The final match of the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Emerging League Tournament 2018 commenced today at R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. Sinhalese Sports Club and Colts Cricket Club met each other in the final as they overcame Galle Cricket Club and Tamil Union Cricket Club respectively in the semi-final matches.
After winning the toss, the SSC skipper opted to bat first and posted a solid score of 385 runs for 8 wickets before declaring the innings in the 85th over. Left handed batsman Charith Asalanka who just got called up to represent Sri Lanka in tests, showed his worthiness in white colors scoring a splendid century.
In addition, in-form left handed batsman Sandun Weerakkody who scored a century in the semi-final match against Galle Cricket Club contributed with a knock of 84 runs for SSC. Off spinner Mahesh Theekshana who was discarded from Sri Lanka Under 19 Asia Cup squad recently, picked up 3 wickets for 76 runs while Kavishka Anjula and Chalana De Silva grabbed 2 wickets each for Colts.
In reply, the Colts batsmen were 12 runs for 1 wicket at stumps on day one. The match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Sinhalese Sports Club – 385/8d (84.3) Charith Asalanka 115, Sandun Weerakkody 84, Kavindu Kulasekara 67, Krishan Sanjula 26*, Mahesh Theekshana 3/76, Kavishka Anjula 2/60, Chalana De Silva 2/94
Colts Cricket Club – 12/1 (2.3)