Kaushal scores 211; Sadeera, Tharanga and Jeewan slam tons

Kaushal scores 211; Sadeera, Tharanga and Jeewan slam tons

Sri Lanka Test discard Kaushal Silva reached his first double-ton in First-Class cricket as SSC posted a mammoth 544 against Moors on day two in their SLC Premier League Tournament – Super Eight encounter at Bloomfield grounds.

Silva consumed 313 balls for his 211 which had 23 fours and a six. Former Thurstanite Kavindu Kulasekara missed out on the opportunity to score a century when he was out for 90. Moors in reply lost 3 wickets for 86 runs.

SSC – 544/8 declared in 131.3 overs: Kaushal Silva 211, Danushka Gunathilaka 75, Kavindu Kulasekara 90, Thilina Kandamby 50, Ramesh Mendis 43, Chathuranga de Silva 2/61, Sanitha De Mel 2/63.

Moors – 86/3 in 26 overs: Oshada Fernando 27, Dilhara Fernando 2/36.

Tamil Union vs NCC

Upul Tharanga steered the NCC chase on day two against Tamil Union at R.Premadasa Stadium.

Earlier, Jeewan Mendis’ 193-ball 132 ensured Tamil Union post a healthy 369 on the board. In reply, NCC were 235 for 5 at close.

Tamil Union – 369 all out in 95.3 overs: Jeewan Mendis 132, Tharanga Paranavithana 82, Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/55, Farveez Maharoof 3/74.

NCC – 235/5 in 47.5 overs: Upul Tharanga 105*, Angelo Perera 51, Shaminda Eranga 3/45.

Galle vs CCC

Suraj Randiv picked up yet another wicket-haul as Galle CC bagged first-innings points on day two in their Super Eight match against CCC at Colts grounds.

CCC were 36 for 4 overnight but their innings was propelled by a valiant knock from wicket-keeper batsman Lasith Abeyrathne yet Randiv’s 5 for 70 ultimately bowled out CCC for 202. The team from Galle currently leads the game by 333 runs as they are 191 for 9 at close of play.

Galle – 344 all out in 73.5 overs: Rumesh Buddhika 65, Chamara Silva 89, Harsha Vithana 91, Navindu Nirmal 32, Dilesh Gunarathne 4/68, Lakshan Sandaken 2/74, Sachith Pathirana 3/104.

CCC – 202 all out in 43.3 overs: Lasith Abeyrathne 59, Akkila Jayasundara 40, Suraj Randiv 5/70, Charitha Buddhika 2/25, Gayan Sirisoma 3/56.

Galle (2nd inn) – 191/9 in 47 overs: Nisal Randika 58, TN Sampath 53, Sachith Pathirana 3/55, Akkila Jayasundara 2/14.

Colts vs Ragama

Sadeera Samarawickrama stroked a fluent century which helped Colts take first-innings lead over Ragama in their Super Eight match at SSC grounds.

The former Josephian rallied around with the tail to get his team over the winning line after losing half of their side to only 35 runs. He smashed 13 fours during his marathon innings of 182 balls.

Ragama – 264 all out in 76.1 overs: Chanaka Wijesinghe 43, Lahiru Milantha 61, Udara Jayasundera 38, Ali Khan 4/60, Dilruwan Perera 3/70, Akila Dananjaya 2/32.

Colts – 276 all out in 66.4 overs: Sadeera Samarawickrama 103, Priyamal Perera 25, Ishan Jayarathne 62, Chathura Peiris 5/69, Sahan Nanayakkara 2/37, Amila Aponso 2/75.

Ragama (2nd inn) – 4 for no loss in 5 overs.