Four matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League – Tier A Super Eights continued around the island today(18).
NCC vs Colts
Half centuries from Jehan Daniel, Priyamal Perera and Nishan Madushka helped Colts secure a vital 47 run lead in reply to NCC’s 251 all-out.
NCC spinners Sachintha Pieris and Lasith Embuldeniya shared eight wickets among them as the duo captured four wickets apiece.
The promising Hasitha Boyagoda remained unbeaten on 34* as NCC ended day two on 70 for 1 – an overall lead of 23 runs.
Nondescripts Cricket Club 251 (56.1) Lahiru Udara 85, Nimesha Gunasinghe 44, Pathum Nissanka 35, Malinga Amarasinghe 25, Saranga Rajaguru 23, Akila Dananjaya 5/72, Jehan Daniel 2/46 & 70/1 (16) Hasitha Boyagoda 34*
Colombo Colts Cricket Club 298 (111.2) Jehan Daniel 67, Nishan Madushka 67, Priyamal Perera 51, Akila Dananjaya 37, Nisala Tharaka 27, Sachintha Peiris 4/87, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/101
Saracens vs Chilaw Marians
Pramod Maduwantha’s maiden double century lifted Saracens SC to a daunting 524 all-out in their encounter against Chilaw Marians.
Gamindu Kanishka also made a century for Saracens while Nipun Karunanayake chipped in with 80 runs.
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Nimesh Vimukthi and Sagar Paresh captured four wickets each for Saracens, who spent almost two days in the field.
Chilaw Marians reached 58/1 at stumps with Yashoda Lanka looking in good nick unbeaten on 34*.
Saracens Sports Club 524 (165.1) Pramod Maduwantha 217, Gamindu Kanishka 109, Nipun Karunanayake 80, Hareen Buddhila 29, Navindu Nirmal 23, Nimesh Vimukthi 4/92, Sagar Paresh 4/129, Chathuranga Kumara 2/84
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 58/1 (8.5) Yashodha Lanka 34*, Oshada Fernando 21*
Army vs CCC
CCC made a bold reply of 235/4 in reply to Army SC’s 295 all-out in their first innings.
Sri Lanka cap Ashan Priyanjan was the star performer with the bat for CCC as he made a stunning unbeaten 104* while Mahanama College schoolboy Sonal Dinusha chipped in with 40 runs.
Off-spinner Dushan Vimukthi starred once again for the soldiers with the ball as he captured three wickets, after Malinda Pushpakumara ended with six wickets for CCC earlier in the day.
Army Cricket Club 295 (105.3) Lakshan Edirisinghe 61, Himasha Liyanage 44, Dilshan De Soysa 40, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 33, Sanjika Ridma 27, Yasoda Mendis 26, Kasun De Silva 20, Malinda Pushpakumara 6/107, Lahiru Madushanka 2/32
Colombo Cricket Club 235/4 (72) Ashan Priyanjan 104*, Sonal Dinusha 40, Wanindu Hasaranga 32*, Madawa Warnapura 32, Dushan Vimukthi 3/66
SSS vs Tamil Union
A staggering century from the ever consistent Sachithra Serasinghe put Tamil Union in the box seat in their match against Sinhalese Sports Club.
He went on to remain unbeaten on 132* while Lahiru Milantha chipped in with a half-century as Tamil Union ended the day on 314/5.
Kasun Madushanka was the pick of the bowlers for SSC as he captured 2/41 toiling hard throughout the day.
Sinhalese Sports Club 321 (86.1) Kaushal Silva 65, Dammika Prasad 50, Krishan Arachchige 48, Sachithra Senanayake 47, Kavindu Kulasekara 32, Sandun Weerakkody 26, Chamara Kapugedara 22, Ramith Rambukwella 5/89, Damitha Silva 3/33
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 314/5 (87.1) Sachithra Serasinghe 132*, Lahiru Milantha 56, Tharanga Paranavitana 47, Yohan Mendis 37, Kasun Madushanka 2/41,