Two games of the Super Provincial four day cricket tournament, organized by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) concluded today at Katunayake and Hambanthota.
Colombo vs Galle
The clash between Colombo and Galle ended in a draw today at Hambanthota with first innings points won by the Galle team. The lads from Galle resumed day four on 4 for no wicket but opening batsman Madawa Warnapura was trapped lbw by left arm seamer Vishwa Fernando for 8 runs.
Number three batsman Oshada Fernando could not stay at the crease for long as he was also trapped lbw by Vishwa Fernando for just 3 runs. However, left handed Lahiru Milantha and right handed Sadeera Samarawickrama rescued the innings with a 147-run partnership for the third wicket.
Samarawickrama showed his elegant stroke-play again with a 77-run knock which included 8 boundaries. Milantha remained unbeaten on 74 runs stroking 7 boundaries. Left arm seamer Vishwa Fernando was impressive with the ball for Colombo as he picked up 2 wickets for 24 runs. The Umpires decided to call off play for day four around 3.30 pm due to bad light.
333/10 & 0/0
476/10 & 177/3
Team Colombo’s 1st Innings
|Kaushal Silva||b Mohomed Dilshad||13||26|
|Shehan Jayasuriya||c Oshada Fernando b Nisala Tharaka||8||17|
|D.De.Silva||lbw by Mohomed Dilshad||66||59|
|Lahiru Thirimanne||not out||125||258|
|LD Chandimal||c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Akila Dananjaya||18||30|
|Chamara Silva||b Akila Dananjaya||10||25|
|Dilruwan Perera||c Madawa Warnapura b Akila Dananjaya||0||1|
|Kavishka Anjula||c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Dasun Shanaka||46||57|
|L. Embuldeniya||lbw by Chathuranga de Silva||24||95|
|V. Fernando||c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Chathuranga de Silva||0||10|
|PC de Silva||8.5||1||22||2||2.59|
Team Galle’s 1st Innings
|M.Warnapura||b Lasith Embuldeniya||18||39|
|L.Milantha||(runout) Kaushal Silva||0||0|
|Oshada Fernando||c Dushmantha Chameera b Kavishka Anjula||0||7|
|S.Samarawickrama||c Lasith Embuldeniya b Kavishka Anjula||1||10|
|R. Silva||not out||231||392|
|MD Shanaka||b Dilruwan Perera||95||157|
|PC de Silva||c Vishwa Fernando b Dilruwan Perera||47||63|
|Nisala Tharaka||b Lasith Embuldeniya||20||36|
|A Dananjaya||(runout) Lahiru Thirimanne||24||84|
|M. Pushpakumara||b Vishwa Fernando||19||47|
|Mohomed Dilshad||c Kaushal Silva b Dilruwan Perera||4||16|