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Mathews stamps authority with a match-winning hundred


Angelo Mathews slammed his third List ‘A’ hundred as Dambulla finished off the SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2019 with a consolation third-place play-off win against Kandy at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Wednesday.

Mathews, playing his 262nd ‘List A’ match, anchored the Dambulla innings with a fine captain’s knock as they posted 325 for 5 from their 50 overs. In reply, Kandy managed only 231 all out in 42.2 overs.

After electing to field, Kandy fast bowlers vindicated their skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s decision, removing struggling Dambulla top three, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Oshada Fernando cheaply.

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With the chips down on 45 for 3, Mathews walked out and joined Bhanuka Rajapaksha to stitch a solid 150-run stand for the third wicket to resurrect the Dambulla innings.

Rajapaksha slammed 11 fours and 2 sixes during his excellent 87-ball knock of 95 before falling in the 38th over.

Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Angelo Mathews resurrected the Dambulla innings with a brilliant 150-run stand for the fourth wicket

Mathews continued to stabilize the innings, while Jeewan Mendis and Isuru Udana provided the late flourish.

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Dambulla scored 130 runs in the last 12 overs as Mendis and Udana smashed 50 off 33 and 34 off 14 respectively. Meanwhile, Mathews departed after a fine 106-ball 101 which contained 9 fours and 2 sixes.

Chasing a stiff target of 326, Kandy lost Karunaratne in the second ball of their reply. Sadeera Samarawickrama finally got some runs with the bat, scoring 70 off 66 deliveries with 9 fours.

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 Uncapped left-hander Sangeeth Cooray continued to impress the Selectors with another fifty but the rest of the batsmen found it difficult to cope up with the rapidly rising required rate. They all floundered inside 43 overs as Dambulla completed their first and only win in the tournament.

The final of the SLC Super Provincial Limited Over Tournament 2019 will be played on 11th April (Thursday) at the same venue between Galle and Dambulla.



Team Kandy
231/10 (42.2)
Team Dambulla
325/5 (50)
Niroshan Dickwella c Dimuth Karunaratne b Nuwan Pradeep481050.00
Danushka Gunathilake c Jeffrey Vandersay b Thisara Perera15381039.47
Oshada Ferenado c Malinda Pushapakumara b Nuwan Pradeep6140042.86
Bhanuka Rajapakse b Kasun Rajitha9587112109.20
Angelo Mathews c Dimuth Karunaratne b Thisara Perera1011069295.28
Jeevan Mendis not out503323151.52
Isuru Udana not out341432242.86
Extras20 (b 5 , lb 4 , nb 0, w 11)
Total325/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.5)
Nuwan Pradeep1016826.80
Kasun Rajitha1027117.10
Thisara Perera1005425.40
Sachithra Senanayake1004904.90
Malinda Pushapakumara503206.40
Jeffrey Vandersay504208.40

Dimuth Karunaratne b Vishwa Fernando02000.00
Sadeera Samarawickrama b Jeevan Mendis706690106.06
Sangeeth Cooray lbw b Isuru Udana57798072.15
Pathum Nissanka c Niroshan Dickwella b Ishan Jayaratne11140078.57
Sachithra Senanayake c Vishwa Fernando b Danushka Gunathilake17242070.83
Chathuranga de Sliva c Ishan Jayaratne b Danushka Gunathilake30314096.77
Thisara Perera b Isuru Udana211711123.53
Jeffrey Vandersay run out00000.00
Malinda Pushapakumara c Ashan Priyanjan b Jeevan Mendis9130069.23
Kasun Rajitha c Niroshan Dickwella b Vishwa Fernando140025.00
Nuwan Pradeep not out10411250.00
Extras5 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 4)
Total231/10 (42.2 Overs, RR: 5.46)
Vishwa Fernando6.204026.45
Ishan Jayaratne603415.67
Danushka Gunathilake813424.25
Isuru Udana502124.20
Ashan Priyanjan603606.00
Jeevan Mendis804725.88
Lakshan Sandajan301806.00