Galle wins SLC Super Provincial Championship; Dambulla runners-up

Team Galle led by all-rounder Dasun Shanaka collected 38.03 points in 3 games to win the Championship

Final day of the Super Provincial four day cricket tournament 2018 concluded today with Galle team winning the championship and Dambulla team taking the runners-up title. Kandy team opener Pathum Nissanka’s master class century lit up the final day’s play.  

Kandy vs Galle

The encounter between Galle and Kandy ended in a draw today at the Hambanthota International Cricket Stadium but the crucial first innings points were won by the Galle team. With this first innings victory, the Galle team won the Super Provincial four day championship with an aggregated 38.03 points.  

Read: Upul and Roshen put Galle in command

Galle team declared their second innings today at 306 for 9, adding only 8 runs to their overnight score of 298. Roshen Silva, who remained unbeaten on 88 runs at stumps yesterday, was bowled by right arm seamer Chamika Karunaratne for 89 runs. Karunaratne did well with the ball for Kandy taking 5 scalps for 63 runs.

Chasing a mammoth score of 547 runs to win, Kandy openers Mahela Udawatte and Pathum Nissanka needed to provide a strong start to the innings but they made only a 34-run partnership for the first wicket as the former was caught at mid-wicket by Roshen Silva off the bowling of seamer Nisala Tharaka.

Kandy’s 19-year old opening batsman Pathum Nissanka struck an unbeaten 188 off 226 balls

Then Nissanka was joined by Charith Asalanka at the middle and they built a match saving 148-run partnership for the second wicket. 20-year old left hander Charith Asalanka stroked 62 runs off 143 balls including 8 fours and 1 massive six over long on. 

Skipper Angelo Mathews had a perfect opportunity to gain much needed match practice for the upcoming West Indies series but made only 23 runs off 34 balls as he was trapped in front by tall off spinner Nishan Peiris.

At 231 for 3, Nissanka and wicket keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella joined at the crease and built an unbeaten 132-run partnership for the fourth wicket before umpires called stumps on day four at 5.20pm due to bad light.

19-year old right handed batsman Pathum Nissanka who has represented Sri Lanka U-19s, stroked a magnificent century as he remained unbeaten on 188 runs off 226 balls including 20 fours and 3 sixes. It was a well-paced innings with a wide array of shots and came at an impressive strike rate of 83.10. Niroshan Dickwella supported him well at the other end stroking 56 runs off 66 balls with 4 boundaries.


Full Scorecard

Team Kandy

185/10 & 363/3

(81 overs)


Team Galle

425/10 & 306/9

(73.5 overs)

Match Draw

Team Kandy’s 1st Innings

P. Nissanka c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nisala Tharaka611
M Udawatte lbw by Nishan Peiris2752
C. Asalanka c Dasun Shanaka b Nishan Peiris1833
A Mathews c Roshen Silva b Nishan Peiris527
N. Dickwella c Madawa Warnapura b Chathuranga de Silva3942
Priyamal Perera c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nisala Tharaka87
J. Mendis lbw by Nishan Peiris59
C. Karunaratne lbw by Chathuranga de Silva2021
I Udana b Nishan Peiris3532
Lahiru Samarakoon not out1113
P. Jayasuriya c Oshada Fernando b Nishan Peiris01
185/10 (41.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-12, 2-62, 3-63, 4-88, 5-97, 6-114, 7-120, 8-170, 9-185, 10-185
Dammika Prasad71250 3.57
Nisala Tharaka8.40472 5.60
Nishan Peiris16.22676 4.14
Kasun Madushanka0.2010 5.00
MD Shanaka2120 1.00
PC de Silva50292 5.80
L.Milantha20100 5.00

Team Galle’s 1st Innings

M.Warnapura b Prabath Jayasuriya66118
L.Milantha c Anjelo Mathews b Lahiru Samarakoon912
WU Tharanga lbw by Lahiru Samarakoon22
S.Samarawickrama c Niroshan Dickwella b Isuru Udana4066
R. Silva c Charith Asalanka b Prabath Jayasuriya168295
MD Shanaka c Niroshan Dickwella b Charith Asalanka90145
PC de Silva c Lahiru Samarakoon b Charith Asalanka09
Nisala Tharaka b Prabath Jayasuriya413
Dammika Prasad c Anjelo Mathews b Prabath Jayasuriya322
Kasun Madushanka c Niroshan Dickwella b Charith Asalanka426
Nishan Peiris not out818
425/10 (120.3 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-24, 2-26, 3-129, 4-129, 5-296, 6-298, 7-331, 8-345, 9-369, 10-425
I Udana316931 3.00
Lahiru Samarakoon202872 4.35
C. Karunaratne132500 3.85
P. Jayasuriya39.371164 2.95
J. Mendis60230 3.83
C. Asalanka112313 2.82

Team Kandy’s 2nd Innings

P. Nissanka not out188226
M Udawatte c Roshen Silva b Nisala Tharaka1520
C. Asalanka c Mohomed Dilshad b Lahiru Milantha62143
A Mathews lbw by Nishan Peiris2334
N. Dickwella not out5666
19 (b 9, lb 5, nb 3, w 2)
363/3 (81 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-34, 2-182, 3-231
Nisala Tharaka111371 3.36
Dammika Prasad61300 5.00
Nishan Peiris2941111 3.83
PC de Silva171830 4.88
L.Milantha70371 5.29
MD Shanaka110510 4.64

Team Galle’s 2nd Innings

L.Milantha b Lahiru Samarakoon1746
M.Warnapura lbw by Chamika Karunaratne860
WU Tharanga c Anjelo Mathews b Prabath Jayasuriya103111
S.Samarawickrama c Lahiru Kumara b Chamika Karunaratne1738
R. Silva b Chamika Karunaratne89112
MD Shanaka lbw by915
PC de Silva c Prabath Jayasuriya b Chamika Karunaratne920
Nisala Tharaka b Lahiru Samarakoon1832
Dammika Prasad not out1115
Nishan Peiris c Pathum Nissanka b Chamika Karunaratne02
25 (b 12, lb 1, nb 8, w 4)
306/9 (73.5 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-24, 2-64, 3-115, 4-214, 5-233, 6-253, 7- 284, 8-306, 9-306
P. Jayasuriya224631 2.86
Lahiru Samarakoon132562 4.31
I Udana81310 3.88
C. Asalanka110671 6.09
C. Karunaratne15.50635 4.06
J. Mendis41130 3.25


0.3 dot ball


0.2 Dot ball


0.1 Wicket, he is gone

Colombo vs Dambulla

Dambulla team comprehensively defeated Colombo team by 5 wickets today at Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. With this victory, Dambulla team managed to claim 35.55 points in total and became the runners-up in Super Provincial four day cricket tournament 2018.

Chasing 203 runs to win, Dambulla openers Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne continued where they left off yesterday and built a solid 64-run partnership for the first wicket.

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was the first wicket to fall on day four as he was caught by Lakshan Sandakan off the bowling of left arm seamer Dilesh Gunaratne for 19 runs. Dashing left hander Kusal Janith could not hang on for long as he was dismissed by right arm seamer Thikshila de Silva for just 3 runs.

In-form batsman Ashan Priyanjan did not bother the scorers as he was also dismissed by Thikshila de Silva for 2 runs. Dambulla team was struggling at 72 for 3 but Kusal Mendis and Sachithra Serasinghe rescued the innings putting on a 84-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

The lads from Dambulla chased down the target in the 45th over with 5 wickets remaining. Opening batsman Kusal Mendis top scored with 62 runs off 115 balls including 7 boundaries and Sachithra Serasinghe made 55 runs off 78 balls with 7 boundaries.   


Full Scorecard

Team Colombo

210/10 & 351/10

(80.1 overs)


Team Dambulla

359/10 & 205/5

(48 overs)

Dambulla won by 5 wickets

Team Colombo’s 1st Innings

Kaushal Silva c Manoj Sarathchandra b Lahiru Madushanka729
Shehan Jayasuriya lbw by Lahiru Madushanka2325
D.De.Silva (runout) Dimuth Karunaratne1434
Lahiru Thirimanne c Manoj Sarathchandra b Asitha Fernando09
LD Chandimal lbw by Asitha Fernando04
W. Hasaranga c Manoj Sarathchandra b Lahiru Madushanka5272
L. Abeyrathne c Sachithra Senanayake b Lahiru Madushanka85107
NLTC Perera c Kusal Mendis b Lahiru Madushanka210
T.De.Silva c Sachithra Serasinghe b Sachithra Senanayake837
L. Sandakan c Manoj Sarathchandra b Vimukthi Perera1557
Dilesh Gunaratne not out02
210/10 (64.2 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-28, 2-33, 3-38, 4-38, 5-52, 6-127, 7-135, 8-166, 9-210, 10-210
A.Fernando144462 3.29
Vimukthi Perera93231 2.56
L. Madushanka13.22435 3.26
J.Vandersay131550 4.23
S. Senanayake113241 2.18
Sachithra Serasinghe40160 4.00

Team Dambulla’s 1st Innings

BKG Mendis c Dinesh Chandimal b Dilesh Gunaratne2430
D. Karunaratne lbw by Dilesh Gunaratne1934
Kusal Janith c Dananjaya De Silva b Lakshan Sandakan8591
A. Priyanjan c Lasith Abeyrathne b Thiksila De Silva59
Sachithra Serasinghe c & b Shehan Jayasuriya39
M. Sarathchandra c Lakshan Sandakan b Shehan Jayasuriya103181
L. Madushanka c Lasith Abeyrathne b Thiksila De Silva1126
S. Senanayake c Wanindu Hasaranga b Lakshan Sandakan3148
J.Vandersay c Wanindu Hasaranga b Dilesh Gunaratne4066
Vimukthi Perera not out420
A.Fernando c Lasith Abeyrathne b Dilesh Gunaratne02
359/10 (84.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-47, 2-50, 3-73, 4-88, 5-179, 6-211, 7-274, 8-346, 9-351, 10-359
NLTC Perera130630 4.85
Dilesh Gunaratne16.14694 4.29
T.De.Silva132572 4.38
Shehan Jayasuriya122302 2.50
L. Sandakan160772 4.81
W. Hasaranga141540 3.86

Team Colombo’s 2nd Innings

Kaushal Silva c Dimuth Karunaratne b Jeffery Vandersay3885
Shehan Jayasuriya c Kusal Janith b Jeffery Vandersay7776
D.De.Silva c Manoj Sarathchandra b Sachithra Serasinghe1530
Lahiru Thirimanne c Ashan Priyanjan b Lahiru Madushanka5287
LD Chandimal lbw by Jeffery Vandersay4451
W. Hasaranga c Lahiru Madushanka b Asitha Fernando5266
NLTC Perera b Sachithra Senanayake1811
L. Abeyrathne (runout) Kusal Mendis1824
T.De.Silva lbw by Jeffery Vandersay613
L. Sandakan not out1532
Dilesh Gunaratne (runout) Vimukthi Perera111
15 (b 2, lb 5, nb 5, w 3)
351/10 (80.1 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-113, 2-126, 3-143, 4-223, 5-262, 6-299, 7- 315, 8-326, 9-337, 10-351
A.Fernando152691 4.60
L. Madushanka16.11751 4.66
S. Senanayake193782 4.11
Sachithra Serasinghe3060 2.00
J.Vandersay2411014 4.21
Vimukthi Perera30150 5.00

Team Dambulla’s 2nd Innings

BKG Mendis c Wanindu Hasaranga b Thiksila De Silva62117
D. Karunaratne c Lakshan Sandakan b Dilesh Gunaratne1944
Kusal Janith c Dananjaya De Silva b Thiksila De Silva39
A. Priyanjan c Thisara Perera b Thiksila De Silva28
Sachithra Serasinghe c Lasith Abeyrathne b Thisara Perera5578
M. Sarathchandra not out2725
S. Senanayake not out613
31 (b 10, lb 6, nb 6, w 9)
205/5 (48 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-64, 2-68, 3-72, 4-156, 5-185
T.De.Silva142533 3.79
Dilesh Gunaratne100481 4.80
NLTC Perera100241 2.40
Shehan Jayasuriya40170 4.25
W. Hasaranga50200 4.00
L. Sandakan50270 5.40