Kandy resumed their first innings on day two at 288/2 and went on to post a mammoth total of 444 runs in 131.2 overs. Oshada Fernando who has been in terrific touch with the bat scored his 4th century of the tournament today.
Fernando made 109 runs off 154 balls with 12 fours and a six. The skipper Kamindu Mendis also gave him good support at the other end scoring 87 runs off 167 balls with 7 fours.
The left-arm spinner Dilum Sudeera was the pick of the bowlers for Jaffna as he bagged 4 wickets for 86 runs. The off-spinner Dhananjaya De Silva (3/96) and leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay (2/97) shared 5 wickets between them.
- Four fifties from top order put Kandy on top on day one
- Jaffna and Kandy reach Final of inaugural NSL 4-day Tournament
In reply, Jaffna posted 42 runs for 1 wicket before the umpires called stumps on day two. The full quote of overs allocated for the day couldn’t be bowled as several rain interruptions occurred during the day.
Kandy – 444 (131.2) O Fernando 109, K Mendis 87, K Vidura 71, K Mishara 56, P Tharanga 43, N Dickwella 32, D Sudeera 4/86, D De Silva 3/96, J Vandersay 2/97
Jaffna – 42/1 (20) N Madushka 24*
Stumps – Day 0