Shehan Fernando explodes as Ragama CC secure vital win

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Six matches of the SLC Major T20 were worked off around the island this(19) evening.

Negombo CC vs Police SC

Shehan Jayasuriya’s 71 runs guided Negombo CC to a thrilling one run victory.

Jayasuriya’s knock lifted Negombo to 165/7, before they restricted Police SC to 164/9 with Malinga Maligaspe hitting a half century.

Upul Indrasiri starred with ball for the winners picking up 3/29 while Sandakan Pathirana chipped in with two wickets.

Negombo Cricket Club165/7 (20) Shehan Jayasuriya 71, Sahan Arachchige 37, Prasansana Jayamanne 22, Sanath Ranjan 2/25, Mahesh Priyadarshana 2/38 

Police Sports Club164/9 (20) Malinga Maligaspe 54, Pawan Dias 35, Manjula Jayawardene 31, Upul Indrasiri 3/29, Nilanka Sandakan 2/22


Chilaw Marians CC vs CCC

Harsha Cooray’s half century stunned CCC, as they went down by 16 runs against dark horses Chilaw Marians.

Cooray’s 59 led Chilaw to 168/8, while Yashoda Lanka also chipped in with 34.

Malinda Pushpakumara once again was among the wickets as he captured 4/13 to take his wicket tally to 14 wickets in the just 4 games.

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CCC continued to lose wickets in their run chase as they folded up for 152 with the wickets being shared among the bowlers.

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 168/8 (20) Harsha Cooray 59, Yashodha Lanka 34, Nimesh Perera 30, Malinda Pushpakumara 4/13, Lahiru Madushanka 2/39 

Colombo Cricket Club 152 (19.2) Dilshan Munaweera 29, Ashan Priyanjan 26, Madawa Warnapura 24, Manelker De Silva 22, Nimasara Atharagalla 2/12, Pulina Tharanga 2/22, Nimesh Perera 2/24, Roshan Jayatissa 2/32, Thikshila de Silva 2/33


BRC vs Tamil Union C & AC

Rumesh Buddhika’s all-round heroics went in-vain as Tamil Union secured a stunning 5 wicket victory.

A staggering 93 runs from Buddhika led BRC to a competitive 187/5, but Tamil Union’s brilliant run chase meant they got home with 7 balls to spare.

Photos: Tamil Union C & AC vs BRC | Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

The anchor of their run chase was Manoj Sarathchandra who went on to remain unbeaten on 70* runs.

Burgher Recreation Club 187/5 (20) Rumesh Buddika 93, Hashen Ramanayake 30, Lasith Lakshan 25, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/23, Pramod Madushan 2/46 

Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 191/5 (18.5) Manoj Sarathchandra 70*, Ramith Rambukwella 57, Kithuruwan Vithanage 24, Rumesh Buddika 2/14


Lankan CC vs Galle CC

Galle CC beat Lankan CC by six wickets with Nisal Randika hitting a solid half century.

Earlier in the day, Chanaka Ruwansiri’s half century lifted Lankan to 164/6, before Galled raced to the target with 9 balls to spare.

Photos: Galle CC vs Lankan CC – Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

Lankan Cricket Club 164/6 (20) Chanaka Ruwansiri 63, S Kankanange 42, Geeth Kumara 26 

Galle Cricket Club 165/4 (18.3) Nisal Randika 54, Lakshan Rodrigo 38, Sameen Kandanearachchi 35, Poorna Charuka 2/17


Ragama CC vs Kurunegala Youth CC

A swashbuckling 90 runs from former Peterite Shehan Fernando guided Ragama CC to a comfortable 73 run win over Kurunegala YCC.

With this win, Ragama CC all but secured their spot in the knockouts with 3 win in 4 matches.

Photos: Ragama CC | Cricket Team Preview 2018/19

Ishan Jayaratne also had a good match as he captured 3 wickets with the ball, after hitting a quick-fire 48 runs.

Ragama Cricket Club 184/8 (20) Shehan I Fernando 90, Ishan Jayaratne 48, Chandima Vijayabandara 3/21 

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 111/9 (14.3) Sameera Sadamal 60, Ishan Jayaratne 3/13

Photos: Ragama CC v Kurunegala Youth CC | Major T20 Tournament 2018/19


Panadura SC vs Moors SC

Pabasara Waduge’s fluent 43 runs guided Moors SC to a thrilling 3 wicket victory over Panadura SC.

Panadura posted 164/8, before Moors reached their target with three balls remaining.

Photos: Moors SC vs Panadura SC – Major T20 Tournament 2018/19

Charana Nanayakkara picked up 3/20 for Panadura SC while Tharindu Maduranga chipped in with two wickets.

Panadura Sports Club 164/8 (20) Agith Kumara 37, Imranullah Aslam 26, Chanuk Dilshan 3/29, Tharindu Kausha 2/18, Shiran Fernando 2/25 

Moors Sports Club 167/7 (19.3) Pabasara Waduge 43, Ramesh Mendis 29, Irosh Samarasooriya 25, Chamara Silva 25, Charana Nanayakkara 3/20, Vinodh Perera 2/29, Tharindu Maduranga 2/33