The third week of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League Tier A Tournament concluded today with CCC and NCC recording outright wins.
Colts vs CCC
Colts resuming their second innings on 96/7 folded up in no time on day three, as CCC recorded an innings and 158 run victory in their home den.
The architect of the win was Wanindu Hasaranga who hit a brilliant century and followed it up with a stunning 8 wickets in the second innings, as the Colts batsman had no answers to his right arm leg spinners and were struggling to pick his googlies.
Hasaranga also became the second Sri Lankan to score a 100 and to claim 8 or more wickets in a First-Class match in the process, after Suraj Randiv who achieved this feat during the 2009/10 season against Army SC.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club 89 (31.5) Priyamal Perera 26, Kaveeshka Anjula 24, Manelker de Silva 3/13, Lahiru Gamage 3/29, Ashan Priyanjan 2/01, Lakshan Sandakan 2/05 & 138 (55) Pasindu Lakshanka 45, Sangeeth Cooray 34, Kaveeshka Anjula 22, Wanindu Hasaranga 8/26
Colombo Cricket Club 385/9d (96.4) Wanindu Hasaranga 120, Madawa Warnapura 111*, Lahiru Madushanka 31, Manelker de Silva 30, Kaveeshka Anjula 5/60
Army SC vs Tamil Union
Manoj Sarathchandra’s second century of the tournament helped Tamil Union run down a stiff first innings target set by the soldiers, while Sithara Gimhan made an impressive 96.
Sarathchandra showed excellent skill in batting with the tail as he guided his team to crucial first innings points.
Army Cricket Club 331 (111.2) Lakshitha Madushan 87, Kasun de Silva 72, Janith Silva 54, Damitha Silva 5/82, Jeevan Mendis 3/60 & 170/5 (45) Navod Ilukwatta 69, Sanjika Ridma 29*, Lakshan Edirisinghe 23, Jeevan Mendis 2/41, Damitha Silva 2/47
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 435/9d (114.5) Manoj Sarathchandra 119*, Sithara Gimhan 96, Kithuruwan Vithanage 46, Damitha Silva 44, Ramith Rambukwella 30, Shalika Karunanayake 23, Shehan Madushanka 23, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 3/75,Viraj Pushpakumara 2/61, Lakshan Madushanka 2/121
Ragama CC vs Saracens
Ragama CC were given a scare after they set Saracens SC 257 to win in 120 minutes, as Saracens ended the match on 222/5 in 30 overs.
The Sri Lankan born former Canadian International Ruvindu Gunasekara hit a blazing 70 off 57 balls while Minhaj Jaleel also chipped in with a half century.
Earlier in the Udara Jayasundera fell for 97 as Ragama CC made 211/8 declared after securing first innings points on day two through Sahan Nanayakkara hat-rick.
Ragama Cricket Club 266 (77.4) Janith Liyanage 130, Lahiru Thirimanne 80, Mohomed Dilshad 5/75, Saliya Saman 2/56 & 211/8d (63.1) Udara Jayasundera 97, Ishan Jayaratne 34, Roshan Jayatissa 3/64, Saliya Saman 2/37
Saracens Sports Club 221 (63.4) Harsha Cooray 52, Pramod Maduwantha 44, Andy Solomans 36, Sahan Nanayakkara 5/51, Amila Aponso 3/51 & 222/5 (30) Ruvindu Gunasekera 70, Minhaj Jaleel 51, Saliya Saman 36*, Andy Solomons 30
Bloomfield vs SSC
Kaushal Silva’s double hundred was the highlight of the drawn game between Bloomfield and SSC played at the Bloomfield grounds in Colombo.
SSC decided to declare their innings after securing a 201 run lead, before Bloomfield batsmen batted out the day on the back of a fine century from their captain Nipun Karunanayake.
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 263 (83.4) Lahiru Jayakody 86, Lahiru Samarakoon 34, Nipun Haggalla 25, Sachithra Senanayake 7/82, Kasun Madushanka 2/43 & 277/4 (74) Nipun Karunanayake 122, Nisal Francisco 61, Adeesha Nanayakkara 57*, Sachithra Senanayake 2/79
Sinhalese Sports Club 464/3d (96) Kaushal Silva 202*, Dimuth Karunarathne 143, Sammu Ashan 66, Milinda Siriwardana 28*, Nipun Karunanayake 2/59
BRC vs NCC
Another Lasith Embuldeniya special helped NCC record an outright win over a high rising BRC outfit today.
Embuldeniya ended with top figures of 10/129 in the match, while Lahiru Kumara also chipped in with three wickets in the second innings to go along with his two in the first innings.
NCC were left with 103 to register an outright win, before they cruised to a five wicket victory with Mahela Udawatte making a quick fire half century.
Burgher Recreation Club244 (77.4) Deshan Dias 105, Rumesh Buddika 38, Suraj Randiv 24, Sanitha de Mel 22, Lasith Embuldeniya 6/59, Lahiru Kumara 2/34, Tharindu Kaushal 2/64 & 180 (56.2) Lisula Lakshan 80, Rumesh Buddika 50, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/70, Lahiru Kumara 3/27
Nondescripts Cricket Club322 (64.1) Angelo Perera 104, Lahiru udrara 49, Tharindu Kaushal 44, Suraj Randiv 3/83, Himesh Ramanayaka 2/33 & 103/5 (23.1) Mahela Udawatte 50, Lahiru Udara 32, T M Sampath 2/39