Navy Sports Club recorded a 5 wicket victory over Burgher Recreation Club in the ongoing SLC Major Emerging League today, 2nd November, at the Navy Grounds in Welisara.
After winning the toss, Navy skipper invited BRC to take first lease of the crease. However, BRC fell meekly for just 102 runs in their first-innings. Kavika Dilshan was the star for Navy as the left arm spinner recorded a fifer while the right-arm seamer Sathik Nimalsha shared the spotlight with 4 wickets to his name.
Kalana Madushanka of Navy SC played a resilient knock of 42 runs but didn’t get enough support from the other end to help BRC to a competitive total.
The reply from Navy SC wasn’t the greatest either as they too were bundled out for 147 runs by BRC. Left-arm spinner, Duvindu Tillakaratne was the pick of the bowlers for BRC as he went off with figures of 4 for 31.
Savindu Peiris and Shalith Fernando held the innings together for Navy SC has Peiris went on to make a half-century while Fernando slotted in 40 runs against his name.
Savindu Peiris grabbed the limelight once again in the game as he came out with some superb off-spin to pick up 3 scalps for 17 runs. Along with him, Sathika Nimalsha too struck with 3 more wickets to his name, which saw the visitors bundled out for just 99 runs in the second innings.
The Navy boys were given a target of 58 runs which they chased down with 5 wickets intact.
Burgher Recreation Club 102 (39.3) Kalana Madushanka 42, Nimantha Gunasiri 23, Kavika Dilshan 5/36, Sathik 4/30 & 99 (42.3) Nimantha Gunasiri 22, Savindu Peries 3/17, Sathushka Nimalsha 3/21, Ashen Dilman 2/17, Kavika Dilshan 2/22
Navy Sports Club 147 (46.2) Savindu Peries 51, Shalith Fernando 40, Dinal Ishen 24, Duvindu Thilakarathna 4/31, Nimantha Gunasiri 3/21, Kevin Koththigoda 2/23 & 58/5 (13) Devin Thilakarathne 3/20
NAVY WON BY 05 WICKETS