Dananjaya’s 96 powers Colombo to victory

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Nipun Dananjaya stroked a match-winning 96 runs as Colombo beat Kandy by 6 wickets in National Super League 4-day tournament played today (13th March) at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

Dambulla vs Galle

After being 499/7 at stumps on day three, Galle managed to add only 14 runs for the remaining 3 wickets as they were restricted to 513.

Dambulla began their second innings 95 runs behind and posted 300 runs for 7 wickets before declaring their innings setting a 206-run target for Galle. Pawantha Weerasinghe was the star with the bat for Dambulla as he made 76 runs off 95 balls with 8 fours and a six.

Read – Dhananjaya Lakshan’s unbeaten 93 put Galle in a strong position

Galle posted 80/2 in 20 overs as both teams had to settle for a draw as there were not enough overs left in the day to produce a result.

Brief Scores

Dambulla – 418 (116.1) M Bhanuka 163, N Gunasinghe 103, L Samarakoon 37*, C Ruwansiri 4/62, A Dananjaya 3/98 & 300/7d (70) P Weerasinghe 76, M Bhanuka 49, C Wijesinghe 40*, A Priyanjan 37, C Ruwansiri 2/49, A Dananjaya 2/66, N Vimukthi 2/74

Galle – 513 (146.4) H Dumindu 167, D Lakshan 119, V Randika 51, S Lakshan 46, P Waduge 34, S Cooray 32, L Samarakoon 4/52, A Priyanjan 3/84 & 80/2 (20) S Cooray 47*

Result – Match Drawn


Kandy vs Galle

After being 114/0, Colombo managed to chase down the target of 259 on day four with ease. Nipun Dananjaya played a match-winning knock scoring 96 runs off 176 balls with 8 fours.

Read more – Captain’s knock from Kamindu Mendis in drawn game

Nuwanidu Fernando and Krishan Sanjula also stroked crucial half-centuries in Colombo’s pursuit of the target. Fernando made 60 runs off 105 balls with 5 fours and a six while Sanjula contributed with 55 runs off 110 balls with 6 fours.

Brief Scores

Kandy – 241 (71) O Fernando 105, K Vidura 43, P Jayasuriya 3/47, L Manasinghe 3/59, K Rajitha 2/43, N Tharaka 2/61 & 235 (71.2) K Mendis 114, S Colombage 29, K Mishara 25, K Rajitha 5/48, L Manasinghe 3/79

Colombo – 218 (73.5) L Madushanka 80*, L Manasinghe 53, A Fernando 3/38, A Daniel 3/51 & 260/4 (74) N Dananjaya 96, N Fernando 60, K Sanjula 55, S Colombage 2/52, A Daniel 2/77

Result – Team Colombo won by 6 wickets