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Sangeeth Cooray boosts Galle with a ton

National Super League 2023

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After a baffling start, Jaffna managed to show some stability in their tournament opener against Dambulla, while Galle stood comfortable against Kandy in the other clash of the week.

After being bamboozled by the intimidating pacers of Dambulla – Vishwa Fernando and Asitha Fernando – Team Jaffna have final crept back into their first game of the tournament. They shot out cheaply for 62 runs in the first innings, but managed to restrict Dambulla to a decent total of 213 runs.

Coming out in their second innings, the Jaffna openers gave them a decent start by putting up a 115-run stand for the first wicket. Seasoned campaigner Ron Chandraguptha scored 67 runs to top the batting card so far in the innings, while his opening partner, the young and exuberant Navod Paranavithana, shone with 67 runs.

At the close of play, Jaffna had just gotten into lead, having gotten 57 runs ahead of Dambulla as the scoreboard read 208 runs with 6 wickets intact.

Only Asitha of the speeding Fernandos managed to pick up a wicket in the second innings so far, while Ashan Priyanjan and Duvindu Tillakaratne both picked up a wicket apiece.

In the Kandy-Galle encounter, Galle, who comes in with a win already under their belt, stand comfortably in front as Kandy dig into their second essay with still 54 runs behind.

After posting a competitive 290 runs on the board for the first innings and picking up the first wicket of Galle in the very first over, Kandy would have thought they were well ahead in this game. However, Sangeeth Cooray and the heaps of experience he brings into the game, stood to prove otherwise. Cooray scored a brilliant century, boosting their team yet again to the steering seat of the match.

The left-hander struck an elegant 132 runs with 12 captivating hits for four and 2 handsome sixes.

He was well-supported by Lakshan Edirisinghe, who scored a valuable 70, while wicketkeeper batter Vishad Randika aided with 53 runs. Pioneer Angelo Mathews also chipped in with 44 runs. Galle ended their first innings with a steady 365 runs, putting them in a controlling position in this game.

The up-and-coming seamer Nipun Ranshika was the star with the ball for Kandy as the right-arm quick bagged 3 scalps for 85 runs. He is a bowler with menacing pace and skill.

New kid on the block Wanuja Sahan also impressed with 3 wickets to his merits, including the big fish – Angelo Mathews.

Scorecards

Galle vs Kandy

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





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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





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