The encounter between Jaffna and Dambulla in National Super League 4-day tournament ended in a draw today (27th March) at Dambulla.
Jaffna vs Dambulla
After being 354/7 at stumps on day three, Jaffna lost the remaining 3 wickets cheaply in the morning session as they were bowled out for 379 runs for their first innings.
The left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando and left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara picked up 4 wickets each for Dambulla.
- Dimuth & Prabath pilot Colombo to victory
- Galle on top on day one despite Prabath Jayasuriya’s 6-fer
Dambulla began their second innings 96 runs behind and posted 256/9 before declaring the innings setting a 161-run target for Jaffna. The experienced campaigner Ashan Priyanjan top-scored with a knock of 62 runs while Minod Bhanuka and Leo Fransisco chipped in with useful knocks of 48 & 46 respectively.
Chasing 161 runs to win, Jaffna managed to post 61 runs for 2 wickets before umpires called stumps on the final day.
Dambulla – 283 (99.5) L Abeyratne 68, D Hemantha 63*, M Bhanuka 53, C Wijesinghe 35, L Fransisco 24, N Pradeep 7/52 & 256/9d (59) A Priyanjan 62, M Bhanuka 48, L Fransisco 46, N Gunasinghe 35, D De Silva 3/44, J Vandersay 2/63, D Sudeera 2/87
Jaffna – 379 (122.1) N Madushka 69, J Liyanage 69, S Fernando 52, A Tharindu 40, D Sudeera 32, V Fernando 4/66, M Pushpakumara 4/131 & 61/2 (18) N Madushka 32*, D De Silva 23*
Result – Match Drawn