Malinda Pushpakumara rewrites record books with 10 wickets in an innings

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Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League Tier A tournament were worked off around the island today (6).

CCC vs Saracens

Malinda Pushpakumara – left out from Sri Lanka’s last Test tour of New Zealand – produced remarkable figures of 10/37 in the Saracens 2nd innings, as he became only the second Sri Lankan to pick up 10 wickets in an innings in a first class match.

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Pramodaya Wickramasinghe was the only man to achieve the unique feat, before Pushpakumara destroyed Saracens today.

Saracens who were set 349 to win, crashed to just 113 all-out with Pushpakumara producing a spell to remember.

Earlier in the day, Ron Chandraguptha’s 93 helped CCC post 279/5 declared to set Saracens a challenging total on a surface helping the spinners.

Colombo Cricket Club 238 (62) : Madawa Warnapura 63, Wanindu Hasaranga 32, Ron Chandraguptha 30, Vishwa Fernando 28*, Manelkar de Silva 22, Chamikara Edirisinghe 9/87  & 279/5 d (72.3) Ron Chandraguptha 93, Madawa Warnapura 46, Lasith Abeyrathna 39,Minod Bhanuka 37, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 2/39 

Saracens Sports Club169 (64.4) : Chamikara Edirisinghe 53, Saliya Saman 27, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 23*, Pramod Maduwantha 22, Malinda Pushpakumara 6/73, Lahiru Gamage 2/34, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/27  & 113 (36.4)Ashen Bandara 22, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 20, Malinda Pushpakumara 10/37


Ragama CC vs Tamil Union

Centuries from Tharanga Paranavithana and Sachithra Serasinghe helped Tamil Union to a morale boosting first innings win as they went past Ragama CC’s first innings score of 433.

Former Sri Lanka cap Paranavithana went on to hit 184 while Serasinghe made 152 as Tamil Union made 544/8 declared.

Photos: Moors v Army | Major League Tier A Tournament 2018/19

Ragama CC batting a second time ended the day on 55/2 as the match ended in a tame draw.

Ragama Cricket Club 433 (118.2) : Supeshala Jayathilaka 100, Janith Liyanage 52,Ishan Jayarathna 50, Dineth Thimodya 49, Shehan Fernando 41, Sahan Nanayakkara 35, Sanjaya Chathuranga 36, Jeewan Mendis 4/125 Dinuk Wickramanayake 3/44,  & 55/2 (15) Dineth Thimodya 22 

Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 544/8d (131.2) : Tharanga Paranavithana 184, Sachithra Serasinghe 152, Ramith Rambukwella 91, Chatura Pieris 4/82

Photos : CCC vs Negombo CC | Major League Tier A Tournament 2018/19


Negombo CC vs Badureliya

Prasanna Jayamanne’s unbeaten 73* was the highlight for Negombo CC in their encounter against Badureliya which began today.

Dilasri Lokubandara also made a half century while Buddhika Sanjeewa picked up 3 wickets for Badureliya.

Negombo Cricket Club 233/6 (88) : Prasansana Jayamanne 73*, Dilasiri Lokubandara 51, Angelo Jayasinghe 34, Buddika Sanjeewa 3/52, Lahiru Samarakoon 2/60 

Badureliya Cricket Club


Moors SC vs Army SC

Irosh Samarasuriya’s century helped Moors make a spirited comeback against Army SC, but the soldiers held their nerve to record a five wicket outright win.

Samarasuriya’s knock helped Moors make 280 all-out in their second innings while spinner Dushan Vimukthi and Danusika Bandara picked up five wickets apiece.

Dilshan Soyza’s unbeaten 41* then guided Army SC in a tricky run chase as they reached 171/5 in their 53rd over.

Moors Sports Club 110 (44.4) : Adeesha Thilanchana 35, Dushan Vimukthi 5/35, Danusika Bandara 2/16, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 2/30  & 280 (67.3) Irosh Samarasuriya 109, Pabasara Waduge 52, Chamara Silva 52, Dushan Vimukthi 5/91, Danusika Bandara 5/87 

Army Sports Club 221 (80.1) : Dushan Vimukthi 35, Ashan Randika 32, Dilshan de Soysa 32, Yasoda mendis 26, Danushika Bandara 25, Keshan wijerathhan 3/40, Ramesh Mendis 2/25, Tharindu Kaushal 2/31  & 171/5 (52.3) Dilshan Soysa 41*, Lakshitha Madushan 37, Dushan Vimukthi 35, Yasoda Mendis 25*, Ramesh Mendis 3/47


SSC vs BRC

SSC recorded a thrilling 34 run outright victory against BRC as spinner Sachithra Senanayake and Tharindu Ratnayake shared 9 wickets between them.

After Kaushal Silva’s brave 79 set BRC 221 for an outright win, the SSC spinners took control of the match picking up wickets at regular intervals.

Photos: SLPA SC Vs. Chilaw MCC | Major League Tier A Tournament 2018/19

Rumesh Buddika who hit a superb first innings century was the only man to put up any resistance again as he made 76 runs for BRC.

Sinhalese Sports Club 289 (66.4) : Sammu Ashan 125, Kavindu Kulasekara 42, Sachithra Senanayake 32, Akash Senarathna 28, Duvindu Thilakarathna 5/65, Neranjana Wanniarachchi 2/36  & 198 (50.1) Kaushal Silva 79, Krishan Arachchige 33, Sachithra Senanayaka 28, Duvindu Thilakarathne 5/56, Lasith Lakshan 2/25, Devind Pathmanathan 2/28 

Burgher Recreation Club 267 (79) : Rumesh Buddika 105*, Bhanuka Rajapaksha 44, TN Sampath 42, Lasith Lakshan 25, Tharindu Rathnayake 5/83, Kasun Madushanka 2/50, Sachithra Senannayaka 2/47  & 186 (50.4)Rumesh Buddika 76, Banuka Rajapaksha 23, Sachithra Senanayaka 5/81, Tharindu Rathnayake 4/67

Malinda Pushpakumara’s match bag of 12/171

Left-arm orthodox spinner Malinda Pushpakumara took 6 wickets each in both innings to help Sri Lanka Emerging…….


SLPA vs Chilaw Marians

Chilaw Marians came out victorious in a nail biter against Sri Lanka Ports Authority thanks to Irosh Perera’s unbeaten 65*.

Chanaka Komasaru picked up five wickets for SLPA in Marians’ run chase of 210, but Irosh Perera held his nerve along with Thikshila de Silva who also made a half century.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 233 (68.5) : Yohan de Silva 64, Primosh Perera 51, Prakash Wickramasinghe 46*, Ruvindu Gunasekara 24, Sagar Paresh 6/70, Karimuttathu Rakesh 2/41  & 179 (67.1) Adeesha Nanayakkara 64, Prashan Wickramasinghe 29, Roshan Jayatissa 2/21, Nimesh Vimukthi 3/68, Pulina Tharanga 2/30 

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club203 (60.2) : Risith Upamal 54, Oshada Fernando 50, Pulina Tharanga 28, Harsha Cooray 22, Anuk de Alwis 4/53, Chaminda Bandara 3/54, Chanaka Komasaru 2/79  & 210/9 (61.1) Irosh Fernando 65*, Thikshila de Silva 52, Chanaka Komasaru 5/74, Ramesh Nimantha 3/42