Unbeaten teams – HNB ‘B’ and Dialog Axiata set for a crunch final

MCA “F” Division 25 Over Tournament 2024

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Unbeaten, Hatton National Bank “B” (HNB), led by veteran, Damitha Hunukumbura will go out as the firm favourite to win, when they take on the unbeaten Dialog Axiata led by all-rounder Damith Weerasinghe, in the 06th  Fairfirst Insurance Limited sponsored, “Fairfirst Insurance” Trophy  – Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) “F” Division 25 Over League Tournament 2024 Final, on Saturday 20th April at the MCA Grounds, commencing 09.45 am.   

HNB “B” – Unbeaten Path to the Final   

  1. League Stage / played in Group “D”:  beat Union Bank by 88 runs: beat Hilton Colombo Residencies by 83 runs; beat EB Creasey by 08 wickets; beat Atire by 49 runs; beat Emerchemie NB by 09 wickets & beat Empire Tea by 09 wickets. 
  2. Knockout Stage: beat Camera LK by 09 wickets in the Pre-quarter Finals; beat Seylan Bank by 52 runs in the quarter Finals & beat Ansell Lanka by 21 runs in the Semi-Finals. 

HNB “B” – Top performers with the bat & the ball  

Dinesh Panditharatne (09 innings, 438 runs, inclusive of 01 century & 03 half centuries ); Kaveen Bandara (07 innings, 311 runs, inclusive of 01 century & 02 half centuries); Damitha Hunukumbura (06 innings, 245 runs, inclusive of 02 half centuries ); Achintha Supun Akalanka (07 matches, 150 runs, 17 wickets);  Dellon Peiris (07 matches, 99 runs,  10 wickets); Madushan H. Pathirage (08 matches, 135 runs, 13 wickets) 

Dialog Axiata – Unbeaten path to the Final

  1. League Stage / Played in Group “A”: Beat Softlogic Life by 06 wickets; beat Asiri Hospitals by 28 runs; beat Ansell Lanka by 04 wickets; beat IPD Colombo by 09 wickets; beat Standard Chartered Bank by 08 wickets & beat CW Mackie by 01 wicket 
  2. Knockout stage: beat Commercial Bank “B” by 06 wickets on the DLS Method in the Pre-Quarter Finals; beat MAS Active by 07 wickets in the Quarterfinals & beat Maliban Biscuits “B” by 02 wickets in the Semi-Finals. 

Dialog Axiata – Top performers with the bat & ball  

Dilan Bandara (09 innings,  462 runs, inclusive of 01 century & 03 half centuries ); Rajitha Ranatunga (08 innings,  278 runs, inclusive of 02 half centuries);  Damith Weerasinghe (07 innings, 182 runs, inclusive of 01 half century & 09 matches, 244 runs, 13 wickets);  Kaushal Perera  (08 innings, 173 runs);  Chandula Bandara Premanath (09 matches, 216 runs, 12 wickets) & Moditha Weerasinghe  (07 matches, 158 runs,  14 wickets)  

The Teams: 

HNB “B” (from): Damitha Hunukumbura (Capt), Dinesh Panditharatne, Kaveen S. Bandara, Madawa Warnapura, Deshan Dias, Ashen Fernando (WK), Madhushan H. Pathirage,  Lahiru S Wickramasinghe, Achintha Supun Akalanka, Saviru Bandara, Razik M. Ikram, Venuk D. Hettiarachchi, Ranmith Jayasena, Trimal S. Perera & Ravindu Amarasinghe. 

Dialog Axiata (from): Damith Weerasinghe (Capt), Kaushal Perera,  Sithum Silva (WK), Dilan Bandara, Rajitha Ranatunga, Chandula B. Premanath,  Moditha Weerasinghe, Nadeeka Gamage, Aditha Iddamalgoda, Tharin Weerasinghe, Pasindu Bandaranayake,  Sithira Abeywardena,  Suranga Gunawardena,  Rifa Ahamed & Senura Silva. 

Spectators can catch all the action of the Final LIVE on ThePapare TV HD – Channel Number 126 on Dialog Television or watch the live stream via ThePapare.com and the Dialog ViU app.