Kanrich remain unbeaten; CDB register their first win

Fair & Lovely MCA B Division Cricket Tournament 2018

Fair & Lovely MCA B Division Cricket Tournament 2018

Raveen Sayer kept Kanrich Finaance’s unbeaten streak alive while an all-round performance from CDB secured their first win in a cliffhanger. Here’s the round up of the Fair & Lovely MCA B Division Cricket Tournament matches which took place today.

Raveen Sayer’s all-round blitz gets Kanrich ‘B’ over the line

Raveen Sayer’s 3 wicket haul and unbeaten 40 helped Kanrich Finance to keep their…

Hatton National Bank v Kanrich Finance

Kanrich Finance kept their winning streak alive as they beat HNB by 5 wickets at BRC Grounds today. They won the toss and elected to field first. Chandula Weeraratne and All-rounder Tharushan Iddamalgoda were the chief destroyers with the ball in hand as HNB succumbed to a solitary 150 runs. Madawa Warnapura top scored with 43 runs while Chandula got his first five-for of the season.

In response, Kanrich lost few wickets up front. It was that man once again, Raveen Sayer who steered the ship for his side. His unbeaten knock of 63 got Kanrich over the line with five wickets in hand and more than 12 overs to spare.

Result: Kanrich finance won by 5 wickets

Hatton National Bank 150 (48.2) Madawa Warnapura 43, Ashen Fernando 28, Deshan Dias 23, Chandula Weerarathne 5/33, Tharushan Iddamalgoda 2/24

Kanrich Finance (B) 151/5 (37.3) Raveen Sayer 63*, Pramod Maduwantha 29*, Naveen Gunawardane 2/24, Madawa Warnapura 2/23

Commercial Credit B v John Keels Holdings B

JKH registered their second straight win beating Commercial Credit B by 4 wickets at Panagoda today. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, CC only managed to post a modest 194 runs before they were bundled out in the 47th over. Sandaken Pathirana top scored with 69 while Tharindu Rathnayake was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 50.

In response, JKH took their time but made sure they didn’t let it slip away. Former Josephian skipper and Air Force player Roscoe Thattil and the experienced Malinga Amarasinghe got them closer to the target with half centuries and the latter remained unbeaten to see off the chase with 4 wickets in hand.

Result: John Keels Holdings B won by 4 wickets

Commercial Credit (B) 194 (46.4) Sandaken Pathirana 69, Sanitha de Mel 36, Sammika Perera 20, Tharindu Rathnayake 3/50, Sasindu Perera 2/22, Shashrika Pussegolla 2/37

John Keells Holdings (B) 197/6 (41) Malinga Amarasinghe 63*, Roscoe Thattil 51, Shashrika Pussegolla 26, Sandaken Pathirana 4/29

Mohammad Akram and Shashrika Pussegolla shine with the ball

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Uniliver Sri Lanka v Citizen Development bank

CDB won a nail biter against Uniliver Sri Lanka to register their first win for the season by 1 wicket today at the MCA Grounds. It was CDB who won the toss and elected to field first. Their discipline in bowling helped them restrict Uniliver for just 159 runs. Former Peterite all-rounder Savin Gunasekara was the chief destroyer with 3 for 24 while Chandima Bandara and Imran Khan took 2 wickets each.

The chase wasn’t all that easy for the bankers. Gihan De Soyza and Gayan Rupasinghe tightened the screws in the CDB innings that caused a collapse which put them in dire straits at 6 for 64. It was the lower middle order which got them back in line with Dinushka Malan and Savin Gunasekara scoring 34 and 29 respectively. Shaluka Silva also chipped in with 28 but he got out in the last ball of the penultimate over leaving only 1 run to victory. In the final over, Chandima Bandara sneaked a single in the third ball to seal the victory for CDB.

Result: Citizen Development Bank won by 1 wicket

Unilever Sri Lanka 159 (48.3) Sachindu Colambage 43, Sachin Fernando 25, Savin Gunasekara 3/24, Chandima Bandara 2/30, Imran Khan 2/32

Citizen Development Business 160/9 (49.3) Dinushka Malan 34, Chathuranga Dikkumubura 30, Savin Gunasekara 29, Shaluka Silva 28, Gihan de Soyza 3/17 Gayan Rupasinghe 3/19