Western Province Central vs Uva Province
Left-handed Dabare struck 12 fours and 3 sixes during his aggressive 80-ball ton as Western Province Central lead the game 202 runs at stumps.
After being sent into bat, Uva Province collapsed to only 116 runs as Lumbini College left-arm spinner Vimukthi Kulathunga and Isipathana College right-arm seamer Neranjan Wanniarachchi shared 7 wickets for the Westerners. Middle-order batsman Gayana Preethimal was the only batsman to resist the WP Central bowling stroking 43 off 65 deliveries.
In reply, WP Central amassed 318 for 7 at close of play. Apart of Dabare’s knock, Isipathanian Pathum Nissanka (67) and Peterite Manelkar De Silva (72*) made sizeable contributions while three other batsmen chipped in with 20+ scores. Left-arm spinner and Captain Avindu Theekshana once again shined with the ball for Uva taking 4 scalps.
Uva – 116 all out in 44.1 overs: Gayana Preethimal 43, Mapa Malindu 21, Neranjan Wanniarachchi 24, Vimukthi Kulathunga 4/41.
WP Central – 318/7 in 53 overs: Thanuka Dabare 100, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 22, Sanjula Abeywickrama 29, Pathum Nissanka 67, Vishad Randika 23, Manelkar De Silva 72*, Avindu Theekshana 4/69.