Munaweera, Randika and Shanaka score big fifties in losing causes

29th Singer-MCA Super Premier League 2022

29th Singer-MCA Super Premier League 2022

Three more games of the 29th Singer-MCA Super Premier League 2022 were played today at different venues; John Keells Holdings, Mode Engineering and CDB Finance recorded wins defeating HNB, Hayleys and Sampath Bank respectively.

John Keells Holdings recorded a crucial win today (8th May) at Moratuwa beating HNB to end their 2-match losing streak. HNB, on the other hand, faced their third loss of the tournament.

Sri Lanka national caps, Ashan Priyanjan and Akila Dananjaya starred in JKH’s win as they top-scored with 48 and 42 respectively while contributing with the ball as well.

For HNB, apart from the two half-tons from former national players Dilshan Munaweera and Chamara Silva, young left-arm spinner Dellon Peiris’ 4-wicket haul was the only standout performance.

Newbies of the tournament Mode Engineering extended their winning streak, handing Hayleys their third defeat of the tournament.

>> Lahiru Madushanka and Angelo Perera help CDB remain unbeaten

Pacer Milan Priyanath and left-arm spinner Chanuka Dilshan picked up 3 wickets apiece for Mode Engineering as they restricted the defending champions Hayleys to 186 before they chased down the target in 37 overs. Allrounder Dushan Hemantha excelled once again for them with 2 wickets and an unbeaten knock of 26.

Hayleys’ wicketkeeper batter Vishad Randika’s 78 stood out as the best batting performance of the game.

With this win, Mode Engineering consolidated their 2nd spot on the points table.

In Dombagoda, table-toppers CDB Finance continued their unbeaten run with a comfortable win over Sampath Bank. This is Sampath Bank’s 3rd straight loss since winning their first game of the tournament.

It was their skipper Lahiru Madushanka who starred in CDB Finance’s win once again as he scored an unbeaten 45 to steer them to victory after picking up 2 wickets earlier in the day. He was well assisted by Muditha Lakshan’s 3 wickets and Dhanushka Dharmasiri’s 48.

Sri Lanka ODI & T20I Captain Dasun Shanaka’s unbeaten 71 and Sahan Arachchige’s 3 wickets for Sampath Bank went in vain eventually as they faced a 4-wicket defeat to remain 6th (last) in the points table.

The final 3 games of the league stage will be played on the 11th of May.


HNB vs John Keells Holdings at De Zoysa International Stadium, Moratuwa

  • Toss: HNB

John Keells Holdings – 205 (46.5) Ashan Priyanjan 48, Akila Dananjaya 42, Navod Paranavithana 38, Sadeera Samarawickrama 21, Dellon Peiris 4/28, Madawa Warnapura 2/21, Gayan Sirisoma 2/37

HNB – 173 (45.4) Dilshan Munaweera 80, Chamara Silva 53, Akila Dananjaya 3/33, Duvindu Tillakaratne 2/31, Ashan Priyanjan 2/34

John Keells Holdings won by 32 runs

Hayleys vs Mode Engineering at Colts Grounds, Colombo

  • Toss: Hayleys

Hayleys – 186 (46.4) Vishad Randika 78, T.M. Sampath 21, Nimesha Gunasingha 20, Chanuka Dilshan 3/33, Milan Priyanath 3/35, Dushan Hemantha 2/37

Mode Engineering – 187/6 (37) Sangeeth Cooray 38, Raveen Sayer 35, Sammu Ashan 32, Dushan Hemantha 26*, Lahiru Samarakoon 2/20, Prabath Jayasuriya 2/40, Kalana Perera 2/42

Mode Engineering won by 4 wickets

>>Photos – Hayleys Group ‘A’ vs MODE Engineering | 29th Singer-MCA Super Premier League

CDB Finance vs Sampath Bank at Army Grounds, Dombagoda

  • Toss: Sampath Bank

Sampath Bank – 181 (42.5) Dasun Shanaka 71*, Minod Bhanuka 39, Muditha Lakshan 3/29, Lahiru Madushanka 2/36, Tharindu Ratnayake 2/38

CDB Finance – 182/6 (33.5) Dhanushka Dharmasiri 48, Lahiru Madushanka 45*, Lakshitha Manasinghe 25, Lahiru Udara 21, Sahan Arachchige 3/47

CDB Finance won by 4 wickets

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