Ashen Bandara’s onslaught take Hayleys Group to final

30th Singer-MCA Super Premier League T20 Tournament 2023

30th Singer-MCA Super Premier League T20 Tournament 2023

Hayleys Group and CL Synergy advanced to the final of the 30th Singer-MCA Super Premier League T20 Tournament 2023.

Hayleys Group (A) registered a thrilling 3-wicket win over Fairfirst Insurance in the first semi-final encounter worked off today at MCA Grounds, Colombo.

After being put into bat first, Fairfirst Insurance posted 148/8 in the allotted 20 overs. The left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya impressed with the ball scalping 3 wickets for 19 runs for Hayleys Group.

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In reply, Hayleys batters got off to a poor start losing 7 wickets for 68 runs but Ashen Bandara and Kavishka Anjula rescued the innings stitching together a match-winning partnership for the 8th wicket.

Bandara and Anjula added an unbeaten 84-run stand to put Hayleys Group over the line. Bandara played a blinder of an innings, scoring 68 runs off 28 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes at a strike rate of 242.86.

The second semi-final encounter at the Colts Grounds between CDB Finance (A) and CL Synergy Limited was abandoned as the umpires decided the pitch was unfit and dangerous for the players.

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Subsequently, both teams agreed to conduct a bowl out in order to decide a winner which CL Synergy won to seal their place in the final.

The final of the tournament will be played between Hayleys Group (A) and CL Synergy on the 21st of May at MCA Grounds, Colombo.

Brief Scores

Fairfirst Insurance – 148/8 (20) Asel Sigera 28, Prabath Jayasuriya 3/19, Binura Fernando 2/29

Hayleys Group (A) – 152/7 (19.4) Ashen Bandara 68*, Kavishka Anjula 25*, Nuwan Thushara 2/37

Result – Hayleys Group won by 3 wickets