The semifinals of the SLC Major Emerging Tournament 2019/20 commenced today with the defending champions SSC taking on Colts along while Chilaw Marians CC clashed against Army SC, Contesting for a place in the final.
Sinhalese Sports Club Vs Colts Cricket Club
Marians Cricket Ground, Katunayake hosted the 1st semi-final between Sinhalese Sports Club and Colts Cricket Club but the start of play was delayed due to the rain in the morning.
After a few hours of delay, play began with SSC batting first, but they couldn’t make it count as the Dhananjaya Lakshan led Colts bowling attack dismissed them for 128. All Rounder Lakshan picked up 4 wickets while Praveen Jayawickrama and Kavishka Anjula chipped in with 3 & 2 wickets respectively.
At stumps on day 01, Colts were 61 for 4, still trailing by 67 runs.
Sinhalese Sports Club 128 (39.2) Krishan Sanjula 28, Sohan De Livera 25, Akash Senarathna 20, Dhananjaya Lakshan 4/28, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/12, Kavishka Anjula 2/36
Colts Cricket Club 61/4 (22) Prince Fernando 24, Akash Senarathna 2/27
Stumps – Day 1
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Vs Army Cricket Club
Wicket keeper batsman Kavindu Irosh’s unbeaten half century helped Chillaw Marians dominate day 01 proceedings at P Sara Oval, Colombo against Army SC, after the Marians elected to bat first.
The day was restricted to 54 overs with rain interruptions, but Chilaw Marians managed to score 125 runs for just 2 wickets at stumps.
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 125/2 (54) Kavindu Irosh 56*, Sanoj Wijethunga 38*, Lasith Croospulle 20
Stumps – Day 1