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Fernando and Wickramasinghe stroke centuries to begin NSL Week 4

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The fourth week of the National Super League began as the unbeaten table toppers Galle locked horns against Colombo while Jaffna who are at the bottom of the table are facing Kandy.

Galle versus Colombo clash commenced at the Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. Colombo skipper Avishka Fernando won the toss and elected to bat first in this encounter. Sri Lanka’s former red ball opening pair Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne opened the batting for Colombo but the pair couldn’t add much to the scoreboard as Kavishka Anjula struck early to remove Karunaratne. Anjula also removed Heshan Fernando a few overs later and Mohommad Shiraz also joined the party by removing Sri Lanka test cap Roshen Silva.

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Dushan Vimukthi the number 5 batter for Colombo then played the much-needed partner’s role for skipper Fernando as the pair put together 112 runs for the fourth wicket. The partnership ended when Asanka Manoj removed Vimukthi for 40. Galle skipper Ramesh Mendis then removed Manoj Sarathchandra before he made it to the double-digit mark.

Fernando who was watching from one end as Colombo batters fell one after another scored his third first-class century and continued in his aggressive way to reach the 150-run mark as well. Mendis then made an interesting bowling change by introducing part-timer Sangeeth Cooray who managed to remove the dangerous Fernando. Fernando’s 150 in 205 balls included 21 fours and 1 six.

Nisala Tharaka who aided skipper Fernando in a 62-run stand for the sixth wicket then scored 44 runs for the seventh wicket with Prabhath Jayasuriya. At Stumps on Day 1, Tharaka was unbeaten on 55 and Jayasuriya was on 13. Anjula was the most successful bowler of the day taking 2 wickets for 56 runs.

  • Toss : Colombo

Colombo 1st Inn – 287/6 (Avishka Fernando 150. Nisala Tharaka 55*, Kavishka Anjula 2/56)

Result

Match drawn

Team Galle
703/9 (201)

Team Colombo
405/10 (129.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Avisha Fernando lbw b Sangeeth Cooray 150 205 21 1 73.17
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b Kavishka Anjula 4 9 1 0 44.44
Heshan Fernando b Kavishka Anjula 2 6 0 0 33.33
Roshane Silva c Angelo Mathews b Mohammad Shiraz 4 16 0 0 25.00
Dushan Vimukthi c Pathum Kumara b Asanka Manoj 40 112 6 0 35.71
Manoj Sarathchandra c Pathum Kumara b Ramesh Mendis 9 42 0 0 21.43
Nisala Tharaka lbw b Kavishka Anjula 82 166 7 0 49.40
Prabath Jayasuriya c Dinesh Chandimal b Kavishka Anjula 15 47 1 0 31.91
Tharindu Ratnayaka c Lakshan Edirisinghe b Ramesh Mendis 28 38 3 2 73.68
Kasun Rajitha not out 34 70 4 0 48.57
Udith Madushan lbw b Ramesh Mendis 18 70 3 0 25.71


Extras 19 (b 8 , lb 8 , nb 2, w 1, pen 0)
Total 405/10 (129.5 Overs, RR: 3.12)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavishka Anjula 24 2 67 4 2.79
Mohammad Shiraz 25 6 76 1 3.04
Asanka Manoj 19 2 80 1 4.21
Nimesh Vimukthi 30 7 76 0 2.53
Ramesh Mendis 28.5 2 81 3 2.84
Sangeeth Cooray 3 0 9 1 3.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Hashan Dumindu b Udith Madushan 9 17 1 0 52.94
Sangeeth Cooray c Roshane Silva b Tharindu Ratnayaka 33 32 6 0 103.12
Lakshan Edirisinghe lbw b Dushan Vimukthi 129 236 16 1 54.66
Angelo Mathews lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 105 202 11 0 51.98
Dinesh Chandimal b Nisala Tharaka 63 99 4 2 63.64
Pathum Kumara c Manoj Sarathchandra b Udith Madushan 151 262 12 0 57.63
Ramesh Mendis b Tharindu Ratnayaka 149 256 13 1 58.20
Kavishka Anjula lbw b Dushan Vimukthi 17 23 2 0 73.91
Nimesh Vimukthi lbw b Dushan Vimukthi 5 39 0 0 12.82
Mohammad Shiraz not out 12 33 2 0 36.36
Asanka Manoj not out 1 9 0 0 11.11


Extras 29 (b 10 , lb 7 , nb 2, w 10, pen 0)
Total 703/9 (201 Overs, RR: 3.5)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kasun Rajitha 8 0 39 0 4.88
Udith Madushan 22.3 3 93 2 4.17
Tharindu Ratnayaka 43 2 201 1 4.67
Nisala Tharaka 24.3 2 82 1 3.37
Prabath Jayasuriya 53 8 142 1 2.68
Dushan Vimukthi 49 9 122 3 2.49
Heshan Fernando 1 0 7 0 7.00



In the second game of week 4 between Jaffna and Kandy at the SSC grounds, Jaffna captain Dhananjaya de Silva won the toss and invited Kandy to bat first. Jaffna had a good start to the game when Binura Fernando removed Thanuka Dabare in the first over of the game for a duck. Dabare’s opening partner Kasun Vidura also departed a few overs later to give Fernando his 2nd wicket.

Oshadha Fernando and Sandun Weerakkody who have already scored centuries in this tournament looked good once again as their partnership reached 50 but both of them departed shortly after scoring 33 and 36 respectively. Kandy skipper Niroshan Dickwella could only make 21 before Shashika Dulshan removed him. The two youngsters Ahan Wickramasinghe and Wanuja Kumara were left with the burden of recovering the Kandy innings as they were 114 for 5.

The pair stitched a 58-run stand in quick time for the sixth wicket and were batting very well before Kumara became another victim of Dulshan for 22. After that Wickramasinghe didn’t get much support from the tailenders but he batted with confidence and intent to amass another century, his second of this tournament. But soon after reaching the milestone, Wickramasinghe got out for 101. His knock came in 108 deliveries consisting 13 fours and 1 six. Soon after Wickramasinghe’s dismissal, Kandy was bowled out for 265. The left-arm spinner Dulshan was the pick of the bowlers for Jaffna taking 4 for 70 while left-arm quick Fernando took 3 for 34.

Jaffna then began their 1st innings hoping to get a sizable lead but suffered an early setback as Lahiru Kumara and Amshi de Silva struck twice inside the first 6 overs. After being on 20 for 2, Navod Paranavitana and Janith Liyanage gave their innings some stability with a 63-run stand but Kumara struck once again with just a handful of overs remaining in the day to remove Paranavitana for 45.

After the 3rd dismissal, Liyanage and night watchman Dulshan managed to reach stumps without any more damage as the Jaffna scoreline read 93/3. Liyanage was unbeaten on 41. Jaffna will begin Day 2 with 172 runs behind Kandy’s 1st innings total.

  • Toss : Jaffna

Kandy 1st Inn – 265 (Ahan Wickramasinghe 101, Sandun Weerakkody 36, Oshadha Fernando 33, Shashika Dulshan 4/70, Binura Fernando 3/34)

Jaffna 1st Inn – 93/3 (Navod Paranavitana 45, Janith Liyanage 41*, Lahiru Kumara 2/17

Result


Team Kandy
265/10 (66.1) & 222/10 (60.3)

Team Jaffna
245/10 (65.1) & 243/6 (59.2)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Thanuka Dabare c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Binura Fernando 0 6 0 0 0.00
Kasun Vidura Adikari c Avishka Tharindu b Binura Fernando 13 28 3 0 46.43
Oshada Fernando c Eshan Malinga b Lahiru Madushanka 33 54 5 0 61.11
Sandun Weerakkody c Navod Paranavithana b Shashika Dulshan 36 49 5 0 73.47
Niroshan Dickwella c Dhananjaya de Silva b Shashika Dulshan 21 20 4 0 105.00
Ahan Wickramasinghe c Ron Chandraguptha  b Ravindu Fernando  101 108 13 1 93.52
Wanuja Sahan c Dhananjaya de Silva b Shashika Dulshan 22 45 2 0 48.89
Amshi De Silva c Navod Paranavithana b Ravindu Fernando  17 40 2 1 42.50
Ashian Daniel lbw b Binura Fernando 11 22 1 0 50.00
Lahiru Kumara c Lahiru Madushanka b Shashika Dulshan 3 22 0 0 13.64
Nimsara Atharagalla not out 2 4 0 0 50.00


Extras 6 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 265/10 (66.1 Overs, RR: 4.01)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Binura Fernando 14 6 34 3 2.43
Kavindu Pathiratne 8 1 36 0 4.50
Janith Liyanage 2 0 13 0 6.50
Lahiru Madushanka 11 2 42 1 3.82
Ravindu Fernando  11 0 55 2 5.00
Shashika Dulshan 15.1 3 70 4 4.64
Navod Paranavithana 1 0 8 0 8.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 4 1 3 0 0.75
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Navod Paranavithana c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Gamage 45 60 7 0 75.00
Ron Chandraguptha  c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Kumara 1 8 0 0 12.50
Sadeera Samarawickrama b Amshi De Silva 4 8 1 0 50.00
Janith Liyanage c Thanuka Dabare b Wanuja Sahan 129 150 16 1 86.00
Shashika Dulshan c Nimsara Atharagalla b Amshi De Silva 15 47 2 0 31.91
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b Nimsara Atharagalla 12 19 2 0 63.16
Avishka Tharindu c Ahan Wickramasinghe b Wanuja Sahan 1 5 0 0 20.00
Lahiru Madushanka lbw b Lahiru Kumara 3 14 0 0 21.43
Ravindu Fernando  c Sandun Weerakkody b Wanuja Sahan 12 32 1 0 37.50
Kavindu Pathiratne not out 8 35 1 0 22.86
Binura Fernando run out (Ashian Daniel) 7 15 0 0 46.67


Extras 8 (b 5 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 1, pen 0)
Total 245/10 (65.1 Overs, RR: 3.76)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lahiru Kumara 17.1 3 52 3 3.04
Amshi De Silva 10 0 60 2 6.00
Nimsara Atharagalla 6 0 39 1 6.50
Ashian Daniel 11 0 39 0 3.55
Wanuja Sahan 21 6 50 3 2.38
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kasun Vidura Adikari lbw b Shashika Dulshan 29 46 2 0 63.04
Thanuka Dabare c Ravindu Fernando  b Shashika Dulshan 21 29 3 0 72.41
Oshada Fernando st b Shashika Dulshan 27 40 3 0 67.50
Sandun Weerakkody lbw b Shashika Dulshan 0 2 0 0 0.00
Niroshan Dickwella st b Dhananjaya de Silva 25 24 2 0 104.17
Ahan Wickramasinghe st Sadeera Samarawickrama b Navod Paranavithana 77 101 8 1 76.24
Wanuja Sahan c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Binura Fernando 12 36 1 0 33.33
Amshi De Silva c Ravindu Fernando  b Binura Fernando 5 36 0 0 13.89
Ashian Daniel lbw b Navod Paranavithana 12 41 2 0 29.27
Lahiru Kumara not out 5 10 1 0 50.00
Nimsara Atharagalla lbw b Navod Paranavithana 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 9 (b 0 , lb 6 , nb 3, w 0, pen 0)
Total 222/10 (60.3 Overs, RR: 3.67)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Binura Fernando 11 3 20 2 1.82
Ravindu Fernando  13 1 65 0 5.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 6 0 26 1 4.33
Shashika Dulshan 23 2 73 4 3.17
Navod Paranavithana 3.3 0 16 3 4.85
Lahiru Madushanka 4 0 16 0 4.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Ron Chandraguptha  c Niroshan Dickwella b Wanuja Sahan 20 29 2 0 68.97
Navod Paranavithana c Niroshan Dickwella b Ashian Daniel 37 45 3 0 82.22
Sadeera Samarawickrama b Lahiru Kumara 41 57 2 0 71.93
Janith Liyanage c Ahan Wickramasinghe b Sandun Weerakkody 20 25 2 0 80.00
Dhananjaya de Silva not out 82 110 10 0 74.55
Avishka Tharindu b Amshi De Silva 6 31 0 0 19.35
Kavindu Pathiratne c Niroshan Dickwella b Wanuja Sahan 1 9 0 0 11.11
Lahiru Madushanka not out 28 50 2 0 56.00


Extras 8 (b 2 , lb 4 , nb 0, w 2, pen 0)
Total 243/6 (59.2 Overs, RR: 4.1)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lahiru Kumara 11 3 32 1 2.91
Ashian Daniel 12 0 58 1 4.83
Wanuja Sahan 26 3 95 2 3.65
Sandun Weerakkody 2 0 7 1 3.50
Amshi De Silva 5 1 20 1 4.00
Nimsara Atharagalla 2 0 24 0 12.00
Thanuka Dabare 1 1 0 0 0.00
Oshada Fernando 0.2 0 1 0 5.00