Two matches of the MCA Super Premier T20 Tournament was worked off yesterday (19th June) at NCC Grounds in Colombo. Isitha Wijesundara’s all-round heroics helped MODE Engineering register a 3-wicket win over Sampath Bank in the Group A encounter between the sides worked off yesterday at NCC Grounds in Colombo.
Having been asked to bat first, Sampath Bank posted 143/9 in the allotted 20 overs thanks to Sameen Kandanarachchi’s blistering knock of 83 runs off 54 balls with 2 fours and 7 sixes. Dushan Hemantha (3/33) and Isitha Wijesundara (2/16) shared 5 wickets between them for MODE Engineering. Thevindu Dickwella (45) and Isitha Wijesundara (37*) starred with the bat as MODE Engineering crossed over the line in 18 overs with 3 wickets in hand.
In the other encounter of the day, CDB Finance open their account in the tournament defeating Hayleys Group by 5 wickets at NCC Grounds in Colombo. The seaming all-rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan’s all-round brilliance (33 & 2/17) set up victory for CDB Finance.
Sampath Bank (A) – 143/9 (20) Sameen Kandanarachchi 83, Dushan Hemantha 3/33, Isitha Wijesundara 2/16
MODE Engineering – 149/7 (18) Thevindu Dickwella 45. Isitha Wijesundara 37*, Shehan Fernando 29, Achintha Supun 2/16
Result – MODE Engineering won by 3 wickets
Hayleys Group (A) – 112 (19.4) Dilruwan Perera 46, Lahiru Samarakoon 26, Nimsara Atharagalla 4/11, Dhananjaya Lakshan 2/17
CDB Finance (A) – 113/5 (17.1) Sithara Gimhana 39, Dhananjaya Lakshan 33, Chathuranga de Silva 2/26
Result – CDB Finance won by 5 wickets