Four matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League – Tier A Super Eights continued around the island today (08).
SSC vs Chilaw Marians
A special all-round effort from Sri Lanka cricketer Sachithra Senanayake helped SSC secure a vital 100 run first innings lead in their encounter against the Chilaw Marians.
His fighting 89 led SSC to 374 all-out, before he returned with the ball to capture 6 wickets as Chilaw Marians were bowled out for 274.
Thikshila De Silva and Pulina Tharanga made half centuries for the Marians while Nimesh Vimukthi chipped in with 40 runs.
Sinhalese Sports Club374 (101) Sachithra Senanayake 89, Sammu Ashan 79, Akash Senarathna 56, Nipun Dananjaya 46, Dasun Shanaka 34, Himesh Ramanayake 22, Sagar Paresh 4/138, Pulina Tharanga 3/58
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club274 (73.3)Thikshila de Silva 72, Pulina Tharanga 51, Nimesh Vimukthi 40, Irosh Fernando 30*, Risith Upamal 29, Sachithra Senanayake 6/73
Tamil Union vs Saracens SC
Half centuries for Ashen Bandara, Andy Solomans and Pramod Maduwantha put Saracens in control against Tamil Union.
Saracens ended day two on 264/4, after Tamil Union made 330 all-out with Saliya Saman and Gamindu Kanishka picking up 3 wickets apiece.
Bandara and Maduwantha were the unbeaten batsmen for Saracens when stumps were drawn not out on 88* and 75* respectively.
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club330 (101.4) Manoj Sarathchandra 68, Sithara Gimhan 52, Tharanga Paranavitana 50, Kamindu Mendis 41, Ramith Rambukwella 40, Sachithra Serasinghe 34, Saliya Saman 3/40, Gamindu Kanishka 3/74
Saracens Sports Club264/4 (77) Ashen Bandara 88*, Andy Solomans 77, Promod Maduwantha 75*
Colts vs Army
The soldiers were taken on a leather hunt as Colts racked up 574/9 batting first, before Army ended day two on 41/2.
Dananjaya Lakshan, Priyamal Perera and Vishad Randika hit centuries for Colts, while Avishka Fernando and Nisala Tharaka made half centuries.
Asela Gunaratne fighting to win a place back in the national set up returned decent figures of 2/40 while the other bowlers were taken apart.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club574/9d (148)Dhananjaya Lakshan 141, Priyamal Perera 127, Vishad Randika 106, Avishka Fernando 75, Nisala Tharaka 55, Jehan Daniel 29, Asela Gunaratne 2/40, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 2/67, Buddika Madushanka 2/91, Danushika Bandara 2/124
Army Cricket Club41/2 (14.2)
NCC vs CCC
CCC made a bold reply of 322/3 in just 74 overs, after NCC made 411 all-out earlier on day two.
While Mahela Udawatte top scored with 162 for NCC, Pathum Nissanka’s golden run continued as he made another century.
The stars with the bat for CCC were Ron Chandraguptha and Minod Bhanuka who both made fluent centuries as scored more than four runs per an over.
Nondescripts Cricket Club411 (104.3) Mahela Udawatta 162, Pathum Nissanka 119, Lahiru Udara 35, Chaturanga de Silva 25, Wanidu Hasaranga 4/63 Ashan Priyanjan 2/52, Lahiru Madushanka 2/52
Colombo Cricket Club322/3 (74) Ron Chandraguptha 118, Minod Bhanuka 104, Ashan Priyanjan 49*, Madawa Warnapura 20