Dilruwan completes rare double

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Dilruwan Perera became the first Sri Lankan to achieve the unique double of 7000 runs and 700 wickets when he led Colts to an emphatic outright win, as six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major League concluded today(14).

Tamil Union vs Chilaw Marians

Chilaw Marians continued their dominance in the tournament when they came from behind to beat Tamil Union by 6 wickets. In the process they also booked their place in the super 8s of the tournament and have alteady topped group B with one game to go.

The architect of their win once again was Malinda Pushpakumara who captured four wickets to reduce Tamil Union to 197 before Oshada Fernando and Shehan Jayasuriya hit half centuries in their run chase of 207.

Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 305 (81.2) Dhananjaya de Silva 72, Yohan Mendis 61, Rangana Herath 45, Jeevan Mendis 42, Asitha Fernando 4/51, Sachithra Serasinghe 3/68, Shehan Jayasuriya 2/76 197 (58.1) Manoj Sarathchandra 63, Sithara Gimhan 61, Malinda Pushpakumara 4/86, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/09

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 296 (67.1) Oshada Fernando 81, Sachithra Serasinghe 65, Isuru Udana 44, Rangana Herath 3/62, Jeewan Mendis 3/80 207/4 (31.4) Oshada Fernando 88*, Shehan Jayasuriya 62, Rangana Herath 2/51, Dananjaya de Silva 2/60


NCC vs SLPACC

Ports Authority too came from no where after a horrible first innings to record an impressive outright win over a strong NCC outfit.

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Chanaka Komasaru who reached a grand milestone of 500 first class wickets, brought back Ports Authority into the game with his second innings 7- wicket haul. 

Ishan Rangana hit a vital half century in a tricky run chase of 220, as Ports completed a four wicket win to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the super 8s of the tournament.

Nondescripts Cricket Club 220 (55.1) Mahela Udawatte 54, Lahiru Kumara 47, Angelo Perera 42, Malinga Amarasinghe 29, Lasith Ambuldeniya 24*, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 5/52, Chanaka Komasaru 3/78 120 (30.5) Sachintha Pieris 27*, Chanaka Komasaru 7/49, Nalin Priyadharshana 3/48

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 121 (40.5) Akalanka Ganegama 24*, Chaturanga de Silva 6/56, Lahiru Kumara 2/28, Lasith Ambuldeniya 2/28 220/6 (76.1) Ishan Rangana 51, Gayan Maneeshan 46, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 45, Sachintha Pieris 2/48, Lahiru KUmara 2/35


Colts vs Saracens 

It was all about Sri Lanka’s star all-rounder Dilruwan Perera as Colts recorded a crushing 226 run win over a hapless Saracens SC unit.

Dilruwan captured 5/46 to bowl out Saracens for 145 while in the process becoming the first Sri Lankan ever to achieve the unique feat of 7000 runs and 700 runs in first class cricket. 

Colombo Colts Cricket Club 246 (79.3) Priyamal Perera 92, Avishka Fernando 72, Sadeera Samarawickrama 31, Roshan Jayatissa 5/51, Chathura Randunu 3/78, Sachithra Perera 2/48 277 (85.5) Dilruwan Perera 52, Vishad Randika 50, Sadeera Samarawickrama 35, Kaveeshka Anjula 35, Sangeeth Cooray 34, Chatura Randunu 5/107, Roshan Jayatissa 3/56, 

Saracens Sports Club 152 (55) Pramod Madhuwantha 38, Minhaj Jaleel 29, Kaveeshka Anjula 4/38, Prabath Jayasuriya 3/42, Mohamed Shiraz 2/28 145 (44.1) Thanuka Dabare 52, Harsha Cooray 27, Dilruwan Perera 5/46, Prabath Jayasuriya 4/63


Ragama vs Moors

Moors were saved by the jaws of defeat but Lahiru Milantha’s twin centuries for Ragama CC was the highlight of the drawn encounter at the Moors grounds.

Discarded Sri Lanka left arm spinner Amila Aponso returned with impressive figures of 8/106 in the match.

Ragama Cricket Club 380 (83) Lahiru Milantha 112, Janith Liyanage 97, Ishan Jayaratne 63, Roshen Silva 37, Tharindu Ratnayake 3/93, Kosala Kulasekara 2/32, Sajeewa Weerakoon 2/95 317/5d (70) Lahiru Milantha 150* Udara Jayasundera 44, Roshen Silva 38, Saminda Fernando 36, Nilanka Sandakan 3/103, Tharindu Ratnayake 2/69 

Moors Sports Club 241 (60) Chamara Silva 121, Pabasara Waduge 29, Amila Aponso 6/79, Nishan Pieris 2/41 & 132/7 (36) Pabasara Waduge 69, Sahan Nanayakkara 3/42, Amila Aponso 2/27, Nishan Pieris 2/58


CCC vs Bloomfield 

Sachith Pathirana’s all round efforts highlighted the drawn match between CCC and Bloomfield. 

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Pathirana recorded scores of 168 and 84 in the match, while his left arm spin yielded a crucial four wicket haul to secure first innings points for CCC.  

Colombo Cricket Club 445 (90.3) Sachith Pathirana 168, Madawa Warnapura 85, Malith de Silva 5/116, Ramesh Mendis 2/84 310/8 (58.2) Kaveen Bandara 85, Sachith Pathirana 84 Lahiru Madusanka 52* Lahiru Samarakoon 4/75, Malith de Silva 3/56 

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 334 (100.3) Pramud Hettiwatte 78 Nisal Francisco 72, Nipun Karunanayake 54, Ramesh Mendis 46, Sachith Pathirana 4/91 Ashan Priyanjan 3/49


Army SC vs Badureliya 

Badureliya finally recorded their first win of the tournament when they trounced Army SC who might be struggling for survival this season. 

Nadras Prasad starred with a match bag of 8 wickets for Badureliya while Pathum Nissanka hit an unbeaten half century as Badureliya completed a six wicket win.

Army Cricket Club 152 (51) Ashan Randika 30, Janith Silva 27*, Dilshan de Soysa 24, Nadras Prasad 5/41, Dilesh Gunaratne 4/36 221 (65) Dushan Vimukthi 46, Janaka Sampath 39, Janith Silva 37 Alankara Asanka 4/91, Nadras Prasad 3/54, 

Badureliya Cricket Club 248 (82) Sanjaya Chaturanga 69, Ramindu de Silva 65, Pathum Nissanka 49, Dilhan Cooray 31, Malka Madusanka 5/41, Janaka Sampath 3/49 126/4 (39.2) Pathum Nissanka 60*, Malka Madusanka 2/37