Senior Cricketers Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal stood out scoring brilliant centuries in an intra-squad one-day game held today at Colombo Cricket Grounds.
After been put into bat first, Dasun Shanaka’s XI put on a strong batting display, scoring 321 runs for 5 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Coming to bat at number 3, Dinesh Chandimal scored a magnificent century (149) and remained unbeaten at the end of the innings.
Chandimal’s knock of 149 runs came off 123 balls including 14 fours and 5 sixes. Hasaranga also played a blistering knock of 80 runs, which came off 56 balls including 7 fours and 2 sixes.
The Skipper Shanaka also chipped in with a useful contribution with the bat, scoring 51 runs off 58 balls, including 3 fours and a six. Speedster Lahiru Kumara and off-spinner Ramesh Mendis shone with the ball for Dimuth Karunarathne’s XI, picking up 2 wickets each.
In reply, Karunarathne’s XI made 258 runs for 8 wickets as bad light stopped play around 6 pm in the evening. The experienced campaigner Angelo Mathews top-scored with the bat, piling on 121 runs off 128 balls including 11 fours and 4 sixes.
The number three batsman Oshada Fernando also shone with the bat, scoring 57 runs off 71 balls, including 5 fours and a six. The speedster Nuwan Pradeep was the pick of the bowlers for Shanaka’s XI, as he grabbed 3 scalps for 23.
Dasun Shanaka XI – 321/5 (50) Dinesh Chandimal 149*, Wanindu Hasaranga 80*, Dasun Shanaka 51, Lahiru Kumara 2/60, Ramesh Mendis 2/56
Dimuth Karunarathne XI – 258/5 (45) Angelo Mathews 121, Oshada Fernando 57, Thisara Perera 33, Pathum Nissanka 18, Nuwan Pradeep 3/23, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/64