Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic Club defeated Panadura Sports Club by 56 runs in the only match worked off today (04th November) in the SLC Major Club Limited Over Tournament.
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After being out into bat first, the Sebastianites managed to put on 228 runs all out in 49.2 overs. The 24-year old right-hander Sachitha Jayathilaka top-scored with a brilliant knock of 71 runs off 96 balls, including 3 fours and 4 sixes.
Iwanka Sanjula and Danushka Ranasinghe were the top performers with the ball for Panadura SC as they bagged 2 wickets each. Chasing 229 runs to win, the Panadura SC batters got off to a decent start in the first powerplay with 52 runs on the board without losing a wicket.
However, a sudden batting collapse saw them bowled out for 174 runs in 42.5 overs. The opener Dunith Jayatunga, who made 49 runs off 74 balls with 4 fours and a six, was the only standout performer with the bat for the lads from Panadura.
The left-arm spinner Chamikara Edirisinghe displayed an excellent bowling performance, taking 4 scalps for 34 runs.
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Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic Club 228 (49.2) – Sachitha Jayathilake 71, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 31*, Lakshan Rodrigo 26, Manelker De Silva 23, Iwanka Sanjula 2/31, Danushka Ranasinghe 2/50
Panadura Sports Club 174 (42.5) – Dunith Jayatunga 49, Abhishek Gupta 31, Heshan Dhanushka 21, Chamikara Edirisinghe 4/34, Shashrika Pussegolla 2/24, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 2/33
Result – Sebastianites C & AC won by 54 runs