Five matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League – Tier A Tournament ended today while the encounter between Saracens and Baduraliya began today(16).
Saracens vs Badureliya
Saracens SC dominated the first day’s play of their encounter against Baduraliya Sports Club.
Milinda Siriwardena stole the limelight with a swashbuckling century as he remained unbeaten on 144* to set them up for a big first innings score.
Buddhika Sanjeewa and Alankara Asanka picked up two wickets apiece for Baduraliya SC as Saracens ended the day on 286/5.
Saracens Sports Club 286/5 (91) Milinda Siriwardana 144*, Andy Solomons 36, Ashen Bandara 33, Gamindu Amarasinghe 29, Saliya Saman 27* Buddhika Sanjeewa 2/71, Alankara Asanka 2/57
Ragama CC vs Moors SC
Ragama CC recorded a vital first innings win against Moors Sports Club as their encounter ended in a draw.
Three Ragama CC batsmen went on to make centuries as they posted a mammoth 497 for 9 declared securing the first innings win.
While top order batsman Supeshala Jayathilaka and Akshu Fernando made centuries, fast bowling all rounder Ishan Jayarathne hit his maiden first class century ending up with an unbeaten 123.
Moors batting a second time around ended the day on 269/5 with Irosh Samarasooriya making a half century.
Moors Sports Club 337 (84.2) Charitha Kumarasinghe 103, Irosh Samarasooriya 60, Adeesha Thilanchana 40, Shiran Fernando 40, Amila Aponso 3/117, Ishan Jayarathne 2/54, Ali Khan 2/73, Kalhara Senarathne 2/49 & 269/5 (52) Irosh Samarasooriya 87, Charitha Kumarasinghe 45, Anuk Fernando 45, Ramesh Mendis 40, Pabasara Waduge 38, Amila Aponso 2/59, Kalhara Senarathne 2/91
Ragama Cricket Club 497/9d (125.1) Ishan Jayarathne 123, Supeshala Jayathilaka 114, Akshu Fernando 102*, Dineth Thimodya 45, Saminda Fernando 42, Amila Aponso 33, Malith de Silva 4/171, Tharindu Kaushal 2/104
Army SC vs Tamil Union
The match between Army SC and Tamil Union ended in a high scoring draw with the latter taking major honors.
Tamil Union made 481/4 declared in reply to Army SC’s 386 in their first innings. While Lahiru Milantha hit a century on day two, skipper Tharanga Paranavithana hit an unbeaten century on the final day to guide his team to a first innings win.
Army SC batting a second time ended the day on 66/3 with Bobby Fernando picking up all three wickets to fall.
Army Cricket Club 386 (128) Sanjika Ridma 64, Yasoda Mendis 55, Ashan Randika 53, Dushan Vimukthi 50, Dilshan de Soyza 51, Lakshitha Madushan 36, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/65, Lahiru Milantha 4/33, Sadeesh Pathiranage 2/75 & 66/3 (22) Dilshan de Soysa 23*, Binura Fernando 3/17
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 481/4d (115.5) Tharanga Paranawithana 124*, Lahiru Milantha 103, Sithara Gimahan 93, Sachithra Serasingha 71, Manoj Sarathchandra 50*, Kithruwan Vithanage 29 Lakshan Madushanka 2/94
NCC vs Chilaw Marians
A brave unbeaten 79* by N.Vimukthi made sure NCC had to be satisfied with first innings points against Chilaw Marians.
Upul Tharanga and Chathuranga de Silva hit half centuries in quick time as NCC declared their innings on 241/5.
Chilaw Marians batted out of their skins to make 315/9 as RV Gomez, Oshada Fernando and Thikshila de Silva also made half centuries.
Chathuranga de Silva completed a fine all-round performance as he captured five second innings wickets but was unable to bowl NCC to an outright victory.
Nondescripts Cricket Club 321 (86.4) Pathum Nissanka 74, Lahiru Udrara 66, Chathuranga de Silva 48, Sachintha Pieris 29, Sagar Paresh 4/74, Rashmika Dilshan 4/88 & 241/5d (42) Lahiru Udara 85, Upul Tharanga 66, Chathuranga de Silva 52*, Pathum Nissanka 27, Rashmika Dilshan 2/48, Sagar Udeshi 2/59
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 193 (55) Harsha Cooray 48, Nisal Francisco 28, Oshada Fernando 26, Dilesh Gunarathne 5/52, Chaturanga de Silva 2/53, Sachintha Pieris 2/26 & 315/9 (68) RV Gomez 68, Oshada Fernando 67, N Vimukthi 79*, Thikshila de Silva 52, Chathuranga de Silva 5/95, Saranga Rajaguru 2/111
CCC vs Negombo CC
Ashen Silva’s century went in-vain as Negombo CC fell short by 67 runs off a first innings win against a much fancied CCC outfit.
Malinda Pushpakumara continued to torment oppositions as he added another five wicket haul while Dilshan Munaweera and Lahiru Gamage chipped in with two wickets apiece.
CCC ended the day on 66/1 in just 10 overs in their second innings as the match ended in a draw.
Colombo Cricket Club 383 (100.3) Minod Bhanuka 88, Lahiru Madushanka 72, Ashan Priyanjan 53, Ron Chandraguptha 45, Manelker de Silva 33, Roshen Fernando 4/66, Nilanka Sandakan 3/66 & 66/1 (10) GS Dinusha 29, Manelker de Silva 27*
Negombo Cricket Club 316 (153) Ashen Silva 109, Shihan Dilasri 54, Angelo Jayasinghe 35, SSD Arachchige 33, Prasansana Jayamanna 27, Malinda Pushpakumara 5/90, Dilshan Munaweera 2/44 Lahiru Gamage 2/45
Colts vs SSC
Colts Cricket Club recorded a surprising win on first innings over a much fancied SSC outfit.
Young spin bowlers Mahesh Theekshana and Ravindu Sanjaya were the stars as they shared nine wickets between them.
Vishad Randika hit a splendid unbeaten century in the second innings for Colts as they ended day on 300/8.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club 365 (108.1) Sangeeth Cooray 119, Hashan Dumindu 119, Priyamal Perera 51, Kavishka Anjula 34, Sachithra Senanayaka 7/88, Tharindu Rathnayaka 3/99 & 300/8 (68) Sangeeth Cooray 58, Vishad Randika 104*, Priyamal Perera 44 Hashan Dumindu 34, Maheesh Theekshana 24, Sachithra Senanayaka 3/54, Tharindu Rathnayaka 3/115
Sinhalese Sports Club 285 (81.2) Chamara Kapugedara 69, Kaushal Silva 45, Kavindu Kulasekara 43, Sachithra Senanayaka 34, Kasun Madushanka 25, Krishan Sanjula 22, Mahesh Theekshana 5/76, Rohan Sanjaya 4/64