Only two more games of the 29th Singer-MCA Super Premier League 2022 were played today, as the 3rd game scheduled for the day had to be rescheduled due to bad weather. In the two completed encounters, CDB Finance and Hayleys recorded wins, beating HNB and Sampath Bank respectively.
CDB Finance secured their 2nd consecutive win of the tournament today at the P. Sara Oval, putting themselves on the top of the points table with 2 wins in 2 games. On the other hand, it was HNB who suffered yet another defeat, finding themselves in a tough situation with 2 losses in 2 games.
HNB’s decision was to bat first after winning the toss in the game, but it was reduced to 40 overs due to rain. They were in more trouble as the CDB Finance spin attack, led by the ambidextrous Tharindu Ratnayake and Skipper Lahiru Madushanka’s medium pace, dismantled them for a mere 142. In reply, CDB Finance finished the game in a real haste, scoring the required 143 in just 19.1 overs. Dhanushka Dharmasiri, Sithara Gimhan and Angelo Perera contributed with quick knocks, as Dharmasiri remained unbeaten on 44 in just 39 balls.
Defending champs Hayleys recorded their first win of the tournament, handing Sampath Bank their first defeat. Batting first after winning the toss at the CCC Grounds, Hayleys amassed 306 in the allotted 45 overs as Nimesha Gunasingha and Chathuranga De Silva scored half-centuries. Defending the mammoth 306, Hayleys’ left-arm seamer Kalana Perera bagged 3 wickets to restrict the opposition to just 146 runs.
For Sampath Bank, it was Sri Lanka’s ODI & T20I Skipper Dasun Shanaka who topped the charts with both bat and ball, scoring 32 runs and claiming 3 wickets respectively. Young leg-spinner Kavindu Nadeeshan also impressed for the losing side, Sampath Bank, with figures of 3/41.
The next 3 games of the league will be played on the 5th of May at 3 different venues.
CDB Finance vs HNB at P. Sara Oval, Colombo
- Toss: HNB
HNB – 142/9 (40/40) Chamara Silva 34, Lahiru Madushanka 3/25, Tharindu Rathnayake 2/20, Rohan Sanjaya 2/30, Angelo Perera 2/32
CDB Finance – 145/5 (19.1/40) Dhanushka Dharmasiri 44*, Sithara Gimhana 39, Angelo Perera 33, Dilshan Munaweera 2/30
CDB Finance won by 5 wickets
Sampath Bank vs Hayleys at CCC Grounds, Colombo
- Toss: Sampath Bank
Hayleys – 306/8 (45/45) Chaturanga De Silva 74, Nimesha Gunasingha 53, Vishad Randika 47, Mohomed Shamas 42, T M Sampath 39, Dasun Shanaka 3/56, Kavindu Nadeeshan 3/41
Sampath Bank – 146 (26/45) Dasun Shanaka 32, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 30, Shiran Fernando 30*, Kalana Perera 3/35, Dilruwan Perera 2/21, Chaturanga De Silva 2/35, Prabath Jayasuriya 2/46
Hayleys won by 160 runs
Mode Engineering vs John Keells at De Zoysa International Stadium, Moratuwa
Match was called off due to rain and will be replayed on another date.