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Pacers shine to begin Week 2 of the NSL

National Super League 2023

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After the two games from week one ended inside three days, week two began with Jaffna taking the field for the first time in the tournament facing Dambulla who lost to Galle last week. In the other clash of the week, Kandy who beat Colombo during week one is facing Galle, the other team that registered a win last week.

In the Jaffna versus Dambulla encounter, Dambulla won the toss and elected to bowl first in seamer friendly conditions at the SSC grounds. The decision proved to be perfect for them Jaffna batters struggled big time facing the pace bowling duo of Vishwa Fernando and Asitha Fernando. Left arm pacer Vishwa took 5 for 14 and right arm pacer Asitha took 4 for 24 as Jaffna were bowled out for 62. In Jaffna’s innings that went nowhere, none of the batters were able to go past 20 and only three were able to get double digit scores.

After stamping their authority with the ball in hand, Dambulla then came out to bat hoping to muster a healthy lead. But the Jaffna pacers had a good start as Yasiru Rodrigo with the help of Nipun Malinga removed the entire top order of the opposition as they were 4 wickets down for 22. But Minod Bhanuka played a captain’s knock scoring an unbeaten 64 from 93 balls and he was equally well supported by Ranitha Liyanarachchi who made 51. The pair put together a 112 run stand for the 6th wicket before Liyanarachchi departed. At stumps on day 1, Dambulla were on 170 for the loss of 6 wickets as they were 108 runs ahead of Jaffna’s first innings total.

In the other game between the two winners from last week, Galle won the toss and decided to field first. Kandy had a good first half while batting but unfortunately lost their last 6 wickets for the addition of only 45 runs. Centurions from last week Sandun Weerakkody and Ahan Wickramasinghe continued their fine form to this week as the pair made half centuries. Weerakkody top scored with 76 for them and the young gun Wickramasinghe made 62. In the end from being 245 for 4, Kandy were bundled out for 290. Asanka Manoj was the pick of the bowlers for Galle taking 4 for 31 to go with Kavishka Anjula and skipper Ramesh Mendis who took 2 wickets each.

Galle lost their opening Hashan Dumindu for a duck but Sangeeth Cooray and Lakshan Edirisinghe made sure they reached stumps on day 1 without suffering anymore damage as the scoreline read 53 for 1. Galle will begin day 2, 237 runs behind with 9 wickets remaining in their first innings.

Jaffna vs Dambulla

Result


Team Jaffna
62/10 (26.5) & 349/10 (98.5)

Team Dambulla
213/10 (53.5) & 204/5 (56.1)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Navod Paranavithana lbw b Vishwa Fernando  4 15 1 0 26.67
Ron Chandraguptha  c Sanoj Darshika b Asitha Fernando  7 11 1 0 63.64
Kasun Abeyratne lbw b Vishwa Fernando  16 32 1 0 50.00
Sukitha Manoj b Asitha Fernando  0 3 0 0 0.00
Madawa Warnapura c Minod Bhanuka b Asitha Fernando  0 2 0 0 0.00
Lahiru Madushanka c Minod Bhanuka b Vishwa Fernando  10 16 2 0 62.50
Dilum Sudeera  b Vishwa Fernando  3 30 0 0 10.00
Ravindu Fernando  b Duvindu Tillakaratne 13 18 0 1 72.22
Yasiru Rodrigo c Ashan Priyanjan (l b Vishwa Fernando  5 20 1 0 25.00
Nipun Malinga c Sanoj Darshika b Asitha Fernando  0 12 0 0 0.00
Eshan Malinga not out 0 2 0 0 0.00


Extras 4 (b 1 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 2, pen 0)
Total 62/10 (26.5 Overs, RR: 2.31)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Asitha Fernando  9.5 2 24 4 2.53
Vishwa Fernando  10 5 14 5 1.40
Ranitha Liyanarachchi 4 0 18 0 4.50
Duvindu Tillakaratne 3 1 4 1 1.33
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Nimesh Gunasinghe c Sukitha Manoj b Nipun Malinga 10 29 2 0 34.48
Leo Fransisco c Sukitha Manoj b Yasiru Rodrigo 2 8 0 0 25.00
Dilan Jayalath lbw b Yasiru Rodrigo 0 4 0 0 0.00
Ashan Priyanjan (l c Sukitha Manoj b Yasiru Rodrigo 8 15 2 0 53.33
Minod Bhanuka lbw b Eshan Malinga 67 104 7 0 64.42
Sanoj Darshika c Madawa Warnapura b Lahiru Madushanka 18 14 4 0 128.57
Ranitha Liyanarachchi c Ravindu Fernando  b Dilum Sudeera  51 73 5 3 69.86
Lakshan Sandajan c Kasun Abeyratne b Nipun Malinga 1 23 0 0 4.35
Duvindu Tillakaratne c Lahiru Madushanka b Eshan Malinga 8 17 1 0 47.06
Vishwa Fernando  not out 25 34 4 0 73.53
Asitha Fernando  st Kasun Abeyratne b Dilum Sudeera  7 8 0 0 87.50


Extras 16 (b 3 , lb 1 , nb 6, w 6, pen 0)
Total 213/10 (53.5 Overs, RR: 3.96)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nipun Malinga 12 3 39 2 3.25
Yasiru Rodrigo 11 1 52 3 4.73
Lahiru Madushanka 8 1 33 1 4.12
Eshan Malinga 11 1 39 2 3.55
Ravindu Fernando  5 0 28 0 5.60
Dilum Sudeera  6.5 2 18 2 2.77
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Navod Paranavithana lbw b Ashan Priyanjan (l 64 105 8 0 60.95
Ron Chandraguptha  c Minod Bhanuka b Asitha Fernando  67 76 10 0 88.16
Kasun Abeyratne run out (Ranitha Liyanarachchi) 8 9 1 0 88.89
Sukitha Manoj c Anuk Fernando  b Duvindu Tillakaratne 15 55 0 1 27.27
Madawa Warnapura c Dilan Jayalath b Ashan Priyanjan (l 46 128 3 0 35.94
Lahiru Madushanka lbw b Asitha Fernando  18 49 1 0 36.73
Ravindu Fernando  c Vishwa Fernando  b Duvindu Tillakaratne 64 95 6 0 67.37
Nipun Malinga c Dilan Jayalath b Duvindu Tillakaratne 38 28 5 2 135.71
Dilum Sudeera  not out 6 37 0 0 16.22
Yasiru Rodrigo c Minod Bhanuka b Asitha Fernando  5 11 0 0 45.45
Eshan Malinga c Minod Bhanuka b Asitha Fernando  0 2 0 0 0.00


Extras 18 (b 12 , lb 3 , nb 2, w 1, pen 0)
Total 349/10 (98.5 Overs, RR: 3.53)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Asitha Fernando  20.5 1 63 4 3.07
Vishwa Fernando  19 5 53 0 2.79
Ashan Priyanjan (l 20 2 76 2 3.80
Lakshan Sandakan 6 0 34 0 5.67
Duvindu Tillakaratne 24 3 72 2 3.00
Ranitha Liyanarachchi 8 2 28 0 3.50
Sanoj Darshika 1 0 8 0 8.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Nimesh Gunasinghe run out (Kasun Abeyratne) 11 26 1 0 42.31
Leo Fransisco lbw b Ravindu Fernando  15 51 2 0 29.41
Dilan Jayalath c Nipun Malinga b Dilum Sudeera  34 65 3 0 52.31
Sanoj Darshika not out 60 112 4 2 53.57
Minod Bhanuka c Yasiru Rodrigo b Ravindu Fernando  55 61 9 0 90.16
Ashan Priyanjan b Dilum Sudeera  12 13 2 0 92.31
Ranitha Liyanarachchi not out 10 12 0 1 83.33


Extras 7 (b 2 , lb 0 , nb 3, w 2, pen 0)
Total 204/5 (56.1 Overs, RR: 3.63)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nipun Malinga 5 0 16 0 3.20
Yasiru Rodrigo 2 0 3 0 1.50
Ravindu Fernando  16.1 2 73 2 4.53
Dilum Sudeera  17 4 56 2 3.29
Madawa Warnapura 1 0 4 0 4.00
Lahiru Madushanka 4 2 6 0 1.50
Navod Paranavithana 5 1 15 0 3.00
Eshan Malinga 6 0 29 0 4.83



Kandy vs Galle

Result


Team Kandy
290/10 (65.5) & 198/10 (66.4)

Team Galle
365/10 (93.5) & 129/0 (23.3)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Udayawansha Parakrama c Ramesh Mendis b Asanka Manoj 49 81 7 0 60.49
Kasun Vidura Adikari c Vishad Randika b Asanka Manoj 16 40 2 0 40.00
Sandun Weerakkody c & b Ramesh Mendis 76 82 9 2 92.68
Ahan Wickramasinghe c Angelo Mathews b Praveen Jayawickrama 62 60 2 5 103.33
Raveen Yasas c Mohammad Shiraz b Asanka Manoj 10 28 1 0 35.71
Movin Subasingha c Vishad Randika b Kavishka Anjula 30 41 7 0 73.17
Pulina Tharanga run out (Sangeeth Cooray) 7 15 1 0 46.67
Wanuja Sahan c Vishad Randika b Kavishka Anjula 12 25 0 1 48.00
Ashian Daniel not out 3 13 0 0 23.08
Lasanda Rukmal b Asanka Manoj 1 7 0 0 14.29
Nipun Ransika lbw b Ramesh Mendis 12 9 0 0 133.33


Extras 12 (b 1 , lb 5 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 290/10 (65.5 Overs, RR: 4.41)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavishka Anjula 14 1 56 2 4.00
Mohammad Shiraz 11 0 59 0 5.36
Asanka Manoj 12 2 31 4 2.58
Ramesh Mendis 11.5 4 63 2 5.48
Dhananjaya Lakshan 3 0 19 0 6.33
Praveen Jayawickrama 14 1 56 1 4.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Hashan Dumindu c Sandun Weerakkody b Nipun Ransika 0 6 0 0 0.00
Sangeeth Cooray c Ahan Wickramasinghe b Sandun Weerakkody 132 207 12 2 63.77
Lakshan Edirisinghe st Udayawansha Parakrama b Movin Subasingha 70 91 8 2 76.92
Angelo Mathews c & b Wanuja Sahan 44 97 3 1 45.36
Dhananjaya Lakshan c Raveen Yasas b Ashian Daniel 16 24 2 0 66.67
Vishad Randika c Udayawansha Parakrama b Lasanda Rukmal 53 68 5 1 77.94
Ramesh Mendis lbw b Nipun Ransika 10 14 1 0 71.43
Kavishka Anjula b Nipun Ransika 0 1 0 0 0.00
Praveen Jayawickrama c Sandun Weerakkody b Wanuja Sahan 8 23 1 0 34.78
Mohammad Shiraz not out 15 16 3 0 93.75
Asanka Manoj b Wanuja Sahan 2 22 0 0 9.09


Extras 15 (b 1 , lb 8 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 365/10 (93.5 Overs, RR: 3.89)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nipun Ransika 15 1 85 3 5.67
Lasanda Rukmal 10 1 38 1 3.80
Wanuja Sahan 28.5 4 105 3 3.68
Ashian Daniel 25 4 83 1 3.32
Movin Subasingha 6 2 16 1 2.67
Pulina Tharanga 6 0 18 0 3.00
Sandun Weerakkody 3 1 11 1 3.67
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Udayawansha Parakrama c Hashan Dumindu b Praveen Jayawickrama 6 24 0 0 25.00
Kasun Vidura Adikari b Ramesh Mendis 28 64 3 0 43.75
Sandun Weerakkody run out (Vishad Randika) 71 141 4 1 50.35
Ahan Wickramasinghe lbw b Kavishka Anjula 2 4 0 0 50.00
Raveen Yasas c Kavishka Anjula b Asanka Manoj 9 40 1 0 22.50
Movin Subasingha b Praveen Jayawickrama 27 26 1 2 103.85
Pulina Tharanga c Hashan Dumindu b Praveen Jayawickrama 1 19 0 0 5.26
Wanuja Sahan c Kavishka Anjula b Mohammad Shiraz 33 44 6 0 75.00
Ashian Daniel lbw b Mohammad Shiraz 7 33 0 0 21.21
Nipun Ransika not out 0 5 0 0 0.00
Lasanda Rukmal c Lakshan Edirisinghe b Mohammad Shiraz 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 14 (b 9 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 3, pen 0)
Total 198/10 (66.4 Overs, RR: 2.97)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kavishka Anjula 9 2 28 1 3.11
Mohammad Shiraz 9.4 2 26 3 2.77
Ramesh Mendis 24 4 52 1 2.17
Praveen Jayawickrama 11 4 20 3 1.82
Asanka Manoj 11 0 47 1 4.27
Sangeeth Cooray 2 0 15 0 7.50


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Hashan Dumindu not out 54 69 3 3 78.26
Sangeeth Cooray not out 75 72 8 3 104.17


Extras 0 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 129/0 (23.3 Overs, RR: 5.49)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nipun Ransika 2 0 19 0 9.50
Ashian Daniel 6.3 0 45 0 7.14
Wanuja Sahan 6 0 30 0 5.00
Pulina Tharanga 2 0 11 0 5.50
Sandun Weerakkody 4 0 21 0 5.25
Movin Subasingha 3 0 3 0 1.00