Tamil Union in famous come-from-behind win

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Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) major League were played around the island today(7). 

Tamil Union vs SLPA 

Manoj Sarathchandra’s third century in the tournament set up Tamil Union’s brilliant come-from-behind win after they conceded a 133 run first innings lead.

Tamil Union made 384/6 declared in their second innings to set Ports Authority 252 to win, before Dinuk Wickramanayake captured four wickets to end with ten in the match and lead Tamil Union to a famous win.

Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club 120 (44.5) Jeevan Mendis 32, Shalika Karunanayake 25, Akalanka Ganegama 5/35, Chaminda Bandara 2/34, Chanaka Komasaru 2/37  & 384/6 d (95) Manoj Sarathchandra 102*,Taranga Paranavithana 78, Jeewan Mendis 72, Ramith Ramukwella 41, Dinuk Wikramanayaka 30, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 3/86, Chanaka Komasaru 2/97

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 233 (54.2) Gihan Rupasinghe 89,N R D Compton 56, Gayan Maneeshan 43, Dinuk Wikramanayaka 6/42  & 145 (48) Prashan Wickramasinghe 53, Gihan Rupasinghe 33, Dinuk Wikramanayaka 4/22, Jeewan Mendis 4/38


CCC vs Ragama CC

Lahiru Thirimanne’s 166* not out was the batting highlight in the drawn game between CCC and Ragama CC while left arm spinner Sahan Nanayakkara captured 9 wickets in the match.

Colombo Cricket Club 273 (62.1) Lasith Abeyratne 96, Ashan Priyanjan 70, Lahiru Madushanka 33, Nishan Peiris 3/55, Sahan Nanayakkara 3/78, Ishan Jayaratne 2/55  & 237 (63) Lahiru Madushanka 57, Malindu Maduranga 51, Manelker de Silva 37, Dilshan Munaweera 34, Sahan Nanayakkara 6/102, Ishan Jayarathne 2/51,  

Ragama Cricket Club 345 (101.2) Lahiru Thirimanne 166*, Shehan Fernando 79, Sameera Soyza 38, Lahiru Madushanka 4/73, Ashan Priyanjan 3/49  & 76/3 (23) Udara Jayasundera 38, Sachith Pathirana 2/27


BRC vs Badureliya 

BRC secured first innings points with the narrowest of margins when they bowled out Badureliya for 133 after making 134 on day one.

BRC batting a second time, ended in a strong position at 312/7 with Shashin Dilranga, Suraj Randiv and Rumesh Buddhika making half centuries.

Burgher Recreation Club 134 (34.4) TN Sampath 30, Chamikara Edirisinghe 26, Alankara Asanka 5/45, Dilesh Gunarathne 4/42  & 312/7 (83) Shashin Dilranga 79*, Suraj Randiv 60, Rumesh Buddika 51, Harsha Vithana 40, Alankara Asanka 3/120, Duvindu Tillakaratne 2/70  

Badureliya Cricket Club 133 (57.2) Pathum NIssanka 41, Chamikara Edirisinghe 5/20, Suraj Randiv 3/39


Saracens vs Bloomfield 

Nipun Karunanayake and Sachin Jayawardena made half centuries as Bloomfield replied with 293/9 when stumps were drawn on day two, after Saracens made 320 all-out in their first innings.

Saracens Sports Club 320 (92.4) Pramod Madhuwantha 86, Gamindu Kanishka 62, Minhaj Jaleel 43, Andy Solomons 33, Lahiru Samarakoon 4/59,Malith de Silva 3/75

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 293/9 (85) Nipun Karunanayake 69, Sachin Jayawardena 63, Pramud Hettiwatte 42, Adeesha Nanayakkara 40, Roshan Jayatissa 4/92, Chatura Randunu 2/78


Colts vs Moors 

Stylish left handed batsman Sangeeth Cooray stroked a classy 171* not out on the opening day of their match against Moors Sport Club.

Sri Lanka Test all-rounder Dilruwan Perera also hit 83 as Colts ended the day on 353/4.

Colts Cricket Club 353/4 (91) Sangeeth Cooray 171*, Dilruwan Perera 83, Pasindu Lakshanka 46, Priyamal Perera 42*, Nilanka Sandakan 4/150  


NCC vs Army SC

Right arm off spinner Dushan Vimukthi bowled the spell of his life capturing 9/108 against NCC, to lead the soldiers to a stunning 6 wicket win over their much fancied opponents.

Janaka Sampath hit twin half centuries for the winners while Mahela Udawatte hit a half century in NCC’s second innings.

Nondescripts Cricket Club 224 (59.2) Angelo Perera 80, Chamika Karunaratne 39, Tharindu Kaushal 30, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 3/40, Janaka Sampath 3/33, Janith Silva 2/27  & 235 (71) Mahela Udawatta 52, Lahiru Udara 40, Tharindu Kaushal 39, Sachin Pieris 33, Dushan Vimukthi 9/108  

Army Sports Club 369 (106.1) Dilshan de Soyza 97*, Janaka Sampath 79, Lakshitha Madushan 71, Navod Ilukwatta 34, Lasith Ambuldeniya 3/105, Nuwan Karunarathne 2/31  & 94/4 (19.4) Janaka Sampath 50*, Lasith Ambuldeniya 2/36