Avishka Fernando 167 powers Hayley’s to victory

26th Singer-MCA Premier League 2018


Avishka Fernando, who has one ODI under his belt, scored a wonderful 167 to power his team, Hayley’s to a massive 140-run win over Kanrich Finance in a ‘MCA Premier League’ match played today.

Hayley’s were put into bat first in a 49-over match at the MCA Grounds in Colombo, and went on to score 335 runs before been bowled out in 48 over’s.

Avishka Fernando’s 167 was the highlight of the Hayley’s innings, while Dilesh Gunaratne impressed for Kanrich Finance with figures of 4/69.

The Kanrich run-chase was dent by national cap Prabath Jayasuriya who claimed match-winning figures of 4/48 to bowl out Kanrich for 195 in 33.4 overs.

Oshadha Fernando was the lone fighter for Kanrich with 76 runs.

Hayleys – 335 (48) Avishka Fernando 167, Andy Solomon 41, Nimesha Gunasinghe 34, Chanaka Ruwansiri 30, Lahiru Thirimanne 20, Dilesh Gunarathna 4/69, Roshan Laksiri 2/49

Kanrich Finance – 195 (33.4) Alankara Asanka 28, Oshada Fernando 76, Prabath Jayasuriya 4/48, Ali Khan 2/32, Lahiru Samarakoon 2/32, Nimesha Gunasinghe 2/14


Sampath Bank vs John Keells Holdings

Sampath Bank after winning the toss scored 257 runs in their allotted 50 over’s. Kaushal Silva top scored for Sampath Bank with 91 runs.

John Keells Holdings took only 43.5 overs to reach the target losing 7 wickets. Bhanuka Rajapaksha was magnificent in John Keells’ run-chase with an unbeaten 121.

The match was played at the Marians Cricket Ground in Katunayake.

Sampath Bank – 257/9 (50)Kaushal Silva 91, DasunS hanaka 32, Charith Buddika 28, Ishan Jayarathna 2/39, Jehan Daniel 2/57, Jeffrey Vandersay 2/46

John Keells Holdings – 261/7 (43.5)Dimuth Karunarathna 27, Bhanuka Rajapaksha 121*, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 25, Tharindu Kaushal 2/76, Dushmantha Chameera 2/46


Commercial Credit vs LB Finance

LB Finance continued their winning streak with another easy 8-wicket win at Colts Grounds in Colombo.

LB Finance restricted Commercial Credit to 161 runs after winning the toss and electing to field first. Wanindu de Silva top scored with 61 for Commercial Credit.

Charith Asalanka led the run-chase with an unbeaten 80, as LB Finance reached the target in just 33.4 over’s.

Commercial Credit161 (35.4) Chamara Kapugedara 30, Wanindu de Silva 61, Lahiru Madushanka 21, Chaturanga Kumara 2/19, Shehan Jayasuriya 3/41, Angelo Perera 2/23, Shiran Fernando 3/33

LB Finance 165/2 (33.4) Charith Asalanka 80*, Sadeera Samarawickrama 38, Kusal Mendis 37*


‘National Stars’ shine in rain affected day

Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka and Manoj Sarathchandra smashed centuries while Lakshan Sandakan

Teejay Lanka vs MAS Unichela

MAS Unichela also registered an easy 5-wicket win in their encounter against Teejay Lanka at the De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa.

Teejay Lanka managed to score only 155 runs after they won the toss and elected to bat first. T.M. Dilshan and Kamindu Mendis grabbed 3 wickets apiece for MAS Unichela.

The run-chase was a cake walk for MAS Unichela, as they reached the target in just 22.5 over’s.

Teejay Lanka – 155 (36.4)Minod Bhanuka 32, Sachithra Serasinghe 30, Ruvindu Gunasekara 28, Lakshan Sandakan 22*, Lasith Croospulle 21, TM Dilshan 3/41, Kamindu Mendis 3/20, DuvinduThilakarathna 2/25

MASUnichela – 159/5 (22.5) Niroshan Dickwella 38, TM Dilshan 28, Mahela Udawatta 23, Kusal Janith 27*, Lakshan Sandakan 3/51