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Rain spoils Provincial Final after Thirimanne century

Super Provincial Championship 2019


Galle and Colombo shared the SLC Super Provincial Championship after rain marred the Final, which concluded without a result on Thursday in Dambulla.

Sri Lanka’s Test opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne struck a well-executed hundred to propel Galle to 337 for 7. But, the Colombo innings never got underway as heavy rains washed off the second innings of the match.

Earlier, Galle skipper Lasith Malinga had no hesitation in batting first on a placid surface. Opening batsman Sandun Weerakkody was trapped plumb in front by Suranga Lakmal as Colombo struck as early as the first over.

Photos: Galle vs Colombo | SLC Super Provincial One Day Tournament 2019 – Final

Lahiru Thirimanne anchored the Galle innings with a fine 115 off 128, with 9 fours and 1 six

Thirimanne found an able partner in Dhananjaya De Silva and they added 59 for the second wicket but a cluster of wickets derailed the Galle innings before Wanindu Hasanga joined Thirimanne in the middle. De Silva and Milinda Siriwardena made identical scores of 32.

Match Replay: Colombo vs Galle – SLC Super Provincial Tournament 2019 – Final

All-rounder Hasaranga played a gem of an innings at number six, hammering 13 fours and 1 six on his way to a 53-ball 87 as Galle shifted gears and gained momentum in their innings.

Thirimanne anchored the innings from one end with a fine 115 off 128, with 9 fours and 1 six. Thirimanne and Hasaranga added 144 runs for the fifth wicket as Galle inched towards the magical 300-mark.

Lahiru Madusanka and Minod Bhanuka made 21 and 24 respectively to get Galle over the 300-run mark.

  • Best Batsman of the Tournament – Angelo Mathews (Dambulla)
  • Best Bowler of the Tournament – Lasith Malinga (Galle)
  • Player of the Tournament – Dhananjaya De Silva (Galle)

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Team Galle
337/7 (50)
Team Colombo

Sandun Weerakkody lbw b Suranga Lakmal04000.00
Lahiru Thirimanne b Asitha Fernando1151289189.84
Dhanajaya de silva c Kamindu Mendis b Shehan Jayasuriya32434074.42
Kusal Mendis c Angelo Perera b Chamika Karunaratne11121091.67
Milinda Siriwardana c Avisha Fernando b Seekkuge Prasanna322931110.34
Wanindu Hasaranga run out8753131164.15
Minod Bhanuka run out211520140.00
Lahiru Madushanka not out241321184.62
Dhammika Prasad not out130033.33
Extras14 (b 1 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 13)
Total337/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.74)
Suranga Lakmal925215.78
Asitha Fernando906617.33
Shehan Jayasuriya1004214.20
Seekkuge Prasanna4041110.25
Chamika Karunaratne604717.83
Akila Dananjaya906307.00
Kamindu Mendis302508.33