Day two of final round of the SLC Super Four Provincial Tournament 2018 concluded today (Sunday) with two matches being played at Dambulla and Hambanthota. Manoj Sarathchandra’s magnificent century and Nishan Peiris’ six wicket haul were the highlights of second day’s play.
Kandy vs Galle
Galle’s overnight batsmen Roshen Silva and Dammika Prasad resumed day two on 344 for 7 but in the third over of the day, the latter was caught behind by Angelo Mathews off the bowling of left arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya for 3 runs.
Roshen Silva and number 11 batsman Nishan Peiris built a valuable 56-run partnership for the last wicket as the Southern lads were bowled out for a mammoth score of 425 runs. Run-machine Roshen Silva made 168 runs off 296 balls and his brilliant innings included 16 fours and 2 sixes.
Left arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets to his name while off spinning all-rounder Charith Asalanka grabbed 3 wickets for the Kandy team.
In reply, batsmen Pathum Nissanka and Mahela Udawatte opened the batting for the Kandy team but the former was dismissed cheaply for just 6 runs. Then Mahela Udawatte (27) and Charith Asalanka (18) built a 50-run partnership for the second wicket.
However, Kandy continued to lose wickets at regular intervals without any significant partnerships and were eventually bowled out for just 185 runs. Mathews who returned to competitive cricket after an injury lay-off, made only 5 runs. Niroshan Dickwella (39) and Isuru Udana (35) top scored for Kandy while off spinner Nishan Peiris picked up 6 wickets for 67 runs for the Galle team.
Galle began their second innings with a massive lead of 240 runs and finished day two on 1 run for no wicket.
185/10 & 363/3
425/10 & 306/9
Team Kandy’s 1st Innings
|P. Nissanka||c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nisala Tharaka||6||11|
|M Udawatte||lbw by Nishan Peiris||27||52|
|C. Asalanka||c Dasun Shanaka b Nishan Peiris||18||33|
|A Mathews||c Roshen Silva b Nishan Peiris||5||27|
|N. Dickwella||c Madawa Warnapura b Chathuranga de Silva||39||42|
|Priyamal Perera||c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nisala Tharaka||8||7|
|J. Mendis||lbw by Nishan Peiris||5||9|
|C. Karunaratne||lbw by Chathuranga de Silva||20||21|
|I Udana||b Nishan Peiris||35||32|
|Lahiru Samarakoon||not out||11||13|
|P. Jayasuriya||c Oshada Fernando b Nishan Peiris||0||1|
|PC de Silva||5||0||29||2||5.80|
Team Galle’s 1st Innings
|M.Warnapura||b Prabath Jayasuriya||66||118|
|L.Milantha||c Anjelo Mathews b Lahiru Samarakoon||9||12|
|WU Tharanga||lbw by Lahiru Samarakoon||2||2|
|S.Samarawickrama||c Niroshan Dickwella b Isuru Udana||40||66|
|R. Silva||c Charith Asalanka b Prabath Jayasuriya||168||295|
|MD Shanaka||c Niroshan Dickwella b Charith Asalanka||90||145|
|PC de Silva||c Lahiru Samarakoon b Charith Asalanka||0||9|
|Nisala Tharaka||b Prabath Jayasuriya||4||13|
|Dammika Prasad||c Anjelo Mathews b Prabath Jayasuriya||3||22|
|Kasun Madushanka||c Niroshan Dickwella b Charith Asalanka||4||26|
|Nishan Peiris||not out||8||18|
Team Kandy’s 2nd Innings
|P. Nissanka||not out||188||226|
|M Udawatte||c Roshen Silva b Nisala Tharaka||15||20|
|C. Asalanka||c Mohomed Dilshad b Lahiru Milantha||62||143|
|A Mathews||lbw by Nishan Peiris||23||34|
|N. Dickwella||not out||56||66|
|PC de Silva||17||1||83||0||4.88|
Team Galle’s 2nd Innings
|L.Milantha||b Lahiru Samarakoon||17||46|
|M.Warnapura||lbw by Chamika Karunaratne||8||60|
|WU Tharanga||c Anjelo Mathews b Prabath Jayasuriya||103||111|
|S.Samarawickrama||c Lahiru Kumara b Chamika Karunaratne||17||38|
|R. Silva||b Chamika Karunaratne||89||112|
|MD Shanaka||lbw by||9||15|
|PC de Silva||c Prabath Jayasuriya b Chamika Karunaratne||9||20|
|Nisala Tharaka||b Lahiru Samarakoon||18||32|
|Dammika Prasad||not out||11||15|
|Nishan Peiris||c Pathum Nissanka b Chamika Karunaratne||0||2|