
Navy Sports Cub3111    32.885
Panadura SC321    28.955
Police SC321    28.870
Negombo CC3111    27.745
Air Force Sports Club3111    26.260
Lankan CC312    25.305
Kurunegala YCC211    16.110
Galle CC211    15.445
Kalutara TC211    14.485
Batting
Player100sClub
1Kashif Naveed192Panadura
2Supun Leelaratne141Navy
3Dushan Hemantha193Navy
4Samitha Dushantha121Police
Bowling
Player5wktsClub
1Matheesha Perera5/55KTC
2Umega Chathuranga7/79 & 5/112Negombo
3N Vimukthi5/84Police
4Shohan Rangika5/46Air Force