Kandy crowned champions of the inaugural National Super League 4-day tournament as they beat Jaffna (On First Innings Points) today (09th April) at Galle International Cricket Stadium.
The final day resumed with Kandy leading by 269 runs with 9 wickets in hand but the persistent rain occurring in the island washed out today’s play without a single ball being bowled.
Kandy which managed to take first innings honors was awarded the victory, thus they managed to bag the inaugural NSL 4-day championship title. Kandy who ended as runners-up in the NSL 50-over tournament going down fighting Jaffna in the final took the revenge bagging the 4-day title of the tournament defeating the same opposition.
Kandy skipper Kamindu Mendis ended the tournament as the top run-scorer with 886 runs in 6 matches at 80.54. Colombo’s left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya who took 26 wickets in 4 matches with an average of 22.15 topped the bowling chart.
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 & 52/1 (15) K Mishara 26
Jaffna – 227 (89.1) N Madushka 57, D Sudeera 49*, D De Silva 30, L Embuldeniya 4/100, A Daniel 3/89, A Fernando 2/25
Result – Kandy won first innings points & crowned champions