Hayleys, Sampath record wins before rain intervenes

27th MCA Premier League


The fourth set of matches in the 27th MCA Premier League were played in Colombo today(19), with 1 out of the 3 matches ending in no result. 

MAS Unichela vs LB Finance

MAS Unichela posted only 229, but they had LB Finance in a spot of bother at 69/4 before the predicted evening showers hit Colombo. 

Mahela Udawatte made an elegant 65 for MAS while he got good support from Priyamal Perera who made a fluent 48.

Dhananjaya de Silva’s all-round performance proves too good for SL U19s

Right arm seamer Chathuranga Kumara was the pick of the bowlers for LB Finance as he captured 3 wickets, while Shiran Fernando, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva picked up two wickets apiece. 

Lahiru Udara looked good for his 22 in reply, but it was a very short stay as Lahiru Madushanka bowled a canny spell to capture 3/15 before the game was washed out. 

MAS Holdings – Unichela 229 (48) : Mahela Udawatta 65, Priyamal Perera 48, Lahiru Madushanka 30, Chathuranga Kumara 3/33, Shiran Fernando 2/28, Charith Asalanka 2/31, Dhananjaya De Silva 2/50 
LB Finance 69/4 (15.3) : Lahiru Udara 22, Lahiru Madushanka 3/15

Photos: LB Finance vs MAS Unichela – 27th Singer-MCA Premier League 2020

Hayleys vs DIMO 

Half centuries from Ron Chandraguptha, Sachithra Serasinghe and Kithuruwan Vithanage enabled Hayleys to record a vital 19 run win over DIMO on the D/L method.

None of the DIMO bowlers looked penetrative and the Hayleys batsmen were at ease throughout their innings as they racked up 289/5 in their allotted 50 overs. 

DIMO were 6/2 as early as the 4th over, but Dinesh Chandimal and Hashan Dumindu got things back on track with a fluent partnership. 

Replay – Dimo vs Hayleys– 27th Singer-MCA Premier League

They made sure DIMO were in touching distance of the D/L par score, but the fall of Chandimal for 39 – from a brilliant catch at the square leg boundary from Prabath Jayasuriya  -meant they fell well behind.

Dumindu continued his good work to remain unbeaten on 57*, but it wasn’t good enough as they had to be 132/3 at the end of the 25th over.

Hayleys 289/5 (50) Ron Chandraguptha 84, Sachithra Serasinghe 70*, Kithruwan Vithanage 50, Maduranga Zoysa 34, Lahiru Thirimanne 20 
DIMO 113/3 (25) Hashan Dumindu 57*, Dinesh Chandimal 39

Photos: Hayleys Vs DIMO | 27th Singer-MCA Premier League 2020

Sampath Bank vs SLC U19s

Sampath Bank thrashed the SL U19s by 110 runs on the D/L method with skipper Jeevan Mendis leading the way.

Mendis hit a swashbuckling century while Sameen Kandanarachchi gave him good support with 75.

The SL U19s never got going in their run chase as they were 126/6 in 22.3 overs when the heavens opened up. 

The impressive Thaveesha Abishek made a half century while Sonal Dinusha chipped in with 40. 

Sampath Bank 334/8 (50) Jeevan Mendis 122, Sameen Kandanarachchi 75, Hasantha Fernando 38, Romesh Buddika 33, Amshi De Silva 3/66, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/49, Chamindu Wickramasingha 2/52 
SLC – U19 126/6 (22.3) Thaveesha Abishek 57, Sonal Dinusha 40, Dushmantha Chameera 2/11, Tharindu Kaushal 2/13, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/42