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Dominant Chilaw Marians crowned champions

SLC Invitation Limited Over Tournament

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Chilaw Marians emerged champions of the SLC Invitation Limited Over Tournament when they defeated NCC by 91 runs at SSC today (31).

It was a flawless performance from the team of the tournament who also beat NCC in their group stage game.

Surprisingly NCC who defended well in both their knockout games, opted to field first as Chilaw Marians got off to a flier via Sumit Ghadigaonkar and Lasith Croospulle.

Ghadigaonkar made his lowest score of the tournament (78) after a century and 99 in his other two knocks, as Chilaw built a strong foundation for a good finish. The Marians had a slight wobble in the middle overs but Rumesh Buddhika made sure he held the innings together with an unbeaten 60*, as the other batsmen batted brilliantly around him. 

Photos: Finals – NCC Vs Chilaw MCC – SLC Invitational Limited Over Tournament 2019/20

Thikshila de Silva smashed 47 off 36 balls, while Kamindu Mendis chipped in with 44 before Chathuranga Kumara finished the innings off brilliantly with 16* off 5 balls. 

The NCC spinners kept things tight during certain stages but they could not prevent NCC from reaching an imposing 295/8 with Chamika Gunasekara picking up two wickets. 

The NCC run chase looked good when they reached 118/1 with Lahiru Udara making a half century at the top of the order, but things fell apart dramatically as NCC lost their last 9 wickets for 86 runs.

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It was Pulina Tharanga who trapped Pathum Nissanka in front to open the floodgates, but skipper Shehan Jayasuriya led from the from with a three-wicket burst, as the Marians got the better of NCC a second time in the tournament. 

Kamindu Mendis was also impressive with his ambidextrous spin, as he captured three wickets on the eve to end as the highest wicket taker of the tournament (19).  

Result

Nondescripts Cricket Club
204/10 (43.3)
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
295/8 (50)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lasith Croospulle b Chamika Gunasekara 21 22 2 1 95.45
Sumit Ghadigaonkar c Mahela Udawatte b Sahan Arachchige 79 77 14 0 102.60
Kamindu Mendis b Nimesha Gunasinghe 44 70 3 0 62.86
Rumesh Buddika not out 60 71 6 0 84.51
Shehan Jayasuriya st Lahiru Udara b Sachindu Colombage 3 8 0 0 37.50
Thikshila de Silva c Lahiru Udara b Chamika Gunasekara 47 36 3 3 130.56
Pulina Tharanga run out (Chaturanga de Silva) 6 3 1 0 200.00
Nimesh Vimukthi c Angelo Perera b Dilesh Gunaratne 1 2 0 0 50.00
Irosh Fernando run out (Lahiru Udara) 6 6 0 0 100.00
Chathuranga Kumara not out 16 5 2 1 320.00
Extras 12 (b 3 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 6, pen 0)
Total 295/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.9)
Did not bat Asitha Fernando,
Fall of Wickets 1-63 (9.1) Lasith Croospulle, 2-128 (22.1) Sumit Ghadigaonkar, 3-171 (32.4) Kamindu Mendis, 4-178 (35.2) Shehan Jayasuriya, 5-247 (45.3) Thikshila de Silva, 6-254 (45.6) Pulina Tharanga, 7-259 (46.5) Nimesh Vimukthi, 8-278 (48.6) Irosh Fernando,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dilesh Gunaratne 6 0 38 1 6.33
Chamika Karunaratne 4 0 28 0 7.00
Chaturanga de Silva 5 0 34 0 6.80
Chamika Gunasekara 8 0 67 2 8.38
Sachindu Colombage 9 0 40 1 4.44
Sahan Arachchige 8 0 32 1 4.00
Nimesha Gunasinghe 9 0 46 1 5.11
Mahela Udawatte 1 0 4 0 4.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka lbw b Pulina Tharanga 38 65 3 0 58.46
Lahiru Udara c & b Nimesh Vimukthi 50 49 9 1 102.04
Nimesha Gunasinghe c & b Shehan Jayasuriya 24 42 2 0 57.14
Mahela Udawatte c Irosh Fernando b Kamindu Mendis 3 6 0 0 50.00
Angelo Perera st Irosh Fernando b Shehan Jayasuriya 1 9 0 0 11.11
Chaturanga de Silva b Shehan Jayasuriya 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sahan Arachchige c & b Thikshila de Silva 6 9 1 0 66.67
Chamika Karunaratne c Shehan Jayasuriya b Asitha Fernando 32 29 1 4 110.34
Sachindu Colombage lbw b Kamindu Mendis 15 24 2 0 62.50
Chamika Gunasekara not out 24 24 4 0 100.00
Dilesh Gunaratne st Irosh Fernando b Kamindu Mendis 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extras 11 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 11, pen 0)
Total 204/10 (43.3 Overs, RR: 4.69)
Fall of Wickets 1-70 (14.1) Lahiru Udara, 2-118 (25.1) Pathum Nissanka, 3-121 (26.2) Nimesha Gunasinghe, 4-123 (28.2) Angelo Perera, 5-123 (28.3) Chaturanga de Silva, 6-123 (29.1) Mahela Udawatte, 7-154 (33.1) Sahan Arachchige, 8-167 (36.2) Chamika Karunaratne, 9-192 (41.6) Sachindu Colombage, 10-204 (43.3) Dilesh Gunaratne,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Asitha Fernando 6 1 25 1 4.17
Chathuranga Kumara 2 0 13 0 6.50
Nimesh Vimukthi 10 1 49 1 4.90
Thikshila de Silva 7 0 34 1 4.86
Shehan Jayasuriya 6 0 38 3 6.33
Pulina Tharanga 5 1 13 1 2.60
Kamindu Mendis 7.3 0 31 3 4.25