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LB Finance, MAS Unichela share trophy after rain intervention

27th MCA Premier Knockout Tournament - Final

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LB Finance were well on their way to a second MCA title during the 2019/20 season, but rain and bad light brought a premature end to the 27th MCA Premier Knockout Tournament Fina before they were declared  joint champions along with MAS Unichela. 

After being sent into bat, LB Finance posted a challenging 259/7 in their 37 over after starting the game as a 42 over affair due to bad weather. This meant that MAS Unichela were given a revised DLS target of 279 runs to win in 37 overs, which they never quite came to terms with. 

LB rode on a superb unbeaten 97* by Sadeera Samarawickrama, who was very unfortunate not to reach the three figure mark.  He got great support from Dhananjaya de Silva as the duo added a century stand for the 3rd wicket with De silva making a half century. 

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It was LB skipper Lakshan Rodrigo who came out all guns blazing in the rain-shortened affair as he blasted 45 runs off 19 balls for LB Finance, setting the aggressive tone at the top of the order and making batting easier for the batsmen to follow. 

Charith Asalanka also made a useful 25 which included a couple of towering sixes, while Lahiru Jayaratne captured two wickets for MAS Unichela. 

Having been set a massive target, veterans TM Dilshan, TM Sampath and Mahela Udawatte all blasted the LB Finance bowling early on, but they eventually threw their wickets away as Unichela were reduced to 109/6 after 15 overs, well and truly out of the contest.

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The star studded MAS batting line up crumbled under pressure and Kavika Dilshan and Shiran Fernando captured two crucial wickets apiece to set LB Finance well on their way to victory.      

Chamara Silva remained unbeaten on 25* when the umpires eventually decided to call off the game as the two teams were declared joint champions. 

Result


LB Finance
259/7 (37)

MAS Holdings – Unichela
109/6 (15)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lakshan Rodrigo c T. M. Sampath b Lahiru Jayaratne 45 19 6 3 236.84
Sadeera Samarawickrama not out 97 97 5 3 100.00
Kusal Mendis c T. M. Sampath b Lahiru Jayaratne 5 11 0 0 45.45
Dhanajaya de Silva c Priyamal Perera b T M Dilshan 59 65 1 0 90.77
Angelo Perera c Priyamal Perera b Dilruwan Perera 18 13 2 1 138.46
Charith Asalanka c Priyamal Perera b Lahiru Madushanka 25 16 1 2 156.25
Shiran Fernando run out (Lahiru Madushanka) 0 1 0 0 0.00
Ashen Bandara run out (T. M. Sampath) 1 2 0 0 50.00


Extras 9 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 8, pen 0)
Total 259/7 (37 Overs, RR: 7)
Fall of Wickets 1-62 (5.1) Lakshan Rodrigo, 2-80 (9.4) Kusal Mendis, 3-181 (27.2) Dhanajaya de Silva, 4-212 (31.3) Angelo Perera, 5-254 (36.1) Charith Asalanka, 6-254 (36.2) Shiran Fernando, 7-259 (36.6) Ashen Bandara,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Lahiru Madushanka 8 0 68 1 8.50
Lahiru Jayaratne 7 0 47 2 6.71
Nipun Ransika 6 0 57 0 9.50
Kamindu Mendis 5 0 29 0 5.80
Dilruwan Perera 6 0 40 1 6.67
T M Dilshan 5 0 18 1 3.60


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T. M. Sampath c Charith Asalanka b Dhanajaya de Silva 13 10 0 2 130.00
Kusal Janith b Shiran Fernando 4 3 1 0 133.33
T M Dilshan c Lahiru Udara b Shiran Fernando 15 9 3 0 166.67
Mahela Udawatte st Sadeera Samarawickrama b Kavika Dilshan 22 18 2 1 122.22
Priyamal Perera b Charith Asalanka 12 14 0 1 85.71
Chamara Silva not out 25 25 1 1 100.00
Kamindu Mendis c Shiran Fernando b Kavika Dilshan 6 12 0 0 50.00
Lahiru Madushanka not out 1 2 0 0 50.00


Extras 11 (b 0 , lb 5 , nb 3, w 3, pen 0)
Total 109/6 (15 Overs, RR: 7.27)
Fall of Wickets 1-7 (0.4) Kusal Janith, 2-24 (2.2) T M Dilshan, 3-41 (3.2) T. M. Sampath, 4-67 (6.6) Priyamal Perera, 5-88 (10.5) Mahela Udawatte, 6-105 (14.1) Kamindu Mendis,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Shiran Fernando 3 0 44 2 14.67
Chathuranga Kumara 1 0 7 0 7.00
Dhanajaya de Silva 6 0 29 1 4.83
Charith Asalanka 1 0 5 1 5.00
Kavika Dilshan 4 0 17 2 4.25